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Courier February 2010

Valentine’s Dinner

Saturday, February 13, 6-9pm (reservations requested)

The culinary team at Cimarron Hills has prepared an evening of delicious food. Bring your Valentine and let us pamper you while you savor six-courses including Lobster stuffed Ravioli, Passion Fruit Sorbet, Macadamia crusted Sea Bass and a Cimarron Hills Chocolate Experience (complete menu on page 6). Select a bottle of Champagne or receive a $30 credit toward your favorite bottle of fine wine. More details on page 6, complimentary childcare included.

Contents Golf


Fitness & Swim




Clubhouse Events




Camp Little Bear




Community & Club


Manager’s Note


Club Contact Info.


Golf Events February 2010

14th Valentine’s Day Couples Event 9am Shotgun Lunch to follow 20th MGA “Red Tees” Event 10am Shotgun 27th LGA Kickoff Event 9am breakfast, 10:30am Shotgun

Please contact the Golf Shop for questions regarding any Golf events Golf Shop: 763-8737

Valentine’s Day Couples Event Sunday, February 14, 9am Shotgun (lunch to follow)

Grab your sweetie and join us for a little Valentine’s Day fun as we kick off the couples’ golf event calendar for 2010! Format for the event is a twoperson Scramble with some fun rules along the way. Cost is $50 per couple and includes snacks on the course, lunch after the round and prizes. Contact the Golf Shop to sign up.

MGA “Red Tee” Event, Saturday, February 20, 10am

The devilish format from 2009 returns as the MGA invites all of its members to join the fun as we view the course from a little different perspective on Saturday February 20th. Golf begins at 10am with lunch to follow the round. Players may sign up individually with the Golf Shop or online through the MGA’s evite system. Cost: $30 per player (includes lunch & prizes)

LGA Kickoff Event, Saturday, February 27, 9am breakfast & 10:30am Shotgun

All LGA members are invited to sign up for a good time as we kick off the LGA events calendar for the 2010. The format is guaranteed to be fun! Breakfast begins at 9am with golf to follow at 10:30am. Players can contact the Golf Shop to sign up.

Ladies Clinics, every Thursday, 10am

Join us on Thursday mornings at 10am for our weekly Ladies Clinics. Clinics last approximately an hour and a half and cover assorted aspects of golf. Topic and instruction include putting, short game, long game, rules/etiquette questions and a dash of golf history. Contact the Golf Shop or just come out on a Thursday morning. All levels of golfers are welcome.

Friday Game, every Friday, 12:30pm (sign up deadline is 11:30am each Friday)

Our regular Friday Game continues each week. If your schedule allows, please make plans to join the Golf Shop staff on Friday afternoons at 12:30pm for a little fun. If you’re interested in getting out on the course for some competition and camaraderie, contact the Golf Shop for more information.

Revenge is Sweet for Superintendent’s Event Participants

The date on the calendar was January 12th and that meant it was time once again for the annual Superintendent’s Revenge golf event. Twenty-one men and women jumped in for a day of fun, food, a “little bit of drink” and some instruction on some of the maintenance practices that keep our course looking so nice year round. Superintendent Matt Cimino and his staff put on a fine show and helped inform our members along the way. When the dust settled, the team of Vicki Jones, Wendy Coffin, Joni Ehly, Jane Swanson and (lucky guy) Larry Parker narrowly squeaked out a one-stroke victory. Chris & Terri Chapman and Tony & Darlene Jilka finished second while Judd Dry, Curt Banglesdorf, Dennis White and Dave Gardner finished in third place. Congratulations to the winners and a hearty THANK YOU to Matt and his staff for a great event! 2

MGA Starts in Style

Saturday, January 23rd signaled the beginning of the MGA tournament calendar for 2010. Twentyeight players gathered to kick off the year and join the fray for a little ABC Scramble fun. Favorable weather and some healthy competition kept the scores close as the team of Jay Pumphrey, Bill Lunsford and Jerry McCrary carded a 63 to edge the field by one shot! Three teams tied at 64 to share the second place honors. Congratulations to the winners and THANK YOU to all who helped begin the year with a bang!

