The Texas Hill Country is known for many things: rolling hills, endless fields of bluebonnets, and the best barbecue in the world. Strangers to Central Texas may be surprised to find that some of the country’s best golf courses are nestled smack dab in the middle of the state. In Austin, the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, you’ll find everything from plush resorts on the edge of town to eminently playable and affordable municipal courses just a chip shot away from downtown. Charming old towns like Fredericksburg and New Braunfels dot the Central Texas map, where you’ll find lovely town squares and courthouses, authentic southern comfort food, brewpubs and wineries, and, of course, some of the most satisfying plays in Texas.
AUSTIN TX Golf Courses
- AUSTIN TX Golf Courses
- BOERNE TX Golf Courses
- FREDERICKSBURG TX Golf Courses
- HORSESHOE BAY RESORT Golf Courses
- NEW BRAUNFELS TX Golf Courses
- SAN MARCOS TX Golf Courses
- WIMBERLEY TX Golf Courses
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- Courses in the Hill Country
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The capital city is more than just great live music and a hip, laid-back culture; some of the best courses in the country are inside city limits. From the numerous 9- and 18-hole quick-play munis like Lions and Roy Kizer to gorgeous resorts with luxurious stay-and-play packages at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin again and again proves to be one of the top golf destinations in the country.
Combining diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, and affordable courses, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golf. And thanks to GOLF Magazine, Austin can add, “The Best Golf City in America” to its list of titles. The Austin Golf Trail has assembled some of Austin’s finest golf courses for your next trip to one of the country’s premier golfing destinations.
BOERNE TX Golf Courses
A getaway for buddy trips and family outings alike, Tapatio Springs’ Resort Course is a major draw to this Hill Country town. Location is also the key for this German-settled spot: in Boerne you’ll have easy access to both the surrounding Austin area and nearby San Antonio, for a completely different golfing experience altogether.
FREDERICKSBURG TX Golf Courses
From chic to shabby chic, this charming town is best known for the plethora of shopping options spread out across Fredericksburg’s more than 700 architecturally significant historic downtown buildings. Check out the local muni, a dog-leg filled 18-hole course named after Lady Bird Johnson.
The $2 million renovation of the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course comes with more extras than you’d expect, especially since your 19th hole is Fredericksburg! With over 15 wineries in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, you could spend days just sampling the award-winning varietals—including our cabernets, tempranillos, viogniers and Rieslings. Take in a wine tasting, barrel room tour or simply stroll through the vineyard. More of a beer aficionado, eh? Then visit our award-winning brewpub located right in the heart of Main Street, surrounded by over 150 boutiques offering sophisticated couture, home décor, antiques and inspiring art of all kinds. While visitors flock here during the spring to see nature’s magnificent wildflower display and to hike Enchanted Rock, this area is quickly becoming known for its resort-like aura with an abundance of luxurious and cozy lodging, numerous spas, scrumptious cuisine, wine bars and over a dozen venues with live Texas music every Friday and Saturday. And we haven’t even mentioned the amazing museums or dizzying amount of festivals that take place. With all this waiting at your 19
You’ll savor every drive at Boot Ranch, ponder every approach and contemplate each putt under the big skies of the Texas Hill Country. PGA legend Hal Sutton designed the course to complement – rather than confront – the scenic surroundings. More than simply a country club or championship course, the links at Boot Ranch are a celebration of the game itself. The Clubhouse Village provides sumptuous men’s and women’s locker rooms, a fabulous pro shop and a variety of dining and entertaining venues to round out a day on the course.
PGA legend Hal Sutton designed the 18-hole Boot Ranch course with one thing in mind – provide every player with a peak golf experience. Hal took full advantage of the existing contours of the property and created a course that rises and falls along the natural ridges and valleys. He also made full use of natural water features, one being the twin forty-foot waterfalls crashing down in front of the tenth green. The course measures an impressive 7,250 yards from the longest tee for a Par 71. Each hole offers an opportunity to hone a different aspect of your game and provides enduring memories and rewards over a lifetime of play.
HORSESHOE BAY RESORT Golf Courses
Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas’ premier lake and golf resort. This 7,000 acre luxury resort lies along the panoramic shores of Lake LBJ in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Located just 45 minutes northwest of Austin, Texas, Horseshoe Bay Resort is the perfect place to play, relax, meet or entertain.
Horseshoe Bay is a golf jewel in the heart of Central Texas. With 3 courses there is something for all levels of player. Ram Rock will challenge the best players in the world. Waterfalls compliment the entire property. The Whitewater Putting Course is an absolute must experience.
