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