The “Lone Star” of Texas developed out of a struggle for independence. Texans became restless under the bitter Mexican rule. They yearned for the independence and opportunities of the young United States of America. A rebellion ensued.
In 1836, Texans won their freedom and declared themselves an independent nation called the Lone Star Republic. Soon after declaring its independence, Texas adopted the five-pointed star as its national emblem. The star is symbolic of a supreme independent authority.
During the state’s creation, the star meant sovereignty, but it also came to symbolize fellowship. The star is an appropriate symbol for a state whose name and motto are rooted in the meaning of friendship.
Present-day Texas is an extension of its past, characterized by strength, tradition and genuine hospitality. This golf course captures all these Texan qualities and more in a creative, strategic layout. Texas Star is a fitting name for this golf course as it ascends to its rightful position as one of the best golf courses in the State of Texas, welcoming all to enjoy its challenges and beauty.
Texas Star – History, Legends and Legacy
On May 22, 1997, the Golf Course at Texas Star opened to the public. The 275-acre gem, designed by Keith Foster, contains the elements and the intangibles to become a great golf course. It’s big, bold, and unpredictable. It features holes where once can make a charge, while others demand strategy and unique maneuvering.
Foster’s design untilizes the land effectively. Bluffs and valleys serve as nature’s landmarks, native grasses tantalize the senses and cascading waterfalls add to the drama. A unique landscape for a very unique golf course.
The golf course land is laden with Texas history. Historic Bird’s Fort, the namesake of the 4,000 square foot outdoor pavilion, stood just outside the golf course property and was the location of an important treaty in Texas history. The land itself adjoins Mosier Valley, which has the distinction of being the first Black Settlement in the Lone Star State.
Euless officials have integrated this storied history into the golf project. Names of the golf holes combine local history with golf, and the Conference Centre, which houses the pro shop, grill and meeting areas, also effectively merge the important history of the area with the great game of golf.
As Reveille started the day at Bird’s Fort, golfers will start their golf journey on the first hole named Reveille. Johnson Crossing, the name of the beautiful par 5, tenth hole, signifies one of the founding families of Mosier Valley. As one plays up through the valley, it is easy to imagine the Johnson family crossing through the native landscape as they return to their farms.
Bugle Ridge, Battle Cry, Lock and Load, and the Presidio all take their place in the history of Bird’s Fort, but golfing enthusiasts will also find why the holes carry these symbolic names. Deguello, Santa Anna’s cry at the Alamo, is the name of the closing hole at Texas Star. Deguello or No Mercy is the final climax of the riveting back nine which challenges the golfer to utilize every club in his bag along with all of his golf smarts.
As one finishes, the lore of Texas legend continues in the 12,500 square foot Conference Centre in Raven’s Grill, named after Texas hero Sam Houston. The private dining room takes the name Treaty Room reflecting the important treaty signing of nine Indian Tribes, which led to the opening of much of North Texas to white settlement.
Texas history is bold and bright. Texas Star will reflect its quality. It is our commitment.