Apple Rock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay
Apple Rock, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s third championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course, was completed in 1986 and received distinction as “Best New Resort Course” by Golf Digest. Widely known as one of the most scenic courses in the state, this spectacular course spans 147 acres of the rolling Texas Hill Country along the shores of Lake LBJ. Though not overly tight, this course still demands well-placed drives and accurate club selection.
Ramrock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay Resort
Ram Rock was constructed in 1981 and is infamously known as the “Challenger”. Narrow fairways and rolling Crenshaw Bentgrass greens are surrounded by 62 deep bunkers, ten water hazards and natural dry creeks on six holes. With its dramatic elevation changes, Ram Rock offers enough length and difficulty to challenge scratch players in any group. Ram Rock received a 4½ star rating from Golf Digest and was named as one of the top 15 courses in the state by Golfweek in 2006.
Slickrock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay Resort
With multiple tees on every hole, more than 71 sand traps and 12 water hazards, Slick Rock embodies the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. philosophy of “hard par, easy bogey.” Slick Rock is home to Horseshoe Bay Resort’s awe-inspiring “Million Dollar Hole” (No. 14) featuring a winding cart path that takes golfers on a ride through a waterfall that spans more than 35 yards and dumps more than 8,000 gallons of water into Slick Rock creek each minute.
Summit Rock Golf Course, Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort’s most exclusive course is known as the best new golf course in the United States (Ron Whitten of Golf Digest). It officially opened in October 2012 when Nicklaus himself, opened the course by playing a few holes in front of a large gallery. On the day, he played holes 10-13 shooting (-3) at the tender age of 72. The Nicklaus Signature course is some of the Golden Bear’s best work as the par 72 layout features scenic views and dramatic elevation changes.
NEW BRAUNFELS TX Golf Courses
Golfers near and far flock to The Bandit, a stay-and-play resort on the banks of Lake McQueenie. This quiet Texas town takes edible fare seriously, its German roots lending itself to an abundance of delicious beer, fine wines, and, of course, bratwurst.
SAN MARCOS TX Golf Courses
This college town is more than great Tex-Mex and fun nightlife. Quail Creek Country Club is a fine 72-par play, replete with tidy Bermuda Greens and overgrown waste areas. For a quicker round, check out Texas State University’s par 34 9-holer, which can be played in 90 minutes.
WIMBERLEY TX Golf Courses
Just southwest of Austin you’ll find this friendly town bisected by the Blanco River, and filled to the brim with friendly folks. Enjoy a winery tour or float the river; either way, you’ll enjoy smalltown Central Texas at its finest. The Quicksand at Woodcreek is here as well, a challenging, oak tree-lined 18-hole course.
It’s almost impossible to have a bad time out on the road in the Hill Country. Stretching west from Austin, the glistening lakes, rolling hills, and vast fields of bluebonnets of Central Texas provide the stunning backdrop to your Texas golf adventure. Inside city limits, play at any number of top-notch municipal courses, including the Hancock and Morris Williams golf courses. Country clubs like Balcones and Great Hills offer upscale options.
And then, just like that, once you leave Austin, the fun is just starting. On your way out to Vaaler Creek in Blanco, a stunning course replete with panoramic views of the Hill Country, stop off at the world-famous Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood. Don’t fill up too much, because on the way back, you’ll want to travel the Dripping Wine Trail in Dripping Springs, where you’ll hit three of the state’s finest wineries as you unwind with some live music.
Have some extra time and a taste for the harder stuff on your way out due west of Austin? Stop off for a tour of Garrison Brothers Distillery, for a glass (or two!) of the finest bourbon in the state. Once you make it out west … just keep going. Comanche Trace offers championship golf on the Guadalupe River with unbelievable views. If you don’t opt for the stay-and-play out there in Kerrville, Fredericksburg offers seemingly infinite shopping, dining, and quaint bed and breakfast options for travelers.
Hyatt Lost Pines, located just east of Austin is a luxurious resort course geared to both outdoorsy types and those looking for a little pampering, located on the precipice of the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Explore 18 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, after a round at the Arthur Hills-designed, par-72 course that Golfweek named one of the “Best Resort Courses” for 2015.
