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Fort Bend Country Club Golf Course
PERMANENTLY CLOSING ON JULY 1, 2019
Last day for the General Public to play golf – Saturday, June 15, 2019
MEMBERS ONLY golf play – Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Sunday June 30, 2019
In the early hours of May 3rd, the commercial ice maker in the kitchen caught on fire. There was no structural damage to the building other than to the suspended ceiling directly above the ice maker. Sadly, the ice maker contained so much plastic that burned and produced oily soot which settled throughout the entire 15,000 square foot building, especially in the kitchen.
The heat and soot from the fire made the kitchen unusable, though thankfully nothing other than the ice maker caught on fire. The kitchen has concrete block walls and a steel roof. Mother Tuckers Kitchen has shut down their FBCC operation and moved their staff to several other locations such as the Bohemian Hill and Dry Creek. They will continue catering and hosting events at the various locations.
The scheduled events in the clubhouse have all been cancelled.
The Reason the Club Is Closing
Oddly enough, none of the above has anything to do with the closing of the club at the end of business on June 30th. The twelve inches of rain that fell on Tuesday, May 7th was a reminder to the club's owner that, with the successful rate of development, Veranda was ready for the planned additional water detention. Discussion of the matter was already buzzing around town and the rain was just one more tap on the shoulder.
It has been agreed to by the different parties that June 30th will be the final day of business for the course. The golf course will remain fully operational until June 15 for the public and June 30 for the members, so be sure to book your tee times. Also: be sure to bring your own ice and water jug for the golf course. The Pro Shop is selling chilled sports beverages and bottled water, provided by Chris Tucker - cash sales only. The locker rooms are now open but the 19th hole will be off limits for the foreseeable future. The smaller ice maker and water dispenser in the 19th hole is presently out of service, due to soot ingestion.
This July 17th the corporation of the members, Fort Bend Country Club, will have been in existence for sixty-nine years. It was founded the day before the purchase of the acreage upon which the club grew.
Twilight Time is at 2 pm year-round.
Southwest Interclub at Fort Bend Country Club
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Results From Fort Bend Country Club
The SWIC 2019 Fort Bend CC Team
FBCC Women's Association Dissolved
At the end of 2018 the Women's Association leadership informed us (the current management of the Fort Bend Country Club operations) that effective January 31, 2019, the association was to dissolve. The ladies of the WA have enhanced the Country Club for many years and deserve all the gratitude we can impart to them. Their collective entity is one that the staff, many members and the larger community, beyond, will miss.
For information about the Women's Association please contact the Fort Bend Country Club front office:
2017 Annual WGA Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Welcome FBCC WGA members! I am pleased to be your President this year
and looking forward to making and sharing many friendships and
memories. For new members, I will give you a little info about our WGA.
Our play day is every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting). If you would like to play, please call the Pro Shop (281 232-7825) by 8:30 Tuesday morning and sign up. We also have a Saturday play day if there are members who want to play (or who cannot play on Tuesday).
If you have any comments or questions for the WGA please e-mail Parneli (Send Email To WGA President) or call at (281) 615-8698.
Message from the MGA:
"President for Life"
The MGA officers for 2019 are:
For more information please call the pro shop
You may view all scheduled events on the FBCC Events Calendar
Tournament Score History
A webpage has been added to our website which archives the tournament scores. If you are interested, it is at: https://www.fortbendcc.com/scorehistory.asp As we remove the tournament results from this Newsletter they are archived on the Score History webpage. Photos and comments are archived with them if they are submitted, also.
Results For WSIGA 2018
Details, above, originally posted at:
MGA Members 50 Years of Age and Older!
The WSIGA will begin its 2019 season in March.
Eight clubs, Weston Lakes,
Sweetwater, Falcon Point, Sugar Creek, Willow Fork, Fort Bend, Pecan
Quail Valley compete. This expands your opportunity to play
some of the best golf courses in the area at a nominal fee in a
competitive (but friendly) setting.
News From Food & Beverage
Open For Business
Mother Tuckers Kitchen has shut down their operations here at FBCC and moved their staff to several other locations such as the Bohemian Hill and Dry Creek. They will continue catering and hosting events at the various locations.
Call or text Chris Tucker at 281-312-9128
Or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website at: https://www.mothertuckerskitchen.net/
Tournament Score History
A webpage exists on our website which archives the tournament scores. If you are interested, it is at: https://www.fortbendcc.com/scorehistory.asp As we remove the tournament results from this Newsletter they are archived on the Score History webpage. Photos and comments are archived with them if they are submitted, also.
The Son of FBCC Founder Passes
The father of Tom J. Fatjo Jr. was the primary founder of Fort Bend Country Club, in 1950. He and 31 other founders created the Fort Bend Country Club (A Texas Non-Profit Corporation) on July 17th, 1950, in preparation for the purchase of the property, known today as Fort Bend Country Club.
Here is Tom J. Fatjo's signature, top, left on the Articles of Incorporation of Fort Bend Country Club. Each of the 32 founders signed this historic document.
Here is Tom J. Fatjo, Sr., as featured in one of the historic scrap books of Fort Bend Country Club historian, Jacque Roberts. He was, in fact, Member #1.
Clubhouse (as built in 1966) and surrounds in aerial photo taken in the Seventies
If you click on the photo the high resolution version will open in a new window.
Our Club Historian Jacque Roberts
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Days of Operation:
Club, Course, Pro Shop and Locker Rooms are open Tuesday through Sunday. All operations are closed Mondays. If a holiday falls on a Monday the club will be open but closed Tuesday.
Thank you for doing your part to maintain the high standard of Fort Bend
Open Play and Guests:
Member Guest fees: (plus tax)
Guest must be playing with the member; otherwise the open play fee is applicable.
Member Guest Fees include Cart Rental even though guest may ride with Member or in Rental Cart.
Club recommends Guest shall ride with Member to maximize cart availability when possible.
The pool was professionally removed in November of 2017. It was seldom used other than as an landscaping feature. To remove it correctly would have cost the members the same as maintaining it for five or six years. Now the new owner, HW 589 Holdings LLC, has removed it in accordance with to the highest engineering standards. All concrete was broken out and hauled off. Then the hole was cleaned up, back to the undisturbed soil. A lab-tested backfill was trucked in and was each load was compressed with a heavy vibrating roller as the hole was filled. The area was graded with a laser and then was then covered with St. Augustine sod.
Prepping the Equipment
Drained to the #15 Lake
Concrete is Broken Out
To break the concrete, this track hoe operator used the chunk of concrete which once served as the pool stairs and came out in one big piece, by lifting it about 30 feet and dropping it, repeatedly. It shook the whole area. Quite a few light bulbs needed replacement afterwards.
They were very careful to keep the soil free of any remnants of the building materials.
A week later: What pool? You sure we used to have a pool? Must have been a while ago.
The By-Laws of Fort Bend Country Club, in PDF format, are
available to all FBCC Stock members. If you would like a
copy emailed to you, please
Click Here to email us your
The By-Laws of Fort Bend Country Club, in PDF format, are available to all FBCC Stock members. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please Click Here to email us your request.
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