For God's sake
Clyde and Peggy Smith risked the future of their $30 million resort when they removed all the alcohol from Tapatio Springs golf course, hotel and resort near Boerne last November.
The move to bring the management of their club in line with their personal religious beliefs cost the Smiths a quick $2 million to $3 million in expected revenues when members and corporate customers fled.
Since last fall, the Smiths have been working to rebuild the club. They say they now see signs that the club's new orientation as a healthy business environment may pay off in the long run.
The Smiths developed the 1,391-acre resort from a Hill Country ranch in 1980 and operated it as a country club until last summer, when they signed a preliminary agreement to sell it to …