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Butterfield Trail Golf Club

 

Getting To Know: Butterfield Trail Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Lisa Wise, Sales & Marketing Director

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Lisa Wise who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Experience this desert gem brought to El Paso by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio. This Par 72 premium daily fee public golf course is highlighted by natural sand dunes, and native flora and fauna. Butterfield Trail Golf Club features over 55 feet of elevation changes and avails itself to drama and relief with vertical transitions, making each and every hole a "signature hole." Offering Dominant Plus Bent grass greens, Butterfield Trail provides an unmatched golfer experience and the perfect addition to Sun Country Golf. Located just a long iron shot away from the El Paso International Airport, planned 150-acre industrial park and several partner hotels, Butterfield Trail is an easy choice to take a golf getaway without having to venture too far off the beaten path. For your convenience, Book a Tee Time online 24 hours a day with no booking fees.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Butterfield Trail Golf Club offers the only state of the art public facility in El Paso and features all the necessities for improving your golf game. Perfect for warming up prior to a round, or for leisurely practice. Our on site restaurant, Salida del Sol, features a full service eatery and bar in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The play space is forgiving and playable for everyone regardless of skill level, as it features wide swaths of turf estimated at a little over one hundred acres, and 5 sets of tees.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
2007
* National Customer Loyalty Award, Top 5 Facility - Overall Customer Loyalty, National Golf Foundation

2008
* National Customer Loyalty Award, Top 5 Facility - Overall Customer Loyalty, National Golf Foundation
* Top Ten New Courses You Can Play - Golf Magazine January
* Best New Courses - Golfweek October

2009
* Best New Public - Golf Digest January
* Development of the Year - Golf Inc. January / February
* Best of El Paso, Best Golf Course - El Paso Magazine
* Best Courses You Can Play, Texas - Golfweek
* Best Public Courses in Texas - Golf.com

2010
* Best Courses You Can Play, Texas - Golfweek
* Best Public Courses in Texas - Golf.com
* Best Municipal Courses - Golfweek
* Best Courses Near You, Texas - Golf Magazine
* Merchandiser of the Year, Public - Sun Country PGA Section
* Top 25 Tom Fazio Courses You Can Play - LINKS Magazine

2011
* Best Minicipal Courses - Links Magazine
* Best Municipal Courses, #3 - Golfweek
* Best Courses You Can Play: Texas - Golfweek

2012
* Best Municipal Courses, #3 - Golfweek
* Best Courses You Can Play: Texas - Golfweek

2013
* Golf Week Best Places You Can Play - #1 Texas
* Golfweek - Best Municipal Courses - #3
* Top 100 Courses in Texas - #49 - Dallas Morning
* Top 50 You Can Play in Texas - #12 Dallas Morning news
* Top 25 Mid-Priced Courses in Texas - #2 Dallas Morning News
* National Customer Satisfaction Award - National Golf Foundation (Given to the top three courses in the US, within each respective category, based on customer satisfaction surveys completed by customers)

2014
* Golf Week Best Places You Can Play - #3 Texas
* Golfweek - Best Municipal Courses - #3
* National Customer Satisfaction Award - National Golf Foundation (Given to the top three courses in the US, within each respective category, based on customer satisfaction surveys completed by customers)
* Green to a Tee Facility of the Year - KemperSports

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
This Par 72 premium daily fee golf course was designed at 7,307 yards. Butterfield Trail Golf Club features over 55 feet of elevation changes and avails itself to drama and relief with vertical transitions, making each and every hole a "signature hole".

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My personal favorite is #17, it has the most majestic views.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Salida del Sol is a full service restaurant and bar. The restaurant overlooks #18 which is the most photographed hole. Our restaurant offers an array of delectable menu items with our "signature salsa" which is sure to have you coming back for more.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Stephen Carney
6/16/2011
Score-62 - Championship tees

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6868
Slope: 71.1
Rating: 127

More Information
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
1858 Cottonwoods
El Paso, TX, 79925
915.772.1038
www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com



 

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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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