The Golf Club at Star Ranch

There are many reasons to live, work, and play in Austin, and the Golf Club at Star Ranch is certainly one of them. Star Ranch is a beautiful, master planned community, with shopping, schools, restaurants, and new homes in Austin all within easy commuting distance to anywhere in Central Texas. The entire development is built around Star Ranch Golf Club, which is one of the best golf clubs Austin TX has to offer.

The Golf Club at Star Ranch

The Golf Club at Star Ranch

The natural contours of the land make the perfect spot for golfing. The Golf Club at Star Ranch features a course designed by Bechtol & Russell Golf Design, and Carter Morrish, of Jay Morrish & Associates. With undulating fairways, and pristine white bunkers, the course makes the most of the central lake and prevailing wind, ensuring a memorable golfing experience.

Atop a hilltop, where cattle once grazed, sits the clubhouse at the Golf Club at Star Ranch. There, you can relax with a cold drink, enjoy a delicious meal, or simply revel in the perfect sunset. The club is also available for hosting a wide range of private events.

The amenities at the Golf Club at Star Ranch are impeccable. From the clubhouse, to the golf shop, to the restaurant and lounge, the service rivals that of private facilities, and the experience is second to none.

All-inclusive packages offer a low price for unbeatable value. Covering the greens fee, cart, range balls, breakfast, and lunch, the packages start at less than fifty dollars.

If you’re in the Austin area, do not miss the Golf Club at Star Ranch. If you fall in love with it, and want to live there, contact Clark Wilson Builder. One of the premier builders in Austin, Clark Wilson offers quality new homes, built with an eco-friendly consciousness, and excellent customer service.

Outdoor Living Tips: Love Your New Home in Star Ranch

Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Living Spaces

Once you’ve moved into your new home, it’s time to turn your attention to your outdoor living spaces. Don’t think of your property as just a yard; look at it as an extension of the home. Your new home should be an oasis, inside and out, and with some thought, you can create garden rooms where you’ll want to spend plenty of time with your family and friends. Whether you are working with an existing yard, or you are planning the yard of one of the brand new homes for sale in the area, putting some thought into these outdoor living tips will pay off in the end.

Define the deck
Adding a deck is one of the first outdoor living tips for enjoying your home. A deck can be multilevel, or separated into different areas through the use of furniture or planters. However you choose to do it, dividing a deck into distinct areas can make it a great place to hang out and enjoy a meal with your friends and family.


Pretty up the patio or courtyard
These spaces can be a boring slab of concrete, or they can be a beautiful extension of your new home. Try to design the patio or courtyard to blend with the home’s architecture, and decorate it with plants, statuary, and durable furniture.

Consider an outdoor kitchen
Take things a step beyond grilling and install an outdoor kitchen. A countertop for food preparation, along with conveniences like a refrigerator, storage space, and a sink, can make the backyard cooking area a great alternative to heating up the house.

Keep space private
If you want the exterior spaces of your new home to feel like an oasis, be sure to tuck them away from the outside world. Fences and hedges are one way to make a yard private, but consider more creative options as well, such as arbors or latticework with vines and trailing plants.

Create conversation areas
Furniture grouped around a fire pit makes a great place for heart-to-heart talks. Group outdoor furniture much the same way as you would indoor décor, grouped into areas that enable conversation and enhance flow.

Use structures to break up space
Pergolas, arbors and trellises can work well to divide outdoor space into a wonderland, or transition from one place to another. Gazebos are rooms in their own right, and create the perfect space to arrange outdoor seating.

Just add water
A swimming pool, koi pond, or hot tub is ideal, but a fountain can also bring the tranquility of water into the outdoor space of a new home.

Choose the right furnishings
Outdoor furniture should be durable and comfortable, able to withstand the weather, yet cozy enough to invite people outside. Now that outdoor décor is becoming more prevalent, you can even find tables and floor lamps that can brave the outdoors.

Don’t forget the shade
Even the most devoted sun worshipper needs to cool down at times, and an outdoor living space will benefit from the comfort of shade. Plant strategically, and use umbrellas, awnings, and other shade providing structures to bring relief from the heat and the sun’s damaging rays.

Clark Wilson Builder can help you turn your new home into the home of your dreams.

Enjoy Round Rock Outlet Malls Close To Your New Home

Round Rock Outlet Mall

Shoppers at Round Rock Outlet Mall

Once you’re in your new home, it’s probably time for some shopping! Whether you’ve moved into an older house or one of the brand new homes for sale in central Texas, you’ll want to hit the Round Rock outlet malls to find all the things needed to make your new home a thing of beauty. Fortunately for those in and around the Buda and Round Rock areas, there are plenty of great outlet malls nearby!

