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Work Continues on Butterfield Trail


Construction is winding up on the new Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas. Developed and owned by the city of El Paso's Department of Aviation, the par-72 layout was designed by architect Tom Fazio.

The course will be complemented by a spacious practice facility and an 8,800-square-foot clubhouse. Fazio took advantage of the site’s distinctive desert topography, incorporating natural sand dunes and native flora and fauna. The daily-fee course will serve as an anchor to the airport's surrounding property and business as well as a catalyst for future commercial development.

In late January, the course’s operator, KemperSports, named Marty Wells as Butterfield Trail’s new general manager. Wells has been involved with Butterfield Trail since September 2005 as course superintendent and will continue with grow-in supervision. He will assume responsibility for daily operations upon the facility's opening, scheduled for later this spring.

"Tom Fazio and his team have created a very special golf course in El Paso," said KemperSports President and COO Steve Skinner. "We think Marty is ideally suited to lead a strong staff in providing one of the leading golf experiences in Texas."

Wells' resume includes experience in golf course management, operations and agronomy. Most recently, he served as general manager at the 27-hole Black Mountain Golf & Country Club near Las Vegas. Before that Wells managed turf operations at Tucson Country Club in Arizona as well as The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, site of numerous Senior PGA Tour events.

For more information about Butterfield Trail Golf Club, visit www.elpasointernationalairport.com.