Courses in the Hill Country
|golf course||phone||physical address||city||zip||web address|
|Austin Country Club||512-328-0090||4408 Long Champ Dr.||Austin||78746||www.austincountryclub.com|
|Avery Ranch Golf Club||512-248-2442||10500 Avery Club Dr.||Austin||78717||www.averyranchgolf.com|
|Balcones Country Club, Balcones Course||512-258-1621||8600 Balcones Club Dr.||Austin||78750||www.balconescountryclub.com|
|Balcones Country Club, Spicewood Course||512-258-6672||11210 Spicewood Club Dr.||Austin||78750||www.balconescountryclub.com|
|Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course||512-272-4228||9100 Decker Ln.||Austin||78724||www.bluebonnethillgolf.com|
|Butler Pitch and Putt||512-477-4430||201 Lee Barton Dr.||Austin||78704||www.butlerparkpitchandputt.com|
|Falconhead Golf Club||512-402-1558||15201 Falcon Head Blvd.||Austin||78738||www.falconheadaustin.com|
|Great Hills Country Club||512-345-6940||5914 Lost Horizon Dr.||Austin||78759||www.greathillscc.org|
|Grey Rock Golf Club||512-288-4297||7401 Hwy. 45||Austin||78739||www.greyrockgolfclub.com|
|Hancock Golf Course||512-453-0276||811 E. 41st St.||Austin||78751||www.austintexas.gov/department/hancock-golf-course|
|Hills Country Club, Flintrock Falls Course||512-333-0343||401 Jack Nicklaus Dr.||Austin||78738||www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Hills-of-Lakeway|
|Hills Country Club, Hills Course||512-261-7200||26 Club Estates Pkwy.||Austin||78738||www.thehillscc.com|
|Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer Golf Complex, Clay Course||512-444-0999||5400 Jimmy Clay Dr.||Austin||78744||www.austintexas.gov/department/jimmy-clay-golf-course|
|Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer Golf Complex, Kizer Course||512-444-0999||5400 Jimmy Clay Dr.||Austin||78744||www.austintexas.gov/department/roy-kizer-golf-course|
|Lions Municipal Golf Course||512-477-6963||2901 Enfield Rd.||Austin||78703||www.austintexas.gov/department/lions-municipal-golf-course|
|Lost Creek Country Club||512-892-1205||2612 Lost Creek Blvd.||Austin||78746||www.lostcreekclub.com|
|Morris Williams Golf Course||512-974-8333||4300 Manor Rd.||Austin||78723||www.austintexas.gov/department/morris-williams-golf-course|
|Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Crenshaw Cliffside Course||512-329-4000||8212 Barton Club Dr.||Austin||78735||www.bartoncreek.com|
|Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Fazio Canyons Course||512-329-4000||8212 Barton Club Dr.||Austin||78735||www.bartoncreek.com|
|Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Fazio Foothills Course||512-329-4000||8212 Barton Club Dr.||Austin||78735||www.bartoncreek.com|
|Onion Creek Club, Original Course||512-282-2150||2510 Onion Creek Pkwy.||Austin||78747||www.onioncreekclub.com|
|River Place Country Club||512-346-1114||4207 River Place Blvd.||Austin||78730||www.riverplaceclub.com|
|Riverside Golf Course||512-386-7077||1020 Grove Blvd.||Austin||78741||www.riverside-gc.com|
|University of Texas Golf Club||512-266-6464||2200 University Club Dr.||Austin||78732||www.utgolfclub.com|
|Flying L Ranch Golf Course||800-292-5134||566 Flying L Dr.||Bandera||78003||www.flyingl.com|
|Lost Valley Resort Golf Course||830-460-7958||Hwy. 16||Bandera||78003|
|Lost Pines Golf Club||512-321-2327||201 Park Rd. 1A||Bastrop||78602||www.lostpinesgolfclub.org|
|Pine Forest Golf Club||512-321-1181||636 Riverside Dr.||Bastrop||78602||www.pineforestgolfclub.com|
|Vaaler Creek Golf Club||830-833-0706||228 Jeff Vaughn||Blanco||78606||www.vaalercreekgolfclub.com|
|The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch||830-336-4653||1092 Clubs Dr.||Boerne||78006||www.clubsofcordilleraranch.com|
|Tapatio Springs Resort, Lakes Course||830-537-4611||1 Resort Way||Boerne||78006||www.tapatio.com|
|Tapatio Springs Resort, Ridge Course||830-537-4611||1 Resort Way||Boerne||78006||www.tapatio.com|
