Below is a list of the top and leading Golf Courses in Austin. To help you find the best Golf Courses located near you in Austin, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Austin’s Best Golf Courses:
The top rated Golf Courses in Austin are:
- Great Hills Country Club – created in 1973 and member-owned since 1985
- Butler Pitch & Putt – is an Austin innovative since 1949
- Lions Municipal Golf Course – has long been one of the City’s utmost famous courses
- Jimmy Clay Golf Course – designed by famous golf course architect Joe Finger
- Harvey Penick Golf Campus – is a 112-acre state facility that houses a 9-hole PGA-Tour-designed golf course
Great Hills Country Club
Great Hills Country Club created in 1973 and member-owned since 1985, is an eighteen-hole private country club providing all-inclusive memberships ranging from social to full golf members. The Club is tucked into the rolling hills and scenic views of Northwest Austin, near Highway 183 and Loop 360, and just minutes from downtown. It is recognized as a place where family traditions and friendships last a lifetime.
Situated just northwest of downtown Austin and in the center of the Arboretum area, Great Hills Country Club is a neighborhood club that offers something for everyone in a unique community. First-class golf, tennis, fitness, and aquatics programming give their Members the opportunity to develop a lifelong hobby or compete at a high level.
Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Fitness, Dining & Social
“This club holds a special place in my heart.” – Susan S.
Butler Pitch & Putt
Butler Pitch & Putt is an Austin innovative since 1949, the ten-hole, par 3 course has real grass greens with holes that are unique, fun, and easy to play. Now with a beer garden featuring the coldest beer on this side of town lake and local chef Michael Fojtasek’s world-famous biscuits. Built more than 70 years ago, they hope you enjoy this gem as much as the generations of Austinites that came before them. PGGP is a group of people that love parks, hospitality, and golf, and whose handicaps range from 4 to 24.
Together, they are committed to preserving and enhancing the historic character of this special place. They are local residents and business owners. They love this town. Several of them have multigenerational ties, have lived in Austin their whole lives, and grew up playing golf at the Pitch & Putt. Their goal is to make it fun, make it current, make it multi-functional, make sure more people use it, like it, and enjoy their time in one of their greatest public assets.
Golf, Clubhouse, Leagues, Events, Amateur Shop
“Fun golf, no pressure, now with a cold beer and great sandwiches. Nice upgrades to the greens and tees. Great practice green.” – Keith H.
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Lions Municipal Golf Course has long been one of the City’s utmost famous courses. In 1924, the Lions Club starter Lions Municipal, the primary public golf course in the city. The group chartered part of UT’s Brackenridge Tract and transformed the property into a nine-hole facility. The course was later expanded to 18 holes.
The course withheld the title “Lions Municipal” or “Muny” after the assignment of the lease to the city in 1936. Lions have presented many prominent golfers, including Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sandra Haynie, Tom Kite, and Ben Crenshaw. Lions also host Texas’ oldest amateur tournament, the Firecracker Open.
“Had a great time playing golf this evening. The weather was great and the greens were in really good shape. Would highly recommend playing here.” – Sam C.
Jimmy Clay Golf Course
Jimmy Clay Golf Course opened in 1974, designed by famous golf course architect Joe Finger. Situated in Southeast Austin and surrounded by Williamson Creek, the course plays 6,918 yards through traditional wooded fairways and elevated open greens. Jimmy Clay experienced a major renovation of 3 holes in 2007 that were redesigned to include a demanding water feature near an island green.
All of the greens were reforestation and bunkers totally rebuilt. In 2015, a second renovation was done which incorporated the reshaping of 4 of the greens to greater improve conditions and playability. The driving range was expanded and reshaped with larger targets and landing areas and featuring a new towering hitting area for better visibility; creating a premier practice facility for golf patrons.
Golf Course, Reservations, Practice Facilities
“Kizer and Clay are great courses and are very well maintained! Kizer has more water, Clay has more trees and bunkers. Very large and accessible driving range and putting greens as well! Make sure to book early since tee times fill up fast. I can typically get in 18 holes with a cart for around $50. Looking forward to when I can get back on the links!” – Ryan M.
Harvey Penick Golf Campus
Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a 112-acre state facility that houses a 9-hole PGA-Tour-designed golf course, First Tee, Greater Austin, and Austin’s first Footgolf course. Located in East Austin, it is conveniently located within 15 minutes of the Domain, Downtown, Pflugerville, the UT Campus, and the Austin airport. Not only have they constructed their facility, events, and programs around a fun and welcoming culture, but also Harvey Penick Golf Campus is one of the greatest and most affordable public golf practice facilities in central Texas.
Golf, Footgolf, Events, Gift Cards
“Nice little course, really nice people. My daughter does golf league here and everyone involved is awesome. Thanks!” – Barry C.
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