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Opening page: spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort; Left: the Oak Room at Whiskey Ranch in Fort
Worth; Below (l-r): City of Georgetown; Panther Trail Golf Course at The Woodlands Resort
"We have more than 11 million sf of shopping, dining and entertainment
options, along with our 200+ miles of trails and 135 parks."
bourbon. For the ultimate experience, groups can golf on a course
played by such greats as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, and then
complete their visit with a whiskey tasting session in the club, which
overlooks the downtown area.
This year will see three new hotels open in Fort Worth: the
265-room Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, 120-room Fairfield
Inn & Suites Downtown and 121-room Courtyard by
Woodlands Resort can golf on its championship course, which
was home to the Shell Houston Open for 17 years. Set deep in
the woods, the Panther Trail course is known for its challenging
elevations and a unique island green.
Other Woodlands properties include the Hyatt Centric,
located on Market Street in the middle of the area's shopping
district, and the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, which is being
renovated this year.
Set in a lush forest setting where much of the original vegetation
has been preserved, The Woodlands is a tasteful balance of nature
and entertainment, says Bruce Rieser, chairman at Visit The
Woodlands. "We have more than 11 million sf of shopping, dining
and entertainment options, along with our 200+ miles of trails and
Attendees can stroll along the walkways to see the 14 oneof-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international
artists through a partnership between The Woodlands Arts Council
and The Woodlands Township. And groups at the 402-room
A trip to Georgetown is like stepping back in time and into what
many consider to be the most beautiful town square in Texas,
lined by the Williamson Courthouse, Williamson Museum and
Palace Theater-the town's three major historic attractions.
The area is dotted with golf club communities, the crown jewel
being the Berry Creek Country Club, an 18-hole championship
course located in the foothills of Hill Country.
This year will see the opening of Garey Park, a 525-acre park
west of Georgetown. "We're looking forward to its opening in mid2018," says Cari Miller, manager of the Georgetown Convention
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