Is the “Next Big Thing” in Driftwood Texas?

Is the “Next Big Thing” in Driftwood Texas?

Driftwood, Texas, has been a quiet expanse of hill country, beautiful oak trees and winding roads for many years. Other than the famed “Salt Lick BBQ”, there hasn’t been much else there. Recently, though, things have been changing. Over the past several years, we’ve seen a vineyard or two pop up and then a few wineries. Then, we noticed a few subdivisions with oversized home sites around the area. Then, last year, something incredible happened to Driftwood–the advent of a new community, Driftwood Golf and Ranch. 

Driftwood Golf and Ranch is an 800-acre community with a vineyard and “ranch” feel on one side of the community and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course on the other side. It is a unique site where the natural beauty has been meticulously-maintained while also creating all the amenities of a luxury community. When we first arrived on-site, long before there were even paved roads in the community, it was already breathtaking. So, it has been a huge relief that the natural elements have been retained during development.

Of the many beautiful properties around Austin, few have the amenities of a luxury community…and even fewer offer the opportunity to build a new custom home. Add to that a feeling of casual luxury, and you have the premier high-end new home community in Austin. We are pleased to be working on almost 10 projects in the community, and it is largely due to the fact that our owners live in the area and were the very first approved builder in the neighborhood. We’ve enjoyed watching its growth and have felt proud to play a small part in its success. It is exciting to see Driftwood evolve into a destination worthy of its natural beauty, and we hope to help support that growth in a way that adds architectural beauty as well. To see one of our upcoming projects that is available in Driftwood Golf & Ranch, click here.

More about Driftwood Golf & Ranch


Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club is being developed by Discovery Land Company, a world-class real estate developer and operator of private residential golf club communities and resorts. The property is located just 25 minutes outside of downtown. The site is adjacent to the famous Salt Lick BBQ restaurant, a historic establishment that draws 800,000 visitors per year from all over the world.

The property’s natural landscape features gently-rolling hills, large oak trees, more than 70 acres of vineyards, and dramatic views of Onion Creek.


Preliminary amenities will include an 18-hole Tom Fazio–designed golf course, two clubhouses, a sports complex and indoor field house, recording studio and multiple concert venues, kids’ activity centers, and an organic farm.


The project’s residential home sites will include 1/2-acre to 4-acre estate lots.


Scott Roberts, the previous landowner and owner of the Salt Lick BBQ, currently has more than 70 acres of planted, yielding vineyards. Members will be offered the ability to create their own private label wine by leasing rows of grapes from Mr. Roberts directly.


Downtown Austin – 22 miles
Austin Airport – 25 miles
San Marcos Airport – 25 miles


Rooster Springs Elementary – 9 miles
Walnut Springs Elementary – 7 miles
Dripping Springs Elementary – 8 miles
Dripping Springs Middle School- 8 miles
Dripping Springs High School – 8 miles
Hays High School – 15 miles

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The Creek at Driftwood

A NEW Community

The Creek


One acre to four acres, with building envelopes of 15,000-plus square feet. All lots on the Creek will feature views of Onion Creek, the vineyards, or views into Driftwood Valley.

Clubhouse Complex

A multi-function clubhouse complex will feature dining, members’ lounge, spa, fitness, pool areas, Kids’ Club, music studio and event lawn.?


Other amenities on the Creek property will include extensive trail systems, baseball/softball/soccer field, activity centers, outdoor sports courts, organic farm, remote control car- and boat-racing courses, fishing ponds, a luxury dog park, and more.

The Ranch


One acre to four acres, with building envelopes of 15,000-plus square feet. All of the lots on the Ranch will
be more than 1 acre in size and feature golf course views or southwestern views into Driftwood Valley.

Golf Course

A Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course will be the heart of the Ranch parcel. The course will include luxury amenities as well as a driving range and short game area.


Trails will be extended from the Creek property,
connecting the neighborhoods. Extensive trails will run throughout the Ranch. The Club core area will include a dining and social clubhouse, event lawn, cart barn, lockers, and fitness. A Driftwood BBQ pavilion,
great lawns, entertaining outdoor spaces, and more
will be included in the Ranch club amenities.

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Driftwood golf

Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club is a classic “if you build it, they will come”. There was very little to be excited about Driftwood, Texas, other than BBQ and beautiful hill country before the development began. We have already begun to see new infrastructure come alongside the development to support it in the form of boutique shops, etc. As a resident of the area, it is great to see all the new growth and get to experience the amenities of that growth. 

To learn more about Driftwood Golf and Ranch and find available home sites, contact us.

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