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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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Lago Vista Golf Club
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Lago Vista $20
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $35
Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $25
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $25
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $38
Wolfdancer Golf Club
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Lost Pines $45
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $21
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $25
Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $25
Shadow Glen Golf Club
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Manor $17
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $22
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $18
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $25
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $15
Legends of Lake LBJ
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Kingsland $35 - $45
Highland Lakes Course
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Lago Vista $20
Lighthouse Country Club
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Kingsland $15
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $14
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $15
Avery Ranch Golf Club
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Austin $25
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $18
North Course at Onion Creek Club
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Austin $25
Morris Williams Golf Course
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Austin $25
Riverside Golf Course
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Austin $17
Quail Creek Country Club
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San Marcos $49.50
Mustang Creek Golf Course
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Taylor $10
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $22
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
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Hutto $26
Blue Lake Golf Club
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Horseshoe Bay $12
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $27
Cowan Creek Golf Course
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Georgetown $24
River Place Country Club
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Austin $35
Pedernales Country Club
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Spicewood $21.49
Golf Club At Crystal Falls
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Leander $22.5
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
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Austin $17
Hancock Golf Course
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Austin $10
Lost Pines Golf Course
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Bastrop $15
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $17
Quicksand Golf Course
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Wimberley $35
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay N/A
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11 - $13
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $95 - $130
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $150 - $180
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $8
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $150 - $180
Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $90 - $105
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $40
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Georgetown Country Club Georgetown $35
Balcones Country Club - Spicewood Course Austin $35 - $50
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Escondido Golf Course Horseshoe Bay $150
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $50 - $100
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
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