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Now Open: Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course MAY 14 2012

Now Open: Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course

Originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1969 and expanded to 18 holes in 1991, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course has provided many memories for golfers in Fredericksburg and for visitors to our community. As with anything though, the golf course had gotten tired and was in need of a face lift.

Starting with an energetic master-planning committee, a five-phase master plan was developed to address the needs of the course through the next 20 years. Phase 1 is currently under way with new Champion Ultra-Dwarf greens, 419 Bermuda tees and fairways, new bunkers and cart paths. Jeff Blume, golf course architect, has done a great job of blending the terrain and routing to give Lady Bird a classic feel.

Seven holes change significantly, and the new Lady Bird will measure around 6,700 yards and play to a Par 71. Five sets of tees will be available to challenge golfers of all abilities. An average of 5,000 square feet of the greens are subtly contoured and will offer a wide range of hole locations.

The re-opening of the new Lady Bird is scheduled for early fall 2012.

Alan Wooley, PGA

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