Great Golf Courses & Communities in Austin

by JL Lewis on January 16, 2014

There are many outstanding golf courses and golf communities in Austin and the surrounding area. Below you will find my top pick of golf courses and communities and a description of each. If you’re looking for a great place to live near a golf course, let this be your guide!

Barton Creek Golf Resort is a private club and resort that sits in The Hills, which is less than 15 minutes west of downtown Austin. Barton Creek has 5 golf courses and a large resort that has the amenities needed to take care of all your golfing and spa needs. Barton Creek has courses designed by Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw, and Arnold Palmer.

Austin Country Club is also close to downtown and is on Lake Austin which makes for a beautiful setting near the 360 bridge. Austin Country Club is a private member club with a long waiting list to join. The golf course was designed by Pete Dye and presents a very challenging layout. The club also has a large tennis facility and clubhouse to host events.

Spanish Oaks is located at the corner of 620 and 71 across from the Hill Country Galleria mall, which is probably the hottest real estate location in the area.  The golf course is very challenging and the clubhouse is elegant and handles a fairly small membership. This location is very popular for young executives as well as affluent retirees looking for a very private experience.

The Hills of Lakeway is a Jack Nicklaus design that has hosted many amateur and professional events. A great layout with many challenging holes, The Hills is a popular course among Austinites. Members of The Hills are also members of the state of the art workout facility and the Flintrock Falls course which is next door to the Hills and a very tough course.  The Hills has redesigned the clubhouse allowing for much more activities to take place at the club. The food is outstanding and the service is always excellent.

Horseshoe Bay Resort is a private resort 50 miles west of Austin that has three Robert Trent Jones courses and a Jack Nicklaus course. Horseshoe Bay has architecture and beauty like no other facility and is a very popular retirement area for many golfers. Lake properties surround the golf courses and the club has a great spa and workout facility.

Escondido is a private club that sits near Horseshoe Bay and is also near the lake. With a 12,000 square foot clubhouse and a wonderful Tom Fazio designed golf course, this facility is the ultimate in service and the golf course is always in perfect condition. This is the most expensive club in the area. The members are treated to impeccable service. Simply put, Escondido is a great golf experience.

Mill Creek Golf Club in Salado, TX is a semi-private country club with a local membership and outside play. It is a great layout with large oak trees and a creek that constantly flows through the property. The course and clubhouse are being renovated to enhance member and outing activities. Having 27 holes when it’s finished allows for member and outside play at the same time. This is a very affordable place to reside with a great course to play. Mill Creek is a popular retirement location and also a nice place for shopping and playing golf.

Cimmaron Hills Country Club in Georgetown, TX is a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course with a large clubhouse and spa. The golf course is very challenging and presents a great test of golf from all the tee options. Cimmaron has bent grass greens, which is rare for central Texas, and they are usually very fast.  Surrounded by million-dollar homes, Cimmaron is a great bargain for members and for buying a house. This is a hidden gem in the area in terms of price and quality. Cimmaron Hills is a great golf course and a well managed facility.

I’ve listed my favorite golf courses and and communities in Austin. Check out one of these great golf courses and see what you think!

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