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Austin’s newest luxury development partners with the Lake Travis Chamber of

Commerce and community leaders on ceremonial groundbreaking

(Spicewood, TX) - Travis Club Austin, Austin’s newest 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.

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.

Welling leads a team of experts who bring technical, creative, and innovative expertise to his

firm’s work. The BWD Team has worked on exceptional Texas golf courses that go beyond

Fields Ranch West, such as Bluejack National, Escondido, and Dallas National. Welling refers

to the Travis Club course as the one “I feel like I have been preparing for my whole career –

the opportunity we have here to use amazing golf to help bring friends and families together

to make amazing memories is extremely exciting.” With that kind of commitment, backed by

a lifetime of achievements, Travis Club’s golf course solidifies both an exciting and innovative

future for golf in the Texas Hill Country.

“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

Ben Lauber, Travis Club’s recently announced first Director of Agronomy said, "I am ecstatic

about the opportunity to play a significant role in the Travis Club’s golf course development

and growth. Travis Club sits on an extraordinary property which serves as the canvas for our

team to create a masterpiece facility right in the heart of the Travis Club community,”

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.

Every aspect of the master plan for Travis Club has been carefully considered to preserve the

site's natural and scenic resources. With a thoughtfully crafted and minimalist design, the golf

course and infrastructure are designed to have minimal impact on the land across Travis

Club’s expansive 1,500 acres. Every detail has been meticulously considered, including a

range of amenities that are conceived with both responsibility and sustainability in mind.

Travis Club’s goal extends beyond establishing the premier private club in the Texas Hill

Country. It aspires to set the standard for golf course design excellence throughout Texas.

Leisha Ehlert, CEO of Travis Club, added, "We are thrilled to introduce this new lake and

golf community on Lake Travis. What sets this project apart are the unique natural beauty

and recreational opportunities that Lake Travis offers. We have designed Travis Club

intentionally by taking great care to preserve and complement the local environment and

surroundings, with over 50% of the property dedicated to golf, open space, or conservation

areas. We have integrated the stunning lakeside views and lush landscapes with the

development of exceptional facilities, providing members and their families the ability to

enjoy the serenity of lakeside living while having access to a world-class golf and

recreation experience.”

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 predevelopment

incentive pricing.

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

About Travis Club Austin

Travis Club Austin is a 1,500-acre private, family-centric, luxury community amidst rolling hills

and stately oaks on the scenic shores of Lake Travis. Featuring an 18-hole golf course designed

by Beau Welling, 10,000+ feet of lake frontage, an extensive club campus, over 30 miles of

private hiking and biking trails, and sports courts, the community offers an abundance of

programming bringing together the joy of family and the thrill of new adventures. Learn more IG: @travisclubaustin

About Haas & Haynie

Haas & Haynie, founded in 1898, is a historic land development company whose strong

entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering work ethic have forged its success across a broad

spectrum of development ventures. Under the guidance of the firm’s current Principal and

CEO, Paul Fay, the company has established itself as one of the nation’s premier developers of

high-end resort and residential communities. Notable projects include Estancia in Scottsdale,

Arizona, 3 Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Cordevalle in San Martin, California, as

well as the Big Island’s legendary Mauna Kea Resort.

About Castle Hill Partners

Castle Hill Partners is an Austin, Texas-based real estate developer and private investment

firm with over 30 years of experience. The team takes pride in bringing projects to life in

ways that make lasting contributions to all who call them home. The firm has a successful

track record of creating communities that provide a sense of place and purpose, including

Clear Creek Tahoe (a 2,136-acre private mountain community in Nevada), Trinity Falls and

Pine Mill Ranch (master-planned communities in Texas), and an extensive portfolio of other

large developments.

About Beau Welling Design

Beau Welling Design is a golf course design and land planning firm providing innovative and

responsive solutions to clients around the world. The multi-faceted firm works in close

collaboration with clients to envision captivating experiences built upon core principles of

form, function, and sustainability. For nearly two decades, the expert team of designers at

BWD led by founder, CEO and lead designer Beau Welling have brought to life exceptional golf

designs at some of the game's most prominent venues including Fields Ranch West at Omni

PGA Frisco, Pelican Golf Club, Omni Amelia Island, along with significant renovations at Ocean

Forest Club, Atlanta Country Club, and others. In addition to their work on-course, BWD

specializes in land planning and site design with an impressive body of work featuring urban

projects at Camperdown in Greenville, SC, and BullStreet in Columbia, SC as well as

community development projects that include Bluejack National in Montgomery, TX and

GlenCove by Old Edwards in Cashiers, NC. For more information visit https:// and follow on Instagram, Twitter (X) and Facebook.


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