The Kissing Tree Golf Course is the first new, semi-private 18-hole golf course to be built in Texas in the past five years. Nationally-recognized golf course architect and local Texan, Gary Stephenson, designed the course, incorporating the natural character of the land’s footprint and the Hill Country backdrop to create a one-of-a-kind experience for golfers.
The course serves as an extension of the natural landscape, blending grades on the edges, brining the slopes and contours of the landscape into fairways. Each hole provides an avenue of play with varied angles that allow golfers of any skill level to enjoy the game and feel challenged.
The Kissing Tree Golf Course is part of the Audubon International program which preserves and highlights the native environment. With that in mind, Stephenson designed the course to be very gentle in shape, allowing it to fit seamlessly into the natural landscape.
In addition to 18 holes, the Kissing Tree Golf Course offers a long- and short-game practice facility, along with an 18-hole putting course. The state-of-the-art clubhouse and restaurant, Tarbox and Brown, are expected to open in 2019.
Josh Clay, PGA, Golf Course General Manager
Josh has been with Troon for more than 11 years and is a 9 year PGA member. His management expertise includes the management four other properties for Troon in both California and Arizona, two of which were in Active Adult communities. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing and real estate from Iowa State University where he competed on the golf team.
Justin Becker, Director of Agronomy
Justin brings his expertise from 19 years of golf course and turfgrass management in private clubs and resorts. His experience includes working within both warm and cool season turf species in five different states. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Management, with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management from Tarleton State University.