A Healthy Lifestyle
Begins With A Capital ‘B’
The City of Bryan offers a wonderful quality of life with more than 40 parks, miles and miles of walking and biking paths, a vibrant and historic downtown, and world-class health care.
But that’s not all. The City also boasts four golf courses, boating, fishing and water recreation at Lake Bryan, senior-living communities, an aquatic center with a year-round heated olympic-sized pool, and other amenities for those wishing to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It’s no wonder healthy living is “Better in Bryan.”
One of the nice things about Bryan is that with our great weather, you can pretty much play golf year-round. So what is stopping you from hitting the greens? Bryan is home to four golf courses, less than 9 miles apart, including one designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and another by Jack Nicklaus. Whether you’re an aspiring pro, or a high-handicapper, Bryan has a course that will meet your needs, and your budget.
Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course
If you’re a beginner, or on budget, Bryan Municipal may be just right for you. The 6,285 yard, par 70 course offers a challenge, but won’t ruin your day if you’re a high handicapper.
Home to the Texas A&M golf teams, Traditions Club is a Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Co-Design. At 7,146 yards, this championship course hosted the 2011 NCAA Div. 1 Women’s Championship. It will host the NCAA Regionals in 2016 and 2018, and will host the Texas Golf Association’s 2015 State Four-Ball Championship.
Briarcrest Golf Course
With small Champion Bermuda greens and tight fairways, the course at the Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest is sure to challenge any and all golfers. This 6,748-yard par 72 course offers a park-land style of play.
Miramont Country Club
Since opening in 2005, Miramont has been recognized as one of the elite private courses in Texas. The 7,127- yard, 22-hole course provides a demanding game for the pros, and an enjoyable challenge for amateurs. The course was selected to host the 2014 and 2015 Junior PGA Championships – a first for a Texas course – and it also hosted the Texas Golf Association’s 2014 Texas Shootout matches.
Parks and Recreation
With more than 40 parks and outdoor event spaces, Bryan is a haven for those who enjoy the outdoors. You can take a bike ride or stroll along one of the many trails and paths, enjoy time with your canine friends at Bryan’s dog park, or keep cool in the summer months at the Bryan Aquatic Center, which boasts a year-round heated Olympic-sized lap pool and 175-foot water slide.
If organized activities are more your thing, then do we have a treat for you. The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 40 programs and events throughout the year with everything from adult sports leagues, to kids swim lessons, to culinary classes, and even a Breakfast with Santa Claus in December.
As a side note, Bryan is home to the best medical facilities in the region with St. Joseph Regional Health Center being the only Tier II trauma facility in the community. So in the event that you are a little too active and hurt yourself, you can rest easy knowing your in good medical hands.
Historic Downtown Bryan
Downtown Bryan is a crown jewel of the Brazos Valley. A place where the old west meets the new world, and creative forces collide to inspire and entertain. Whether you are looking for state-of-the-art information technology solutions, an outstanding restaurant for that important client dinner, or just one of the finest custom-made hats in Texas, you can find it all in Downtown Bryan.
Downtown Bryan also hosts several events and festivals throughout the year, including “First Friday” every month, the Street and Art Fair in the spring, and the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in early fall. So, there’s never a time when something cool isn’t going on in downtown. With its coffee shops, art galleries, specialty stores and entertainment venues, Downtown Bryan is a place where hip things happen.
No matter what your inclination, there’s no better place to spend time on the water than Lake Bryan. This lake has something for everyone, from great fishing and boating, to live music and spectacular sunsets.
Lake Bryan boasts more than 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with routes along both the east and west sides of the lake. And if camping is your thing, Lake Bryan has 125 acres of first come-first serve tent and electric RV camping and recreation facilities to go along with seven water and electric combined RV sites.
For those of you who would prefer to watch rather than participate, there’s no better place to sit back, relax and watch the sunset than the Lakeside Icehouse.The Icehouse is open rain or shine and welcomes all ages. You can even bring your dog. When you combine the natural amenities of the lake, with food, beverages, and live music, Lake Bryan can provide you with a recipe for a great evening out.
Texas A&M University, Blinn College, Bryan I.S.D. — Aggieland means education.
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