The Austin Golfer

Austin has some amazing Golf history--possibly the most famous of which may be the story of Harvey Penick. You don't have to tell a golfer who Harvey Penick was--probably the most famous golf coach of the past century and considered by many to be the father of golf instruction. What you may not know about Harvey Penick is that he started his golf career here in Austin--as a caddy at Hancock Golf Course in Austin. Yep. That's where this amazing story starts--at Central Texas' first golf course. Penick went on to be the Coach of the UT Golf Team and the Head Golf Professional at The Austin Country Club. But in the end, Harvey Penick will best be remembered as the Father of Golf Instruction--with his Little Red Book of golf instruction. Mr. Penick also mentored two Austin PGA Golf legends: Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite--who later honored Mr. Penick by opening the Harvey Penick Golf training Course for students in the Austin area, also known as Austin's First Tee. The course was designed for "students" of all ages and it is one of the best short game courses you will find. But these two were not the only PGA Golf professionals who Penick coached. In fact, Harvey Penick's students account for over 200 tour titles and the honor role includes names such as Ed White, Betty Jameson, Morris Williams Jr., Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth, and Sandra Palmer. A legacy of greatness. Bestowed on many.

If you are are looking for golf--Wow! Austin has golf. Regardless of your level of play, up to and including the make-ready courses for the amateur tour, you can find plenty of places to get your cleats dirty in Austin. Over 30 public and semi-private courses, plus 15 wonderful private club courses. 

Public Semi-Private


 Avery Ranch
 10500 Avery Club Dr
 Austin 
 Blackhawk
 2714 Kelly Ln
 Pflugerville
 Bluebonnet Hills
 9100 Decker Lane
 Austin
 Butler Park P+P
 201 Lee-Barton Dr
 Austin
 ColoVista CC
 100 Country Club Dr
 Bastrop
 Falconhead
 15201 Falconhead
 Austin
 99 Twin Ridge Pkwy
 Round Rock
 Golf at Circle C
 7401 Texas 45
 Austin
 Golf at Crystal Falls
 3400 Crystal Falls
 Leander
 Golf at Star Ranch
 2500 FM 685
 Hutto
 Harvey Penick
 5501 Ed Bluestein
 Austin
 Highland Lakes
 20552 Highland Lake
 Lago Vista
 Hills of Lago Vista
 8116 Chestnut Cove
 Lago Vista
 Kurth-Landrum
 Southwestern Univ.
 Georgetown
 Lago Vista
 4616 Rimrock Dr
 Lago Vista
 Legacy Hills
 301 Del Webb Blvd
 Georgetown
 Live Oaks
 Lakeway Blvd
 Lakeway
 Lost Pines
 Loop 150 + TX 21 
 Bastrop
 Mustang Creek
 1100 Beech St
 Taylor
 Pine Forest
 636 Riverside Dr
 Bastrop
 Plum Creek
 750 Kohler's Crossing
 Kyle
 Point Venture
 422 Venture Blvd S
 Point Venture
 Riverside Golf
 1020 Grove Blvd
 Austin
 Shadow Glen
 U.S. 290 + Manor Rd
 Manor
 Teravista
 4333 Teravista Club
 Round Rock
 White Wing
 151 Dove Hollow Trl
 Georgetown
 Yaupon
 Lakeway Blvd 
 Lakeway



 Austin Municipal Courses:


 Hancock Park
 811 East 51st St
 Austin 
 Jimmy Clay
 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr
 Austin
 Lions Municipal
 2901 Enfield Rd
 Austin
 Morris Williams
 4300 Manor Rd
 Austin
 Roy Kizer
 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr
 Austin



 Private/Resort Courses:


 Austin CC
 4408 Long Champ Dr
 Austin
 Balcones CC
 8600 Balcones Club
 Austin
 Barton Creek Resort
 8212 Barton Club Dr
 Austin
 Berry Creek CC
 30500 Berry Creek Dr
 Georgetown
 Cimarron Hills CC
 102 West Morrow
 Georgetown
 Flintrock Falls
 401 Jack Nicklaus Dr
 Lakeway
 Georgetown CC
 1500 Country Club
 Georgetown
 Great Hills CC
 5914 Lost Horizon Dr
 Austin
 The Hills CC
 26 Club Estates Pkwy
 Lakeway
 Lost Creek CC
 2612 Lost Creek Blvd
 Austin
 Onion Creek CC
 2510 Onion Creek Pk
 Austin
 Spanish Oaks
 13001 Spanish Oaks
 Bee Cave
 Twin Creeks CC
 3201 Twin Creeks
 Austin
 University of Texas
 4232 N. Quinlan Park
 Austin
 

Comments

  1. Watch this week for a new Featured: Austin Golfer posting. I will be Featuring a new course every week or two after playing the courses myself. The only thing more fun than telling people about great golf courses and golf communities in Austin is playing them! Check back later this week, click on the Jan. 2012 blog archive and read my latest feature of The Austin Golfer!

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  2. The Austin Golfer: River Place Country Club and Golf Course:

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