March marks the beginning of the busy spring golf season here in South Texas. It is hard to believe it has been one year since we completed the bunker renovation project, and the playability and beauty of the bunkers is excellent. Not only is it a great time to come out and play with some friends or clients when the golf course is in fantastic shape, but we also have a number of events that highlight the tournament calendar.
The 11th Annual Cordillera Cup will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26. This Ryder Cup-style team competition is the most popular tournament we have amongst our members and thus continues to grow in numbers every year. Last year, the Hill Team cruised to their very first victory in the history of the event. The format is always fun, and being part of a team is what makes this event so special. Members must register on-line for the tournament this year at www.clubsofcordilleraranch.com.
We also will be hosting our Major’s series of One Day Member-Guests and our Master’s One Day Member-Guests will kick us off. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 7 and is a great way to bring up to three guests to showcase all of the beautiful Cordillera Ranch facilities and incredible Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Check with the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653 for format and details.
The Blockbuster Demo Day is set for Saturday, April 8 from 9:00am -3:00pm. We have added a few things this year to make the event even more entertaining, including music, beer and a few apparel vendors that will help create a very festive atmosphere. Once again, we will have a fantastic group of manufacturers lined up to showcase the latest technology in golf clubs. We will have special discounts on products purchased or ordered that day only, so I hope you have the chance to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Complimentary sodas and hot dogs will be available, so come and enjoy the day with us.
The CWGA will be hosting the Fiesta Tournament on April 12-13. This event is always very “festive” to say the least and the ladies always have so much fun!
Also on April 12-13, we will be participating in the Texas Towne Matches, which this spring will be taking place at the new BlueJack National and Miramont. We are excited to be playing in this great inter-club event with some of the finest private clubs in Texas competing.
April also means the return of the Valero Texas Open here in San Antonio on April 21-24. Golf San Antonio has done a terrific job with this event in their efforts to make this one of the best on the PGA TOUR. Valero continues to sponsor the event and helps make it the leading tournament on the PGA TOUR with over $10 million going to charity last year. Our very own Jimmy Walker will be playing again this year so I hope you will consider supporting him, and head over to watch the best players in the world compete at the TPC San Antonio, AT&T Oaks Course.
The El Compadre Member-Member will take place April 28-29. We have moved the tournament to a Friday-Saturday format and will have the traditional Casino Party on Saturday night at the conclusion of the event. The format will once again be a Two-Person Quota and Net BB Quota. Put this date on your calendar and come join us for a great time with good friends.
As you can see, we have some great events to participate in so come out and play some golf!
See you on the course,
Marc DeWall, PGA
Marc DeWall is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.336.4653.