We definitely can feel that summer is officially here, and several of our golf members have left for cooler temperatures. 

Our golf calendar was very full leading into the summer months…. but Mother Nature had other plans! Our Ladies Ranch Round Up Member-Guest had to be postponed until later in the year. The event was scheduled to take place May 7-9, but on May 5 we made the difficult decision to postpone the event. However, it proved to be the correct decision. The golf course and practice park never opened on May 8, which was to be the first day of the Ranch Round Up. May 9 started off pretty good but by 1:30pm we had heavy rain again that led to course closure. The Ranch Round Up has been rescheduled for October 15-17. This is the week after the Men’s C-Star; the course will be perfect condition for this event.

Happy Golfing!
Daren Johnson, PGA

Daren Johnson is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 813.468.7444.

Men’s and Senior Club Championship Recap

Our Men’s and Senior Club Championship was a great success! We added several new Flights to the event which I believe helped increase our participation. Jeff Eldridge and his team did a fantastic job prepping the course for the event, but the weather once again played a factor. The Men’s Championship Flight had to battle constant 20 mph winds throughout their 1st round. Saturday’s forecast brought us more rain, but the membership buckled down and grinded out their rounds. 

In the Championship Flight, Phil Earnest defended his reign as Club Champion. Phil fired rounds of 79-76-77 and held off a hard-charging Chris Hill, 80-78-74. With Chris’ solid play in the final round, he was able force a sudden death. After both players made par on the 10th hole, they moved to hole #11. Unfortunately, Chris’ second shot found the water and Phil safely hit the green and made par on 11 to defend his title.

In the Senior Club Championship, John Long got off to a very hot start. He fired a career best at Cordillera Ranch with 2 under par 70. John had a large 8 shot lead over his next closest competitor, Ron Trevino. Ron played two very solid rounds of 78-75, but John’s lead was just a little large to overcome. John played very conservative golf in the second round and won the Senior Club Championship by 2 strokes.

The winners of the Flights were:

President’s Flight: Shane Riley

Senior Flight II: Steve Stroud

Super Senior Flight: David Cottrell

Golden Bear Flight: Mac Northington

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for helping make the 2019 Club Championship a success!

New event to the calendar!

Crossfire – July 20

Crossfire is a “cross country” event. An example of a hole may be 17 approach to 11 green. The professional staff will create 10 unique holes spread across the golf course. 

Sign up individually and the professional staff will create teams with: 2 “A” Players, 2 “B” Players and 2 “C” Players. The event is open to all Golf Members and is a great opportunity to meet new people.

Shotgun start at 2:30pm with lunch before round, with heavy apps after play.

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