SMGA recently joined with other community organizations to voice concerns for the proposed Spring Lake Golf Course expansion that was part of the Texas State Master Plan. The expansion included two new holes and a golf pro shop, requiring a significant change to the land surrounding the entrance to Spring Lake Preserve.
On October 26th, Texas State announced that this portion of the Master Plan will be omitted. Originally, TxDOT’s proposed railroad overpass on Aquarena Springs Drive would have interfered with the existing golf course design, which provoked the need to expand the golf course toward Spring Lake Preserve. However, a new overpass design by TxDOT shows that the roadway will not impact the golf course as previously planned, canceling the need for the change. Texas State also announced that plans for new pro shop have been “deferred pending further study.”
The new overpass design will also save 118 parking spaces from being removed from the Strahan Coliseum lot.
by Leah Gibson, SMGA Board Member