Austin is not only a great golf destination but it's actually the best 19th hole in the country! That means the golf is great but the golf experience is second to none.
Let's start with the golf courses. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa's two Tom Fazio courses make it the flagship of golf in Austin. Both courses have been ranked #1 in Texas at different times. The resort features two other courses that are fantastic. The Coore Crenshaw course offers generous fairways and challenging green complexes while the Arnold Palmer design on Lake Travis is a true club in the country. Collectively, Barton Creek's four course have something for every golfer.
Fazio Foothills. Courtesy of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
Austin's private club courses are also "best in show" class. The Jack Nicklaus designed Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls courses are some of the Hill Country's best. Austin Country Club is the home of Harvey Penick and now the World Golf Championships - Dell Match Play. Even the best daily fee courses in Austin feel like private clubs, including Falconhead Golf Club, Avery Ranch Golf Club and Grey Rock Golf Club. Playing any or all of these courses will be a treat for all levels of players.
After golf things just get better. Downtown Austin offers luxury accommodations that are walking distance from great restaurants, trendy bars and the best live music in the world. From the historic Driskill Hotel to the hip W Austin and the full service JW Marriott Austin, golfers can play great golf by day and enjoy the Live Music Capital of the World® by night.
Truly, Austin offers a unique and complete golf experience.
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Contributed by Chip Gist, Austin Golf Trail.