Destination Guide

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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Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $16.00 - $26.00
ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Manor $25
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $13 - $47
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $30 - $56
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $45 - $55
Lago Vista Golf Club
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Lago Vista $28 - $32
Wolfdancer Golf Club
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Lost Pines $50.95
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $35 - $75
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $21.50
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $17
Highland Lakes Course
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Lago Vista $28 - $39
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $26
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $10 - $18
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $10
Lighthouse Country Club
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Kingsland $15
Cowan Creek Golf Course
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Georgetown $30 - $56
The Club at Rebecca Creek
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Spring Branch $20
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $27
Quail Creek Country Club
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San Marcos $25
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
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Austin $16
Avery Ranch Golf Club
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Austin $35 - $75
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $20
River Place Country Club
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Austin $72
North Course at Onion Creek Club
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Austin $55
Georgetown Country Club
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Georgetown $35
Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $21.50
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $27 - $69
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
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Hutto $26
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $30 - $56
Morris Williams Golf Course
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Austin $21.50
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $35 - $80
Legends of Lake LBJ
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Kingsland $35
Mustang Creek Golf Course
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Taylor $20
Hancock Golf Course
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Austin $12.50 - $25.50
Riverside Golf Course
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Austin $17 - $29
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $19
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $9
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Escondido Golf & Lake Club Horseshoe Bay $150
Pedernales Country Club Spicewood $24
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Blue Lake Golf Club Horseshoe Bay $12
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75 - $85
Golf Club At Crystal Falls Leander $22.50 - $45.00
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $40
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $60 - $125
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Lost Pines Golf Course Bastrop $25
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Balcones Country Club - Spicewood Course Austin $35 - $50
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $150
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $65 - $100
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Quicksand Golf Course Wimberley $35
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $120 - $250
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $90 - $180
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $120 - $250
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