Best Golf Courses in Austin, Texas

I love Austin, Texas.  Everything about it.  Its food, its culture, its music, its scenery, its youthful vibrancy.  I could go on and on.  You know what I love most about it though?  Yeah, you’re right… It’s the golf.  I know I’m a golf geek but maybe you are too and ...

Lago Vista Golf Course

The Spanish name of this track literally translates to Lake View.  And that’s exactly what you’ll find. A little-discussed hill country gem, Lago Vista is a course I play whenever I’m in the area.Situated on a pristine peninsula on the north shore of Lake Travis, this track has been ...

Forest Creek Golf Club

Another outstanding option in the town of Round Rock is Forest Creek Golf Club.Newly opened after an extensive renovation, this hill country layout has been met with critical acclaim.  That makes sense since it was named “Best Public Golf Course in Central Texas” by Golf Digest after the ...

Teravista Golf Club

If views are your thing, you need to play a round at Teravista Golf Club.  The panoramas here span more than 50 miles in any given direction. At 7,200 yards, this course can play long but is forgiving from tee to green.  Lots of elevation changes and contoured fairways can make for ...

The Golf Club at Star Ranch

Undulating fairways and lots of white sand bunkers are what’s waiting at Star Ranch.This is a big golf course, especially when the wind blows.  Even though the fairways are wide and the greens big, you need to be precise with your full shots.Star Ranch is known for boasting some of the most ...

Lakecliff Golf Club

I know one thing about Lake Travis.  It’s home to some of the best bass fishing in North America.It’s also home to Lakecliff Golf Club, one of the finest courses in West Texas.  Designed by my all-time favorite architect, Arnold Palmer, the course features 12 lakes and crosses the ...

ShadowGlen Golf Club

ShadowGlen is West Texas golf as it was meant to be. The front nine has a links feel to it that features well-placed bunkers and water hazards that have to be navigated with care.On the back nine, you’ll feel more secluded as you meander through rolling terrain and elevation changes that ...

Grey Rock Golf Club

Just minutes from downtown, you’ll find what many call the best public track in Austin.Grey Rock Golf Club sits on 160 acres of West Texas hill country that offers expansive views of the surrounding countryside.Ancient oaks line the fairways in a way that leaves no doubt where you’re supposed to ...

Harvey Penick Golf Campus

If there’s a name that’s synonymous with Austin, Texas golf, it’s Harvey Penick.  The gentle little pro will go down as one of the game’s most legendary teachers.  Remember the Little Red Book?  And don’t forget about guys like Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw, whom Harvey mentored for ...

Roy Kizer Golf Course

You don’t exactly put the words links golf and Texas in the same sentence that often, but you can when you’re talking about Roy Kizer golf course. Set on 200 acres southeast of downtown, this course was aptly named for the longtime superintendent at nearby Lions Municipal golf course.  ...

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