ConCan in full swing

By Sean Dudley

The ConCan Country Club course in southwest Texas was designed by the Austin-based duo of Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell. The 7,333-yard, par 72 course is situated in a valley formed by the Frio River and, surrounded by hills and featuring elevations of up to 1,500 feet.

"The views are spectacular, and the new golf facility is amazing," said John Junker, ConCan's director of golf operations.

"The course bestows that traditional feel and experience. Roy and Randy really did a great job instilling this in their design.

With this course, they created a track that blends traditional and historical style design." ConCan includes a 356-yard par four fifteenth hole, a short 519-yard par five sixteenth and a picturesque par five eighteenth that plays uphill at 553 yards to a green that runs downhill left to right.

"The natural environment was just crying out to be turned into a top-notch golf course," Bechtol said. "Once you get down there, you are transported to a place where you can golf in virtual solitude on a track that demands your attention and concentration.

"When we first walked the site, we found a valley with a gently rolling appearance in an all-world, Hill Country setting," Bechtol added. "As the routing evolved, we were able to find subtle natural features that we could expand on and enhance."

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