Hill Country Golf & Guitar and Six String Grill owner and developer Rich Phillips hosted a groundbreaking celebration this week - overlooking the Hill Country terrain that will soon be home to a new 36-hole mini-golf course, restaurant and outdoor music venue on Highway 71 just west of Nitro
Phillips ceremoniously made the “first putt” and announced that construction will begin this fall and plans to complete the project by next summer, just in time for students, families, vacationers and other fun-seekers to enjoy the new 4-acre hotspot. Members of the design and development team from Balfour Beatty, Bury + Partners, Potter & Company and Overland Partners joined Phillips as they drove shovels into the ground to symbolize the start of new construction.
“I want to thank the City of Bee Cave and the community for supporting this project. If we do this right, Hill Country Golf & Guitar won’t just be another restaurant, but a special place for families and friends to come together and celebrate after the game, create family memories, escape from the pressures of life and share great food and live music with friends,” Phillips said.
The core entertainment offering will be an 18-hole miniature golf course designed by Harris Mini-Golf (www.harrisminigolf.com). The course is designed to support a higher level of aesthetics with waterfalls, running streams and natural rock features. Construction on a second 18-hole course is planned for 2014.
Phillips said that he plans to hire as many as 60 people from managers to servers for the restaurant and mini-golf course. “It will be the perfect first job for many in high school, and my hope is that our being here will help contribute to economic growth in the area.”
About Hill Country Golf & Guitar
Hill Country Golf & Guitar is the only destination restaurant of its kind featuring a premium mini-golf experience under a roaring waterfall and live music. At the main entrance, the Six String Grill offers a full menu and bar. The Tree House is a place for teens to get away, play games and watch live music from above the lawn. New talent and local favorites will be showcased on the stage in front of lawn seating. The Hill Country Golf & Guitar and Six String Grill is an authentic place for the greater Austin area to come together and create memories through fun, food and music. For more information, see www.golfandguitar.com and www.facebook.com/golfandguitar. Follow us on twitter @golfandguitar.