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Destination: Austin

There are college towns and there's Austin, the Texas state capital and the home of the University of Texas. Known for its legendary music scene, barbecue, chicken-fried steak and perhaps off-the-wall ideas (it's called Austin weird for a reason), there's nothing like it in the state or even the nation, for that matter.

The city is also known for its beautiful Hill Country terrain and natural resources, like the Colorado River and the lakes that were spawned from it. Of course, the topography makes for a great golf canvas, and the city and surrounding area certainly have great places to play, whether it's resort golf, muni or quality daily-fee plays.

But back to the entertainment and cultural musings of Austin, which annually hosts one of the biggest music and film festivals in the world, known as South by Southwest. The city is also known for its Sixth Street entertainment district, where the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Marcia Ball made names for themselves. There you can find venues like Esther's Follies, Stubb's Barbecue (where big name groups occasionally make surprise appearances) and the Continental Club, which is on South Congress.

And speaking of South Congress, that stretch has been revitalized into an upscale collection of old bars, new clubs and eateries now known as "SoCo." Guadalupe Street, which runs along the west end of the UT campus, is also a great area to hang out, as are the establishments that surround the state capitol.

And if barbecue is your thing, it's hard to beat the Austin area, from the legendary Salt Lick BBQ to Elgin sausage and Rudy's, a popular chain found throughout the area.

Just outside the city are two of Texas' greatest golf resorts, Barton Creek and Horseshoe Bay. Barton Creek features two excellent Tom Fazio courses as well as difficult Bill-Coore-Ben Crenshaw layout, while Horseshoe Bay is known for, among its other golf venues, the difficult Robert Trent Jones-designed Ram Rock Course. Roy Kizer and Jimmy Clay are two of the most popular municipal tracks in the state, and daily fees like Avery Ranch, Falconhead and Terra Vista attract locals and visitors alike. In Austin there's great golf, great food and plenty of entertainment -- a tough combination to beat.

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The Golf Club at Star Ranch
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Hutto $20
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $31
ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Manor $20
Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $24
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $30
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $25
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $22
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $22
Lago Vista Golf Course
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Lago Vista $15
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $17
Morris Williams Golf Course
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Austin $17
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $10
North Course at Onion Creek Club
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Austin $49
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $13
Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $18
Mustang Creek Golf Course Taylor $20
The Club at Rebecca Creek Spring Branch $16 - $32
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Club
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Austin $18
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $29
Legends on Lake LBJ Kingsland $35
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $10
Lake Travis Country Club
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Lago Vista $14
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $12
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $12
Georgetown Country Club
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Georgetown $26
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $6.95
Wolfdancer Golf Club Lost Pines $49 - $139
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $22
Cowan Creek Golf Course
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Georgetown $26.95
Hancock Golf Course
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Austin $7
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $20
Avery Ranch Golf Club
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Austin $34
River Place Country Club
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Austin $35
Riverside Golf Course Austin $17 - $29
Blue Lake Golf Club Horseshoe Bay $11 - $19
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $20 - $40
Quicksand Golf Course Wimberley $35
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Spieth Lower 40 Austin N/A
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $9
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Pedernales Country Club Spicewood $24
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $40 - $125
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $150
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75 - $85
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $90 - $250
Escondido Golf & Lake Club Horseshoe Bay $150
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $90 - $310
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $60 - $230
Golf Club At Crystal Falls Leander $22.50 - $45.00
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $65 - $100
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