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Traditions Club moves up in rankings


(BRYAN, Texas) – Traditions Club and Community – the home of the Texas A&M University golf teams – announces its Jack Nicklaus / Jack Nicklaus II championship golf course soared to No. 28 in the Dallas Morning News Texas Golf’s 2018 ranking of the state’s best layouts.

The 17-spot ascent in the annual rankings once again made Traditions Club the top university-affiliated layout in the state. The top-30 ranking also is the highest-ever finish for Traditions Club since it debuted in the 2006 rankings. 

Nearly 100 panelists from across Texas – PGA professionals, high-ranking amateurs, golf-design experts, golf journalists and other industry luminaries – evaluated 800-plus courses using criteria such as shotmaking, versatility, design, memorability, beauty, maintenance and enjoyment. 

“The Dallas Morning News rankings have been long considered the most comprehensive on the Texas golf scene and are held in high regard,” says Bill Slade, Director of Golf at Traditions Club. “Our continued rise in these rankings reflects our unwavering dedication to provide a great golf experience to our members and guests.”

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, the 7,146-yard Traditions Course navigates thick stands of hardwoods while traversing rolling terrain unique to the Brazos Valley. The club has been the site of numerous marquee tournaments for the Texas Golf Association, and played host to the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional and the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional.

Besides the golf course, Traditions Club and Community features a 25,000-sq. foot Clubhouse featuring the Century Room, Sul Ross Dining Room, 12th Man Bar & Grille, 1876 Wine Cellar and Event Lawn. Amenities also include a 25-meter junior Olympic lap and sport-leisure pools; family swim center with beach-like wading pool; a fully-equipped fitness center; men’s and women’s locker rooms; and tennis courts currently under construction. 

A wide variety of high-end residential products sit within Traditions, including estates, Game Day Cottages, single family homes, condominiums, villas and casitas. The pocket neighborhood is situated near the 21,000-square-foot Traditions clubhouse featuring men’s and women’s locker rooms, a fully equipped fitness center, the Family Swim Center and Pool Grille. Numerous dining options inside the clubhouse include the 1876 Wine Cellar and Sully Dining Room.

The Traditions lifestyle allows residents to enjoy the burgeoning Lake Walk Town Center. Ongoing are Lake Walk Town Center’s signature events including The Local, a neighborhood artisan market, Eats and Beats Concert Series and numerous health and wellness activities for the entire family. The town center also features a pavilion and plaza, a waterfront park on Lake ATLAS and The Lookout observation deck.

Also adjacent to the acclaimed Traditions Club and Community and Lake Walk, ATLAS is best in class for manufacturing and technological companies desiring a wellness environment. Viasat, a global broadband services and technology company, recently opened its Texas headquarters in ATLAS. Other companies located within ATLAS include Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, iBio and Nutrabolt. 

About Traditions Club and Community 

Traditions Club and Community is the private golf and residential development in “Aggieland” and home to the Texas A&M men’s and women’s golf teams. Located in Bryan-College Station, the club rests in the shadow of the university and in the heart of The Research Valley’s “One Health Plus Biocorridor.”

Its tournament-caliber, Jack Nicklaus / Jack Nicklaus II-designed golf course hosts many high-profile junior, collegiate and amateur events. Amenities include a 25,000-square foot, four-building clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker rooms; 25-meter junior Olympic lap and sport-leisure pools; family swim center with beach-like wading pool; and fully-equipped fitness center. Casual fare is offered at the Grille and Pool Complex and fine dining at the clubhouse, home to an impressive wine cellar. Overnight accommodations are available in two-, three- and four-bedroom cottages and casitas located just walking distance from all the club’s amenities.

A Texas A&M diploma or Aggie allegiance is not required to join Traditions Club. Walking in the clubhouse door, however, provides a fascinating glimpse into the proud traditions of Aggieland. Honorary founding members include President George H.W. Bush and Jack Nicklaus. Other prominent members are former football coach R.C. Slocum, women’s basketball coach Gary Blair and retired NFL referee “Red” Cashion. 

More information:, 979.779.1007.


Robert Rodriguez