It was all part of the grand plan of acclaimed golf architect Tom Fazio, the highest-rated modern golf course architect in the country who designed the course to include a mix of dramatic elevations, gorgeous fairways, and impressive bunkers. “The bunkering looks so natural on the hillside. It’s one of the things Fazio is just so good at,” adds Cox.
Because it’s a modern-day course that was designed with six sets of tees on every hole, it can challenge any and every level of golfer, providing easier play from the front tees for newer golfers and more challenging shots for top players from the championship tees. And what’s become one of the club’s most notable features is its state-of-the-art, world-class practice facility that attracts some of the best tour pros in the world.
“The number-one most important amenity now in golf is the practice facilities, so we have a Top 50 private practice facility. We have numerous short game areas, premium golf balls, all grass, and a lighted putting green for evening practice,” says Cox. “We had Jon Rahm, the number-one player, here a few weeks ago and Xander Shauffele, who is number six in the world. They’re here for the course but it’s also because of the practice facility.”