El Dorado Golf Community Project Slated To Open May 1

The long-planned Mystic Creek Golf Community in El Dorado will open May 1.

Developer Pete Parks made the announcement last week. The multimillion-dollar, 510-acre project has been in the works since 2008. It consists of an 18-hole golf course and a 194-unit residential neighborhood. The course has six sets of tees ranging from 5,000 yards to 7,500 yards in length.

Parks said the reason behind the project was economic development.

“It’s not only providing an amenity to keep folks in our area, but also to attract people to a nice, safe, well-thought out community,” Parks said.

He said he hoped the residential part of the project would attract retirees who want to move closer to family members. The course, he said, is also designed to bring in serious golfers who like to travel, adding a tourism element.

“We have the opportunity to bring people into the community who might not otherwise come here,” Parks said.

He said the first residential phase included 110 units and was already complete; the second phase is under construction and will be for some time.

The course was designed by Ken Dye of Finger Dye Spann in Katy, Texas. Mystic Creek Construction Co., a company started by Parks specifically for the project, is building it.