Hancock GC: #7Hancock Golf Course

Hancock Golf Course
811 E 41St St
Austin, Texas 78751
Travis County

Phone(s): (512) 978-2330
Website: austintexas.gov

The original Austin Country Club, Hancock is named after famous Austinite Lewis Hancock, who organized the club in 1898 and brought the dream of one of Texas’ first country clubs to fruition.

This course is steeped in history, Harvey Penick began caddying here in 1913 on this 9-hole course that originally had sand greens. And since it’s short, you’ll want to walk, just as President Taft did when he played the course years ago.

The design features extremely small greens. Waller Creek comes into play on five holes, including the No. 1, which plays 152 yards over the hazard. Hole 9 is an interesting end to the round–a 264-yard par 4 with that isn’t really drive-able because of the creek fronting the green.

Other notes: Hancock is known as the oldest intact design in the state

Getting there : From I-35 take the Airport Road exit west and go south on the service road. When you get to 41st Street, turn right (west), then turn left when you see the course entrance.

Hancock Golf Course
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Lewis Hancock
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1899
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red (W) 35 2427 110 32.1
Blue 35 2633 112 32.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Hancock Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Douglas Kenneth McIntyre
    on January 19th, 2022 11:38
    I grew up just blocks from Hancock and learned golf playing there. Bo Rothchild's mother was director of Austin Recreation Department back in the 1950s and 60s, and we loved every minute of our time at Hancock. I am now 76, but still enjoy coming to Hancock to try out my rapidly declining golf skills.
  • Hancock Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by David Lauterstein
    on May 13th, 2021 14:21

    As a place to practice and enjoy refining one's skills it is terrific. It is in Central Austin, is very reasonable price-wise and is very well kept up. I love playing there.

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