Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Re-Opens Fazio Canyons After $5M Renovation
Golf renovations also include Toptracer Range technology at Canyons Course Driving Range
AUSTIN, TX (October 18, 2022) – Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, the picturesque Texas Hill Country resort sprawling across more than 4,000 acres, has re-opened Fazio Canyons golf course after a seven-month, $5 million renovation project to modernize the Tom Fazio-designed favorite.
The extensive renovation of the entire 18-hole course includes new tee boxes for additional length and versatility, new bunkers, and greens that enhance playability, all while elevating the course to today’s design trends and standards. Irrigation was also modified throughout the course to ensure optimal playing conditions.
Originally built by Tom Fazio in 1999, Fazio and his team played a significant role in ensuring the integrity of the course was forefront in the restoration. Fazio Canyons is largely regarded among the best courses in the state of Texas with its picturesque views of the surrounding native landscape with stately Red Oaks, Sycamore trees and limestone cliff sides where the course meanders along the Short Spring Branch - a creek that traverses the course.
"The Fazio Canyons renovation is the most recent work completed to ensure Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa remains one of the top golf destinations in the country," said Spencer Cody, Corporate Director - Club and Golf Operations. "The modernization and reimagination of the Tom Fazio gem will allow for the same stellar playing conditions members and resort guests have come to expect across the Omni golf portfolio, and will position the facility to host any caliber of event.”
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa boasts a lineup of four, top-ranked golf courses - making it the premier golf destination in the state. The robust roster of golf offerings includes Fazio Foothills, Coore Crenshaw Cliffside and the Palmer Lakeside course. Most recently, Fazio Canyons was ranked by Golfweek Magazine as the 2nd best course you can play in the state (Fazio Foothills ranked #7, Coore Crenshaw Cliffside ranked #11). The course also consistently ranks among Golf Digest’s Best Golf Courses in Texas.
"The renovation at Fazio Canyons will allow for additional flexibility of the golf course to stand up to today's best players," said Scott Abernathy, Omni Corporate Director of Agronomy. "The new state-of-the-art irrigation system gives us more control and the ability to ensure optimal course conditions throughout the year."
The Canyons course renovation is the latest installment of a full-resort renovation project including new hotel rooms, renovated convention and meeting space, re-designed spa and eight casual and upscale dining options throughout the world-class resort.
"We are very excited about the work completed at Fazio Canyons," said golf course architect Tom Fazio. "The evolution of the golf course will maximize playability and playing conditions while the additional length will allow for golf at all levels of play."
In addition to the Fazio Canyons course renovation, the Canyons driving range introduces the latest Toptracer Range technology to Barton Creek Country Club members and resort guests for the optimal learning experience. The Toptracer Range technology gives golfers invaluable data on ball flight, swing speed and launch angles to elevate their game through state-of-the-art technology. The driving range is also home to the award-winning Barton Creek Golf Academy and Barton Creek Fitting Studio - making it one of the country’s top destinations for game improvement capabilities.
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About Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa invites discerning travelers to savor the best of Austin’s Hill Country at one of the top golf resort destinations in North America. Experience premium amenities including four award-winning golf courses, an all-new Mokara Spa, seven dining options, ten tennis courts, a spacious fitness center and over 76,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space. For more information on Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, call 1-800-336-6158 or visit omnihotels.com/bartoncreek.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, memorable guest experiences at over 50 distinct hotels and resorts in the country’s most popular leisure and business destinations across the United States, as well as key destinations in Canada, and Mexico. With more than 25 iconic golf courses, and multiple short courses, 24 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors in communities in which it operates. Through its partnership with Shared Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOURChampions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
About Barton Creek Country Club
Barton Creek Country Club is known for its legendary tennis, golf and wellness amenities. Members have access to a private clubhouse, tennis courts, four award-winning golf courses, an outstanding fitness center and a robust social calendar. For more information, visit www.bartoncreekmembers.com or call 512-329-7999