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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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ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Manor $20.5
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $30
Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $20
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $20
Lago Vista Golf Course
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Lago Vista $14
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $16.95
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
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Hutto $25
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $30
Morris Williams Golf Course
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Austin $15
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $17
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $28
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $15
Mustang Creek Golf Course Taylor $20
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $10
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $20
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $12
The Club at Rebecca Creek Spring Branch $16 - $32
River Place Country Club
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Austin $35
Hancock Golf Course
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Austin $7
Cowan Creek Golf Course
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Georgetown $22
Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $22.5
Avery Ranch Golf Club
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Austin $29
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $6.95
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $24
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $12
North Course at Onion Creek Club
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Austin $39
Wolfdancer Golf Club Lost Pines $49 - $139
Georgetown Country Club
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Georgetown $26
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $25
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
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Austin $15
Legends of Lake LBJ Kingsland $35 - $45
Riverside Golf Course Austin $17 - $29
Quail Creek Country Club
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San Marcos $25
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $14
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Escondido Golf & Lake Club Horseshoe Bay $150
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $120 - $250
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $60 - $125
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Quicksand Golf Course Wimberley $35
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Pedernales Country Club Spicewood $24
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75 - $85
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $9
Blue Lake Golf Club Horseshoe Bay $12
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $65 - $100
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $150
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11
Golf Club At Crystal Falls Leander $22.50 - $45.00
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $120 - $250
Omni Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $90 - $180
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $20 - $40
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
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