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3.5
221 Reviews (221)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.3
79.6%
Recommend this course
177 out of 221 reviews
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3.5
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
81.8%
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9 out of 11 reviews
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6529 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.2

Formerly known as Green Deer Country Club and Highland Lakes Golf Course.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6529 yards 72.2 137
Blue 72 6267 yards 70.9 134
White 72 5921 yards 69.0 128
Red (W) 72 5146 yards 70.6 127
Scorecard for Lake Travis Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.2/137 361 348 368 190 372 494 194 524 397 3248 375 492 388 183 386 324 528 207 398 3281 6529
Blue M: 70.7/121 345 331 357 172 360 486 179 511 371 3112 356 476 373 169 374 314 514 197 382 3155 6267
White M: 69.2/117 317 271 342 150 337 469 164 498 344 2892 340 462 357 160 362 301 501 187 359 3029 5921
Red W: 70.6/127 297 219 326 143 292 329 108 421 320 2455 273 446 343 89 308 264 441 178 349 2691 5146
Handicap 17 3 13 15 1 7 11 9 5 12 16 10 18 2 14 8 6 4
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 9 7 13 1 17 11 5 3 6 10 12 18 8 16 2 14 4

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Bennett (2007) Leon & Charles Howard (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - 1/2 included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.5
221 Reviews (221)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 55
Narrow Fairways 30
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 46
Locals 35
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 11

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course wasn’t bad. They are putting money in it . Will be very good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Has potential

Great track but greens were slow and very poor in some spots

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The fairways where alright but that’s it . Tee boxes need mowed tall weeds where growing on them. All bunkers where unplayable no sand at all, full of rocks and grass / weeds where growing in them all . The greens on at less 7 holes had dead areas or areas where they needed to be place with ground under repair and Roped off for the betterment of the coarse and play .. Three greens I remember to be in real bad shape. I am d the friend I took where in disbelief that the price to play this coarse was 40.00 and that was a reduce price through Golfnow. And to have this coarse rated at above two and a half stars or three at best is unbelievable to me. I understand I might have not seen it at its best playing condition but with the bunkers in the shape their in . The high grass on the tee boxes for a weekend , and the coarse as a hole needing mowed ruff / weeds and the poor shape of the greens. I am highly disappointed this is not reclassified on the rankings list prior to the purchase I made.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

On it's way up.

The course has recently reopened under private management and is on it's way to being n exceptional track.. The fairways are 100% better than they were when it was opened by the city of Lago Vista. The green are for the most part in very good condition considering they were left unattended. A few has issues but were assured they will be back by the end of the year. The bunkers are being reworked in the next few weeks and once these are addressed, the course will be definitely heading in the right direction. The nines were flipped which makes the finishing holes much better. I would recommend this course so anyone that played Highland Lakes back before 2017 can see the significant changes being made

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Goat Pasture

The courselay dormant for at least a couple of years. Now, an investor has shown up with big plans to turn the place around. I hope they succeed - i doubt that they will.
The layout is shaky to begin with. They need evey bunker replaced (which I am told is in the works. The greens and tee boxes are very, very poor. Weeds and crab grass riddle the fairways. Cart paths are crumbling.
All in all, this is a real goat pasture.
Time will tell if these new owners can turn the place around but it is seriously doubtful.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/08/2019

We will fix all the issues you've talked about in this review in due time. The course has been closed for two years and step by step we will turn this course into a gem. We hope you continue to come out and see our progress.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Desk staff very friendly, course starter friendly as well
and offered free water....nice!!!
great course I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stevek

Traps are unplayable and some greens have large spots of dead grass. But.. course is in a lot better shape than we expected after two years closed. Hope the new owners keep up the good work they have started. Will continue to book here .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Amazing views of Hill Country and Lake Travis

Great course layout, front side greens spotty but roll well, back nine greens in excellent condition. They provided a free GPS service with a flyover feature for each hole that was pretty cool. This course has great potential and looks like it will only get better. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout the day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review. The course is under new ownership and we are going to continue to grow and improve the course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice and challenging course. Definitely going to have to hit them straight here, tight fairways and a few blind spots you have to hit to a certain spot because it’s so hilly, greens on the front just a need a little more work but besides that it’s a great golf course, the more people play the more the course can improve

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course but room for improvement

The course layout is slightly challenging but overall a fun golf course. You get the true hill country experience here with mostly downhill shots and a few uphill shots. Greens are acceptable but are a little slow. The more people that play this course the more money they will have to improve their greens. Overall it’s a great experience and I recommend you give this course a shot.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review! Lake Travis Country Club is under new Ownership and we will continue to make improvements to the course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Diamond in the rough

This place is going to be amazing soon. Go play now while it's juvenile. Greens are beat up on a few holes, But roll great. Bunkers are ugly, but are going to get fixed. Fairways are bumpy, but will fill in. Beautiful views. Great staff and exceptional value.
One step at a time.
Grass is only greener where you water it and They're watering the whole course!
Can't wait to go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review. Lake Travis Country Club is under new ownership and we are working hard to continue to improve the course. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review. Lake Travis Country Club is under new ownership and we would love to invite you back to the course to play again. Hope to see you soon!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun little challenging course

Not bad for a small hill country course. Greens were in great shape. Fairways are pretty poor, mixed grasses and not watered regularly. Tee boxes are hit or miss....some were good while others didn't have a level surface to hit from.

Pro Shop says they are closing down 10/1/2017

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/28/2019

We have reopened and under new ownership. We are doing some big things out here come see our progress and try us again. Thanks Lake Travis CC Management

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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the review. Lake Travis Country Club has reopened and is under new ownership. We would love to have you back out to the course again to give us another try!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad

It very sad that this course is closing because of a bunch of idiots that run the city of Lago Vista

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review. Lake Travis Country Club has reopened and is under new ownership. We would love to have you out to the course again soon!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/26/2019

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at the course. Lake Travis Country Club has reopened and is under new ownership. We would love to have you out at the course again and provide a 5 star experience!
-Lake Travis Country Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Highland Lakes Golf Course on 09/12/2017:
Hello J.R., we're happy you enjoyed our beautiful course and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Highland Lakes Golf Course!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

Course was in horrendous shape. Fairways were long and crabgrass covered. The greens were slow and long. Looked like it was let go since before the rain last weekend. A very nice layout that has been let go. A real shame!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from Highland Lakes Golf Course on 09/05/2017:
Hi Thomas, we're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Highland Lakes is for every player to enjoy their experience. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Highland Lakes

Fairways and tee boxes were extremely shaggy, but I'll give a pass coming just after a big rain event. 15th hole is strange. Doesn't match card and appears to be < 400-yard par-5. Greens remain among the best I've seen this season.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Highland Lakes Golf Course on 09/01/2017:
Hi Mark, we're happy you enjoyed our great greens and friendly staff. THank you for playing Highland Lakes Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Steve

Greens are good, fairways getting hard and shaggy. Traps not playable. Good value for 12 to 15 dollars

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Highland Lakes Golf Course on 08/03/2017:
Hello Steve, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Highland Lakes Golf Course!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day in the heat!

Played solo 12-3pm 18 holes. Didn't seee anyone until the #15. The greens were in great shape. Bunkers needed attention but over all I was very pleased with my decision to play this course. Fair green fees and beer prices. Very small club house and very few amenities but for the price it was perfect. I heard that the city is voting to shut down the course. What a shame. Beatiful course, lots of lake views. Great staff. Relaxed pace of play. Will go again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Highland Lakes Golf Course on 08/02/2017:
Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions and a fast pace of play. Thank you for playing Highland Lakes Golf Course!

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