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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Courses

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Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $20
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $35
Golf Club At Crystal Falls
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Leander $22.5
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $15
Lago Vista Golf Club
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Lago Vista $20
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $20
ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Manor $20
Wolfdancer Golf Club
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Lost Pines $49
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $20
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $35
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $30
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $20
Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $23.5
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $21
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $24
Highland Lakes Course
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Lago Vista $15
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $11
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $15
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $15
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $14
Lighthouse Country Club
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Kingsland $15
Lost Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Bastrop $10
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $18
Mustang Creek Golf Course
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Taylor $10
River Place Country Club
Tee Times
Austin $59
North Course at Onion Creek Club
Tee Times
Austin $49
Riverside Golf Course
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Austin $15
The Club at Rebecca Creek
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Spring Branch $15
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $15
Legends of Lake LBJ
Tee Times
Kingsland $30
Quail Creek Country Club
Tee Times
San Marcos $20
Hancock Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $10
Avery Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Austin $29
Quicksand Golf Course
Tee Times
Wimberley $35
Cowan Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Georgetown $20
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
Tee Times
Hutto $26
Georgetown Country Club
Tee Times
Georgetown $25
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $17
Morris Williams Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $19
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
Escondido Golf Course Horseshoe Bay $150
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75 - $85
Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $95 - $130
Pedernales Country Club Spicewood $24
Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $90 - $105
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay N/A
Balcones Country Club - Spicewood Course Austin $35 - $50
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $50 - $100
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $9
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $150 - $180
Blue Lake Golf Club Horseshoe Bay $12
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $150 - $180
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $40
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
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