Today we are going to a big event in Lakeway. The Hills County Club golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1981. The course has undergone a major renovation led by the Jack Nicklaus team and is now ready for play. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and the official opening are what we are going to visit. Our brunch is being catered by Le Politique of Austin. Our entertainment is Linda Ronstadt.
CROQUE MONSIEUR Griddled ham & comté cheese sandwich, sauce mornay, dijon+ add a fried egg
STEAK FRITES 10oz grilled Texas ribeye, red wine herb butter, fries, sauce béarnaise (
SEARED SNAPPER PROVENÇAL Seared tomatoes, niçoise olives, and onions, parsley lemon foam
CHICKEN PAILLARD Breaded chicken, capers, brown butter, lemon, farm lettuce
TROUT ALMONDINE Seared trout, rice pilaf, lemon brown butter, toasted almonds
ROYALE WITH CHEESE Grass-fed beef, caramelized onions, swiss & gruyère cheese, Russian dressing, pickles, fries
OMELETTE Free-range local eggs, Boursin pepper cheese, butter lettuce
PARISIAN GNOCCHI Seared mushrooms, brandy-infused cream sauce
MOULES FRITES Bouchot mussels, white wine broth, crème fraîche, thyme, sourdough
Hop on the bus, and let’s go.
The sky is threatening rain.
The registration desk.
Play Yellow is a children’s charity established by Jack Nicklaus to benefit Dell’s Children’s Medical Center in Austin and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Florida. The Hills Country Club has taken on Play Yellow as its charity.
The ribbon-cutting scissors.
Speeches by the Club President and a video featuring Jack Nicklaus.
Tom Kite, (left) a former US Open winner, will hit the ceremonial first ball off the first tee.
Cutting the ribbon on the first tee. A group of the club officer and Tom Kite.
Tom’s shot. You can see the ball just off the clubhead beginning its rise to the fairway.
Also on the agenda was a putting contest that offered a $25,000 first prize to the winner and $25,000 to Play Yellow for sinking a 150-yard putt. Unfortunately, none of the four finalists made it. The second prize was for closest to the pin.
A photo was taken with a waterfall backdrop back when the course was new. All Masters Tournament winners – Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Charles Cootie, and Ben Crenshaw.
The waterfall today.
I hope you enjoyed our outing now. Sit back and enjoy the brunch and music. I hope you have a wonderful week.