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Greens and Grapes Tournament last big event at Lady Bird before major renovation

Greens and Grapes Tournament last big event at Lady Bird before major renovationThe upcoming Greens and Grapes Holiday Tournament at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Club, three miles south of Fredericksburg on State Highway 16, will be the last major event held at the course prior to the start of its total restoration beginning January 2012. The refurbishment, Phase 1 of a 20-year Master Plan to revitalize the course is expected to last into early fall and will include replacement of all greens, placing new turf on the fairways, repairing cart paths and the cart staging area, improving the irrigation system to support the new turf, and making routing changes to comply with industry safety standards.

The plan was submitted to (and approved by) the Fredericksburg City Council in July by PGA Professional and Lady Bird Director of Golf Alan Wooley, and is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $2 million. “Tourism is the biggest revenue generator in our county,” said Wooley, “and our golf course is not only a jewel but a valuable asset that significantly improves and supports the tourism effort. Investing in Lady Bird Golf Course is an investment in the future of our community. Of course, our resident golfers and regular guests are thrilled to have The Lady returned to its original luster.”

Oak tree-lined fairways and the Live Oak Creek meandering through this beautiful Hill Country layout make Lady Bird a Central Texas favorite. Four of the holes on the front nine of this 6,432-yard championship layout cross over the meandering Live Oak Creek, while the back nine features three lakes that come into direct play on five holes. The 10,000-squarefoot clubhouse features the Red Bird Grille, the Cardinal Room for meetings and events, a fully stocked golf shop and improved parking areas. Practice facilities feature 20 hitting stations, as well as two practice greens and a practice bunker.

Greens and Grapes Tournament last big event at Lady Bird before major renovation
Greens and Grapes Tournament last big event at Lady Bird before major renovation

The Greens and Grapes Holiday Tournament, benefiting Junior Golf, will be held December 3 and 4, and will feature a Shotgunstart 18-hole event beginning at 9:30 on Saturday the 3rd, with a Taste of Fredericksbug on-course during play, followed at 2 p.m. with wine tours and tastings with the three wine company partners in the program, Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Pedernales Cellars. The wine tours will be especially interesting, as participants will have access to areas normally off limits to regular visitors. Come out and support Junior Golf in Texas, and get one last look at the gracefully aging Lady Bird before her extreme makeover.

Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course is open every day of the week except Monday mornings. For more information, tee time reservations, or to sign up for the Greens and Grapes Tournament call (830) 997-4010.

 

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