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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Wolfdancer Golf Club
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Lost Pines $49
Grey Rock Golf Club
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Austin $35
White Wing Golf Club
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Georgetown $18
Roy Kizer Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $23.5
Lago Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Lago Vista $20
Forest Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Round Rock $20
ShadowGlen Golf Club
Tee Times
Manor $20
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $19
Falconhead Golf Club
Tee Times
Austin $35
Delaware Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Burnet $15
Golf Club At Crystal Falls
Tee Times
Leander $22.5
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Blanco $30
Legacy Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Georgetown $18
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $21
Pine Forest Golf Club
Tee Times
Bastrop $18
Teravista Golf Club
Tee Times
Round Rock $24
Highland Lakes Course
Tee Times
Lago Vista $15
Hidden Falls Golf Club
Tee Times
Marble Falls $15
Lakeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Canyon Lake $15
Lighthouse Country Club
Tee Times
Kingsland $15
Point Venture Golf Club
Tee Times
Point Venture $11
Harvey Penick Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $14
Blackhawk Golf Course
Tee Times
Pflugerville $15
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $15
The Club at Rebecca Creek
Tee Times
Spring Branch $15
North Course at Onion Creek Club
Tee Times
Austin $55
The Golf Club at Star Ranch
Tee Times
Hutto $26
Lost Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Bastrop $10
River Place Country Club
Tee Times
Austin $49
Cowan Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Georgetown $18
Legends of Lake LBJ
Tee Times
Kingsland $30
Hancock Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $10
Georgetown Country Club
Tee Times
Georgetown $25
Quicksand Golf Course
Tee Times
Wimberley $35
Avery Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Austin $27
Mustang Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Taylor $10
Quail Creek Country Club
Tee Times
San Marcos $20
Bluebonnet Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $16
Morris Williams Golf Course
Tee Times
Austin $19
Lost Creek Country Club Austin $67.50
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Flintrock Falls Course Austin $110
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Canyons Course Austin $150 - $180
Austin Country Club Austin $103
Austin Golf Club Spicewood $100
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
Escondido Golf Course Horseshoe Bay $150
Whitewater Putting Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $11 - $17
Hills of Lakeway Country Club - Hills Course Austin $110
Lakeway Country Club - Yaupon Course Austin $60
Blue Lake Golf Club Horseshoe Bay $12
Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course Austin $35 - $50
Original Nine at Onion Creek Club Austin $55
Butler Park Pitch And Putt Austin $8
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course Austin $150 - $180
Balcones Country Club - Spicewood Course Austin $35 - $50
Pedernales Country Club Spicewood $24
Berry Creek Country Club Georgetown $40
Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
University of Texas Golf Club Austin $70
Lakeway Country Club - Live Oak Course Austin $76
Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay N/A
Lakecliff Country Club Spicewood $50 - $100
Plum Creek Golf Course Kyle $23 - $41
Great Hills Country Club Austin $50
Southwest Texas State Golf Course San Marcos $11
Spanish Oaks Golf Club Bee Cave $100
Cimarron Hills Golf Club Georgetown $125
Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course Spicewood $90 - $105
Barton Creek Resort - Crenshaw Cliffside Course Austin $95 - $130
Lockhart State Park Golf Course Lockhart $9
Twin Creeks Country Club Cedar Park $75 - $85
Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay $90 - $160
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