How will $100 million be used to build the Kelly Ranch Golf Club?

By: December 6, 2023

The Kelly Ranch Golf Club is all set to become Texas’ 908th golf course, opening its doors in 2025.

The $100 million Kelly Ranch Golf Club – by Escalante Golf – is located on 240 acres of rugged rolling hills just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Fort Worth at US Highway 377 and Kelly Road.

The new golf course is designed by Tripp Davis. Kelly Ranch Golf Club is promised to become one of the finest private golf clubs in North Texas upon its completion in the spring of 2025.

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Kelly Ranch Golf Club will feature a playable 18-hole championship course staggered throughout rugged rolling hills with 200-foot elevation changes.

Framed by unique stands of Live Oaks and indigenous Cedar Elm trees and playing over and around creeks running through the naturalized terrain, the course will preserve the land’s existing wildlife, water, and environment.

Davis’ design will employ his signature scalloped-edge bunker design, seamlessly integrating with the existing undulating topography and leveraging varying wind conditions.

It will require precision and power from low-handicap players while remaining fun and approachable for mid-to-high-handicap players.

On the 7,600-yard course, greens will average 6,000 square feet, and golfers can play from five sets of tees and combo tees.

TifEagle Bermuda grass has been selected for the greens’ surfaces, while the balance of the course will be sand-capped and grassed wall-to-wall with Stadium Zoysia.

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Also included in the project scope is a 26-acre state-of-the-art golf practice facility featuring best-in-class technology, a spacious 400-yard driving range, a short game area with practice bunkers and chipping and putting greens, and a short course.

Adding to Kelly Ranch Golf Club’s pure golf pedigree will be a golf clubhouse, complete with a golf shop, restaurant, bar, and outdoor terrace with elevated views of the course and surrounding rolling terrain.

The clubhouse’s design will be influenced by the land’s flow and views – a blend of modern aesthetics with refined elegance that engages both the golf course and the context of this unique Texas landscape.

Jeff Kindred, EVP of Clubs & Resorts at Escalante Golf, says

“Kelly Ranch Golf Club’s key differentiator is that it is being designed for the golf purist; it will be a golf-only environment free of distractions often found at traditional country clubs.”

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A limited number of Founder Memberships for Kelly Ranch Golf Club have been released, and two other membership types will soon be available, including

  • Resident Golf Memberships and
  • Invitational Golf Memberships.

Kelly Ranch Golf Club will be located in the heart of the 2,400-acre master-planned community known as Kelly Ranch, which Ryan Voorhees of Kelly Ranch Estates LLC is currently developing.

With 1.5 miles of frontage along U.S. Highway 377, the development plan includes:

  • A new elementary school, zoned within the acclaimed Aledo Independent School District.
  • 2,500 new custom homes priced from the mid $700,000s to $10 million+ which will be built across three distinctive luxury gated residential communities – Rio Vista, La Dorada, and Kelly Ranch.
  • The Shops at Kelly Ranch: a planned 65-acre high-end shopping and dining destination.
  • A 50-acre commercial development housing class-A office space and first-class medical and healthcare facilities.
  • An athletics & wellness club developed by Escalante Golf will feature high-performance fitness, aquatics, and court sports offerings.

David McDonald, partner and president of Escalante Golf, says

“There will be no other private golf club in the DFW region that can match the challenge and natural beauty of Kelly Ranch.

It is truly in a league of its own, and will not only be the crown jewel in our property portfolio, but the crown jewel of Texas golf.”