The first course was Oysters and Pearls, prepared with oysters, Osetra caviar, tapioca custard and a sabayon sauce. The next course was Escargot a la Bourguignon. And after that, Pate de Champagne en Croute. Each of these was paired with a different fine wine, as were each of the next six courses at a recent Chef’s Tasting Dinner at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club.
The primary attraction at the Spanish Oaks club is golf. But as members will tell you, the outstanding food in the club dining room ranks a close second.
Once again in 2018, Spanish Oaks confirmed its position at the top of Austin’s luxury home communities. The median sales price of the 34 homes sold in Spanish Oaks last year was $1.6 million, equaling the median estimated value of the 337 homes built to date in the community, according to estimates from Zillow, the real estate website and research company. A recent report from a Zillow subsidiary said that no other neighborhood in the Austin metro area had a median estimated home value of more than $1.1 million.
The luxury residential community of Spanish Oaks has begun construction of its much anticipated and last golf-course frontage neighborhood, The Hillside. More than half of The Hillside’s 64 home sites within its 83-acre site overlook the private Spanish Oaks Golf Course and most offer panoramic Hill Country views. Common areas will be extensively landscaped with native plants and The Hillside’s streets, private park and walkways will reflect the best-of-the-best in Spanish Oaks.
When you live in Spanish Oaks, we can’t guarantee that your kids will get A+ grades in school, but we can guarantee that you’ll have A+ rated schools to choose from for their education. Spanish Oaks is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District, which received an A+ grade and is ranked as one of the top two public school districts in the greater Austin area by Niche.com, an educational rating service. Spanish Oaks students are currently assigned to Lake Pointe Elementary, Lake Travis Middle School, and Lake Travis High School. Each of these schools has also received A+ grades from Niche.com.
The city of Bee Cave on Thursday was recognized as an official Platinum Scenic City through the Scenic City Certification Program. According to its website, the mission of the Scenic City Certification Program is to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces.
Mayor Monty Parker accepted the award at the Texas Municipal League’s annual conference in Fort Worth Thursday, Oct. 11. City staff originally applied to be a Scenic City in 2016 and received a gold status along with a list of improvements needed to become a certified scenic city.
Daniel Porter was just looking to buy a nice tract of Hill Country land on which to build a home for his young family. The City of Austin and its environmental allies were looking for ways to prevent overdevelopment from damaging the crucial watershed of Barton Creek beyond the city’s western borders. From these seemingly disparate interests emerged the private golf club and luxury home community that is Spanish Oaks.
Going big in Bee Cave: Hotel, offices, shops and hundreds of homes planned for final Spanish Oaks phase
Bee Cave is about to get busier. Two developers are partnering to bring an 80-acre mixed-use project bustling with shops, apartments, offices, houses and a hotel to the Austin suburb. Called the Village at Spanish Oaks, the community would be a milestone for commercial development in Bee Cave — a slice of walkable, urban living not seen before in the quiet enclave.
The Spanish Oaks Golf Course stands as a testament to the rare talent of course architect Bobby Weed. Not only did he create a beautiful and challenging layout, rated among the best in Texas, but he also made it one of the most environmentally sensitive courses ever built, fully embracing the rugged natural topography in his design and restoring native vegetation that had been killed off decades before.
Weed’s talent was recognized early on by none other than the legendary Pete Dye, who designed nearly 200 courses during his career and is one of only four golf course architects to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Erwin Ballarta has spent nearly every waking moment of the past 36 years thinking about how best to protect people. He’s done it as a police officer, a state trooper, and as a lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he trained thousands of other law enforcement officers in security procedures. He has served on the security details of Texas governors, entertainers, athletes and foreign politicians. And now Ballarta is protecting the residents of Spanish Oaks, as the founder of the team that guards the community, Armatek USA Security Group, Inc.