Zmetrovich buys Briggs Ranch G.C.

One of Jack Nicklaus’ former colleagues has purchased his first golf property, and it comes with a pedigreed course.

An affiliate of Michael Zmetrovich’s Z Golf Properties has paid an undisclosed amount for Briggs Ranch Golf Club, a 13-year-old venue in San Antonio, Texas. The club, which features a Tom Fazio-designed course, is part of a 2,200-acre community with some of the area’s pricier houses.

“What attracted me to Briggs Ranch was the quality of the golf course,” Zmetrovich said in a comment published by the San Antonio Express-News. “It's a great golf experience in a growing marketplace with a year-round playing environment and a great group of members.”

Zmetrovich, a former vice president of Nicklaus Companies, has since 2005 managed a Fazio-designed layout at Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida. He bought Briggs Ranch from Gil Hodge, who continues to own the community’s defunct Golf Club of Texas.

One of Hodge’s original partners, former British Open champion Bill Rogers, called the sale to Z Golf “a blessing for the club.”

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