Hancock Golf Course

3.1692176471 3.2 stars from 5 (50)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2633 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 32.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2633 yards 32.6 112
Red (W) 35 2427 yards 32.1 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 50 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

37 out of 50 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners locals   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards narrow fairways  

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"Great course"


Bolden21's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course for a novice golfer. There were just enough challenges, but not so hard that you get frustrated. The greens were a little sandy, but I had the best short game I've ever had so I can't complain. The view of downtown was also very cool. I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can't beat it for the price"


JacobBC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

The staff in the Pro Shop was extremely friendly. Short par 4s, chance to shoot low. Two par 3s and a par 5.

Greens are sub par, but for the price you pay who really cares. Its a very enjoyable 9 hole course and I will be back to play very soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Sadly Run down"


ekiwaki's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I hate to be negative, so with a little work Hancock could be pretty good. Fairways were not cut in at least a week, the greens are not really greens - also not cut often enough - more like short fairways that were dog slow, and the ball doesn't roll as it should on any putting surface. I'll give the benefit of the doubt, and suspect there's too tight a maintenance budget that equates to near total neglect. It's too bad, since the layout is nice enough to make it a fun 9 hole course for the city folks. The City council should do something to fund it's existence as an Austin landmark, and relieve its current shame. Two unfortunate thumbs down.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"July 2017, course is in bad shape."



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Hancock has been a place I'll go to walk 9 holes, or get some practice in for cheap. However, it's been super hot in Texas and I decided to get a cart with a buddy for 9. It's $9 per person to use the cart. That's $18 outside of the green fee for the cart alone. For 9 holes.

Woulsnt be the end of the world if the course was well maintained. They had two temporary greens that they didn't inform me of. Some of the greens that they still had in service were absolutely terrible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Khari8425341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"The color "Green" does NOT apply to the Greens""


u8807547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let me say 1st, that the staff at Hancock are GREAT!

Really friendly; very accommodating. And the golfing historical significance of Hancock is above reproach.

BUT-- ABSOLUTELY the WORST GREENS I'VE EVER SEEN!!!

Period.

The greens are so awful that there is little to no grass growing on them. There is literally way more sand, cracked black earth, dirt clods, grass clumps, and weeds on the green than grass. Sand traps on the greens?! C'mon.

So awful that the grounds crew has "carved out" makeshift temporary greens in the middle of the fairway. Have you ever tried putting on a fairway?!

Whatever your golfer's handicap is, give yourself an extra stroke on every hole for greens with absolutely no readability, consistency, or integrity.

Hancock was always one of my favorite courses before, but with the lack of proper greens maintenance over the past few months, it has moved way way down my list.

Every round played there should

be heavily heavily discounted until the green issue is sorted out. Otherwise, it's just sad from a golf and an horticultural standpoint. Sad though that Hancock doesn't offer Hot Deals anymore. So you're paying full price to play the worst greens in North America.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice 9 holes, awful greens"


Virgil2442769's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hancock is a great 9 hole course for the money. Unfortunately the greens have been destroyed. I will not be playing there again until the greens are repaired, hopefully by August of 2017.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Ok City Course"


hectorrs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways ok, greens terrible.

Customer Service was poor and probably Golf now is at fault.

When I reserve a hot deal it always comes with the cart. We paid $7 for a 9 hole with no cart not even a pull cart. Cart was $13 and pull $9. I have paid $20 and at another Austin city course (18 holes) with cart and a much better course. If any they should include the pull cart as part of the fee for it to make sense.


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/27/2017

Hancock is a 9 hole course, period! Hot deals at Hancock never come with anything besides nine holes of golf. You cannot blame Golf Now for that!




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in bad conditions. Greens were dry and rough.mower tire ruts in some of the greens


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Corbin7467417's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"My old course!"


Chones's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I grew up on this course over 50 years ago. Many great players have played here when they were young. Of course it has changed a lot over the 50 years and a much nicer course than the Hanrock that we knew of old. Course was in pretty nice condition, with greens a little fuzzy. We played with Golfnow at a great price, but watch it. If you want a cart they charge you $9 per person, or $18 per cart for 9 holes. Piece of junk cart that died probably 30 times. Highest cart rate I have ever seen.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun for casual practice, that's about it"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Walked

Reviewed on

This is the closest course to my house, but I almost never play it. It's a short nine holes, but it's not easy easy, so while I'd like to, I don't bring beginners here (Lions or Clay is better for that). It's also really not any more affordable than the other munis and is a far inferior experience. The 9th hole may be the silliest hole I've ever seen. My aim off the tee is the practice putting green. So if there are little kids putting I end up having to lay up and it ends up behind a tree or in the woods. Then there are power lines running across the green about 10 feet off the ground. There are so many great golf icons in the central Texas area that I'd love to see one of them give this place a redesign to make it more beginner-friendly. I think that's the only way this place makes sense. But I'll come swat balls out here around lunch or during twilight as a kind of glorified range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One time only"


John2188021's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very old course, with a very high price. If you plan on playing this course and you have a disability plan on paying a lot more to take a cart


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Little Muni"


u446127846's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Fun layout and great location near UT. Course was in decent shape, however pace of play was incredibly slow. Lot of college students.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short and fun course"


culpcl44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun playing a course that's been around since 1899. The short distance was good to walk instead of take a golf cart. And with the high probability of new golfers being in front of you there is no reason to rush around in a cart. Club selection is fun as well since there is no need to play a driver off the tee on pretty much every hole. I wish they provided every golfer with a divot tool, because walking up to the greens there were divots everywhere. I fixed several on every hole, again to be expected with lots of beginners. Overall Fun course downtown in the cool Hyde Park neighborhood.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good and Dangerous"


dsk004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hancock has good fairways and greens but pace of play is slow. Holes are very close to each other and in bad positions which makes it dangerous. Any ball that leaks a little left or right could and will fly by your head.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Get more carts"


ssabre's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have back problems and was told I would have to wait 45 minutes for a cart, so I had to schlep a bag full of clubs up and down this hilly course. Great place to get in a quick 9 holes. Will definitely return but really hoping they add some carts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Hancock has been revitalized"


coolgirl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Play it now before things change.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Robert7896318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the money, I've added it to the list of courses that I will play regularly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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