Refined Revelry – Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club
Posted on May 7, 2022
by Carl Mickelson
Central Texas, particularly greater Austin, has seen two decades of unprecedented growth, buoyed by a relentless tech industry boom. Savvy homebuyers have learned to seek out the communities that deliver the highest quality of life and scenic Hill Country settings along with luxury resort-style activities. Why just buy a home when you can embrace a lifestyle?
LIVING THE DREAM
Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in Georgetown, founded in 2003, delivers an entertaining array of recreational, social, ﬁtness, wellness, and dining amenities, along with a world-class golf experience on its 18-hole, 7,302-yard Jack Nicklaus Signature course.
As you might imagine in such a brisk sales environment, memberships and residential opportunities are moving fast. Director of Real Estate & Club Membership Lily Jones says roughly 75 homes are currently under construction and golf memberships are in demand. Luxury real estate options are built in distinctive styles that celebrate Mediterranean inﬂuences, native Texan stone, as well as farmhouse and contemporary designs with the latest ﬁnishes and design touches.
Sittlerle Homes, builders of custom and semi-custom homes in Cimarron Hills since 2013, is currently building out two distinct sections of Cimarron Hills. The Villas, located near the clubhouse, offer low maintenance luxury living with ﬂoorplans ranging from 1,550 – 2,600 square feet. The Country Club enclave offers custom and semi-custom homes with well-appointed 2,500- to 4,500-square-foot homes in classic architectural styles.
Cimarron Hills plans to announce the availability of 82 new homesites (from three-quarters of an acre to one-acre) in an unspoiled portion of the property that will present homebuyers the chance to choose between river, golf course, or greenbelt views in a serene Hill Country setting that will be known as The Reserve. Jones says lots in The Reserve could officially become available for sale as early as the middle of this year.
“The Reserve will bring an unprecedented opportunity for homebuyers to realize the dream of having a large-lot custom home that feels like a luxury vacation retreat every day,” she said. “These sites offer the ultimate in serenity, natural views, and all the luxury features that come with a quality custom build.”
“You’re only 30 minutes from the heart of Austin, and being a few miles west of I-35, we’re at the gateway of the Texas Hill Country. The land has some nice roll and elevation, but it’s subtle and gentle,” said PGA General Manager Robbie Kearney. “The peaceful, natural setting here lends our members the feeling that they’re on a little vacation every time they enter the gates.”
CLUB LIFE REIMAGINED
Cimarron Hills provides activities for every age group and reﬁned amenities that easily rival any resort. Recent reﬁnements have been made at many key touchpoints inside and outside of the clubhouse, including the pool area, meeting and dining spaces, and tennis courts. An expansion and renovation of the gym will also happen in 2022.
Cimarron Hills is also home to the world-renowned Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy. The tennis program is led by Director of Tennis Cal Loveridge and his dedicated staff and features year-round programs for all ages and abilities to help players make the most of every match.
When the club opens its two brand new pickleball courts later this spring, tennis and pickleball pro Paige Loughary will be excited to share her enthusiasm and expertise in the growing sport with members.
The club’s full-service spa offers treatments, massages, and skin care. Activities for all ages include hiking and biking trails, a bustling social calendar, a ﬁtness center with the latest equipment, and expansive swimming center. The reﬁned yet comfortable Osage Trace restaurant, helmed by Chef Andy Raynor, features a diverse menu and a lively crowd most nights.
“We’re proud of the welcoming culture here. So many of our members have an obvious appreciation for the club amenities and the unspoiled commune with nature this club and community offers,” Jones said. “Cimarron Hills is ‘an inclusive club with exclusive amenities and levels of service.’ The clubhouse is the heartbeat of the entire community, especially during Men’s League, Women’s League, and any holiday. Mother’s Day and the Fourth of July are special times here.”
NATURE’S CANVAS, NICKLAUS’ SIGNATURE
The Nicklaus Signature course at Cimarron Hills features creeks meandering through the property, excellent tree cover, and a clever routing. Playing Cimarron Hills with success will mean you’ve played the appropriate angles on your tee shots and pulled off some bold shots into often-difficult pin placements. As with all Troon Privé properties, Cimarron Hills maintains championship-quality conditions year-round thanks to the capable talents of superintendent Terry Negen.
With the Troon Privé affiliation comes access to the full roster of luxury private clubs in the Troon portfolio, including The Club at Cordillera near Vail, Colorado, Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Kapalua on Maui, and destinations around the world, such as Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and The Grove, outside of London, England.
“This is a challenging golf course, but the members are pretty wise about playing the right sets of tees,” PGA Director of Golf Chris deKeratry said. “This golf course has as good a three-hole ﬁnishing stretch as any course in the state, from the all-carry approach over the creek bed at 16 to the picturesque par-three 17th that plays over a wide pond and the brawny par-four 18th where you play one of the most thrilling approach shots over water to end your round.”
If you need more after that ﬁnish, the nifty 72-yard 19th hole provides a chance to settle bets or simply put an exclamation point on the day before you head into Osage Trace for a drink.