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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Vaaler Creek Golf Club
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Blanco $38
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $35
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $18
Lago Vista Golf Club
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Lago Vista $20
Forest Creek Golf Club
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Round Rock $22
Legacy Hills Golf Club
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Georgetown $21
Roy Kizer Golf Course
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Austin $25
Shadow Glen Golf Club
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Manor $17
Falconhead Golf Club
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Austin $25
Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Austin $25
Delaware Springs Golf Course
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Burnet $25
Wolfdancer Golf Club
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Lost Pines $45
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Austin $25
Lighthouse Country Club
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Kingsland $15
Lakeside Golf Club
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Canyon Lake $15
Highland Lakes Course
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Lago Vista $20
Legends of Lake LBJ
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Kingsland $35 - $45
Harvey Penick Golf Course
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Austin $14
Point Venture Golf Club
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Point Venture $15
North Course at Onion Creek Club
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Austin $25
Mustang Creek Golf Course
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Taylor $10
Pine Forest Golf Club
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Bastrop $22
Pedernales Country Club
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Spicewood $21.49
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
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Hutto $26
Lost Pines Golf Course
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Bastrop $15
Blue Lake Golf Club
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Horseshoe Bay $12
Quail Creek Country Club
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San Marcos $49.50
Blackhawk Golf Course
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Pflugerville $17
River Place Country Club
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Austin $35
Hidden Falls Golf Club
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Marble Falls $18
Golf Club At Crystal Falls
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Leander $22.5
Hancock Golf Course
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Austin $10
Cowan Creek Golf Course
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Georgetown $24
Avery Ranch Golf Club
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Austin $29
Teravista Golf Club
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Round Rock $27
Morris Williams Golf Course
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Austin $25
Quicksand Golf Course
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Wimberley $35
Riverside Golf Course
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Austin $17
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
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Austin $17
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $90 - $105
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $40
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Escondido Golf Course Horseshoe Bay $150
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11 - $13
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $150 - $180
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $50 - $100
Georgetown Country Club Georgetown $35
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $8
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay N/A
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $150 - $180
Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $95 - $130
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Balcones Country Club - Spicewood Course Austin $35 - $50
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
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