Original at Onion Creek Club

4.3518352941 4.4 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6351 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men are required to wear collared shirts, tucked in.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6351 yards 70.7 132
Demaret 70 6063 yards 69.2 129
Middle 70 5844 yards 68.2 126
Middle (W) 70 5844 yards 74.6 126
Connolly 70 5466 yards 66.6 121
Connolly (W) 70 5466 yards 71.5 119
Forward 70 5081 yards 65.5 117
Forward (W) 70 5081 yards 69.2 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

87 out of 98 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers seniors locals   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Worth It! Great Course"


Brandon6018069's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic layout. Former Senior PGA tour course. The course isn't in top-notch quality, but it's still totally worth $75 or less to play. I can usually get on for about $45 in the afternoon, and it's a no-brainer compared to Grey Rock or Plum Creek. It's an older course, so it has lots of mature trees that adds to the character. FYI I typically spend about $50 to play, scratch golfer, and play once per week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and Tight"


Benjamin5128139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great course with alot of history. Not long, maybe not even 6500 from the tips. Compensates my being super tight. My personal record for OB shots off the tee. Greens were fairly nice- fast downgrain very slow against. I'd play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




andy23566's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Onion Creek"


busterf18's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the tips - relatively short course, but still very challenging, reminiscent of something like Winged Foot. The course is in tremendous shape. This was my second time playing the track, and I'd play it again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u141844741's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Bring extra balls."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Private course except for Golf Now tee times. Started At 4pm Sat. Done in less than 3.5 hours as a single. Awesome layout. Hit from one up from tips and shot my handicap. Will be be here after the forecasted thunderstorms.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens in great condition"


u000002802656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Austin had a difficult spring for golf course greens and Onion Creek has done a great job keeping theirs in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great outing on Mother's Day"


Stacey1507125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single on Mother's Day, and finished in a bit less than 4 hours! I thought that was speedy for a Mother's Day Sunday, even though I've never played this course. Loved the condition; and thought it was quite challenging. (I played from the tips.) Greens were very nice, and not super hard to read. . . But in the heat and wind, they definitely got faster as the round progressed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Nice course but a little pricey for the conditions"


andysimpsonref's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everyone one was very friendly including the members we talked with. Driving range grass was sparse and balls were old but at least it was someplace to warm up. You can tell at one time this was a top notch golf club but time has taken its toll on it.

With that being said we started off our round at a nice leisurely pace and then we ran into four members who would not let anyone go through. One could not walk up the greens and the place came to a halt. Made for a long, long back side but still a pleasant place to play golf. If not for the slow play we would have loved it.I'm pretty sure we were just unlucky on that day and normal play is fine.

The course is a 50.00 course not 70.00 but it was a great layout and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


kevinkoz4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course. It's always in great shape. I enjoy the layout with rolling hills and wide fairways. Old school design. Staff is always friendly. We teed off at 3:18 and only saw a few other people on the course. Took our time and easily played in four hours! Wish I could play here more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Confusing But Fun"


nosa1nt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs MUCH BETTER directional signage. We missed playing 2 holes because the hole numbering is so confusing and there's not much in the way of signage. Some holes are missing hole numbers - Not Good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good round"


tlonghorn79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape and as always, a challenging round. My only complaint is the pace of play. A twosome joined our 2 and we still were waiting on every hole. I would have liked to have seen a Marshall speed up the groups in front of us. I would expect this slow pace on a weekend Muni but not during the week here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun little taste of the Austin old school"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I finally had the chance to check out Onion Creek, which, back in the 1970s, was a really big deal in Austin. Swankier neighborhoods and clubs, not to mention a million or so more residents, have surfaced in town since, but there's still a lot to like about the layout here. We played the North Course, which is an interesting concept of starting out with four holes from the original 18, followed by nine newer holes from Coore-Crenshaw, wrapped up with five holes from the Original.

There are a few holes I'm not wild about. Nos. 7 and 8 don't have a whole lot to 'em. But of the C & C holes I really like Nos. 9-10 as well as the par-5 12th. Like a lot of courses laid out in the 70s-80s, the homes encroach the fairways a little too much, especially on a 2-3 club windy day that we had. We all hit a ball or two into a backyard.

I hope to come back and see how the Original routing fares, as I hear there are some good holes I missed out on.

This is a facility that is usually private but they offer some public play on occasion. It's definitely worth checking out if you need a break from some of the south side publics like Grey Rock & Clay-Kizer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




u326613928's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Golf trip to Austin"


Mark4776511's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Four guys in Austin for a golf trip. The greens were very nice and above average speed. Some greens were a little rough. Nice practice facility. Price was ok for the golf course. Most holes are lined with homes so if not a fan of that layout you may not like the course. Overall a decent course and worth playing once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



clarence1753546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"A quiet refuge, not far from town"


ddeschler's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday, and there was nobody on the course. The course was in great shape. It is only 6,500 yds on the card, but has a nice mix of short and long holes. It's an old school design, with many driving areas strategically narrowing with trees. There are some creeks in play and some OB, but not too much to be claustrophobic. There are some moderate elevation changes. The greens were slippery from above the hole. I saw a bunch of deer on 3 different holes. A lovely round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Playing Onion Creek"


dkulesza's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time at Onion Creek and will look forward to playing there again next time we are in Austin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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