Austin Country Club closed the course to members today (Monday 3-13) in order to make the final preparations for the 2018 Dell Match Play Tournament.
My usual foursome played this past Saturday morning and I snapped a few photos of the proceedings taking place on the front nine holes of Austin Country Club. They reverse the nines for the tournament.
One member of the group, Bob Whitlock, snapped this photo of a Great Blue Herron taking flight over the water hazard on number two. Not bad for an amateur photographer. The cameras in smart phones are great these days.
Click here to see images of the construction and a few shots of the group playing a few holes. It will give you a sense of what is happening at the venue.
The course is in good condition for the tournament and if we get a few days of sunshine and warmer temperatures it appears it will be in top condition for the tournament. It will play firm and fast during the so it should be entertaining.