Miramont climbs to No. 8 in latest Golf Digest rankings
According to the latest rankings compiled by Golf Digest, “the most widely read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play,” Miramont is now ranked as the eighth-best golf venue in the Lone Star State for 2019-20. The current ranking represents a significant shift of panelist evaluation scores and solidifies Miramont’s position among the best in Texas.
Since its inception in 2005, the golf course at Miramont has steadily climbed the Golf Digest rankings and has been included in the top 10 since 2015. Improvements to the course in recent years include renovation of water features and bunkers, shoreline preservation and revision of the soil profile. In Golf Digest’s 2013-14 rankings, Miramont was rated at No. 13. In the 2015-16 rankings, Miramont was No. 7. In the 2017-18 rankings, Miramont was No. 9.
“We’ve always had a great product,” said Miramont Country Club General Manager Aaron Dawson. “And Miramont owner Mr. Donald A. Adam continues to invest in making certain the Club and its facilities are first-class and in excellent condition. We are obviously quite pleased to see Golf Digest take notice. The improvement in the rankings over the years is evidence of ownership’s total commitment to quality and the continued focus on making Miramont one of the premier country clubs in America.”
One of the primary reasons that Miramont continues to rank so highly is the pristine appearance and year-round maintenance of the course. Anchored by Miramont’s Director of Golf Course and Grounds Maintenance, Jon Snider, who has held that position since 2001, the entire Miramont agronomy team works tirelessly to foster ideal playing surfaces at the course.
“The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design team compiled a wonderful routing of holes that position Miramont to remain strong in these standings for years to come,” said Miramont Director of Golf Rob Yee. “The agronomy team has the taller task of upholding the playing conditions and aesthetics that are favorably compared to courses across the United States during evaluations. The addition of Thomas Brown as Golf Course Superintendent in March 2014 has proven invaluable. Brown has focused on creating firm and fast conditions in the fairways, which became a Golf Digest metric under the conditioning category in 2009 and is required for favorable evaluation scores.”
The Golf Digest panelist rank courses on the following seven criteria: Shot Values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience. Each panelist’s score is totaled with the shot values category doubled.