Golfers Tee Off at the Campus Course

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After nearly a year of renovations, the Texas A&M golf course is back open for business. And this time, they are welcoming the whole Aggie family to help tee off.

"Great weather, great reconditioned course," said golfer Mario Cassel. "It's a good situation to be in on a Saturday morning."

Nearly a hundred people from the across the Brazos Valley and the state took advantage of a beautiful day to hit the new Texas A&M golf course. The six million dollar course is not only open to students, but to the public as well.

Mario Cassel played a round of golf with his family Saturday and was impressed with the green.

"Oh I love it," Cassel said. "It's a beautiful course and it doesn't hurt that the weather is great for today."

Golfers don't get a bogey with these prices. Cassel said they are a hole in one. "I play in the city in Houston pretty much every weekend," Cassel said. "According to the cost for other courses, it's a great bargain."

"The views are incredible, I mean it's Aggieland," said the Vice President for Student Affairs at A&M, Lieutenant General Joe Weber.

He said the Campus Course has been in the works for nearly 15 years and he's proud of the new green.

"We finally get the front door of our university looking as it should with a gorgeous course groomed and it's just a tremendous layout for a golf course," said Gen. Weber.

He said it will bring A&M and Bryan-College Station residents closer together. "That course is built for the Aggie family and the Aggie family is our community," Gen. Weber said.

He said the game of golf also emphasizes Texas A&M's core values. "Respect, integrity, excellence... To walk and drive in and see that whatever we do at A&M we do the best," said the General.

General Weber said the Campus Course will serve as a new destination point for students where they can meet and have functions. A pavilion will eventually be built where he said they can also host events.