Lost Creek Country Club
|Lone Star||72||6623 yards||72.8||139|
|Hill Country (W)||72||4809 yards||68.7||119|
|Blue M: 72.8/139||520||426||409||153||400||402||343||190||527||3370||153||523||357||394||363||336||545||399||183||3253||6623|
|White M: 70.7/130||507||318||385||142||386||373||312||163||497||3083||145||486||347||379||334||320||515||365||172||3063||6146|
|Gold M: 67.0/120||379||304||356||132||339||347||291||132||439||2719||128||365||313||331||310||255||437||317||135||2591||5310|
|Red W: 69.9/120||371||281||313||122||324||300||265||90||432||2498||91||354||254||312||245||235||429||305||123||2348||4846|
Pleasant private club along the banks of Barton Creek
Set on low ground beside Barton Creek west of Austin, Lost Creek Country Club, part of ClubCorp, gets a fraction of the press of its next door neighbors, Barton Creek Country Club & Resort as well as Austin Country Club.
Opening about a decade before Barton Creek in the early 1970s, Lost Creek is designed by a lesser-known architect and lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of the top private golf clubs in Central Texas. But there is some beauty in that. The course is fairly simple and flat, but walkable and very scenic, with hardly any housing presence and some neat trees and creeks intermixed. We zipped around 18 holes in three hours easily. There are a lot of forced carries but it's hardly as intimidating as modern Hill Country clubs, which makes this course pretty appealing for families. The course only tips out at about 6,600 yards, so the area's best players might crave a little greater challenge.
The course, like a lot of places in town, did take it on the chin a little bit during the area's record spring flooding, so some tee boxes on the back nine are in the middle of being rebuilt, but besides that the conditions were quite good.