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Spring 2019

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Horseshoe Bay Resort's three 18-hole golf courses were all designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and is the only golf destination in the Continental U.S. show- casing three or more of his courses. In May, Horseshoe Bay put the finishing touches on a $70-million resort and multi-course renovation. The expansive project to upgrade all three courses enhanced playa- bility and fun from the forward and middle tees while maintaining each layout's legendary challenge for scratch players. The par-4 14th hole at Slick Rock, the first golf course built here in 1971, is often referred to as "The $1 Million Hole," where golfers follow a winding path across a 35-yard waterfall-walled bridge. You'll want your camera on this hole. Slick Rock is a classic parkland layout with less elevation change and the best finishing hole while Apple Rock is the most scenic and Ram Rock is the most challenging. "A lot of people are afraid of Ram Rock, but it's my favorite," says Gary Parsons, head professional at Horseshoe Bay. A fourth course—Summit Rock designed by Jack Nicklaus along a high ridge—extends a members-only experi- ence to resort guests during limited times. If that's not enough golf to test your game, the Whitewater Putting Course is an 18-hole Bermuda-grass putting course that sits adjacent to the hotel and is routed around the 360 Sports Club, a sports bar with more than two dozen flat-screen TVs. The putting course is lit for evening play and is the perfect place to settle the score for golf buddy trips, couples and families. On the way to Horseshoe Bay's newly built clubhouse replete with a restaurant, cabanas and pool you'll pass streets with the most uplifting names, including sunshine, hello, and, yes, uplifting. The resort also features a spa and health club, tennis facilities, bike rentals, hiking trails, lake activities with a full-service lake marina and boat valet service and a nearby private airport. The scenic drive from Horseshoe Bay to San Antonio takes you through Johnson City, hometown of President Lyndon B. YOU'VE TRAINED YOUR RHYTHM. NOW TRAIN FOR SPEED. Do you need more speed? Does it seem like the harder you try the shorter you hit it? Unleash your golf swing with the new Orange Whip LightSpeed and train your body to move better and faster. 14th hole at Slick Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay

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