George Strait buys a golf resort? Do they make cowboy boots with golf spikes?

by Derek on April 13, 2011

in Golf Courses

Last week, George Strait bought the Tapatio Springs Golf Resort just outside of San Antonio, TX.  Tapatio Springs was built in the early 80′s and has changed hands several times over the past few years as golf resorts around the country have struggled to stay afloat.

The financial details of the purchase haven’t been disclosed, but the resort was purchased last summer out of foreclosure for $4.5 million by the Textron corporation.  It sits on 250 acres and includes 27 holes of golf and over 100 hotel rooms.

This story is particularly interesting to me because my Father grew up just south of San Antonio in Pearsall, TX with George Strait (he had 30-something people in his graduating class).  Given that I’m going to be at the Valero Texas Open this week, I may be making a side trip with my Father up to tour the resort and possibly play a little golf.

tapatio springs

The resort itself is just outside of Boerne (“Bernie”) and is really a beautiful example of the Texas hill country.  It sits on a great piece of land and has tremendous potential from everything I’ve heard.   That opinion is apparently shared by Strait:

I have lived near Boerne and over the years Tom [business partner] and I watched what was happening at Tapatio Springs and we always believed it could be a real jewel. When the opportunity came up, we decided to go for it and make this dream come true.

I’m told there’s a lot of excitement around the purchase locally.  It’s believed that Strait will bring in the financial resources required to bring out the full potential of Tapatio Springs.  Hopefully Strait will be able to do something similar to what Justin Timberlake did with Miramichi (not that Tapatio Springs is in need of that kind of overhaul – it was at one time ranked as a top 10 course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News).

And to answer the original question.  Yes, they do indeed make cowboy boots with golf spikes.

cowboy boot golf spikes

[Image Flickr/Whittlz]

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