World-Renowned Golf Course Architect Hired to Upgrade SA Country Club


SAN ANGELO, TX — San Angelo Country Club has announced in an email that they have retained golf course architects Tripp Davis and Associates to prepare a master plan for upgrading the golf course and practice areas to improve overall playability for members. 

Davis is an Oklahoma University graduate who has been renovating, restoring, and redesigning golf courses over the past thirty years. Examples of Texas golf courses improved by Davis include Preston Trail Golf Club, Northwood Country Club in Dallas, Braeburn Country Club in Houston, and Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. He also recently completed work on the Atlanta Athletic Club which was recently recognized as runner-up in Golf Digest's Best Transformation of the Year in the U.S. In total, Davis has completed projects on over fifty courses in the U.S. Mexico, and China.


The first phase of this process is underway currently which is the preliminary master plan evaluation of the course consisting of town hall meetings and focus group discussions planned to take place in March. The purpose of these meetings is to gain crucial feedback for Davis to finalize Master Plan details. 

Throughout this first phase at San Angelo Country Club, Davis will focus on evaluating what currently;ly exists, and work with the club to develop options to renew older infrastructure including greens, tee-boxes, bunkers, and turf grasses.

Bent Grass Green at SACC

Bent Grass Green at SACC

(Credit: SACC FB Page)

SACC Golf Course

SACC Golf Course

(Credit: SACC FB Page)

The proposed upgrades on infrastructure and subsurface by Davis will enhance playability for every level of player. SACC will also end up with higher-quality playing surfaces from cutting-edge turf quality that didn't exist originally. This will enhance play for everyone. 

Originally designed by one of the all-time great golf course architects John Bredemus San Angelo Country Club GC offers majestic scenery throughout its gently rolling hills with award-winning greens, similar to those found at Augusta National during The Master's Tournament, and perfectly manicured tee boxes which all contribute to its appeal. SACC has sometimes been called a "hidden gem," and occasionally referred to as “One of Texas’ best-kept secrets.” 

The improvements to come on the historical course by world-renowned architect Tripp Davis will enhance the golfing experience for everyone. This is an ongoing story we and bringing you updates as they are received. 

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