Spring golf came early this year

With unusual warm late winter and early spring weather, Robson Ranch golfers are swinging, pitching, and putting on all 18 holes on the Wildhorse Golf Course. Some of you are new residents, others new to playing golf here, or regular golfers who need an update. The following provides some informative tips that will help you enjoy your golf course.

Golfers can reserve a tee time using the Chelsea registration system or by calling the Pro Shop 940-246-1001. To use the Chelsea system, you need a resident number which you can get from the Pro Shop. Chelsea will also show you reserved and open tee times. Staff in the Pro Shop can show you how to use the system.

If you do not have a golf cart, you may reserve one at the Pro Shop.

You can maintain or start a handicap by joining one of the Ranch’s golf associations: Men’s Golf Association (MGA); Men’s Golf Association Play 9 Holes (MGA9); Women’s Golf Association (WGA); and the Wildhorse Lady Niners (WLN) or by paying a fee for the Pro Shop to maintain it for you.

The golf associations offer many opportunities to meet other golfers, golf weekly with the group, learn more about golf from others, and share in many types of social activities. You can find information about the associations on the Robson Ranch webpage under Activities/Announcements and Clubs.

The Wildhorse Golf Club follows USGA Rules and procedures unique to this course can be found in the Golfer’s Handbook. You can review a copy online at the HOA home page under Activities/Announcements and then click on Wildhorse Golf Course. This location will also tell you about the cost of golfing here, including annual passes and other player cards. You purchase these at the Pro Shop. There is a website for the course at www.robsonranchgolfclub.com.

Out of bounds are defined by white stakes, boundary fences, or walls. You should not retrieve balls from private property or environmentally sensitive areas which are identified by red stakes with green tops. Please do not enter these areas to retrieve balls.

Rakes should be placed inside sand bunkers along the side lying flat with the handle pointed toward the green. They should not be left on the ground around the bunker and handles should be inside the bunker. Please rake any marks and footprints you make in the sand. And don’t forget to fill-in divots and fix ball marks on the green. You can fill your personal sand container at Wildhorse #1 and Mustang #1 as well as along the course.

Golfers are required to double-up in carts on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

Watch the HOA Bulletin or emails from the Golf Staff for up-to-date information that you need to know about golf at Robson Ranch.

The HOA Golf and Greens Committee makes recommendations to the HOA Board about many aspects of golf. All golf associations have representatives on the committee. If you have questions or suggestions about golf at Robson Ranch contact association members or other members of the committee. A list of members on all HOA committees is located in the Pioneer Press and on the Robson Ranch webpage under HOA and committees.