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NicKlaus Golf and World Class Amenities in Santa Fe

By Anastasia Mickelson |

Astellar combination of Nicklaus signature golf, breathtaking scenery and a dedication to excellence in amenities and service are hallmarks of communities developed by Lyle Andersons companies. Las Campanas Santa Fe, site of jack Nicklaus” Iooth golf course design and home to exceptional amenities, and home to Santa Fes unequalled luxury homesites, is located just 10 miles from Santa Fe’s historic downtown Plaza. Las Campanas Santa Fe is set amid 4,700 acres of rolling hills dotted with native pinon and juniper trees and features panoramic views of four mountain ranges.

This summer a magnificent hacienda-style clubhouse opens, showcasing both casual and fine dining facilities, pro shop and spacious, finely-appointed locker areas with sauna and steam room. And, a state-of-the-art swim, tennis and fitness center -home to indoor/outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness area and snack bar – is slated for completion late, 1995.

Santa Fe enjoys a sunny and mild four-season climate and convenient access to skiing, wilderness areas and ancient archaeological sites. Or, explore its winding roads, savor its distinctive cuisine and enjoy its architecture, art, seasonal art markets and ambience.

Homesites range from one acre to more than 10 acres. Presently, lot prices start at $200,000 and club membership is currently included. For more information, call toll-free, (800) 237-0088.

A Fore-Word About the Great Game of Golf

Christopher Webster Real Estate ’ The Leading Player at Las Campanas

Mark Twain once said that the game of golf was a great way to ruin a nice walk. Perhaps if he had seen the Jack Nicklaus designed Sunrise Golf Course at Las Campanas, he would have put down his pen and picked up his clubs. One might even imagine him puffing on his cigar from the portal of his custom home overlooking the seventh fairway.

Christopher Webster Real Estate, representing some of the finest properties available at Las Campanas, would be the brokerage of choice for Mr. Twain. This is an agency that knows real estate, and knows about the great game of golf.

Since the opening of the Sunrise Golf Course, Christopher Webster Real Estate has sponsored the annual “Christopher Webster Real Estate Benefit Golf Tournement” at Las Campanas. This event has supported The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe and the United Way of Santa Fe County.

Each year some of the best (and not so best) golfers from around New Mexico meet at Las Campanas to socialize, exchange stories, and play golf under the beautiful blue skies of Santa Fe.

As a possible response to Mark Twain’s comment, another famous man, Jack Nicklaus said about the Sunrise Golf Course at Las Campanas, “I think it’s going to knock your socks off.” And Christopher Webster Real Estate can assist you in experiencing the reality of that statement.

Eldorado of McKinney

In your search for the perfect neighborhood, you’ll find that Eldorado of McKinney offers the best of both worlds. As an 870-acre master-planned golf course community, Eldorado provides the atmosphere of a small town community with the conveniences of urban living close to home.

McKinney is the county seat for Collin County, the most desirable area north of Dallas. Eldorado offers its own distinct advantages as it is adjacent to U.S. 75, the major expressway providing easy access to Piano and Richardson, North Dallas, and the Dallas Central Business District. State Highway 121, which intersects U.S. 75 immediately south of Eldorado, offers direct access to Legacy Business Park, the Dallas North Tollway and the D/FW International Airport.

Here you’ll discover a host of activities and interests. Community shopping, entertainment, restaurants and services are within a short drive, and major regional shopping is minutes away at Collin Creek Mall. The Eldorado Country Club provides year round enjoyment for members and guests. The club features a challenging 18-hole golf course and one of the area’s most complete swim and tennis facilities.

The neighborhood is a blend of green-scapes, hills, waterways and beautiful natural woods. Wide open spaces, jogging paths and neighborhood parks are all an integral part of the master plan concept. Residents are also within walking distance of the 325-acre Wilson Creek regional park and Towne Lake.

The community’s commitment to excellence extends to the outstanding caliber of education provided by the McKinney ISD at all grade levels. Valley Creek Elementary School is located right in the neighborhood.

In Eldorado of McKinney, you’re investing in a living environment where quality and value are protected by planned growth and architectural controls for the long-term benefit of the neighborhood and the environment. Nestled among the lush fairways and roiling hills are the residential villages of Eldorado of McKinney.

MEADOW GLEN is a collection of 45 home sites nestled along a wooded creek and park, with no through traffic for an extra measure of privacy and peace of mind. Within a five minute walk to Valley Creek Elementary and a City Park, David Weekley’s homes are priced from the $130s, many on extra deep lots.

