What's Happening Now:
The project has already begun on the North side of The Hills Driving Range! Excavation began on November 10 with rough grading to level and expand the tee space. During this phase, we created additional fill, which has allowed us the opportunity to expand this project to transform this side of the range into a precision short game facility. Once complete, our Members will be able to enjoy the following features:
• Chipping green
• Expanded Tee space
• Target greens
• Putting green
Currently, the crew is focusing on rough grading, leveling and contouring the space, but after this week, you will begin to see things take shape!
Stripping and shredding the original grass.
• This next week you will see mobilization of additional crew and equipment, taking our on-site construction crew of eight to 20 by December 2, including four expert shapers!
• The back of the range will be prepped and readied for sod and seed after Thanksgiving.
• During construction of the target greens, we will have to restrict hitting distance to 200 yards on the range for an estimated period of 14 days. Once we reach this stage, we will let you know the exact date of closure, but expect it to begin sometime next week.
It's hard to describe what this substantial investment will do for not only The Hills Signature course, but our community as well - solidifying The Hills as a prestigious course and community in the Texas Hill Country for generations to come!
The plan includes rebuilding the greens using Champion G12 turf, modifying greenside bunkers, laser-leveling tee boxes and re-grassing the fairways and tees with TifTuf Bermuda turf. The north and south tee lines of the driving range will also be re-grassed and leveled. The project is set to begin in mid-November and is already primed for success with a large part of the tree portion of the project completed in January. As we finalize the timeline, we will work to ensure the course is available for play as long as possible, but expect to have the course back open for Member play in mid-September.
Members will continue to have full access to The Hills Clubhouse including breakfast, lunch and dinner service. We will modify Scoreboard hours to Friday and Saturday for live music and adjust accordingly as we move through this process. At some point in December The Hills Golf Shop will close, adjusting all retail to run through the Flintrock Falls Golf Shop. We will also be expanding Food & Beverage hours at Flintrock Falls and will be rolling out a whole new menu concept, including eclectic fare as well as New York-style pizzas made with our new pizza oven soon!
Once we start construction, there will be no access to the Hills Signature course. This includes no walking, jogging, walking dogs, fishing, bikes or golf carts. This is solely for the safety of our membership. During this time, course hours will also be adjusted to Flintrock Falls closing until Noon on Mondays and Live Oak and Yaupon alternating closure until Noon on Mondays.
As the scope of this project is outlined in more detail, we will continue to communicate what to expect as well as project updates on a consistent basis.