Golf renovations also include Toptracer Range technology at Canyons Course Driving Range

AUSTIN, Texas – 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, allwhile elevatingthe 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 andlimestone 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 conditionsmembers 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. 

For more information about Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa or to book, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-barton-creek

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