How is Austin Golf?

A look at golf in Austin, Texas

Creshaw Cliffside #18. Photo By Scott Vonderohe

If you love golf you will love Austin, Texas.  This beautiful city is home to numerous top-quality golf courses.   Golf courses in Austin have been laid out to take advantage of the area’s natural rolling terrain and spreading trees.

The prestigious University of Texas Golf Club is home to UT’s men and women’s golf teams, as well as to paying members.   The UT Golf Club is a 7,412, par 71 championship-caliber course nestled in the Texas Hill Country over looking Lake Austin.  It borders the Balcones Natural Wildlife Preserve.  The club offers a luxurious clubhouse and other amenities.

Falconhead Golf Course is a few miles west of Austin.  Situated in the Texas Hill County, the course was designed by PGA Tour Design architects to provide the best possible golfing experience.  Oak and cedar trees among creeks and rolling hills make this a truly gorgeous golf course.

River Place Country Club in Austin’s northern foothills offers golf, tennis, fitness, and more to it members.  The beautiful club house is available for weddings and other special occasions.

The course at Twin Creeks Country Club in Cedar Park, Texas spreads across 195 acres of rolling vistas.  It was designed by Masters Champion Fred Couples.  The club is part of the exclusive Twin Creeks Community and offers a fitness and aquatic center in addition to golf.

The historic Onion Creek Golf Club on Onion Creek Parkway in Austin was founded in 1974 by Jimmy Demaret, a three times Masters Champion.  The club is known for its family friendly atmosphere and beautiful course.  It offers tennis, and a fitness and aquatic center in addition to golf.

Barton Creek Country Club is part of the Barton Creek Spa and Resort.  This fabulous facility actually offers four different 18-hole, championship golf courses, each with their own challenges and “personality.”  The Fazio Foothills course and Fazio Canyons courses are simply spectacular; they were designed by noted course designer Tom Fazio.   The shady Crenshaw Cliffside course was designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.  The Palmer Lakeside course is perched on a hill overlooking Lake Travis.

Cimarron Hills Country Club is thirty miles out of Austin in peaceful Georgetown, Texas.  The club offers a charming, Texas-style clubhouse and a 7,302-yard, award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. 

A round-up of major golf courses in the Austin, Texas area would not be complete without mention of Crystal Falls Golf Club in Leander, just outside of Austin.  This challenging course features water hazards at 12 of the 18 holes.  It home to the Hill Country Amateur.

As you can see from this brief overview, golf courses in Austin, Texas are varied, beautiful, and challenging.  They offer something for everyone from beginning golfers to pros.  Golf in Austin is a popular outdoor activity because of the moderate weather the area experiences much of the year. 

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