Cordillera Ranch updates golf course bunkers - Nicklaus Companies
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Cordillera Ranch updates golf course bunkers

Cordillera Ranch, Jack Nicklaus, Texas, golfCordillera Ranch—a premier luxury community in the scenic Texas Hill Country—has completed bunker updates on its award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
The project began last November and cost in excess of $700,000. More than 1,950 tons of sand were removed from the course’s 82 bunkers. The Better Billy Bunker Method—which uses a 2-inch gravel drainage layer over a polymer-sprayed subgrade to bind the gravel together—was then installed. A special “Bunker White” sand was imported from California and added to 100,000-plus square feet of newly treated bunkers.
One of the greatest benefits of the bunker upgrade is that it will minimize erosion during normal rainfalls. This makes the updated bunkers ready for play more quickly than a traditional mat bunker liner with sand. It also helps reduce long-term maintenance for Director of Agronomy Mark Semm and his staff.
“Cordillera Ranch is committed to maintaining a top-rated golf course and facilities,” said Charlie Hill, President and Chief Operating Officer for DH Investments, developer of Cordillera Ranch. “The bunker upgrade not only will strengthen the playability of the golf course, but also enhance its beautiful landscape.”
The bunker update marks a highlight moment for the golf course as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016.
Cordillera Ranch was honored in 2014 as National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. The Dallas Morning News‘ Texas Golf rankings named the Jack Nicklaus Signature layout a top-5 golf course in 2015. Its par-3 16th hole was also named one of the best and most beautiful golf holes in the same rankings.
In May, Cordillera Ranch will be the site of the Texas Golf Association’s Four-Ball Championship, a prestigious amateur event featuring many of the state’s best players. The tournament will be one of the first opportunities for highly ranked players to test Cordillera Ranch’s updated hazards.
Set on pristine land in the Texas Hill Country, the Cordillera Ranch layout meanders through valleys and oak-covered terrain. Many holes offer views of the Guadalupe River Valley and feature strategic bunkering, craggy limestone canyons and thought-provoking risk-reward shots.
For more information, visit cordilleraranch.com or call 888.66.RANCH.

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