Developer Bill Vaughan purchased the 1,023-acre community and club in Alto, N.M., over the holidays, with plans to keep current staff intact while adding full-time marketing staff to sell residential lots. The property features a 15,000-sq. ft. clubhouse and a 7,200-yard, Robert Trent Jones II golf course.
Rainmakers Resort and Club in Alto, N.M., recently announced new ownership, Ruidoso (N.M.) News reported.
Over the holidays, Dallas/Fort Worth-based businessman and commercial real estate developer Bill Vaughan purchased the 1,023-acre community in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca mountains. “I consider ownership of the Rainmakers property to be both an honor and a unique privilege,” Vaughan wrote in an introductory letter to the club’s members.
“As for Rainmakers, I believe that the natural beauty is undeniable and the quality of the improvements to date are exceptionally well done,” Vaughan said to members. “My goal is to further develop Rainmakers into a place like no other in New Mexico where family memories are made, where folks can relax and exhale, enjoy an abundance of resort amenities catering to all ages, get to know their neighbors, be pampered by our exceptional staff, and enjoy the God-given beauty of this very special place.”
Vaughan assured members that the “excellent” staff will remain intact. “All of the familiar faces that you have come to love and appreciate will remain,” he said.
Jim Helms also agreed to remain as Rainmakers’ President and General Manager of the resort, the News reported.
Although there will be no major staff upheaval, there will be some additions. Vaughan told members some new faces will be added to the real estate marketing team at Rainmakers and that for the first time, Rainmakers will employ a full-time marketing staff dedicated to selling the community’s existing and planned residential lots, News reported.
“Our plan is to aggressively market the real estate in the development in new and creative ways over the next few years,” he said.
Rainmakers will sweeten the appeal to both prospective homeowners and visitors as it seeks to further bolster the profile of its 7,200-yard Robert Trent Jones II-designed golf course, News reported.
“We plan to take Rainmakers to the next level and make it the best resort in New Mexico and the Southwest,” Vaughan said.
The property features a 15,000-sq. ft. clubhouse and recreational and entertainment options, with plans underway to add more family-friendly amenities, News reported.