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2.5
300 Reviews (300)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
56
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.4
46.1%
Recommend this course
202 out of 300 reviews
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1.6
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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1 Stars
29
Conditions
1.3
Value
2.0
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.4
14.3%
Recommend this course
6 out of 42 reviews
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2.0
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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3 Stars
13
2 Stars
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35
Conditions
1.5
Value
2.5
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.5
29.4%
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20 out of 68 reviews
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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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Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Reviews

2.5
300 Reviews (300)

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 31
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 47
Locals 35
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 12

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jeffrey2543529! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0

Squandered Potential

Should have done my research. Bought into their claims of them renovating the course but based on prior reviews this seems to be a fabrication or someone is severely in over their head.
I gave this 2 stars because the course has nice scenery compared to what I am used to, as I am new to the area and the landscape.
This course has tremendous potential but all the complaints in other reviews are completely valid. This is the worst maintained golf course I have ever seen, but under the right management and investment it would be an absolute gem. Took my mother for her first golf outing in 20+ years and we had a great time despite the course conditions. There were deer all over the place which she really enjoyed, but also droppings everywhere (And I mean everywhere) which she did not.
The changes in elevations and challenging tees are great, but the fairways are like first cut or short rough so it does not play well. The greens are just flattened dirt. If I hadn’t paid under $50 total and got a last minute morning tee time (which was impossible elsewhere) I would have been livid, but had a decent enough time to give it 2 stars. As it stands, I would likely not go back.
Someone please do this course the justice it deserves!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a Great Course, but Food Enough

I read the reviews after booking my tee time. If I had read them before, I wouldn’t have booked. However, to be fair, I played golf and it was better than OK. The course is definitely not in good shape. But, it was pleasant enough. This course could be a really nice course with a little bit of extra work on the grass and greens. The driveway to the course it the worst and if I owned the place, I would repair that first. The golf carts are nice and in good repair. If you go into this course, knowing it has some deficiencies, you will be ok, and maybe even happy with it. I will likely go back to this course, to help support the new owner as he tries to fix it up.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Due to the poor and unsafe conditions we decided not to play ..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

awful, embarrassing

Owner feedback is a lie! There are no renovations going on, the fairways have not been watered, the greens are dirt, this doesn't even qualify as a driving range. What a joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course not playable - need a refund

I am always a "give em a chance" guy. Well they didn't deserve it. What was suppose to be the best Father and Daughter day out was a DISASTER! We left our house at 8:45am for our 10:20am tee time as we live 1 hour away. When we arrived we had to drive on the most pot holed road I have ever driven on. They had us park in what looked like the maintenance shed. We were told we could not play hole #1 because it was "unplayable" only to find out this entire course was unplayable. This course is terrible. I can't even justify the price for the course. The fairways look like the rough and the greens were all DIRT! My daughter was completely upset. We ended up leaving after 4 holes to play a different course that was able to fit us in on such very short notice. This course should NOT be operating.until they have fixed the playing situations. Golf now should seriously consider not booking or promoting the course until conditions improve. I would NOT recommend this course at all!

I would also like for golf now to contact me regrading our displeasure!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Amen Brother...I would not even play there if it was free!!!!I.
In fact they should pay us

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It use to be a nice Course. But now, It needs alot of work on the GREENS and CART PATHS. All the trash cans where over flowing with trash

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t Even Bring Your Putter

The greens on this course may have been more dirt than grass, and it appeared the course hasn’t been watered in years. I hear that it was a nice course years ago, but it is in a very sad state now.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, dholm89. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Burned Out

All the greens were basically dirt. The was no grass. The fairways were burned to a crisp. My guess is they don’t have a sprinkler system.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, Clark1912425. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst in Texas

Comfortably the worst maintained course in Texas. If you have the opportunity to play here, don’t.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, u314160382078. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible condition

While the course has potential, with a nice layout and great views, the condition was completely unacceptable. Fairways were non-existant, tee-boxes were in terrible shape, and the greens were dirt. Not patchy grass and sandy- complete dirt. Easily the worst condition course I’ve ever played. I would give it zero stars if I could.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, u314160626003. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lake Travis GC review

The clubhouse is closed, course extremely dry, three holes missing flagsticks, no bunkers have sand, tee boxes are rough, grass on greens were nonexistent. No water to drink on the course. At one time this was probably a beautiful course with a great layout.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, Reb7041760. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Don't waste your time or money

No staff on hand when checking in. 8:00 am. Had to put gas in carts ourselves. All the grass in the fairways was burned up, no watering. Very little grass on the greens. They were mostly brown not green. The course should be closed till it is really ready for play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, Hyzakp. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Painful Golf

Well.....I will start by saying that the owner is really really nice and I wish him all the best. Unfortunately besides the golf carts being in good condition, everything else is a disaster including the road to check into the golf course. In a nut shell, this course should be condemned from play. The greens are like putting on dirt with very small patches of grass here and there but mainly just hard dirt. Everything else is just really dry! I wanted to go home after the first hole but decided that spending time with my son was more important. Good Luck to the owner!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/14/2020

Hi, Valued Customer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play Elsewhere This is a Bad Track

Golf Now should be ashamed to promote this alleged course. There is no clubhouse you have to drive down a potholed road to a shed to check-in.

Welcome, hole number 1 is out of play. Every green is sand. Every fairway is dirt with patches of scrub grass. The bunkers are overgrown grass and unplayable. This is the worse course I've played in over 25 years.

Waste of time and a waste of money! Go to play anywhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Weird as in Austin Weird!

Club house is a Shed
Hole #1 not playable
No Sand in Bunkers
Fairways dry brown and Hard.. not watered
Greens had been shaved and almost no grass left

Great Views though and great lay out. Can not blame Covid, played another course this week that was immaculate.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Good little track but no grass on the greens. Price reflects that.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course will be great in the future.

Course isn’t in very good shape at the moment. The new owner just purchased it, so that is why it’s the way it is at the moment. Met him before the round, extremely nice, provided water for the round. All in all, once the course is in better shape, it will be a fantastic course. Scenic but also challenging.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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