Butterfield Trail Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-design and public golf destination in the Southwest, recently received the No. 1 ranking in Texas by Golfweek in the publication’s 2013 “Best Courses You Can Play” state-by-state list. This is the club’s 5th consecutive appearance on the best-in-state list.
“The Golfweek rating reflects the dedication and commitment of the employees who oversee the day-to-day operations at Butterfield Trail Golf Club. We are honored to be designated the #1 course in Texas; this reaffirms our belief that El Paso is home to one of the best golf courses, not just in Texas, but in the nation as well” said Monica Lombrana, Director of Aviation at El Paso International Airport.
Golfweek unveiled its 2013 list of the best public access golf courses state-by-state in March. The magazine’s Best Courses list is determined by an expert panel of more than 750 course raters around the country.
“This and all of our past accolades represents the dedication of our staff in providing a world-class experience in El Paso” said Val D’Souza, KemperSports general manager of Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
Butterfield Trail Golf Club features an 18-hole, par-72 layout that reaches 7,307 yards from the championship tees. The club opened in June 2007 and quickly became a premier golf destination in the Southwest. Owned by the El Paso Department of Aviation and managed by KemperSports, Butterfield Trail Golf Club spans more than 175 acres near the El Paso International Airport and features more than 55 feet of elevation changes.
For the complete list of Golfweek’s state-by-state rankings, visit http://golfweek.com/news/golfweeks-best/courses-you-can-play/ .
About Butterfield Trail Golf Club
Developed and owned by the El Paso Department of Aviation, and managed by KemperSports, Butterfield Trail Golf Club is an 18-hole, public golf destination and serves as a high-end golf amenity to the El Paso International Airport and a catalyst for future commercial development. The course is complemented by a spacious practice facility and an 8,800-square-foot clubhouse which is available for catering and private parties. Tom Fazio’s design takes advantage of the distinctive desert topography, including natural sand dunes and native flora and fauna, which highlight the Southwest’s natural beauty.
Butterfield Trail is also home to Salida del Sol, a full-service restaurant and bar serving breakfast and lunch daily to golfers and non-golfers alike. Salida del Sol offers indoor and outdoor patio seating as well as happy hour specials seven days a week. For more information about Butterfield Trail Golf Club and El Paso International Airport, visit www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com  and www.elpasointernationairport.com .
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com .