Whether you are seeking a luxury PGA golfing experience or just wanting to get out with friends and have a good time, there is a golf course in the Lake Travis area to suit your needs and budget. The Texas Hill Country is home to some of the premier golf courses in the nation and also home to some unique and fun casual courses for those who do not take golf seriously, maybe even to the extent of wearing flip-flops and having golf cart races. No matter what level of golfer you are, you can find a golf course near Lake Travis that is just what you were looking for. here are five area courses ranging from the sublime to the irreverent.
The Spanish Oaks Golf Course was designed by PGA Tour architect Bobby Weed and is considered to be one of the best private courses in the country. It is a favorite course in Austin area golf due to its amenities and options for golfers and its sensitivity for the environment. The Spanish Oaks Golf Course does not require tee times for members, and its features include a putting green, a short game course, practice areas, comfort stations with air-conditioned bathrooms, cold beverages and snacks. There are regular golf clinics and private instructions by the PGA golf pros on staff. Spanish Oaks Golf Club is located at 13001 Spanish Oaks Club Dr, Bee Cave, TX 78738. Phone is 512-421-8530.
The Hills of Lakeway
The Hills of Lakeway Country Club was selected as one of 2012 Top 100 Golf Courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. It offers two golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. The second course, Flintrock Falls was also designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. This private Country Club offers its members an unparalleled golfing experience. The Hills Country Club also features the world recognized Academy of Golf for those looking to perfect their game. This site was specifically created for those wishing to learn to play better golf by Jack Nicklaus, and just considered to be one of the top places in the nation to learn to play golf. The Hills Country Club is located at 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin, Texas 78738. Phone numbers 512.261.7200 Main and 512.261.8282 Golf Shop.
Falconhead Golf Club was created by the expert at the PGA Tour Design Center and has been an incredible addition to the sport of golf in the Austin area since its opening in 2003. This is a public daily-fee course and offers golfers the quality golf experience enjoyed by Pro players. Situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this course features the natural oaks and cedars of the area and includes creeks and ponds to add beauty and challenge to the golf course. Falconhead is considered to be one of the best courses in golf. Falconhead Golf Course is located at 15201 Falconhead Blvd Austin, TX 78738, Their phone number is (512) 402-1558.
Highland Lakes is a public golf course owned by the city of Lago Vista. It was designed and built by Leon and Charles Howard in 1978 and is considered to be a uniquely challenging golf course. The course features elevation changes, many bunkers and meandering fairways. It is said this course will truly require the use of every club in your bag. Like many other Texas Hill Country golf courses, there are breathtaking views, and chances to see the native wildlife. The view of Lake Travis from the number one tee is considered one of the best in Central Texas. Many golfers also enjoy relaxing in the bar and grill. Highland Lakes Golf Course is located at 20552 Highland Lake Dr, Lago Vista, TX 78645. The phone number is (512) 382-6529.
Perdanales Country Club
This is not your grandpa’s golf course, unless your grandpa is Willie Nelson. Willie owns this 9-hole course, formerly known as the Briarcliff Yacht and Golf Club. In 1979 he bought it out of bankruptcy and it is now known as Willie Nelson’s Cut n Putt because you can make a hit record and then head out for a day on the greens. This casual course allows flip flops and Willie has been known to say “may he with the fastest cart win”. The course has a staff of four and a vintage irrigation system, it is not for those seeking the elite country club experience. But if you are near Pace Bend State Park looking for a good time, grab your ice chest, come as you are and enjoy 9 holes at the Perdanales Country Club aka Willie’s Place!! A unique experience awaits you at 807 Paisley Dr, Spicewood, TX 78669. The phone number is (512) 264-1489.