Quick Tips From Mike Weigand, Head Golf Professional January begins the year so appropriately we began our year-long discussion figuring out where our game is in terms of our golf life. In any journey, determining where you are helps you figure out where you’d like to go. Now, we can take a few moments and set some goals (or destinations) for 2010. This month, let’s spend some time talking about what steps we can take to help us follow through with our golf plans this year. • • •

No time like the present. In our hectic world it’s easy to get bogged down or distracted by a multitude of things. So DON’T WAIT! Take this moment to write down your golf strengths and weaknesses and then take another few moments in front of the calendar to plan your practice schedule. Get some input. Now that you have your list of things to work on and your calendar listing the days you’ll spend to improve, find someone to instruct you on how to “fix” your shortcomings. It won’t help you to continue with the same practice habits from your past in the hopes of new results. That’s the definition of insanity! Break through your past and DO IT! Don’t let yourself fall into your old ways. You’ve made your plans, targeted your goals, gathered the proper instruction now go out and execute your plan. If you’ll stick to your plans and make them a part of your routine then success won’t be far behind.

Many people fail in this world because they feel as though their individual goals are so far from where they are now. Remember: life is a journey and as such requires you to MOVE. This month we’ve talked about how you can move with purpose in order to gain ground on your goals (golf or otherwise) in an effective way. It’s an old cliché but the longest journey begins with one small step. ANYONE can make that step and a million more just like it. Before long, you’ve traveled the path and arrived at exactly the place you want to be. Next month’s topic: “speed bumps” along the path.

See you then! Mike 3


Hours of Operation

All Members have 24 hour access. If you need a key, please stop by the front desk at the club house or call Sarah, 763-8716.

Fitness Success in 2010

By now your fitness resolutions may have turned into fitness frustrations. If that’s true, consider signing up for some personal training sessions.

Top five reasons to hire a personal trainer: 1 2 3 4 5

Motivation One of the main reasons people benefit from a personal trainer is that they loss motivation to stick with a consistent exercise program. Certified personal trainers can provide structure and accountability, and help you develop a lifestyle that encourages health. Individualized program If you have any chronic health conditions, injuries or training goals (running a marathon, for example) a trainer will work with you and your health care provider to plan a safe, efficient program that considers these needs and enable you to reach your health goals. Efficiency Personal Trainers help you focus on results and stop wasting your time doing inefficient workouts. A personal trainer has a plan and will help you get maximum results in minimum time. Improve technical skills If you play a particular sport, the right personal trainer will help you improve your skill by showing you new training techniques specific to your sport. The Trainer will incorporate skills training into your program so you improve not only your strength and endurance, but your agility and mental focus as well. You are new to exercise If you are an absolute beginner, a personal trainer is the ultimate fitness coach. A good trainer will introduce you to a very simple, effective routine and build efficiently so before you know it, you have the confidence and knowledge to decide what is right for you.

Personal Training Rates 1 hour - $60 45 min. - $50 30 min. - $35

Coconut, the fruit of 2010

All training sessions are charged to your account. For more information, please contact Mike Villa at 512-763-8743 or 512-619-2086. Let’s make 2010 your year!

In 2009, the trend was Acai Berry in the fruit, juice or supplement form. This year the trend is Coconut. Below are some facts you should know about them. Keep in mind that while coconut has • The white flesh is a good source of fiber many great health benefits, it is high in • Good for building up body muscles calories and fat. Any calories consumed • The milk is great for a sore throat from any fruit, berry or nut must be • Good supplement for digestive and considered into your total caloric intake urinary problem. for the day. The goal is to have a • Great for skin controlled calorie intake, trying to choose • Can be helpful in the treatment of the most nutrient dense calories possible. diabetes (see your doctor) Mix up different colors and flavors or fruits and vegetables to increase • Contains organic iodine the nutritiousness of your diet. 4

Tennis ennis T

Hours of Operation

Courts are available from 7am - 10pm. Please call Tennis shop for more information regarding lighting the courts at night.

Junior Tennis - 2010

Junior tennis is now in full swing! We have a ton of kids signing up and classes are filling quickly. Send me an e-mail to get your junior in to play or call 763-8739. Beginner Tennis (6-12 yrs old) JTT/ Tournament (experienced 10-15yrs old) Pee-Wee (3-5 yrs old) Intermediate (8-12)

Tuesdays/Thursdays 4- 5pm Tuesdays/ Thursdays 5–6:30pm Wednesdays 4–4:30pm Wednesdays 4:30–5:30pm

The cost for the class is based on the number of days attended and length of class.

