Sunset off the back deck at Ledge Stone, yesterday.
Just returned from the initial shoot down at Johnson Ranch near Bulverde, a beautiful working cattle ranch (Herefords) that’s being developed into residential and retail by DH Investment Company, the folks behind Southern Trace, Cordillera Ranch and Ledgestone.
Here’s the main dining room in the clubhouse, which looks out across the first fairway and 40 miles of Hill Country up toward Sisterdale and Luckenbach. They were beginning to move in the furniture while I was there. You Cordillera Ranch members sure are going to have a nice place to eat/drink/settle bets/whatever. Not sure, but I think Mike Marsh is responsible for this incredible building.
Stumbled across this last night while out trolling for image thieves. First, congratulations to the Hill Family and everyone involved with Cordillera Ranch for this recognition. Well deserved. Seems a division of John Deere is doing something called the 18 Most Beautifully Brutal Golf Holes, and they sure got it right when they picked #16 at Cordillera. Beautifully brutal is the most appropriate description I’ve heard yet for that one.
I haven’t been there in a few months, but I stumbled across this shot of the par-4 14th, one of my favorite holes there. A short one, with a small green and lots of cool features up in the landing area and around the green. I’ve only played a few Nicklaus courses, but I doubt he’s ever done a better job fitting a GREAT GOLF COURSE into the terrain so well. Maybe because he and Jim Lipe had such a good team on the ground there with David, Charlie and Chris Hill, and with Mike Sheridan.