golf course requires nothing less than a championship site.
And Bear Ridge Golf Course has it. Situated on the northern
boundary of the Villages, Bear Ridge winds along the meanders
of the Middle Bosque River. High bluffs overlook the river.
The land then evens out to meadows and trees. Bear Ridge's
205 acres will take advantage of it all, using the natural
vegetation and terrain to create an 18-hole daily fee course
that can challenge and entertain every level of play - from
professional and collegiate to amateur golf enthusiasts.
provide the Villages at Twin Rivers with premium golf course
lots and prime view corridors, the beauty of Bear Ridge
spills over to surrounding homeowners. Enjoy the peaceful
greens, perfect your swing or send your weekend guests next
door for a game. Whether you're searching for songbirds
or aiming for a birdie, Bear Ridge will be a winning neighbor
Designers - up^
The firm of
Jacobsen Hardy Golf
Course Design "is creating a stir in the golf world"
according to golfcourses.com. PGA veterans Peter Jacobsen
and Jim Hardy designed Bear Ridge calling on years of playing
experience and previous design projects including the highly
regarded Black Horse Golf Club in Cypress, Texas.
six-time winner on the tour, said his interest in design
grew out of seeing courses that are too difficult for average
players or have distinctive designs that are just not good
He sums up his
philosophy simply: "Let the land be the hero."
Whether here in Central Texas or at courses in Oregon or
California, the company takes the star qualities of the
terrain and creates holes that showcase these natural features.
"We create one-of-a-kind holes that offer a variety
of challenges and degrees of difficulty. Because within
18 holes, we want every player to discover 18 different
Course - up^
Bear Ridge is
designed to challenge - but not utterly frustrate - all
levels of golfers. While the course will be Baylor
University's home course, where the Bears are expected
to host three to four collegiate tournaments a year, daily
fee golfers will also hone their swings at Bear Ridge year
practiced golfer shooting off a longer tee will play 7,400
yards, while less accomplished players can tee off from
shorter tees at about 5,000 total yards - allowing golfers
of differing abilities to play together.
success for me would be playing with my mother who is not
a very good golfer," Jacobsen says. He would play from
the back tee at 474 yards, while she plays from the front
tee at 300. Ideally, their tee shots would end up side-by-side
on the green.
will work their way through meadows and trees with water
features enhancing many holes. Several stone-filled streams
cut between large oaks and many holes feature elevation
changes of up to 50 feet.
Details - up^
Pay only when
you play! Bear Ridge is open to the public for a daily fee.
No club to join or dues to maintain. Leave guilt behind
when you're off the links. Or play every day. Bring your
friends - and make new ones.
Sneak in a quick
round on your afternoon off. For Villages at Twin Rivers
residents, it's the perfect set-up for out-of-town guests
or a special event.
at home in the 8,400 square foot pro shop and clubhouse,
which includes a grill and meeting rooms. A driving range
is lighted for practice day or night.
course will be completed and ready for play October, 2001.
Until then, check out views of Jacobsen and Hardy's other
courses on the Web by clicking on their logo at right.