Golf News for Friday, June 28, 2013 | Courses

Texas' Butterfield Trail Golf Club honored by Golfweek Magazine

EL PASO, Texas -- Butterfield Trail Golf Club announced that it has been ranked as the No. 3 Best Municipal Course by Golfweek Magazine, just behind the prestigious Chambers Bay at No. 2, site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. The ranking comes right before the Tom Fazio-designed golf course celebrates its six year anniversary.

After opening in June, 2007, Butterfield Trail Golf Club quickly became a premium golf destination in the Southwest. The golf course is designed at a par 72, 7,307 yard layout from the championship tees. The property exceeds over 175 acres including natural areas, featuring over 55 feet of elevation changes. Butterfield Trail is the only public premium Tom Fazio-designed course in Texas.

"We are honored to, once again, be in Golfweek's 2013 Top 50 Best Municipal Courses. To be ranked No. 3 on such a prominent list, truly reflects the dedication and support of the staff who manage the day-to-day operations at Butterfield Trail Golf Club. El Paso is proud to be home to one of the best golf courses in the nation," said Monica LombraƱa, Director of Aviation for El Paso International Airport.

"I am excited for the recognition this distinction from Golfweek brings to our staff and owners of Butterfield Trail Golf Club. I am equally pleased the golf experience our entire team delivers here in El Paso is garnering the national attention they deserve." said Val D'Souza, General Manager at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.

About Butterfield Trail Golf Club
Developed and owned by the El Paso Department of Aviation, and managed by KemperSports, Butterfield Trail Golf Club is an 18-hole, public golf destination and serves as a high-end golf amenity to the El Paso International Airport and a catalyst for future commercial development. The course is complemented by a spacious practice facility and an 8,800-square-foot clubhouse which is available for weddings and private parties. Tom Fazio's design takes advantage of the distinctive desert topography, including natural sand dunes and native flora and fauna, which highlight the Southwest's natural beauty.

Butterfield Trail is also home to Salida del Sol, a full-service restaurant and bar serving breakfast and lunch daily to golfers and non-golfers alike. Salida del Sol offers indoor and outdoor patio seating as well as happy hour specials seven days a week. For more information about Butterfield Trail Golf Club and El Paso International Airport, visit and

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company's award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

Media contact:
Lisa Wise, KemperSports
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
p: 915.772.1035