Being dubbed as the “Live Musical Capital of the World”, Austin has been flocked by both the local and foreign guests over the years due to its gracious warmth and peaceful beauty. This Texas capital city is also considered as the center of alternative culture. Being tucked away from the busy cities of the American Coasts, Austin has become a haven for quiet refuge where guests can relax and rejuvenate. Aside from the vast outdoors, Austin’s acres of rolling hills are also home to some of the best golf courses in the world. Austin’s Barton Creek Resort boasts of four beautifully designed layouts namely: the Fazio Foothills Course, the Fazio Canyons Course, the Crenshaw Cliffside Course, and the Palmer Lakeside Course.
The Fazio Foothills Course of Barton Creek Golf Resort has been ranked as Texas’ number 1 Golf Club. This 18-hole Tom Fazio signature golf course features the cliff-lined fairways, waterfalls, natural limestone caves, and the superb TiffEagle Bermuda greens. To add up to the challenge, the layout offers plenty of elevation changes, grass bunkers, undulating aprons, as well as the 5 various sets of tees that would appeal to an array of handicap levels. This stay and play course has also been considered by guests as every shot-maker’s paradise.
Currently ranked as Texas’ number 2 Golf Club, the Fazio Canyons Course of Barton Creek Golf Resort is Tom Fazio’s second signature masterpiece. This par-72, 7,153-yard course offers the numerous scenic holes that are lined with Sycamore trees and Red Oaks. While on play, golfers can have majestic views of the beautiful limestone bed creek known as the Shorts Springs Branch. Aside From the well-designed 18 holes, golfers can also take advantage of the course’s extensive practice area and a pro shop. In order to have an exciting round-up at this amazing layout, golfers must be able to overcome the par-5, 516-yard finishing hold.
The Crenshaw Cliffside Course of Barton Creek Golf Resort has been the product of the joint effort of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, renowned golf course architects. The layout, which has been cited by Dallas Morning News as among the “50 Best Courses in Texas”, meanders through Austin’s rolling hills, soft contours, natural plateaus, and native vegetation. The layout was created using the “old-style philosophy” where the natural terrains played a great role on the layout’s routing.
The Palmer Lakeside Course of the Barton Creek Golf Resort is perfectly nestled on a secluded hilltop that offers the best scenic views of the Lake Travis. This extraordinary championship golf course was designed by the famous Arnold Palmer that opened for play in the mid 1980s. Considered as a big-hitter’s delight, the layout was cited by the professional golfers as one of the “Top Ten Texas Courses”. Golfers of all ability levels can now have the exciting tee times and good rounds of golf with friends on one of the world’s finest golf courses.