Discovery Land Company developed the beautiful golf resort community, surrounded by rolling hills, ponds and a flowing creek.
This is what you would call the epitome of an excellent problem to have.
An affluent homeowner searching for a second home discovers that they’ve encountered a live-in community and private club so innovatively spectacular, safe and laden with curated world-class amenities and like-minded residents, that this potential second home overshadows the primary residence. So much so that the family can’t fathom not being there permanently, and the second home moves into the first position.
It’s frequently happening now that Discovery Land Company continues to develop and open its unparalleled resort communities in some of the most desirable destinations in North America, the Caribbean and beyond.
The most recent is Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club, located outside Austin, Texas. As is the case with all Discovery Land Company communities, this is a golfer’s mecca—a picture-perfect paradise for lovers of the links and for those who don’t know the difference between a five iron and a waffle iron.
The pristine complex covers 900-acres, tucked into the rolling green hills above a flowing creek in the Texas Hill Country. It was constructed to combine city and ranch life elements, with the ambition only to provide the “best of both worlds.”
It sits 25-minutes from downtown Austin, Texas, home to excellent restaurants, an eclectic and electric nightlife, and the hustle and bustle that goes along with an up-and-coming tech center that doubles as the state capital. Lovers of solitude and nature will find that once inside the gates, they are enveloped in a pristine environment with landscaping and topography featuring majestic oak trees, prickly pear cacti, native wildflowers and 50-foot cliffs.
Unsurprisingly, homeowners of Driftwood are drifting in from other Texas cities, but also California, with a large number falling in love with their second residence and deciding to do what Elon Musk and Joe Rogan have both recently done—make Austin, Texas their permanent home. The safe environment and quality schools in the community are helping to draw families ready and willing to make a move. If that doesn’t hook them, the amenities curated for a lifestyle of adventure almost certainly will. World-renowned golf course designer Tom Fazio has created an 18-hole signature golf course that nestles perfectly into the ecosystem of the Driftwood community, dotted with spectacular family homes and all the perks that come with being a member of a private and affluent golf club.
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Michael Meldman, the founder and mastermind of Discovery Land Company, has the Midas touch when it comes to these exclusive communities that spare no expense in amenities, craftsmanship, and commitment to opulence. Meldman is famous for being the co-creator of Casamigos Tequila, along with his good friends George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
Still, his passion is conceiving and bringing to life incredible resort-style properties in desirable locations, including Baker’s Bay Golf & Open Club in the Bahamas: Barbuda Ocean Club in the Eastern Caribbean; El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in Los Cabos, Mexico; Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana; Silo Ridge Field Club in New York; Troubadour Golf & Field Club in Nashville, Tennessee; and CostaTerra Golf & Open Club in Comporta, Portugal.
“We make life less complicated, more convenient, and more fun,” Meldman said.
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So much so that residents who find themselves fortunate enough to end up inside the gates of a Discovery Land Company are in no hurry to leave and sometimes never do.