Adult Tennis Programming Sunday Funday!

Sunday afternoon tennis! Join us for social tennis Sunday afternoon, January 31 at 2pm! All players welcome. Beer and snacks provided. Cost: $10

Adult Drop-In Clinics

Every Wednesday, 5:30-7pm Drop in to Cimarron Hills Tennis and sharpen those skills.

Keeping the ball in the court! Problem: You are playing a match and you are spraying most of your shots out. Correction: • Make sure you are actually watching the ball with your “focused” vision, not your peripheral vision. Many players think they are watching the ball, but when asked if they see the spinning or rotation of the ball, they answer “No.” Listen for the sound of your opponent’s hit to start preparing for the ball. Do not wait until the ball is bouncing on your side of the net. • Shorten your backswing. Many players think they need to have a large backswing to be able to generate pace. Quite the contrary. Most of your pace is created by meeting the ball out in front of your body (early point of contact). Plus, with a shorter backswing, you always have an option to block or punch the harder shots back. • When returning a very hard shot, just block it back. When returning an average to slow shot, maintain the shortened backswing, but accelerate the racket head through to the finish of the stroke. • Work on getting your body in better position. Get in position earlier so you are set and in better balance to hit the ball. See you on the courts! Kelly Marshall, Director of Sports & Head Tennis Professional 5

Clubhouse Events Valentine’s Dinner

Saturday, February 13, 6-10pm Cost: $185++ per couple, childcare included 72-hour cancellation policy in effect 1st Course Insalata alla Valentino Roma Tomatoes and Mozzarella with fresh herb, olive oil and Balsamic Reduction 2nd Course Ravioli all’amore di Mare Lobster Stuffed Ravioli with Basil Pesto Bechemal and fried Basil Leaves

Hours Osage Trace Dining Room Continental Breakfast: Saturday–Sunday, 8-10:30am Lunch: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am-5pm To go orders by 5pm Dinner: Wednesday–Saturday, 6-9pm

Cimarron Spa Tuesday–Saturday, 10am-6pm

Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Tuesday–Sunday, 8am-6:30pm Golf Shop: 7:30-6pm

3rd Course Intermezzo Passion Fruit Sorbet Martini over dried Mango 4th Course Spigola alla Cupido Macadamia crusted Sea Bass with Quinoa and grilled Pineapple 5th Course Filetto alla Mare and Monti Seared Beef Tenderloin and grilled prawns on asparagus potato cake with roasted Garlic Butter Sauce 6th Course Chocolate Experience Hot and Cold Chocolate Creation

Upcoming Events you don’t want to miss!

Please RSVP to Sarah Crim, or 763.8716 for all events.


We have renewed our commitment to the community and will again host the Seton Williamson County Foundation fundraiser, “Tango at the Villa”. For details on ticket and table sponsorship, please contact Tammy Schneider, 763.8712.

Texas Independence & Texas Hold’em Tournament Kickoff

Wednesday, March 3, 6:30pm We’re celebrating Texas Independence and kicking off our semi-annual Texas Hold’em Tournament. Join us for some Texas size family fun! Cost: $19.95++ adults, $9.95++ kids (ages 4-12), 48-hour cancellation policy in effect

Parent’s Night Out

Driving Range

(join us for dinner)

7:30am-45 min. prior to dusk

Cimarron Hills is closed on Mondays.

Friday, February 5, 6-10pm Saturday, February 20, 6-10pm 6

Clubs, Cards & Games... Mixed Bridge

Thursday, February 11, 5-7pm Singles and couples are invited to join the Mixed Bridge players every 2nd Thursday of the month. Experienced Bridge players only please. Please contact Glenda Riley for more information,

Ladies Bridge

Thursday, February 4 & 18, 1pm (Ladies’ lounge) Come join the fun in the ladies lounge at 1pm. Takes place the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Ladies Poker Night

Thursday, February 4 & 18, 6:30pm Come play the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month. Contact Adaire Wolf at 677-4786, for more information.

