There's a lot to like about the new Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course. Thanks to nearly $2 million in renovations, it's been transformed into one of the finest municipal courses in Texas. The course has been lengthened to a 6,686 yards, Par 71 design. Fairways have been carefully sculpted to reward good shot placement. Greens are firm and fast. The course now has 46 bunkers and water on 10 of the 18 holes. Add it all up and you have an exceptional, resort-like golf experience without those resort prices.
Golfers of all skill levels will love the new look of Lady Bird. We've even added a set of tees for a greater variety of play. But don't let its good looks fool you—challenges and surprises await around every dog leg.
The front nine features rolling terrain, with plenty of up-and-down play. #4 is a masterful recreation of the famous Redan hole in Scotland. Golfers will need to carry bunkers guarding the green. #6 is a signature Par 3 that stretches 194 yards, part of it over Live Oak Creek.
The back nine, while flatter, offers challenges of a different kind, including a wide array of bunkers. #14 is the last Par 5 on the course, stretching 616 yards from the back tees. Its double dogleg requires precise shot placement. #16 is considered our signature hole by many. Water will grab anything that comes up short, but you can bail out to the left. In short, you'll find plenty to test your shot-making skills while enjoying the gorgeous Hill Country landscape.
Chris Meade began his career in golf in 1994. A PGA Member since 1999, he has over 25 years of experience in all phases of golf operations. Throughout his career, he has been a general manager of Private, Semi-private and Municipal properties, which allowed him to develop the ability to connect to golfers of all types and skill levels. Mr. Meade, a six-year veteran of Touchstone Golf, was a prior recipient of the General Manager of the Year award. Current responsibilities include the role of General Manager at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas, as well as Central Texas Regional Manager. Working closely with private owners and city governments alike, has allowed him the opportunity to develop and execute budgets for properties of various size and structure. Chris is an avid supporter of junior golf and growth of the game initiatives, and, as a result, was named Top 50 Kids Coach, Class of 2019, by US Kids Golf. Staff development and placement are core strengths, as displayed by the numerous PGA Members and current General Managers who began as assistants in his various golf operations throughout the country.
My Favorite Quote:
• "A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave" – Jack Nicklaus
My Favorite City in the World:
• Pawley's Island, South Carolina
Number of Years in the Golf Industry:
I am originally from:
• Bluefield, West Virginia
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time:
• Remember the Titans
My Favorite Hobby:
• Bay fishing for Snook
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be:
• Jimmy Buffett
#1 Thing on my Bucket List:
• Play St. Andrews with my son (Nicklaus)
The best thing about working at a golf course:
• Being able to witness the sunrise on so many occasions from so many different locations – Breathtaking!
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process:
• Tee Off! When the players pull out of staging and head out for their day on the course. Everyone gets a deep breath before starting work on the after golf function.
Best Advice I can give a tournament host:
• Put your work in up front, be prepared and then ENJOY the event the day it arrives!
The golf experience at Lady Bird begins with a 30 stall, all-natural grass driving range. In addition to well-marked target greens and alignment poles, the practice facility has two separate putting greens and a short game area complete with practice bunker.
Our spacious Cardinal Room is conveniently located inside the Clubhouse and can accommodate 100+ people. It is ideal for your awards ceremony and banquet and provides players a relaxing space after their tournament. Audio/Video equipment and boards for posting tournament results are included. F&B is handled by our staff with your choice of menu selection. This is perfect place to end your day on the course.
Tournament Carts are perfectly lined up and staged outside the Clubhouse Pro Shop for easy access and equipped with player names and custom scorecards. Additional carts are provided for players to access driving range for pre-tournament practice. Your golfers will feel like a VIP as they start their round.
Our Clubhouse, designed in the Hill Country style, includes a fully stocked Proshop, the Red Bird Grill - featuring the best burger in town and space to catch the game on a big screen, share your stories, and just kick back for awhile, and the Cardinal Room with high-beamed ceilings and wall of windows for plenty of natural light for your post-tournament Awards Ceremony and Banquet.
A wonderful course that captures the beauty of the surrounding landscape. It's truly a hidden gem that more golfers need to experience. The entire staff went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our outing. The course was in excellent shape and the added bunkers were well placed. Most approach shots rewarded accurate placement without making it unreasonable for average golfers. The green were deceptively quick and true. I try to play a new course once or twice a month but I will return to play this one again and probably again after that.
My family and I had a great time today playing golf today. The best thing was that all staff welcomed my two young girls 5 and 9 playing a round of golf. They had a great time seeing all the great wildlife on the course. We had a delious lunch at the turn. The chef even made my daughter a special pizza that was not on the menu. Course was in great condition. Price is very reasonable. Will come back again. Thanks Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course for a great experience.
My grandson and I played 9 holes this afternoon. Beautiful course. Really enjoyed playing. We will be back.