Golf brings neighbors together

Virginia Wheeless

As more new residents come to Robson Ranch, golfers are creating opportunities to welcome them and introduce them to the Wildhorse Golf Club. Using a model from the past, residents on Crestview Drive have formed a group of six couples who will play on Sundays and meet for a social following the game. This gives people new to the Robson Ranch course, or new to golf, a chance to learn about our course and golf in a comfortable environment. During the summer months they could take advantage of the “After 5” rate of $19 for 18 holes. Other golfers might form groups of individuals who have retired and want to improve their game before joining one of our men or women associations, or people who are new to golf who want a supportive group to help them improve their skills, or neighbors who don’t see each often will find that playing golf offers time to renew friendships. Golfers who are interested in forming new groups can contact the Pro Shop for assistance.

A 2015 article in the Wall Street Journal addressed reasons why new golfers do not stay with the game: comfort, competence, time and cost. We are fortunate to live in a community with a golf club that addresses these issues. Robson Ranch offers women’s and men’s associations where new golfers are welcome, where golfers can learn to improve their game at the Lone Star Academy, where golfers can play nine holes when time is an issue and where golfers can purchase a variety of annual passes that help reduce the cost and where green fees are moderately priced compared to other North Texas courses.