Golf News for Monday, November 4, 2013 | Courses

Texas' Cordillera Ranch earns ranking in Golfweek's list of bests

BOERNE, Texas -- Cordillera Ranch, the private community outside San Antonio near historic Boerne - announces its Jack Nicklaus Signature Course ranks in the top 50 "Best Residential Courses" in the U.S. by Golfweek.

Placed 46th among 100 courses in the 2014 edition, the property's sole course stands in elite company alongside some of the most exclusive layouts in the world.

The residential rankings originate from Golfweek's annual compilation of America's Best Courses, published since 1997. More than 350 raters throughout the country evaluate courses on the basis of 10 criteria, providing a final score calculated through a statistically rigorous process. The news was released in the publication's annual "Ultimate Guide" to subscribers this week.

"To be counted as one the nation's best private courses is humbling," says Charlie Hill, Vice President of Development of Cordillera Ranch. "Our members and staff take great pride in quality conditioning and the course's overall playability, and it's edifying to have those key factors recognized."

Opened in 2006, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Cordillera Ranch is set on pristine land in Texas Hill Country, meandering through valleys and oak-covered terrain. Many holes offer views of the Guadalupe River Valley and feature tough bunker placements, cascading waterfalls, limestone canyons and risk-reward shots.

Nearly 400 full golf members enjoy unlimited access to the course in the year-round. Many find its Zeon Zoysia fairway turf - the same to be used on the 2016 Olympic Games course - to be among the most player-friendly strains in the country.

The 8,700-acre private community was also recognized in the guide for its attractiveness to families, based on its breadth of home/lot options and wealth of on-site outdoor activities.

In addition to golf, the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch highlight six other lifestyle amenities on property including Tennis & Swim, Spa & Athletic, Social, Equestrian, Rod & Gun and River. Membership options exist for both residents and non-residents.

For more information:, 888.66.RANCH.

About Cordillera Ranch
Cordillera Ranch is an 8,700-acre master-planned residential community located north of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. It offers residents on-site recreational activities and boasts 0.25-acre villas, one- to 10-plus acre estates, including valley-view, golf course, Guadalupe River frontage and hilltop home sites. Residents of the gated community can join The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch that feature seven resort-style clubs in one location - The Golf Club, The Social Club, The Tennis and Swim Club, The Equestrian Club, The Rod and Gun Club, The Spa and Athletic Club and The River Club. Cordillera Ranch is undertaken by Cordillera Ranch Development Corp., a subsidiary of Texas-based DH Investment Company.

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications

Janeen Driscoll
Buffalo Communications