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10 Fantastic Golf Courses in The Hill Country

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Golf in The Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country spans over 25,000 square miles and 23 counties. It has rolling hills, ranch lands and rocky, desert-like terrain. In addition to wineries, small towns and state parks, this area is home to a wide variety of golf courses for every skill level and budget.

There are our picks for some of the best golf courses in The Hill Country.

1. Golf Clubs of Texas

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The Golf Club of Texas will open its doors in the summer of 2015. The course, while maintaining its original routing, is under renovation and redesign under the direction and guidance of Course Architect Roy Bechtol.

Additionally, The Golf Club of Texas will provide premier playing surfaces using the best grasses available: L1F Zoysia Greens, Zeon Zoysia Tees, and Jamur Zoysia for the Fairways. These are the grasses the best golf courses in the world choose. Now you can play them too.

13600 Briggs Ranch,
San Antonio, Texas 78245
210-504-2550

Visit their website golfclubtexas.com to find out more!

2. The Club at ConCan –  ConCan, TX

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The Club at ConCan, nestled in the Frio River region of The Texas Hill Country, is a par 72, 18 hole, championship course spanning 7,333 yards. Stunning panoramic views of The Hill Country are found on every fairway. The premium Zoysia grass underfoot makes this a must-play, and being  just minutes from Garner State Park, the distinctive destination course is a convenient and scenic drive from San Antonio.

P.O. Box 79
520 Mountain Valley Drive, Concan, TX 7883
Pro Shop: 830-232-4471

Visit their website clubatconcan.com

3. Vaaler Creek Golf Club – Blanco, TX 

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Vaaler Creek Golf Club, named after war veteran Jack Vaaler, is one of the Hill Country’s newest courses. The 18 hole course opened in 2009, and it is located inside the Rockin’ J Ranch development. Designed by Michael Lowry, the course features well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features. Amenities include the Clubhouse and Golf Shop, lush putting green, a practice bunker, a large driving range, EZ-GO golf carts with GPS units, and a grill open for breakfast and lunch.

4. Delaware Springs Golf Course – Burnet, TX

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Delaware Springs Golf Course is one of the state’s great municipal courses. It is located in Burnet near popular camping and fishing spot, Inks Lake State Park. The course incorporates the surrounding Hill Country landscape, including a spring-fed creek running through it.

Designers Dave Axeland and Dan Proctor took care to include water hazards and strategically placed sand traps to challenge any skill level.

5. Hill Country Golf Club – San Antonio, TX

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The Hill Country Golf Club is set on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, a beautiful and lux resort. The 27-hole course spans over 200 acres and features rolling meadows, dramatic hillsides, wooded ravines and plateaus, as well as lakes and ponds. The nationally-acclaimed golf course architectural firm, Arthur Hills, designed the championship course, and the layout is just under 7,000 yards.

The Golf Club was named a “Top 10 Course You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest and a “Texas Leading Golf Resort by World Travel awards.

6. La Cantera Hill Country Resort – San Antonio, TX 

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La Cantera Hill Country Resort offers 36 holes of championship golf and some of the most scenic vistas in the Texas Hill Country, including a sheer 80-foot drop from the 7th tee to the fairway. The Resort Course was designed by accomplished golf course architect Jay Morrish and PGA professional Tom Weiskopf, and it is home to the PGA’s Texas Open.

The Palmer Course, built in 2001, was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. The 6,926-yard, par 71 championship golf course offers 18 holes with amazing scenery and opportunities to catch a glimpse of the diverse Hill Country wildlife.

7. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Club – Fredericksburg, TX

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The city of Fredericksburg brought Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course back to life with a $2 million renovation in 2012. It is one of the best municipal courses in Texas and earned a “Top-5 play” designation by Golf Advisor raters.

The course was lengthened to a 6,686 yards, par 71 design with 46 bunkers and water on ten of the 19 holes. The fairways were designed to reward good shot placement, and the greens are firm and fast.

8. Silverhorn – San Antonio, TX

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Silverhorn is one of the Hill Country’s newest courses, and was designed by Randy Heckenkemper, with help from PGA Tour veterans Scott Verplank and Willie Wood. The par 72 course offers 20 acres of water borders, so water comes into play with every shot. Its tree-lined fairways and two winding creeks incorporate the best the Hill Country has to offer.

9. Legacy Hills Golf Club – Georgetown, TX

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Legacy Hills Golf Club, designed by Greg Cash and Billy Casper, opened in fall 1996 and immediately gained respect and popularity. The course reflects the beautiful terrain of the surrounding Hill Country, featuring rolling hills, old oak trees, ravines, and elevation changes, on the fairway and on the greens.

The Golf Club has an average of five tees per hole, large greens, elevation changes with gorgeous views and challenging shots. It spans more than 120 acres and is located within the thriving Sun City community just north of Austin.

10. Summit Rock  – Horseshoe Bay Resort, TX

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The Summit Rock course at Horseshoe Bay Resort, it’s most exclusive course, was named the best new golf course in the US by Ron Whitten of Golf Digest. It’s official opening day was October of 2012 when Nicklaus himself, opened the course by playing a few holes. On that day, he played holes 10-13 shooting (-3) at the age of 72. The Nicklaus Signature course features some of the Golden Bear’s best work. The par 72 features beautiful scenic views with dramatic changes in elevation.