By Marc DeWall
Welcome home to those that have spent time away during the hot summer months. I would just like to take a minute to thank so many of you for the support you have given me in my new role as General Manager here at Cordillera Ranch. I am very excited and we have some great things happening here on the Ranch with lots to look forward to. Summer is coming to a close and kids are back at school. I am not sure where the last six weeks have gone but September is here and that means we are gearing up for a busy fall season.
The golf course is in outstanding condition after enduring the hot summer months. New Director of Agronomy Jeff Eldridge and his team have done a remarkable job in a short amount of time and the fairways and greens are in excellent shape. I know Jeff has met many of our members already but if you have not yet done so and would like to learn more about him, he is the Staff Feature in this issue of the magazine. I hope you will get the chance to bring out some guests this time of year and enjoy a great day of golf at the Club.
Friday Nights are meant for the Patio! September means the return of our Twin Sisters patio entertainment. It is a great atmosphere with fantastic views and can be such a wonderful evening with family and friends. Of course, football season is here and that means great games on the TV screens. Come out and enjoy this great spot!
Many of you have seen that we have broken ground on the new Performance Center at Cordillera Ranch. This is going to be a fantastic amenity for all golfers, especially those looking to improve their golf game. The facility is state-of-the-art and will have two indoor hitting bays with all of the latest technology. We hope to have the building completed by the end of the year and I know all of the golf professional staff are excited for it to open and utilize all of the bells and whistles to help you shoot lower scores!
Another exciting project that is well underway is The Lodges at Cordillera Ranch, which is just left of #3. Phase I will be two buildings with different room structures that will provide members, their guests and Club guests great accommodations. Look for a spring of 2019 targeted opening date.
Two major events highlight the fall golf schedule. Club Championship weekend will take place September 14-16. This will mark the second year where the Men’s Club Championship, Ladies Club Championship and Junior Club Championship are all competing on the same weekend. The tournaments will conclude with the Sunday night Champions Dinner that last year was a big success. The C-Star Member-Guest will be taking place October 11-13 this year and is once again sold out with 60 teams participating. This tournament is the highlight of the golf calendar each year and should be another great event.
I look forward to seeing you around the Club and please let me know if there is anything our team can do to ensure you have a great experience each time you are here.
Marc DeWall, PGA, is the General Manager of The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at email@example.com or 830.336.9000.