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May 28, 2011

LAREDO, Texas--South Texas, with its mild temperatures in winter and the tropical heat of the summer, coupled with the lure of the outdoor activities found in the area, makes it a sports enthusiasts’ paradise.

Today, the City of Laredo broke ground on the Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course, a new Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course, so that paradise is going to start looking a lot like heaven to a lot of golfers in Laredo, throughout Texas, the United States and even, Mexico.

Robert Trent Jones, II, (RTJ II) one of the leading golf course design firms in the world, won the selection competition to design the new course for the City of Laredo finishing atop the list of 30 design/build teams that responded to the initial request for qualifications.

Based in Palo Alto, California, the firm has designed or remodeled more than 250 golf courses worldwide over the last four decades. RTJ II courses are routinely recognized for their imagination, strategic interest and site suitability.

Crafted on 270 acres of land perched above the Rio Grande, the core golf layout will celebrate the rugged beauty of the South Texas landscape, highlighting not only the tremendous views of the Rio Grande, but also, incorporating the two substantial arroyos that extend into the property.

The unique configuration of the Jones design will provide maximum flexibility in course utilization and set-up, presenting a course equal in challenge, enjoyment, beauty and just as importantly, affordability.


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