A prestigious and exclusive getaway for Texans has just rolled out an exciting new destination for golfers. Great Easy Ranchthe private Colorado County retreat (about an hour from Houston) has unveiled the name and opening date of its new 18-hole championship golf course.

Nicknamed The Covey – a reference to wing shooting and hunting in the Ranch Highlands – the par 72 course will be over 7,400 yards with multiple tee boxes, Zeon Zoysia fairways and greens and greens. TifEagle, all aimed at providing optimal playing and course conditions for the area, by pressing materials.

Groundbreaking began in September; The Covey is expected to be completed this fall. Renowned golf course architect Chet Williams has returned to design The Covey; he originally designed the Ranch’s nine-hole par-three course which he also designed.

As you might expect, given how quickly golf news travels locally, Big Easy has already seen an increase in membership, said Big Easy’s Nicole Scarbrough.

“With the announcement of the new 18-hole golf course in the spring of 2021, we’ve introduced Legacy Membership, a new level of membership that provides access to ranch amenities as well as exclusive access to the…course,” says -she. “With a conservative limit of 300, over 100 Legacy members have already joined. That’s pretty significant considering The Covey won’t be completed and open for play until the fall of 2022.”

Scarborough also notes that the retreat saw new members from Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio – as well as across the United States.

Meanwhile, the course is also planning a second clubhouse that will offer 360-degree panoramic views of the courses and nearby foothills, as well as lounges, a full-service bar, dining areas, wine cellar and high-end locker rooms for men and women. .

Considered Columbus, Texas/Colorado County’s elite hideaway, the Big Easy Ranch (2400 Brunes Mill Rd.) spans some 2,000 acres of rolling terrain. In addition to golf, members enjoy a sporting clay course, fishing lakes, an infinity pool, wing shooting, white tail and exotic hunting, luxury accommodation for the night and a 12,000 square foot clubhouse that serves upscale dining and an award-winning wine program.

Members can also enjoy real estate properties ranging from 2/3 of an acre to over an acre, as well as condominium villas.