Ladies Bunko

Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm Join us for Bunko. Please call Sarah if you plan to attend, 763-8716.

Ladies Book Club

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm February: The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein March: San Gabriel’s Secret by David Ciambrone Join the Cimarron Hills’ ladies for a dinner and book review. All Members are welcome to attend. Please note that the book club will occasionally be held at other Member homes. Please call Sarah, 763-8716, for more information.

Men’s Monthly Card Night

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm It’s poker night! Join all your card playing friends in the Men’s Lounge for a great evening of cards. Dinner will also be served. Please RSVP to Tammy at 763-8712.

Do you have ideas for different events at the club? Contact Sarah Crim, 763-8716, with your ideas. We are looking at growing our social calendar and would love input from our members on what you would like to do at your club.

For more information regarding Member events, please contact Sarah Crim 763-8716 or We are always looking for ideas from our members! Do you want to start a new club or group? Call us and we can help you get started. 7


pa Spa

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm To ensure your service, please make reservations 24 hours in advance. Phone #: 763.8723

V alentine’s ideas for your Sweetheart...

Cimarron Spa can help you select the perfect, personalized gift for your Valentine! We have many truly unbelievable day and half day spa packages that can fit anyone’s preference. Try our Cimarron Experience Package which is a massage and a facial with lunch for only $155. And don’t forget about the Chocoholics in your life. We have Valentine’s ultimate guiltless pleasure. This collection is formulated with 100% natural ingredients and comes with four decadent chocolate truffle lip glosses; chocolate truffle, caramel, strawberry cream, and chocolate orange (all with a retractable lip brush). This is a $76 value for only $44. Savor these sweet treasures as the natural flavors and sugar crystals linger on your lips for a delectable treat so enticing you’ll want to eat them up. It’s chocolate without the calories.

Ladies’ Spa Night, February 25

Come, join The Cimarron Spa for another one of our fun spa nights, Martini’s and Manicures. Of course you can have whatever you want to drink, but with all the different ways you can have a martini who needs anything else? There will be manicures, massage, make-up, drinks, good food and good friends. So RSVP to Nanette, 763-8723, early as our manicure spots fill up quick.

Camp Little Bear

Hours of Operation

Monday 9-2pm, Tuesday 9-2pm, Wednesday 9-2pm, Thursday 9-2pm, Friday 9-2pm, first Saturday of each month, 9-2pm

Parents Night Out, Friday, February 5 & Saturday, February 20, 6-10pm

Come join your friends for some hearts and beads at our themed Parents Night Out. There will be activities, games and movies! Enjoy making and sharing valentines and feasting on some king’s cake! Don’t miss the fun in February. Make your reservations today! Regular Rates Apply.

Have a Birthday Coming up?

Mom’s Club, Wednesday, February 24, 6-8pm

Moms with children 18 months to four years old can enjoy a little social time with friends while the kiddos play at CLB. Contact Jeana Buchanan for more information Regular Rates Apply.

Cimarron Hills Annual Father / Daughter Dance, Friday, March 12, 6-9pm Calling all girls 17 and under to join us for a night of fun and memories with friends! We will have Karaoke, Dinner and Dancing. Bring your Dad, Grandpa , Uncle or friends! $75.00++ per couple, $10.00 for each additional daughter. Price includes dinner and photos.

CLB can help you celebrate your special day (birthday)! Just give us a date, theme and 2 weeks and we do the rest! Charges may vary depending on activities, party favors, and services. Call Vickie, 763.8750!

Art Classes are in full swing! Join us to work with various artist mediums. Wednesdays, 4-5pm & 5-6pm (ages 5-12) For additional Camp Little Bear information, please contact Vickie Wray, 763-8750 or 8

Cimarron Hills Community News New Members

Member Website Tips of the Month...

The new website continues to grow amongst use with our members! Below are a couple of tips on getting the most of your Cimarron Hills Members Portal.

Ron & Sylvia Robb Resident Golf Members

Do you know someone interested in the lifestyle of Cimarron Hills? Please have them contact Tammy or Chris for more details regarding Club Membership or Real Estate.

