One of the most anticipated developments in Houston has just announced new raffles for active and food-loving locals.
East River, the huge, ambitious 150 acre riverside project, features a new 9-hole, par 3 public golf course.
In addition, Midway, the company behind East River, announced a new family-friendly restaurant and terrace bar on the sprawling complex.
A little bit about the golf course, according to a press release:
Synchronized East River 9 (by the way), this will be the only public 9-hole golf course with par 3 within the 610 loop. The links-style short course offers holes from 80 to 150 yards; a 300-yard natural grass driving range in front of the downtown skyline; a 12,000 square foot social putting green; and a 1,000 square meter pro shop with merchandise, rental clubs, and refreshments.
Two staggered tea boxes play on all nine greens and offer players the opportunity to play two unique nine-hole rounds.
“East River 9 will expand the game by bridging a gap in the market between the driving range and the full 18-hole experience,” said Clayton Freels, founding partner of the concepts. “It also brings a fun, community-oriented activation that welcomes residents to a site that has been closed to the public for over 75 years.”
In some heartwarming local news, Fifth Ward and nearby Phillis Wheatley High School will partner with East River 9 to create an inclusive environment for students and their families. Wheatley is even discussing adding a golf team to its sports program once facilities are ready, a statement said.
East River eats
In the meantime, the new East River Restaurant, Riverhouse Houston, will anchor the golf course and serve a fresh kitchen menu along with a well-rounded selection of beer, wine and spirits.
The restaurant, a new concept from the DKC Group, will be housed in a converted industrial building that overlooks the golf course, Buffalo Bayou and the downtown skyline.
Evenings promise live music and sunset views on an expansive terrace that has a play area for children, outdoor games, and fire pits. Riverhouse will host corporate, social and charity events and can serve more than 1,000 guests and park more than 300 cars.
Construction started in May; The golf and restaurant is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022.