Summer of 2006 ushered in the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course tucked into the awe-inspiring Texas Hill Country. Cascading water features, challenging golf, and breathtaking 25-mile views of the Guadalupe River Valley have become the hallmarks of this outstanding course.
A chain of hilltops form the perimeter of the golf community, encircling the 7,450-yard course that meanders through the oak laced valley below. Emerald fairways and velvety greens undulate between natural limestone canyons.
Given a 780-acre canvas on which to express his vision, Jack produced a masterful routing that embraces and captures the inherent Hill Country beauty while carefully preserving and enhancing the native grasses around the course that are so characteristic of this area of Texas. Early on, Nicklaus and the development team made a commitment to create a core design rather than having homes fronting both sides of the fairways. Estates nestled amongst acreage home sites are set back from the course and camouflaged by the terrain. Live oaks and indigenous grasses along with a strict adherence to the architectural guidelines are characteristics of Cordillera Ranch that make it truly unique. Consequently, the authenticity of this inspired land will be preserved and revered. With the signature par-3 sixteenth hole, Jack has captured the essence of the Hill Country, along with great golf, by placing the peninsula-shaped green just over a canyon, between thin water falls…a player’s dream, a photographer’s canvas, and a certain destiny as one of the most talked about holes in all of Texas.