With recent updates to its golf course, practice facility and clubhouse, the Kingsland, Texas club looks forward to marking its first year under new ownership and to expanding its offerings with real estate near the course.
September 16 will mark the first anniversary of Lighthouse Country Club in Kingsland, Texas since Rick and Mercy Howe bought it, the Llano County Journal reported.
“We really have a lot of things going on out here,’’ said General Manager and Head Golf Professional Al Pryor. “This course is in the best shape it’s been. Everybody that comes out and discovers it loves it. The new owners are doing things right.’’
A drastic renovation of the 18-hole layout that resulted in the clearing of trees and moving of granite has helped make the course more accessible. Upgrades have also included a complete practice facility with double-ended driving range, 10,000-sq.-ft. putting green and a practice area with chipping green, the Journal reported.
“It’s gorgeous,’’ said new owner Rick Howe. “It is in excellent shape. Our new superintendent, Jarrett Ellige, has done a wonderful job. He’s been given the reins and he’s really got the course in great shape. Everybody that comes out says it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.’’
Lighthouse’s clubhouse also saw renovations, now offering a full bar and restaurant open six days a week and Sundays for lunch. It has also become a popular venue for weddings, receptions and special events, the Journal reported.
The next step for the club is building new roads to sell real estate near the course.notice