Lions Municipal Golf Course

3.6965882353 3.7 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6001 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6001 yards 69.2 114
White 71 5642 yards 67.3 110
White (W) 71 5642 yards 72.4 122
Red 71 4931 yards 63.1 100
Red (W) 71 4931 yards 67.7 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

137 out of 156 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Overrated"


Mace1919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is ridiculous.... I hate playing there... It messes up my game. It's too short, you get penalized for great shots, the greens are slow as Christmas and do not putt true. I don't understand why so many individuals love this course. I played there with a buddy of mine who has won multiple times on the pga tour, and he says the greens are awful! I know the course has great history.., but "c'mon man"!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Always a challenge"


mikef22's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The trees have grown since the last time I played there... 30 years ago!!!

Nothing much else has changed... It is still a jewel to be cherished.

The staff was friendly and the course well maintained.

Only problem we had was that the greens were still bumpy from being aerated a month earlier.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I love Lions (MUNY)"


golfin90s's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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The staff here is so friendly it's a pleasure to play this Austin gem. My only complaint was the greens had recently been airated so it would have been nice to have received a discount on the green fee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2762661's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun but it's Texas so plenty of water"


u012966039's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun course that's right near the lake and downtown Austin!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



cheech13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



adamlagunas's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"typical muni"


GabsDad's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was excited to play the course based on the recent reviews but was disappointed for many reasons. First, it's a short course...6,000 yds from the tips so you're not going to play through your bag. I should've done my research before booking. Second, the greens were in bad shape. They were super slow and bumpy. I'm not sure when they were last mowed or rolled. They were bumpy overall and then because of the heavy public traffic, there were lots of unrepaired ball marks on every single green. Third, pace of play was slow for my liking especially since it's such a short course. On a mid-day Wednesday, it took about 4.5 hours to play which might be acceptable on a longer course on a weekend but I thought it was too long. We were a foursome and had to wait on every shot.

On the positive side, the fairways were in good shape. Although it's short, it's kind of narrow so it's not super easy. The rangers and drink cart made regular rounds so that was nice (although I wish the ranger would have sped up the pace a bit).

In summary, it's a typical muni course. Don't be fooled by the high marks on this site. If you're comparing it to other courses, you'll find much better places to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/09/2017

Thanks, Brandon. Unfortunately, I am just visiting Austin so it was my first & only golf experience here. And you're probably right, I could see how I might appreciate it more if I lived here and played other courses in the area. I could then see Lion's as being a nice change of pace. Thanks!


Commented on 06/09/2017

Muny's conditions tend to be better in the spring than the summer and yeah, it's one of the busiest courses in Texas, particularly this time of year, so pace can get backed up. Nothing about your review surprises me besides the comment that you "can't go through your bag." One of the things I like most about Muny is all the decisions you can make on every tee. You could hit zero drivers or 10 on any given day depending on wind and strategy. Anyways, it's a course that grew on me after a few rounds, so I hope you can give it another try sometime.



adammbenoit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"More golf less work !"


David9859290's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course ,

Located in the middle of downtown Austin , but when you play you feel like your somewhere in the country.

Nice green fairways , greens , and trees .

Plus with all the wildlife around you can feel they love it too .

Get out and enjoy this beautiful place !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course to challenge your skills"


cizaguirre's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nestled in the woods of West Austin, this course challenges your game but can be forgiving at the same time. The course itself has improved since I've been coming here. This will be about my 8th time that I've played here. The greens were in great shape, the fairways kept nice and cut, the sand traps actually had sand in them and not weeds or some unknown dirt. The pin placements made the game even more challenging, which is what we were looking for. I'm already looking forward to playing again. If the cost would be under $30, I could see this being my weekly getaway course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u4651022's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bob4457993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



snestle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Best I have seen it in years"


Notoriousbigb's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course over 20 times and I have to say the course is in great condition. The course was lush and the greens rolled true.

Hole 10 is currently getting an upgrade to the tee box but looks to be done soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002035519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u988715681's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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