High Meadow Ranch Reopens after Surviving Hurricane Ike

High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas, reopened for play September 24th, 13 days after closing due to damages and the effects of Hurricane Ike. High winds and heavy rains from the storm uprooted and toppled several hundred trees on the property and power and utilities were knocked out for the past 12 days. Power was restored the day before the course reopened, and the staff worked feverishly to get the property cleaned up.

"The past couple weeks have been quite stressful for our staff as many employees have also been without power to their homes, as well," said Cody Spivey, general manager of High Meadow Ranch. "Our team worked dawn to dusk to help clean up the timber and debris on the golf course and surrounding roadways.

"The loss of power prevented us from irrigating the golf course and we were really starting to get concerned about possible turf damage, but the course looks like it weathered the storm as good as can be expected. We are excited to open the course and provide area residents with an opportunity to take a break from their clean-up efforts and tee it up."

Located 30 minutes northwest of downtown Houston, High Meadow Ranch was designed by golf architect Tim Nugent and PGA Tour veteran David Ogrin. The layout features three six-hole "loops," named the 'Forest Loop', 'Pine Barrens Loop' and 'Signature Loop.'

For additional information or a tee time, call 281/356-7700 or visit www.highmeadowranchgolf.com.