Summertime at the Cabana and Aquatic Complex

By Shane Reynolds  ::  Photography by William Ciaccio


With the summertime upon us, it’s time for some fun in the sun at The Club aquatic facility. We are excited to announce our new Cabana and Aquatic Supervisor for the summer, Avery Williams. Avery brings a diversified background that includes experience with both food and beverage in a poolside setting as well as a solid understanding of aquatic operations and recreation. Avery leads a team of talented individuals that includes our lifeguards, poolside service staff, host, swim instructors and aquatic fitness instructors. Many of our poolside servers are students studying at Texas Tech in their Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management Program as they prepare for a career in the hospitality business.

If you’ve never visited our resort-style Cabana and Aquatic Complex, you are truly missing out on one of the finest private club pools in Texas. Our Vista pool, for adults only, looks out over our Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with 25-mile views across the Guadalupe River Valley. Our junior size Olympic pool offers lap swimming, Aqua Zumba, swim lessons and pure fun for families throughout the summer. And for the kids, our slide pool and zero entry kids’ pool provide entertainment for all the little ones on the ranch. A must do for all members this summer is enjoying the sunset from the deck of the pool. With a cocktail, cold beer or Shirley Temple in hand, the sunset from the Cabana and Aquatic Complex is truly inspiring to watch as the Hill Country goes to sleep after a long, hot summer day.

Most of our summer camps will spend time at the pools and we have a variety of programs and activities throughout the summer to keep our members and their guests active. We offer private and semi-private swim lessons, and it’s our priority to teach all the kids at The Club how to be safe in the water. We offer Aqua Zumba twice a week and will be including some poolside fitness and yoga classes this summer.

One of the best things about our Aquatic Complex is the outstanding food and beverage service you may enjoy while relaxing poolside. The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch Pool Menu is a collection of member favorites such as the BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad and fun bites like the Crisp Maple Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Avocado. The pool menu does not offer the same number of dishes as The Clubs Ranch Menu, but still contains a wide variety to quench the palette.

The Clubs’ culinary team focuses on executing fresh, fast and exciting food. So when composing the menu, sourcing great produce and proteins is a top priority. Scottish Salmon is used in a flavorful Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon Sandwich. Texas Gulf shrimp and fresh avocado compose an exciting appetizer that is great for sharing. It is dishes such as these that give Cordillera’s pool menu a great identity of its own. But the menu doesn’t end there. There are offerings for kids such as Mini Corn Dogs, Sliders and Grilled Cheese to satisfy those young swimmers. Let’s not forget our thirst quenching drinks. Watermelon martinis, classic mojitos and prickly pear margaritas are just a few that will keep your thirst satisfied in the summer sun.

Have a great summer, keep cool and we hope to see you at the pool!

Shane Reynolds is the Director of Recreation at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 210.616.6051, or the Cordillera Ranch Outfitter Center at 830.336.4823.

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