Congratulations to Austin Connelly, junior golf alum of Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, who has qualified for the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale July 20-23, 2017. Connelly earned his spot on Tuesday by winning a four-player playoff with a birdie during a qualifier at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in England. The British Open will be 20-year-old Connelly’s first major championship.
Employee Partners and Members will especially want to keep their eye on Connelly as ClubCorp is an official sponsor of the golfer, who turned professional in 2016 and currently plays on the European Challenge Tour.
Before turning professional Connelly was ranked as high as fourth in the World Amateur Golf rankings and won the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational in 2015. As a junior golfer, Connelly was one of 12 players on Team USA at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup in Scotland which resulted in the fourth consecutive win by the Americans.
This past April, Connelly was back at Hackberry where he held a Meet and Greet and Junior Clinic. During the event, Connelly also talked to the young golfers about his path from junior golfer to pro – a path just got a little more exciting. Good luck, Austin!
Click here (or cut and paste the link below to watch on your mobile device) to watch a video with Connelly talking about opportunities offered by Hackberry Creek, ClubCorp and the junior golf programming.
Las Colinas Country Club and Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, recently hosted the 4th Annual North Texas Tennis Championship, an annual tournament with teams North Texas ClubCorp clubs that continues to grow each year. All levels of play make for a tournament that a beginner or seasoned tennis player can enjoy.
This year, 194 players played 140 matches - that's 350 sets – during two days of sweat, emotion and giving it their all on the court. Gleneagles Country Club in Plano walked away as the "2015 ClubCorp North Texas Tennis Champions” and the club will proudly display the traveling trophy until 2016 crowns a new champion.
Adding to the excitement was the celebrity sighting of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks, who was in attendance cheering on his wife who represented Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield. Hendricks also was kind enough to pose for photos with tournament organizers.
Kudos the host clubs and all the North Texas Tennis Pros for bringing this type of Member tennis experience to North Texas!
AvidGolfer recently revealed its highly anticipated Best of Private Clubs 2015 listing, and we’re pleased to announce that ClubCorp was ranked among numerous categories!
In the Best Country Club – First Class Category, meaning the Initiation Fee is between $25,001 and $59,999, two ClubCorp clubs nabbed top spots. Stonebriar Country Club was named No. 2, and Gleneagles Country Club, called “the best of the best,” was named No. 4.
The Best Country Club – Mid-Priced Category (Initiation Fees between $10,001 and $25,000) saw two more ClubCorp clubs win titles. Las Colinas Country Club came in fourth, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club won the No. 5 title with its innovative and “unbelievable” dual membership – a great value for its Members. Touted for its consistently excellent service, AvidGolfer said, “If you like Sunday brunch, it doesn’t get much better than Las Colinas Country Club.”
In the category Best Country Club – Value-Priced Category, ClubCorp clubs swept all top five places! Coming in at No. 1 was Trophy Club Country Club, followed by Brookhaven Country Club at No. 2. The Clubs of Prestonwood earned the No. 3 spot, followed by Canyon Creek Country Club and Hackberry Creek Country Club in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. AvidGolfer said, “This category could be dubbed, ‘The Category that ClubCorp Built;’ it is true, all five of these clubs are ClubCorp clubs, and that just further proves how the company excels at cultivating top-notch, family-friendly country clubs that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”
Stonebriar Country Club came in first place in overall Best Value, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club was named No. 3 on the same list, followed by Trophy Club Country Club at No. 4. Timarron Country Club was named the No. 1 Best Golf Club in the First-Class Category, as well.
Congratulations to our wonderful DFW-area clubs!
The brand new year is bringing a brand new reinvention to Hackberry Creek Country Club! Named one of the Best Country Clubs in DFW (Avid Golfer, 2014) Hackberry Creek is working hard to make Members’ country club lifestyle better than ever before. With the upcoming 2015 clubhouse reinvention, Members and their guests can enjoy:
NEW Casual Family Dining Area
Bring the whole crew for our signature dishes and watch your favorite team on the big screen TVs, while the kids play games in the entertainment zone.
NEW Bar and Lounge
Connect with friends and colleagues at happy hour as you sample local craft beers and a great selection of wines, and grab dinner from our Chef’s Table.
NEW Outdoor Terrace
Lounge and visit with friends on the terrace while enjoying stunning golf course views, weekly live music and so much more!
Updated Driving Range Amenities
Relax at the pool in style in one of our new cabanas or at the poolside bar, while your kids enjoy the new slide and kid zone.
NEW Resort-Style Pool Experience
Enhance your game with improved hitting stations and target greens, enjoy music on the range and more!
With this exciting new reinvention on the way, there’s never been a better time to join the fun. Whether it’s recreational enjoyment you seek, or simply a place to join friends and colleagues for a fine meal and casual conversation, the vibrant green hills and foliage surrounding Hackberry Creek provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing game or an exquisite dining experience.
Although the game didn't end favorably for Dallas, Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas was able to represent the metroplex during the halftime show at the February 24, 2013 Mavericks game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Staff members from Hackberry Creek and ClubCorp President and CEO Eric Affeldt were invited out on the court to present a check for $10,545 to Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban who accepted the donation on behalf of The Dallas Mavericks Foundation.
The donation was made possible by the Club’s 2012 Charity Classic event, which raised more than $35,000 during two sold-out golf events, a tennis tournament, a fun run family day and a silent auction awards dinner featuring Mavericks guard Roddy Beaubois, Mavericks cheerleaders, Mavs Maniaacs, and play-by-play announcer Mark Followill.
The Dallas Mavericks Foundation assists young people through programs stressing the importance of education, good health and other skills crucial to their future success.
Even though ClubCorp Charity Classic season is coming to a close, its’ positive impact continues year-round.
Thank you again to everyone who helped make this year our best year yet!