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Discover Dormie at Briggs Ranch

Discover Dormie at Briggs Ranch

Don't pack your clubs away this winter-Texas golf season is in full swing

By Brian Weis

Feeling a bit stir-crazy heading into winter? Dormie Network, a nationwide collection of private pure golf destinations, offers the perfect remedy: a discovery visit to Briggs Ranch Golf Club, a Tom Fazio design just outside San Antonio.

As the network's southern-most destination, Briggs Ranch boasts average high temperatures in the mid-60s through February. With the milder temperatures come lush turf - Briggs Ranch is the only American course at that latitude with bentgrass greens. The Fazio design makes the most of the rolling land and is truly a course interesting yet friendly enough to play every day, with a laidback yet exclusive environment perfect for buddy trips, business retreats, or a family getaway.

The facilities are top notch, with ongoing improvements. Last fall, Dormie Network completed construction of six onsite casitas at Briggs Ranch for a true stay-and-play experience. Currently, there are nine more casitas under construction - slated to be complete by spring 2022 - which will give Briggs Ranch 15 total casitas. Even better, no assessments are passed on to members.

Guests will enjoy top-ranked golf - Briggs was listed as Golfweek's No. 182 Modern Course in 2020 - along with executive chef-prepared cuisine, handcrafted specialty cocktails and luxury onsite lodging.

Following a round or two, guests will have dinner or drinks waiting at the clubhouse, and they can just roll down the path to their home away from home. Each casita features four master suites, fireplace and lounge in the common area, and a walkout patio with firepit. Guests can also enjoy private dining in the casitas, featuring network specialties or unique dishes created to their own particular liking.

Awaiting are farm-to-table menus with a Texas flair, such as refreshing blackened scallop red corn tacos or member-favorite pork barbacoa enchiladas. Briggs Ranch is also home to Chef's Table, a private interactive dining experience perfect for private business meetings, date nights, and groups celebrating special occasions. Chef Josh Reeves and his culinary team walk guests through this eight-course culinary journey, describing the inspiration and ingredients used behind each dish.

Members and prospects alike have access to Dormie Network's private travel partners, so there's no need to fly commercial. Whether it's business or pleasure, an onsite concierge will book the entire trip for you from start to finish, helping plan the next unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Briggs Ranch members enjoy home club access to all Dormie Network clubs:

>> ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Nebraska - about 40 miles south of Omaha
>> Ballyhack in Roanoke, Virginia
>> Briggs Ranch in San Antonio, Texas
>> Dormie Club just outside of Pinehurst, North Carolina
>> Hidden Creek in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey - 20 miles west of Atlantic City
Victoria National in Newburgh, Indiana - 15 miles east of Evansville

Those interested in booking a discovery visit to see the Dormie Network experience up close, inquire about membership. Prospects who decide to join the network following their stay, all fees will be applied to the membership initiation deposit.

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Revised: 01/05/2022 - Article Viewed 2,902 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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