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ColoVista Golf Club
100 Country Club Dr
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Phone(s): (512) 629-4585

Located in the Lost Pines area of Bastrop 30 minutes east of Austin, ColoVista Golf Club is a dramatic, immaculate course that’s consistently rated one of the best in Texas. Some actually question whether it is in Texas, given the unusual terrain that the course flows through.

The highlight of the course is the now-famous 191-yard No. 15, which is perched on a bluff overlooking the Colorado River and has been called the prettiest par 3 in Texas. From a cliffside tee, the hole drops over 120 feet down to a green surrounded by bunkers and swales. Because of the wind, the best play is a hard punch shot that at least has the chance to lessen the impact of the breeze.

The front nine is more of a links-style track that definitely contrasts with what you’ll see on the back. The opener is a tough, 468-yard par 4 that plays downhill.

The back nine, considered the better of the two, makes the most of the rugged terrain and extreme elevation changes. The view from the bluff is spectacular; giant pine trees line the fairways, and the 90-degree doglegs all add to the character of the nine.

After being closed for around two years, the course has had a comprehensive renovation that includes re-definition of tee areas and fairways; bunker restoration; re-grassing for improved playing surfaces; and new tee markers, signage and pin flags.

Getting there : From Austin, take Hwy. 71 east to McAllister Rd.. Turn right and follow the signs to the course, which is located 4 miles east of the river in Bastrop.

ColoVista Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Les Appelt
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Challenge/Gold 72 7021 125 74.8
Tournament/Blue 72 6596 120 72
Forward/Red 72 5452 111 69.1
Executive/Green 72 4803 108 67.7
Men's/White 72 6112 118 69.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • ColoVista Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by AA
    on September 01st, 2015 11:40
    I really enjoy golfing at this course
  • ColoVista Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by JohnO
    on May 28th, 2014 13:44
    Really awesome course. My hat is off to the folks who have put this course back into shape. Still needs a little work but overall a great experience. WIll definitely play again soon.
  • ColoVista Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by KDO
    on May 28th, 2014 13:33
    This course is back open! It has been closed for 5 years but has been opened for 10 months now. This is a great course with wide open, fairways on the front 9, where wind really plays a factor in its difficulty. Expect to lose a ball or two. The back 9 is gorgeous! The 15th hole, elevated over small canyon to green, is so much fun!! Amazing views of pine woods along the Colorado river makes the golf even better. The greens are fast and the tee boxes are still a little rough but it is coming along and was a real treat to play. Very happy to see this course back open. Hope they are able to get the clubhouse back open again soon.
  • ColoVista Golf Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by Gunnerbob
    on October 07th, 2013 04:12
    Course open and in very good shape. Time to play!
  • ColoVista Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by allergydoc
    on April 01st, 2010 19:30
    Unfortunately, this fun course is now closed - a victim of the economy.
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