With both professional and highly ranked amateur tours playing its greens, Sienna Plantation Golf Club is becoming one of Fort Bend’s most well respected golf clubs.
The Arthur Hills-designed course has been host to several top tournaments during the past 12 months, with more on the horizon. Most recently, Sienna Golf welcomed the NCAA Great West Championship. It also has hosted the Adams Tight Lies Tour, a professional tournament that has graduated a host of players to the PGA Tour.
“That was a really big one for us,” said Darren Busker, general manager for Sienna Golf Club. “It’s great to see professionals playing and enjoying the course. We’re excited about the tour’s return this winter.”
Sienna Golf Club also was home to the Texas Golf Association’s regional four-ball tournament this year and hopes to be named the site for the championship four-ball tournament next year. Plus, the club has hosted alumni events for the University of Houston and Rice University and is the home course for the Houston Baptist University’s golf team.
“We’re not only making a name for Sienna Plantation, but also for the Fort Bend area,” Busker said. “We are the only semi-private course in this area hosting these types of events and bringing in not only top amateur players from Texas and the southwest region of the United States, but also professional players. It’s good for the area’s golf industry because everybody wants to play where the professionals play.”
Busker said he hopes to bring a Southern Texas PGA event or a PGA Tour qualifying event to Sienna, as well.
Busker credits the design of the course, which is contoured to provide dramatic elevation changes and has a naturally wooded setting, as well as the course’s turf condition, for attracting such notable events. Sienna Golf Club has been on a three-year fertility program designed to provide healthy root systems and high-quality putting surfaces.
“It has gone phenomenally well,” he said. “October will be three years, so we’re already well ahead of schedule.”
Sienna Plantation Golf Club is located in the master-planned community of Sienna Plantation, named recently as one of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, according to RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm, landing eighth on the firm’s top 10 list for 2008 sales.
For more information on Sienna Plantation Golf Club, visit www.siennagolf.com.