1. Can’t get into the website? Please call Tammy Schneider, 763-8712, and she can issue you a new password. 2. Have you tried to RSVP on-line lately? With several of our members, it is becoming a hobby! Try it! Go in and RSVP for an upcoming event you plan on attending. Some one from Cimarron Hills will confirm your reservation.

Tammy Schneider, Director of Membership 763.8712 or Chris Baker, Cimarron Hills Realtor 763.8708

2010 Club Advisory Board Advisory Board Chairperson, Chris Aadnesen -, 868-0033 Clubhouse / General Operations / Food & Beverage / Communications Committee Committee Lead: Chris Aadnesen -, 868-0033 Golf Committee, Committee Lead: Rich Terry -, 863-8006 Pool / Fitness / Kid’s Club Committee, Committee Lead: John Sommerfeld -, 259-0466 Membership / Member Events / Social Committee, Committee Lead: Denise Armstrong -, 863-8071 Tennis Committee, Committee Lead: Betty Aadnesen -, 868-0033 To view the most updated Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, login to the website and look under the Community Document section.


Community & Club

New Community & Club Member Information

Ron & Sylvia Robb 102 Ringtail Cove The Robb family currently spends their time traveling. Ron is an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. Sylvia enjoys the time on the road and her beautiful Labrador Retriever. The Robb’s purchased their lot at the end of 2009 and hope to be in their new home by the middle or end of 2010. Visit our web-site for more information on Ron and Sylvia, welcome.


Cimarron Hills is proud to announce our recent purchase of the Golf Casita located in front of the golf practice areas. In the coming months you will see improvements and some minor construction. We are very excited to offer guest accommodations and rental opportunities for your friends and families. More information will be coming soon.

More MGA Pictures!


General Manager’s Note

If you have any suggestions or would like to see something else at the club please let me or someone on the advisory committee know so we can better serve you.

We have had our fair share of cold weather, yet I remain hopeful that February will be warm and sunny. Whether warm or cold, February is the perfect time to cuddle up with your sweetheart and make him or her feel special by attending our 2010 Valentine’s activities.

Look forward to seeing you around the club,

In 2010, Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Sunday. We will be serving our Romantic Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday night before. Bring your sweatheart to the club for an exceptional evening of delicious food prepared by Chef Brian’s culinary team and service that is second to none by Mino and his team. Make it a weekend full of love and laughter and join us for golf on Sunday for our Valentine’s Golf Tournament. Mike and his staff will be handing out some treats to remind everyone that a round of golf is always sweeter with some chocolate. Looking for the perfect gift? Step into the spa and have Nanette personalize a gift certificate for your Valentine to enjoy at their leisure.

Leigh Coleman

Let us make your special event unforgettable...

Cimarron Hills continues to support charitable groups and this month is no exception. On February 6th we will host the Seton Tango at the Villa Gala sponsoring the Seton Foundation. With so many of our members involved in the Seton Foundation, we are happy that the club and the staff can lend a hand to this cause. Saturday, February 6th, the club will be closed to all food and beverage services after 3pm. We will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for dinner service so please join us one of those evenings instead. Don’t forget to look at the calendars that have been added to all your statements as well as the website,, for updates/changes to the monthly events. The activities include Fitness, Tennis, Golf, Mom’s Club, Ladies’ Book Club, Card Nights for both the men and ladies and of course, don’t forget our night at the Spa. Thank you to everyone for playing in the Superintendent’s Revenge tournament last month. I know Matt and his staff enjoy setting up the day up with some different looks at the course and adding some interesting education so we all learn a little more about the wonderful course. I hope everyone is now ready for the golf season! We will soon begin to see the fairways come out of dormancy and turn to a beautiful spring shade of green. Look forward to seeing everyone out on the course enjoying their game this spring.

We offer the finest food, the highest quality in service and the most beautiful place in town.

Last month I challenged everyone to help us grow our membership at Cimarron Hills and this month is no different. Remember that if you have any friends interested in membership or property at Cimarron Hills, we can help introduce them to the many perks of a Country Club life. We are excited to show your friends and family what a great place you call your second home. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the new member mixer we hosted in January and I hope to see more of you in the future as we are holding these on a quarterly basis this year…watch your email/mail for future dates. 11

New Listing! Check it Out!

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