|Tapatio Springs Resort, Valley Course||830-537-4611||1 Resort Way||Boerne||78006||www.tapatio.com|
|Fort Clark Springs Golf Course||830-563-2493||300 Hwy. 90||Brackettville||78832||www.fortclark.com|
|Brady Municipal Golf Course||325-597-6010||200 Brady Country Club Rd.||Brady||76825||www.bradytx.us|
|Delaware Springs Golf Course||512-756-8471||600 Delaware Springs Blvd.||Burnet||78611||www.delawaresprings.com|
|Highland Lakes Golf Club||512-793-2859||820 Park Rd. 4 W.||Burnet||78611|
|Cameron Country Club||254-697-2371||1901 E. 21st St.||Cameron||76520|
|Canyon Lake Golf Club||830-899-3301||405 Watts Ln.||Canyon Lake||78133||www.lakesidegolfclubinc.com|
|Alsatian Golf Club||830-931-3100||1339 County Rd. 4516 #110||Castroville||78009||www.alsatiangolfclub.com|
|Twin Creeks Country Club||512-331-5900||3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr.||Cedar Park||78613||www.twincreeksclub.com|
|The Buckhorn Golf Course||830-995-5351||36 FM 473||Comfort||78013||www.buckhorngolfcourse.com|
|The Club at ConCan||830-232-4471||520 Mountain Valley Dr.||Concan||78838||www.concangolf.com|
|Devine Golf Course||830-665-9943||116 Malone Dr.||Devine||78016|
|Eldorado Golf Club||325-853-2036||501 Pelt St.||Eldorado||76936|
|Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club, Blackjack Oak Course||210-582-6720||7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy.||Fair Oaks Ranch||78015||www.fairoaksclub.com|
|Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club, Live Oak Course||210-582-6720||7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy.||Fair Oaks Ranch||78015||www.fairoaksclub.com|
|Boot Ranch||830-997-6200||77 Boot Ranch Circle||Fredericksburg||78624||www.bootranch.com|
|Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course||830-997-4010||341 Golfers Loop||Fredericksburg||78624||www.golffredericksburg.com|
|Berry Creek Country Club||512-930-4615||30500 Berry Creek Dr.||Georgetown||78628||www.berrycreekcc.com|
|Cimarron Hills Golf and Country Club||512-763-8700||200 Cimarron Hills Trail W.||Georgetown||78628||www.cimarronhills.com|
|Georgetown Country Club||512-930-4577||1500 Country Club Rd.||Georgetown||78627||www.georgetowncountryclub.net|
|Goldthwaite Municipal Golf Course||325-938-5652||Hwy. 16 S.||Goldthwaite||76844||www.golfgoldthwaite.com|
|Hidden Springs Golf Course||830-990-4122||226 Living Water Ranch Rd.||Harper||78631||www.doublebresort.net|
|Hondo Golf Course||830-741-4653||702 Disoway Rd.||Hondo||78861|
|Blue Lake Golf Club||830-598-5524||214 W. Bluebonnet Dr.||Horseshoe Bay||78657||www.bluelaketx.org/blue-lake-golf|
|Escondido||830-598-5301||9090 Hwy. 2147||Horseshoe Bay||78657||www.escondidotexas.com|
|Horseshoe Bay Resort, Apple Rock Course||830-598-6561||1 Bay West Blvd.||Horseshoe Bay||78657||www.hsbresort.com|
|Horseshoe Bay Resort, Ram Rock Course||830-598-6561||1 Bay West Blvd.||Horseshoe Bay||78657||www.hsbresort.com|
|Horseshoe Bay Resort, Slick Rock Course||830-598-2561||1306 Hi Stirrup||Horseshoe Bay||78657||www.hsbresort.com|
|The Golf Club Star Ranch||512-252-4653||2500 FM 685||Hutto||78634||www.starranchgolf.com|
|Junction Golf Course||325-446-2968||FM 2169 W.||Junction||76849||www.junctiontexas.net/golf.htm|
|Comanche Trace Golf Club, Creeks Course||830-895-8500||3074 Bandera Hwy.||Kerrville||78028||www.comanchetrace.com|
|Comanche Trace Golf Club, Hills Course||830-895-8500||3074 Bandera Hwy.||Kerrville||78028||www.comanchetrace.com|
|Comanche Trace Golf Club, Valley Course||830-895-8500||3074 Bandera Hwy.||Kerrville||78028||www.comanchetrace.com|
|Riverhill Country Club||830-896-1400||100 Riverhill Club Ln.||Kerrville||78028||www.riverhillcc.com|
|Scott Schreiner Golf Course||830-257-4982||1 Country Club Dr.||Kerrville||78028||www.golfkerrville.com|
|Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ||325-388-8888||105 Range Way Circle||Kingsland||78639||www.legendsgolftx.net|
|Light House Country Club||325-388-6660||118 Club Circle||Kingsland||78639||www.lighthousecountryclub.com|
|Plum Creek Golf Course||512-262-5555||750 Kohler’s Crossing||Kyle||78640||www.plumcreekgolf.com|
|Highland Lakes Golf Course||512-382-6529||20552 Highland Lake Dr.||Lago Vista||78645||www.lagovistagc.com|
|Lago Vista Golf Club||512-267-1170||4616 Rimrock Dr.||Lago Vista||78645||www.lagovistagc.com|
|Lakeway Golf Club, Live Oak Course||512-261-7173||510 Lakeway Dr.||Lakeway||78734||www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Hills-of-Lakeway|
|Lakeway Golf Club, Yaupon Course||512-261-7172||100 Clubhouse Dr.||Lakeway||78734||www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Hills-of-Lakeway|
|Hancock Park Golf Course||512-556-3202||237 Naruna Rd.||Lampasas||76550||www.ci.lampasas.tx.us/Index.aspx?NID=147|
|Crystal Falls Golf Club||512-259-5855||3400 Crystal Falls Pkwy.||Leander||78641||www.crystalfallsgolf.com|
|Llano River Golf Course||325-247-5100||2835 W. Ranch Rd. 152||Llano||78643||www.llrgc.com|
|Wolfdancer Golf Club||512-308-4770||575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd.||Lost Pines||78612||www.wolfdancergolfclub.com|
|ShadowGlen Golf Club||512-278-1304||12801 Lexington St.||Manor||78653||www.shadowglengolf.com|
|Hidden Falls Country Club||830-693-3300||220 Meadowlakes Dr.||Meadowlakes||78654||www.hiddenfallsgolf.com|
|Comanche Creek Golf Course||325-347-5798||566 Fairgrounds Rd.||Mason||76856|
|The Bandit Golf Club||830-609-4665||6019 FM 725||New Braunfels||78130||www.banditgolfclub.com|
|Landa Park Municipal Golf Course||830-608-2174||180 Golf Course Dr.||New Braunfels||78130|
|Ozona Country Club||325-392-2520||N. Hwy. 163||Ozona||76943|
|Blackhawk Golf Club||512-251-9000||2714 Kelly Ln.||Pflugerville||78660||www.blackhawkgolf.com|
|Point Venture Golf Club||512-267-2768||422 S. Venture Blvd.||Point Venture||78645||www.pointventuregolf.com|
|Rocksprings Country Club||830-683-4224||Hwy. 55 S.||Rocksprings||78880|
|Forest Creek Golf Club||512-388-2874||99 Twin Ridge Pkwy.||Round Rock||78664||www.forestcreek.com|
|Teravista Golf Club||512-651-9850||4333 Teravista Club Dr.||Round Rock||78665||www.teravistagolf.com|
|Quail Creek Golf Club||512-353-1665||2701 Airport Hwy. 21||San Marcos||78666||www.quailcreek-cc.com|
|Texas State Golf Course||512-245-7593||1351 Post Rd.||San Marcos||78666||www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/golf.html|
|San Saba Municipal Golf Course||325-372-3212||723 County Rd. 102||San Saba||76877||www.golfsansaba.com|
|Sonora Golf Club||325-387-3680||108 Golf Course Rd.||Sonora||76950|
|Austin Golf Club||512-264-9787||24900 Highway 71 W||Spicewood||78669|
|Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Palmer Lakeside Course||512-329-4653||1900 Clubhouse Hill Dr.||Spicewood||78669||www.bartoncreek.com|
|Lakecliff Country Club||888-798-0695||1700 Kahala Sunset Dr.||Spicewood||78669||www.lakecliffcc.com|
|Pedernales Country Club||512-264-1489||807 Paisley Dr.||Spicewood||78669||www.cutnputt.com|
|River Crossing Golf Club||830-904-4653||500 River Way||Spring Branch||78070||www.rivercrossingclub.com|
|Cowan Creek Golf Club||512-948-7580||1433 Cool Springs Way||Sun City||78633||www.sctxca.org|
|Legacy Hills Golf Club||512-948-7560||301 Del Webb Blvd.||Sun City||78633||www.sctxca.org|
|White Wing Golf Club||512-948-7570||151 Dove Hollow Trail||Sun City||78633||www.sctxca.org|
|Mustang Creek Golf Course||512-365-1332||Potomac St.||Taylor||76574||www.mustangcreektaylor.com|
|Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course||830-278-6155||329 E. Garden St.||Uvalde||78801||www.uvaldetx.com|
|Quicksand at Woodcreek Country Club||512-847-9700||1 Pro Shop Lane||Wimberley||78676|
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