The Enclave at the Legends on LBJ

The Enclave at the Legends on LBJAbout four years ago, the idea of creating a really unique living space adjacent to The Legends Golf Course began to become a reality. Twenty beautiful acres were carved out and given the name, The Enclave. In Phase One, 43 lots, 30 of which are on the golf course, were turned into home sites for those who’d like to get away from it all in secluded elegance without having to live two miles out on a dirt road.

These lots vary in size from a quarter to a half acre. The folks who are snapping up these home sites are generally in their early 60’s, are retired, or semi-retired, and have decided that huge homes, huge lots and huge real estate tax burdens just don’t fit their life styles any more. (Even if you don’t quite fit that profile yet, I don’t think you could invest your money in your future any better than with an Enclave home site!) It’s a turn-key package with deed restrictions, full utilities (including central water and sewer) plus high speed internet links wired right into the homes! 

My wife and I visited two of their model homes, and if any place could ever tempt us to leave our historic, old sandstone house in Mason, it would be one of the lovely new homes in The Enclave.

To get in on the country life style and to see, first hand, how The Enclave is growing, call the sales center at (325) 388-5242 and set up a meeting to tour the site. The Enclave is located on FM 2342, about two miles north of FM 1431 in Kingsland. You’re welcome to drop in if you’re in the area. For more information, visit their Web site at www.enclaveatthelegends.com.

In a previous edition of Golfer’s Guide, I related my visit to the course in October of 2007. That was my fourth visit, and the first since the new management team had set about getting the course back in order. Back then, I was amazed at the enormous difference in everything from staff attitude to course maintenance. Fast forward to early July 2008: I’ve just returned from another trip to the Legends at LBJ, and am pleased to report that the good things I saw in October continue to get better.

The Enclave at the Legends on LBJ

The course is rapidly maturing and the few rough places I’d seen earlier have been smoothed out beautifully. The staff continues to make you feel welcome and like you’re some kind of VIP when you show up to play a round. The putting green and driving range are a just a few paces from the full service grill and golf shop.

The greens, even in July, were in immaculate shape, running fast and true. The fairways were lush and held the ball up nicely. The first cut of rough is quite manageable and the second cut is a bit more punitive, as it should be. All of the bunkers, which were being reworked at the time of my visit in ‘07, are now filled with real sand, and, if you can ever consider a bunker a pleasure to hit out of, these certainly qualify.

The Legends Golf Course at LBJ is a thinking golfer’s course. If your game is “hit the ball as far as you can and then go dig it out,” the chances are pretty good that you’ll run up a few big numbers on some of the holes. However, if you think through each shot, know the yardage for each of your clubs, and execute crisply, you’ll discover that the Legends is a challenging but extremely fair tract that will keep you coming back, time after time to test all your golf skills. I’ve played just about every public course in the Hill Country, and the Legends is in my top five.

To set yourself up a tee time to play this wonderful course, call 1-325-388-8888. Visit their Web site at www.legendsgolftx.com.

 

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