For each of the first six years of the annual Dallas Morning News golf course rankings, Cordillera Ranch has been ranked one of the top five golf courses in the state. With the recent release of the 2014 golf rankings, Cordillera Ranch moved up to the #4 course overall in Texas. The rankings also put Cordillera as the top-ranked course in the San Antonio / Austin / Hill Country region and the top-rated course in Texas in a residential community.
This recognition is accentuated by its par-3 16th being named the state’s top hole in the “Best” and “Most Beautiful” categories. Playing 172 yards from the back tees (131 from the middle), it requires golfers to carry a limestone ravine and natural waterfalls to reach a small putting surface guarded by bunkers front and back.
Nearly 100 panelists from across Texas – high-ranking amateurs, golf-design experts, golf journalists and other industry heavyweights – use criteria like design uniqueness, playability, challenge and aesthetics to select the best of its 800-plus courses.
“We’re always honored to receive this acknowledgement from the Morning News,” says Marc DeWall, head golf professional at Cordillera Ranch. “It’s a testament to our entire team’s tireless dedication to making Cordillera Ranch one of the best places to live and play in the country.”
More than just a golf community, Cordillera Ranch features seven resort-style clubs. The Golf Club is joined by The Social Club, The Tennis and Swim Club, The Equestrian Club, The Rod and Gun Club, The Spa and Athletic Club and The River Club.
Golf course frontage, hilltop, waterfront, and ranch-style lots with stunning views complement the property’s lock-and-leave villas located within walking distance of the expansive 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. The vast portfolio features lots ranging from $80,000 to $600,000+ and homes from $500,000 to $2.5MM+.
Current releases include four new enclaves – the Di Lusso II villas, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf lots, the active-lifestyle area of the Springs at Cordillera Ranch, and the Clubs Village home sites of Bears Ridge. A limited number of golf course frontage lots will be released in the coming months.
More than 1,100 lots have been sold and 650 homes constructed since the property broke ground in 1997. Interest in home sales has risen consistently, most notably since the clubhouse was finished in 2009. The social heart of the property, it comprises the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, member dining facilities, a full fitness center, in-house spa, locker rooms, special event rooms, member lounge, four outdoor pools, and golf shop.
While membership is not required of homeowners, over 600 families currently enjoy a wealth of outdoor pursuits through its seven signature lifestyle clubs, including Golf, Rod & Gun, River, Equestrian, Spa / Athletic, Social / Dining and Tennis / Swim.