Monday, October 22, 2018

10 Amazing Golf Courses in Texas Hill Country

Known for its longhorns, cowboys, and massive state capitol, Texas has always been the epitome of the rough and tumble culture of the Wild West. But these days, golf, a more refined, focused sport, finds quite a suitable home in southeast Texas. Here, there are beautiful rolling hills, rushing rivers, and wildlife - a perfect panoramic place to golf. If you find yourself near the beautiful Texas Hill Country, make sure to check out these golf courses, which not only take advantage of the primal natural beauty of the area, they are also lauded for their challenging, thrilling, and memorable championship courses. Here are ten amazing golf courses in the Texas Hill Country.


Hill Country Golf Club: Par 72   6,940 Yards   132 Slope (Black)

Voted “Best Golf Course” by San Antonio Magazine, this 27-hole golf club is a part of the Hyatt Regency Resort in San Antonio and not only caters to every level of golfer, but they also have a dynamic commitment to the environment. Split into three 9-hole courses (The Oaks, The Creeks, and The Lakes), these courses also feature an express tee specifically tailored for families. Awarded again this year as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Hill Country Golf Club has committed to making sure their beautiful courses provide sanctuary to local wildlife and even recently renovated their bunkers to better suit a more natural feel and improve playability.


Vaaler Creek Golf Club: Par 72   6,864 Yards   140 Slope (Gold)

Located in Blanco, Vaaler Creek Golf Club, Texas Hill Country’s newest golf community, features an 18-hole championship golf course, a sizable driving range, and a lush putting green, outfitted with bunkers. With a 5,500 square foot deck adjacent to a junior Olympic-size pool, a Grill, and a preexisting ranch-turned-clubhouse, this course is designed to help you relax and really urges you to enjoy the course as well as the panoramic landscape. Though it’s relatively new, Vaaler Creek has already won numerous awards, including “#1 Golf Course in The Texas Hill Country” by Golf Now.


La Cantera Golf Club: Par 72/71   7,021/6,926 Yards   134/134 Slope (Black)

Located in San Antonio, La Cantera Golf Club features 36 holes total, divided among the Resort Course, designed for every level of golfer, and the Palmer Course, a championship course designed by none other than golf legend, Arnold Palmer. Besides being rated one of the top ten courses by state by both GolfWeek and Golf Magazine in 2017, the Palmer course features waterfalls, a majestic lake, and a scenic landscape that makes play both challenging and breathtaking.


Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course: Par 71   6,686 Yards   127 Slope (Black)

This newly renovated course in Fredericksburg has been improved to provide peak performance and playability to Hill Country golfers. Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course features 18 holes that are dotted with bunkers and rolling terrain designed to thrill and challenge golfers of every level. Their commitment to the course shows as they’ve quickly started to become one of Texas’ favorite municipal golf courses.


The Golf Club of Texas: Par 72   7,137 Yards   130 Slope (Black)

This awe-inspiring, private San Antonio golf course underwent over 6 million dollars in renovations three years ago and now prides itself on exclusive, selected Zoysia grasses to give you a one-of-a-kind golfing experience. Along with a scenic 18-hole golf course, The Golf Club of Texas also features exclusive venues for weddings and a top-quality restaurant, all for an affordable membership fee.


Landa Park Golf Course: Par 71   6,205 Yards   136 Slope (Black)

Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs is located at New Braunfels, conveniently between San Antonio and Austin. Recently renovated, this 18-hole course offers a serene golfing experience in a natural environment. With wildlife sometimes spotted on the green and sprawling hills, this golf course is perfect for a round or two or even to host a private event at their venue. Come here to relax or up your game with their PGA-rated professionals.


Delaware Springs: Par 72   6,891 Yards   127 Slope (Black)

In Burnet, cradled within acres of trees and rolling hills, Delaware Springs is a scenic natural getaway that helps you focus on your golf game. Strategic water hazards and sand traps in this 18-hole championship course are all designed to challenge players of every level. There is top notch quality all over this course. From professional lessons to championship grass greens, to delicious meals at their restaurant, Delaware Springs is easily a favorite among Hill Country golfers.


Silverhorn Golf Club: Par 72   6,922 Yards   129 Slope (Gold)

Considered one of San Antonio’s most treasured golf courses, Silverhorn’s beautifully contoured greens, tree-lined fairways, and strategically placed sand and water, make this a majestic, upscale 18-hole course to play. Keeping in line with its upscale image, Silverhorn regularly accommodates weddings and private events at its pavilion and venues. It’s been rated among the “Top 25 Courses” in Texas by the Dallas Morning News.


The Club at Concan: Par 72   7,333 Yards   138 Slope (Black)

At Concan, near the Frio River, this 18-hole golf course is a scenic drive away from San Antonio. The Club at Concan is a thrilling golf getaway, with picturesque views and a quality, well-maintained championship course. The Club also features a “Stay ‘n Play” package, so you can turn a one-time getaway into a fulfilling weekend and enjoy the beautiful landscapes from a rented home in Concan.


Legacy Hills Golf Club: Par 72   7,088 Yards   131 Slope (Black)

Located in the city of Georgetown, Legacy Hills Golf Club takes advantage of the natural environment to create an 18-hole course that offers true balance with the environment. Look out over gorgeous views as you strategically place your shots from alternating elevations. Part of the “Top Ten New Courses” list, by Dallas Morning News, when it first opened, Legacy Hills was lauded for its playability and its active golf community.


Whether you want to spend the weekend at a quiet getaway or just an afternoon at an upscale course, Texas Hill Country has the course to fit your golfing needs. Since so many of these courses are near one another, take your time and find a favorite. Challenge yourself to play them all. Whatever you do, just make sure to take advantage of this time to knock a few strokes off your game and either relax or compete at one of these championship golf courses. Book a tee time today and enjoy the best game of golf you’ve ever played.