Texas Golf Hall of Fame will be first-rate once final phases are complete
After years of dormancy, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame was resurrected in San Antonio last month. It inducted its first new class in 13 years (you can read that story here) as the new Hall opened for business at historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course near downtown.
Now work begins to complete the whole package, which will include a stand-alone museum and a new outdoor pavilion. The main museum will be housed a couple of hundred yards from the clubhouse in the historic Borglum Studio, which is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2011, while the rest of the project is should be complete by summer.
Once it’s all finished, there will be a Walk of Fame that will lead visitors from the clubhouse through the pavilion to the main museum nearby. Currently, artifacts and exhibits are displayed the Brackenridge clubhouse.
Another part of the Texas Golf Hall Of Fame renovation project includes landscape improvements to the surrounding neighborhood, which is to feature specially designed monuments and that lead to a new entrance to the golf course. Already, the park area has been redesigned to connect pathways between Brackenridge and the downtown district, which connects the Golf Hall Of Fame to the famed Riverwalk. It should be a pretty grand setup once it’s all finished.
“You can walk from downtown, along the river, through the park and in 15 or 20 minutes be at the Golf Hall Of Fame,” said Reid Meyers, executive director of the Texas Golf Hall Of Fame. “That is something very unique for visitors to our city. You don?t have to be a golfer to appreciate the history.”
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