Cimarron Hills News

April 16, 2003

Cimarron Hills near Austin officially opens with Jack exhibition

Cimarron Hills, Texas' premier private golf and country club community, is pleased to announce the world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, designed exclusively for Cimarron Hills' Texas Hill Country setting, is now open for play to members.

"The golf course at Cimarron Hills has turned out to be even better than we expected, and here, we had high expectations," said Nicklaus himself. "The natural characteristics of this beautiful property have been used to create a course that will challenge players of all skill levels, and several outstanding water features on 18 will make for a memorable finish."

Situated at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, along the picturesque San Gabriel River, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Cimarron Hills is blanketed by tall oaks and features bentgrass greens. The 18-hole, par-72 course measures 6,429 yards from the Cimarron (Members) tees and the course stretches to 7,302 yards on the Bear tees. The Rose tees, measuring 5,059 yards, offer a fair and magnificent golf experience for female members and guests.

"The unique character of this course, the native trees, and the rolling hills will provide one of the finest golf experiences in Texas," Nicklaus concluded.

The course blends in naturally with its surroundings, featuring deep bunkers and several lakes and waterfalls. The San Gabriel River runs throughout the property and comes in to play on many of the holes to offer a beautiful, yet challenging golf experience. The water feature that begins between the 18th and 19th greens (that's right, there is a 71-yard 19th hole for players to use to break ties and enjoy as a practice hole) cascades down the left side of No. 18 and "pools" in front of the par-3, 17th green.

Jack Nicklaus "officially" opened his Signature Course at Cimarron Hills on April 16th when he played the course for the first time since it was completed. The course was opened for play to members on January 1, 2003.

About Cimarron Hills
Cimarron Hills, Texas' premier private golf and country club community, is located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country in Historic Georgetown. The community features a world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and resort-style amenities.

Cimarron Hills is developer Garth Chambers' third resort-style golf and country club community. It is also the third time the Chambers family has paired with the Nicklaus Design team. Chambers takes a very hands-on approach to the design and development of each community. His grand scale vision can also be seen in such California developments as Dove Canyon, just east of Newport Beach,, and Bear Creek in Temecula, both featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses. With Cimarron Hills, Chambers and his team, which includes his business partner and wife, Pamela, pored over books and historical documents depicting the patterns of Tuscan streetscapes and villages. They visited California golf communities, historical East Coast courses, and the old-world villages nestled along the hillsides of Tuscany, before the land plan was even executed.

Custom homesites at Cimarron Hills, including golf membership fees, range in price from $145,000 to $525,000. Over 85-percent of the available homesites offer ideal settings either along the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, along the green belts, bordering the San Gabriel River or at the waters edge of the 14-acre man-made lake.

When complete, the Cimarron Hills Country Club will include: state-of-the-art practice facilities, a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, pro shop, conference room with high-speed Internet connections, casual bar and grill, and a private dining room. The Cimarron Hills Poolhouse, exquisitely designed and decorated by renowned architect and designer Mike Marsh is already in place and features a Junior Olympic-size swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a dining room, fitness center and a message therapy retreat.

 

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