Round Rock Premium Outlets has one hundred twenty-five outlet stores, with prominent names like Ann Taylor, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and much more! Located at exit 257 (or 256 if you’re coming from Dallas or Waco) off of Interstate 35, Round Rock mall is an easy twenty-minute drive from Austin, but if your new home is in Round Rock, you’re practically there already!

Prime Outlets in San Marcos is also an easy drive away down Interstate 35. An hour away from Round Rock, and less than thirty minutes from Buda, Prime Outlets is a bargain hunter’s dream, with over one hundred and forty stores, all with great deals.

Also in San Marcos, the Tanger Factory Outlet Center offers great deals on clothing, shoes, and items for your new home. Whether you want clothing for children or adults, and whether your tastes run toward elegant or earthy, Tanger has you covered, with stores like Earthbound Trading, Waterford Wedgewood Royal Doulton, Abercrombie Kids, and Jones New York.

Once you tire of outlet shopping, try a stroll through historic downtown Buda or Round Rock. Each town offers a quaint, small town feel in the historic district of their main street. Expect to find boutiques, galleries, coffee houses, and restaurants in both of these picturesque small towns.

If you want to make your new home in Round Rock or Buda TX, consider Clark Wilson Builder. With over thirty-five years of experience in the area, Clark Wilson has a reputation for building quality homes and providing excellence in customer service. Visit the website to learn more, or join the online community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.

What Makes a Neighborhood Attractive to New Homebuyers?

As a home buyer, you want a safe, convenient, neighborhood, with great schools, don’t you?  Well, keep in mind that you will eventually want to sell your home, so a neighborhood with those attributes will keep you from losing money on your investment.

Pacesetter Homes in Star Ranch

Pacesetter Homes Opens Greenbelt Home Sites In Star Ranch

Pacesetter Homes in Star Ranch

Home shoppers looking for the fun and beauty of a golf course community, but also desiring a private backyard are finding the best of both worlds in Star Ranch.

Pacesetter Homes has opened a new section of home sites within Star Ranch along quiet, cul-de-sacs with a few prime home sites adjacent to never-to-be-developed greenbelts.  It’s the perfect setting for 8 new, one-story home designs; and 5 new, two-story home designs.  Most of the new designs are available to see this weekend.  Prices start in the $170’s with homes ranging in size from 1,755 square feet to 3,117 square feet.  Pacesetter is offering these homes with special FHA financing that dramatically lowers the amount of money required for down payment, yet still maintains very affordable monthly payments.

For example, Pacesetter’s Chandler plan, which is ready for immediate move-in, is priced just under $185,000.  With FHA financing, the down payment is $6,500, the total amount financed is $180,285, with a monthly payment of $1,536 (that’s PITI and HOA fees) with a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage at 3.5% and an APR of 5.335%.  These are estimates and rates and payments could change.

$1,536 a month is a very affordable payment for an exceptionally well designed and built home in a golf course community.  And at Star Ranch, it’s pay as you play— there is no initiation fee and no monthly dues to enjoy a round of golf.  Residents can also relax at the neighborhood Star Ranch bar and grill.  Throw in the neighborhood pool and nearby parks, and you’ve got one of the best values in the Austin area.

Located off Gattis School Road a little west of Highway 130, Star Ranch offers easy access to the rest of the Austin area.  Highway 130 gets you north or south in a hurry; and there’s also quick access to Highway 45, one of the few east-west freeways in the entire Austin area.  From Star Ranch, it’s easy to get to Dell, downtown Austin, Georgetown, and Cedar Park.

Closer to home, you’ll enjoy the movie theaters and shopping at the recently opened Stone Hill Towne Center Mall; the Round Rock Express over at the Dell Diamond; and plenty of nearby shopping up and down Gattis School Road. There is a nearby HEB, and the store has purchased land in the growing Star Ranch community as a potential site for a future store.

Along with the private yards, which is fairly unique among golf course communities, Star Ranch offers your family quiet streets, and open vistas. Following Audubon Society Sanctuary Program guidelines, The Golf Club at Star Ranch maintains hundreds of acres of open space creating a habitat for a variety of plants, birds, and small wildlife.  So even if you are not a golfer, the scenic beauty of the golf course is a soothing backdrop for folks who like to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.

Pacesetter’s model home in Star Ranch is located at 101 Wiltshire Drive. To visit take Gattis School Road to Winterfield Drive, turn north on Winterfield, then left on Wiltshire. You can get more information about Pacesetter Homes in Star Ranch by calling Tom Harmon at (512) 990-0997.