Arcis Golf acquires River Place CC

Arcis Golf acquired River Place Country Club along with the Austin-based Dominion Golf Group’s portfolio of clubs this week. The deal closed on April 23.

“For the past 14 years, our team has pursued excellence and quality for (our) five clubs,” said Steven Held, president and CEO of Dominion Golf Group. “I am confident that our clubs will continue to thrive and that our members and their families will enjoy Arcis Golf’s ownership and operation.”

In addition to RPCC, the purchase includes two other clubs in the booming Austin market – historic Onion Creek Club and Twin Creeks Country Club – along with the highly-acclaimed Lantana Golf Club in Dallas and The Dominion Country Club, a former professional tour venue in San Antonio.

These clubs mark a significant enhancement to the Arcis Golf collection of 65 properties nationwide.

“The addition of Dominion’s distinctive and well-respected portfolio of private clubs aligns well with our strategy of owning and operating the preeminent properties within each of our respective hub or expansion markets,” said Blake Walker, founder and CEO of Arcis Golf.

Arcis Golf now owns 18 clubs in Texas and is the second-largest owner and operator of golf facilities in the United States, with a presence in 14 states from coast to coast.

Not only do these clubs offer memorable golf experiences, each promotes a family-oriented lifestyle and meets Arcis’ commitment to provide robust, life-long sports programming, arts and entertainment offerings, and experiential dining.

The Dominion Golf Group’s Austin clubs are noteworthy:

  • Onion Creek Club is revered as the birthplace of the current PGA Tour Champions circuit. Its original 18 holes were designed by three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret, with another legendary Texan, Ben Crenshaw, shaping an additional nine in the mid-1990s. Once host to the LPGA Tour, Onion Creek’s “Legends Hallway” showcases the club’s rich golf history.
  • River Place Country Club, Austin’s premier family-oriented private club, features tennis, fitness, swimming, and dining to complement its golf course that was designed by Texas golf icon Tom Kite in 1995.
  • Twin Creeks Country Club in Cedar Park boasts Austin’s first Fred Couples Signature Golf Course highlighted by low-lying ravines lined with limestone outcroppings, and century-old oak and pecan trees. The 8,000-square-foot Family Activities Center offers comprehensive fitness programs and activities for all ages.

Arcis Golf has built a best-in-class leadership team that is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more relevant to the lifestyles of today’s consumer by customizing amenities and programs.

During the past four years, Arcis Golf has invested more than $60 million in upgrades, amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize the growth and future success of its collection of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs throughout the U.S.

The company is on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In 2018, CEO Walker was recognized by EY as the Entrepreneur Of The Year in the hospitality category for the Southwest region.