CREEK CROSSING offers large, 70-foot home sites, many overlooking the creek and a private wooded preserve. Adjacent to a City Park and also within walking distance of Valley Creek Elementary, Creek Crossing offers a secluded, natural environment. Engle Homes and David Weekley offer spacious new designs with 3-car garages priced from the $150s.

FAIRWAY VISTA features a secluded hillside setting with private cul-de-sacs and no through traffic. Almost one-half of these 79 home sites are adjacent to the golf course or wooded park area. Goodman Homes and Coventry Homes offer complete design flexibility with homes from the $200s and home sites up to 14,499 square feet.

FOREST RIDGE is an enclave of 57 custom homes offering spacious wooded and creekside home sites from 1/2 to 3/4 acres. With private cul-de-sacs and a single entry and exit, there is no through traffic. Custom builders are creating designs priced from the $270s to $500s+.

PHEASANT RUN will introduce new designs by Darling Homes from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet, priced from the $115s. (Opening June, 1995)

THE RESERVE AT ELDORADO will premier a gated community by Toll Brothers, with premier luxury homes on oversized home sites, ranging from 3/4 to over 1 1/2 acres. Estate homes will be priced from the $350s to $500s+. (Available Fall, 1995)

Eldorado of McKinney… quality builders and distinctive residential villages with vistas of the fairways and park-like settings, all in a master-planned neighborhood.

For information call:

Metro (214) 562-5002

In fact, “Byron Nelson Eleven Straight” has become the unspoken theme of this year’s tournament. Not only is it the label for a line of golf clothes produced by E. MeGrath of Dallas, but it is also the name for a tournament to be played at the Four Seasons in September, with threesomes invited from the courses Nelson played and won in 1945.

When Dallasites aren’t watching or playing golf at home, many travel to play golf in someone else’s backyard. With more than 730 championship courses statewide from the Hill Country to the pines of East Texas to the palms of the Rio Grande valley, the state of Texas ranks fifth nationally in total golf courses according to the Golf Association of Texas (GAT). A coalition of resorts and golf-related businesses throughout the state. GAT is committed to “make Texas one of the premier destinations for traveling golfers.

Angela Enrighl, director of public relations at the Four Seasons, which is a member of GAT. said, “Golf has now become a focus of tourism marketing. We know that a lot of people want golf getaway vacations. The days of 7 and 14 day vacations are rare. We see people who want a 3,4 or 5 day respite. That’s why we offer the packages we do. And we want golfers to know about golf throughout Texas and the Southwest. It stimulates business.” (For golf package information, see page 56.)

“It’s been wonderful to watch people from all over discover Texas golf,” said Jack Parker, owner of Tapatio Springs, a golf resort and conference center outside San Antonio. “’In the winter. 80% of our guests are from other states.” added Parker, who. with partner Jay Eddy, also owns the Quarry, a daily fee course in San Antonio . “Our guests are amazed by the different styles of golf in Texas.”

Not only is there an abundance of golf available in Texas and in Dallas, but golf is good for Dallas. Of the 75 companies that relocated to Dallas last year, 10,500 new jobs were created for Dallas area residents, according to Rick Douglas. And because we know that golf was a factor in the decision to come here, there are more golfers here. And Dallasites’ love of golf creates jolts – for pros, course designers. course developers, home builders, golf equipment and clothing retailers, and of course hotels and restaurants. Is there a downside to golf in the Metroplex? Hardly. The land that once was flat, often brown and treeless is landscaped in lush hills with trees, flower beds and plenty of watered grass. The game is quiet, clean and replete with courtesy.

Would H.L. Edwards have predicted this marriage of Dallas and golf would last this long and be this strong? In 1932, thirty six years after introducing the game of golf to his friends in a deserted lot. he wrote “Dallas Golfers Guide.” In it he said:

“In the past ten years golf has grown with such enthusiasm and progress that Dallas today with its thirteen courses is the golfing center of Texas and the Southwest Thousands of rounds of golf are now played every week by the Dallas business executives who enjoy the pastime as a brain stimulant and relaxation. Our clubs, courses, professionals and all golfing facilities are the equal to the best in any section of the county. Therefore, may golf continue to grow and the coming season of 1932 be the greatest in Dallas history.”

Only the dates and numbers have changed.

We think H. L. Edwards, the father of Dallas golf, would be proud.

“The developer’s challenge is to preserve and enhance the environment in the context of human needs for an improved quality of life. We enthusiastically dedicate ourselves to this mission. “

-Chuck Delsanter

Development Manager