310 homes, 18-hole golf course planned for new Driftwood development

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Discovery Land Company, a California-based developer, announced plans for an 800-acre development southwest of Austin. Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club will include 310 homes—170 custom home sites and 140 single homes designed by the developers—an 18-hole golf course and a club with amenities.

The development will be located at 582 Thurman Roberts Way, Driftwood, Carol Taylor, a spokesperson for the developers told Community Impact Newspaper. Construction on the golf course will begin in January, she said. According to Dripping Springs City Council documents, that is southeast of the intersection of FM 1826 and FM 967, and west of Brangus Road.

“We are very excited about the project, and our goal is to make Driftwood the top golf experience in Texas,” said Tom Fazio, the designer behind the golf course, in a Dec. 7 news release. “The land is rich in character, studded with lots of live oaks and provides long-distance Hill Country views […] Driftwood will be unlike any course in Texas.”

Reused, treated water will irrigate the golf course, reducing discharge into nearby streams and creeks, the developers said.

Plans for the club include sports facilities, with courts for tennis and pickleball and multi-purpose sports fields for baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse.

A community garden, recording studio and amphitheater for outdoor performances are also in the works, according to the release. The development will provide access to outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking and biking.

“We will offer wonderful activities for members and the entire family based on all the great options in Austin,” said Mike Meldman, chairman and CEO of Discovery Land Company, in the news release. “We also have the opportunity to embrace the area’s rich musical culture, and I am very excited about the interaction between members, their families and the vibrant music scene.”

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the Senior Reporter for Southwest Austin. She covers local transportation, development, education, healthcare and Travis County Commissioners Court. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since May 2018.
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