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Landscapes Unlimited to assist Trinity River Authority to bring golf course back to life

(LINCOLN, Neb.) – Landscapes Unlimited has been selected by the Trinity River Authority to direct the re-development of the former Cape Royale Golf Course in Coldspring, Texas.

The company’s Project Development Group is overseeing all aspects of site planning, design and engineering, permitting, contractor selection, project administration, bid processes, budget planning and construction on behalf of the Authority.

Ty Bulter, ASGCA, is the golf course architect.  His noted work includes perennial award winners Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, Sunday River in southwest Maine and Turning Stone Casino Resort in upstate New York.

The 18-hole course closed six years ago and has since laid abandoned.  Scheduled to re-open in spring-summer 2026, it will be renamed TRA Lake Livingston Regional Public Golf Course.  In its heyday, golfers reveled in beautiful views of Lake Livingston, tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, blind shots and challenging green.  The property spans 160 acres.

“Landscapes Unlimited adds tremendous value to this project,” says Kevin Ward, General Manager of the Trinity River Authority.  “It is leveraging decades of expertise to help us mitigate potential miscues and produce an amazing golf course that will make our community proud."

“Think tank sessions with the Trinity River Authority team continue to be extremely productive,” says Clay Fetherbay, Senior Program Manager of Landscapes Unlimited’s Project Development Group.  “We assembled a highly experienced and talented team to reimagine the golf course on time and on budget.”

The to-be-reclaimed public golf course is one hour north of Houston and situated adjacent to a private, gated residential community on the southwest shores of scenic Lake Livingston, the second largest reservoir in Texas.

The Trinity River Authority is a conservation and reclamation agency that provides water resource management within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin. 

About Landscapes Unlimited

Forty-seven years young and family owned and operated, Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in golf course development, construction, renovation and advisory services.  Its regional experts leverage contemporary best practices, fiscal prudency and a culture promoting unwavering success. Projects include famous courses and revered local layouts of various shapes, sizes and budgets.  The company’s Project Development Group leads initial capital strategies, master planning, and pre-construction services, through total project and program management for turnkey golf and amenity development.  Sister company Landscapes Golf Management boasts a portfolio of more than 60 golf courses, country clubs and resorts nationwide.

More information: , 402.423.6653.

Rich Katz