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Cordillera Ranch hires Eldridge


July 16, 2018

Cordillera Ranch Names Jeff Eldridge Director of Agronomy
(BOERNE, Texas) –
Cordillera Ranch – the Hill Country’s premier luxury and golf community – welcomes Jeff Eldridge, CSGS, as its new director of agronomy.

Eldridge comes to Cordillera Ranch from Lake Quivira near Kansas City, where he was the superintendent and grounds manager. Previously, Eldridge was the superintendent at Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate which hosted multiple PGA Champions Tour and Tour events. The players ranked the greens at Nicklaus GC in the top 5 percent of all tour stops.

Boasting 25 years of experience as a golf course superintendent specializing in managing zoysia and bent grass, Eldridge served as regional superintendent for multiple clubs in Texas and Arkansas. Among his many accolades, Eldridge has received the Superintendent of the Year and the prestigious Chester Mendenhall Award from the Heart of America Golf Course Superintendents Association.

“We are honored to add Jeff to the Cordillera Ranch team,” says Charlie Hill, President and Chief Operating Officer for DH Investments, developer of Cordillera Ranch. “He has extensive knowledge managing the two main turfs on our award-winning golf course – zoysia and bent grass – and a keen understanding of the playability and conditioning requisites of a Jack Nicklaus-designed layout.”

Eldridge also worked with Nicklaus Design’s Senior Design Associate Chris Cochran during the construction and grow-in of Nicklaus Golf Club.

“For many reasons Jeff is a real pleasure to work with and is a leader in his field because not only is he a great grass grower but has a solid understanding of golf design, playability and sensitivity towards the golf architect’s intent,” Cochran says. “Cochran is an exceptional superintendent and one of my all-time favorites to work with.”

Set on pristine land in the Texas Hill Country, the Cordillera Ranch layout meanders through valleys and oak-covered terrain. Many holes offer views of the Guadalupe River Valley and feature strategic bunkering, craggy limestone canyons and thought-provoking risk-reward shots. The Dallas Morning News ranked the Cordillera Ranch golf course the fourth-best in its Texas Golf’s 2018 ranking of the state’s best layouts, and listed the par-3 16th hole among the state’s “Best” and “Most Beautiful” golf holes.

Situated 30 minutes northwest of San Antonio, Cordillera Ranch boasts 0.25-acre villas, one- to 10-plus acre estates, including valley-view, golf course and Guadalupe River frontage, as well as hilltop home sites. Cordillera Ranch’s seven on-site, resort-style amenity clubs – Golf, Tennis and Swim, Spa and Athletic, Social, Rod and Gun, Equestrian and River – are all available under one membership. This trailblazing model continues to attract a wide array of buyers from throughout Texas and the U.S.

The Cordillera Ranch clubhouse was recently named the Most Beautiful Clubhouse in Texas by Architectural Digest. Community honors continue to roll in as well, as Where to Retire Magazine named Cordillera Ranch one of the “50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.,” and San Antonio Magazine tabbed it one of the best neighborhoods in the area. 

Cordillera Ranch continues to grow at an impressive pace. Since Cordillera Ranch’s launch in 1997, nearly 800 homes have been completed (with more than 1,200 lot sales). At final build-out, Cordillera Ranch will total approximately 2,500 homes and preserve 80% of the land in its natural Hill Country state.

Amenities opening in 2018 include the new Vista Visitor’s Center, housing the offices of Cordillera Ranch Realty, DH Investment Company, Pasadera Builders and the Cordillera Ranch POA administration. Additionally, the community is in its first phase of construction of the Lodges at Cordillera Ranch, boutique accommodations for property owners and club members’ guests. The initial phase of Lodges will be comprised of two units with a total of 10 available rooms.

For more information:, 888.66.RANCH.

About Cordillera Ranch
Cordillera Ranch is an 8,700-acre master-planned residential community located north of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. It offers residents on-site recreational activities and boasts 0.25-acre villas, one- to 10-plus acre estates, including valley view, golf course, Guadalupe River frontage and hilltop home sites.

Residents of the gated community can join The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, featuring seven resort-style clubs in one location – The Golf Club, The Social Club, The Tennis and Swim Club, The Equestrian Club, The Rod and Gun Club, The Spa and Athletic Club and The River Club. Cordillera Ranch is undertaken by Cordillera Ranch Development Corp., a subsidiary of Texas-based DH Investment Company.

For families with school-aged kids, the community is situated in the prestigious Boerne Independent School District. Newsweek recently ranked both Boerne ISD high schools among the top 3 percent in the country. Also, an education analysis group listed five Boerne ISD elementary schools among the eight best in the San Antonio area, including the top four spots.

And then there’s San Antonio – recently ranked 10th in the Milken Institute’s “Best Performing Cities” list, which evaluates small and large cities by tracking job growth, wage and salary growth, and the size and concentration of high tech industry. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau recently tabbed Boerne as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and financial website LendEDU named Boerne the second-best town in Texas to start a small business.

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