Top Golf Clubs

Austin Country Club -private
4408 Long Champ Dr. Austin, 78746
(512) 328-0090
Founded in 1899, Austin Country Club is one of the oldest existing clubs in Texas and home to one of the greatest golf instructors who ever lived, Harvey Penick.

Avery Ranch -public
10500 Avery Club Drive Austin, TX 78717
Avery Ranch Golf Club has quickly established itself as the premier daily-fee golf course in the Austin area. This 226 acre, 7107 yard, 18-hole championship public course has tee placements that will challenge the low-handicapper while creating an enjoyable golfing experience for all levels of players. Architect, Andy Raugust, has blended panoramic vistas and gentle rolling hills with oak-lined fairways and the 60-acre Avery Lake. It is truly the ultimate partnership of nature and the sport of golf. The prices are very reasonable

Balcones Country Club -private
8600 Balcones Club Dr. Austin, 78750
(512) 258-1621
Thirty-six holes of rolling terrain awaits you for year-round entertainment in the great game of golf. Balcones offers the perfect mix of leisure and competitive golf.

Barton Creek: Fazio Foothills -private or resort guest
8212 Barton Creek Drive Austin, TX 78735
(512) 329-4000
The Fazio Foothills course, established in 1986, ranks at the top of all experts' lists. Golfweek Magazine rates the Foothills #4 among America's 50 best Resort Courses. The course is also named the Best Resort Course in Texas and has the distinction of consistently having several holes listed among the State's most Best or Most Beautiful holes (holes #12, 4, 9, 16, 10, 18) recognized by The Dallas Morning News.

Barton Creek: Fazio Canyons -private or resort guest
8212 Barton Creek Drive Austin, TX 78735
(512) 329-4000
It's a call for celebration as Barton Creek Resort & Spa's newest course, Fazio Canyons was named #1 Course in Texas according to Golfweek Magazine (2003). Dallas Morning News also rates the Canyons among the best Resort Courses in Texas. The 7,161-yard, par-72 layout boasts the signature of Tom Fazio, the legendary golf designer of Barton Creek's existing 18-hole Fazio Foothills course. Fazio's second masterpiece is located just two miles from the resort's main clubhouse and has its own pro shop and extensive practice areas. The course offers numerous scenic holes lined with stately Red Oaks and Sycamore trees and features spectacular Hill Country views of Short Springs Branch, a beautiful limestone bed creek which meanders throughout the course. The Fazio Canyons course is among the first courses in the country with the Signature designation in the Certified Audubon Sanctuary System.BR>

Barton Creek: Crenshaw Cliffside -private or resort guest
8212 Barton Creek Drive Austin, TX 78735
(512) 329-4000
The natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country is the focus of course architects, Ben Crenshaw and partner, Bill Coore. Rolling hills, natural plateaus, soft contours and native vegetation are harmoniously woven into a playable championship layout that provides a variety of interesting holes to delight members and visitors alike. Austin's well-known native son and Barton Creek Resort & Spa's touring professional, Ben Crenshaw, admits his is an "old-style" philosophy. "We believe the best architect is nature and the best players' courses make good use of the natural terrain. We let the land dictate the routing rather than imposing ourselves on the landscape." Indeed, Crenshaw's course plays across the land quite naturally and most magically, and was rated 38th among the "50 Best Courses in Texas" by The Dallas Morning News. As an ardent student of golf's history, Crenshaw offers a rare taste of a traditional layout in his design. The course features broad, rolling fairways, widely-varied green sizes and is a fitting tribute to the way the game was once played. The large, undulating putting surfaces give golfers their biggest challenge. While the average golfer will attempt to use the natural slopes to aid an approach shot, the low handicap player faces the challenge of positioning the ball at the most advantageous point for an approach putt. As part of the environmentally sensitive considerations, durable grasses were utilized. Bermuda 419 is used on the fairways and Tifdwarf Bermuda for the greens. These drought and heat tolerant native grasses lessen the need for man's intervention. The 18th hole is an exciting climax which plays slightly uphill. Approach shots must cross a running creek to land on a low-lying green, which is seemingly etched into the hillside. The Crenshaw Cliffside course is both forgiving for the novice and challenging for the seasoned golfer.


Barton Creek: Palmer Lakeside - private or resort guest
8212 Barton Creek Drive Austin, TX 78735
(512) 329-4000
A course worthy to be called Palmer. Ideally perched on a secluded hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, just 25 miles west of Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Palmer Lakeside is a hidden retreat that rewards guests with striking, panoramic lake views and twilight glimpses of whitetail deer.