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Social Hour: Travis Club Groundbreaking Celebrates an Exciting Project on Lake Travis

Travis Club officially breaks ground on world-class golf course

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Jon O’Donnell, Scott Benson, John McKinnerney, Paul Fay, Mark Meyer, Beau Welling, Leisha Ehlert, Karen Shultz, Tony Haden, David Arnow, Jimmy Terry & Ben Lauber (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

Travis Club Austin, a 1,500-acre master-planned community west of Austin on Lake Travis, officially broke ground on its world-class Beau Welling-designed golf course at a ceremony hosted by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The ceremony featured golf course designer Beau Welling, Travis Club executives, city leaders, chamber executives, dignitaries, and special guests. A reception immediately followed the groundbreaking ceremony at the property’s historic Covert House on the Travis Club grounds located on the banks of Lake Travis.

Travis Club Golf Course Groundbreaking (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

The championship golf course

The course is designed by Welling, Founder and CEO of Beau Welling Design (BWD), a golf course design and land planning firm, known for its innovative and responsive solutions to clients around the world. The Travis Club is the latest among the impressive resume of recent projects from BWD that includes the new Fields Ranch West at Omni PGA Frisco and significant renovations at Atlanta Country Club and Ocean Forest Golf Club, among others. The championship course at the Travis Club is scheduled to debut in late 2025 along with the accompanying practice facility, comfort stations and initial social outlet, the Golf House. Based out of Greenville, South Carolina, the BWD team has assisted in the creation and development of over 120 award-winning golf courses around the world. Senior designer and vice president, Scott Benson, is assisting Welling on the par 72 layout that will offer a strategic, yet playable test of golf. 

“Our team and I are excited to have broken ground at the Travis Club and to start working on bringing the design to life. Travis Club is going to be a truly special addition to the Texas golf scene and anchor to the outstanding Travis Club community. Our goals with the design were to honor the stunning Hill Country landscape along Lake Travis and create a course that people would enjoy playing time and time again, regardless of their skill level,” said Welling. 

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Beau Welling CEO & Founder Beau Welling Design (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

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Regina Cotroneo & Gary Grambley (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

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Mark Meyer, Beau Welling, Leisha Ehlert & Paul Fay (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

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John McKinnerney, Leisha Ehlert & David Arnow (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

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Brandye Rocca & Jennifer Busch, Lake Travis Chamber Chair (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

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Beau Welling, Leisha Ehlert, Karen Shultz (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

A space to create memories

“From the first tee to the final putt, this 18-hole golf wonder will never cease to amaze, whether it’s green-ribboned fairways winding past oaks, low-cut green surrounds, or the abundance of panoramic vistas and technicolor sunsets. Welling and his team have walked the land countless times with a mind toward creating a golf experience that takes advantage of the drama the land presents and at the same time helps foster the human connections inherent to the game. This will be a place for spirited regular games, for tournaments, and for family outings that will create lifetime memories,” said Jimmy Terry, Vice President of Development for Travis Club. 

Travis Club to offer spectacular additional amenities

Along with its golf amenities, Travis Club is widely considered the most exciting club and lake life development in Texas to date and will feature 10,000 feet of Lake Travis frontage with access to over 65 miles of water, 30+ miles of private hiking and biking trails, a lakefront clubhouse with dining, along with a private marina, event lawn, pool, and racquet amenities.

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Travis Club Golf Course Groundbreaking (photo by Errich Petersen Photography)

Construction of the Phase I infrastructure, which includes 106 estate homesites, and golf course construction are underway. More than half of Phase 1 homesites have been reserved. Homesites range from 0.5 to 2.95 acres and are offered from $800K, with pre-development incentive pricing.  

For those interested in more information or a tour of the Travis Club Austin, visit travisclubaustin.com. Follow Travis Club on Instagram @travisclubaustin.

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