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3.8
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
86.0%
Recommend this course
238 out of 286 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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3.8
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7023 yards
Slope 124
Rating 73.0
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Morris Williams Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Year round
Architect Leon Howard (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.8
286 Reviews (286)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 31
Undulating Greens 28
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Walkers 29
Advanced Golfers 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near the Airport 15
Near Local Attractions 11

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

As usual. Fantastic course. Pace of play was a little slow. But it was a Sunday in the low 80’s. It was a golfers perfect day.

Will be back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Mo-Town is back!

What a great place to play. I have NEVER seen the course at this level of overall condition. It is amazing what water, fertilizer and proper maintenance will do for a golf course in Texas in the Summer. Kudos to the entire staff, especially the course superintendent. Keep it up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played

Greens are back in great shape!

First time to Mo Willy all summer and pleased to report that after some rough patches this year the greens are in EXCELLENT shape! Plenty of turf out there and very few bare patches on the perimeter. Can’t ask for more. I was also surprised how lush the fairways were at this point of the summer. Usually they are baked out by now. Kudos to the crew!

I also couldn’t help but notice the big tree left of the 2nd fairway by the green is gone except for the stump. Definitely opens up the approach shot even though my ball landed literally next to the stump

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Conditions, Good for All Levels

The greens were in solid condition for this time of year. Tee boxes were nice and fairways were not to big to provide some challenges.

They have a refreshments cart rolling around and water stations to stay hydrated in the heat. Love that.

Only complaint was that the group behind us played up on us which was not cool, but can't blame the course for that.

Best value in atx that I've found to date!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Greens

We’re punched and sanded on Tuesday I would wait a couple of weeks before playing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Shape I’ve Seen it in 15 Years

This course has always been a favorite because of the layout. The fairways have been excellent all year, but as always the greens have been in disrepair. I played today after the City Championship finished out there and was shocked at the excellent condition of the greens. They rolled true and at a decent speed and I didn’t notice a single bald spot. I’ve been very critical of the quality of the greens here for years so I was happy to see how great they were. Note: they are aerating on August 12, so get out while the gettings good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great lay out

First time to play this course, wont be the last. Started out with friendly staff. The course’ is in good shape, greens a little slow. Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst Greens in Austin

I’ve played Mo Willy many times over the past 5 years as it is the closest course to my home. I’ve always understood that it is a muni and I’ve never expected the most well kept greens on earth. My past couple of rounds however are beyond what is acceptable. They were seeded incorrectly last winter, and the greens have continued to fall in condition since that time. The staff is not helpful to alert players of the poor condition of the greens, even when they are aerated or over seeded. The greens now are mostly sand, full of holes, burn spots, weeds, and cut lines. Not fun at all the play on. Additionally, the greens staff just dumps the plugs around the fairway. So lazy. I’m taking my business elsewhere until I get some confidence that Morris Williams cares about play conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Morris Williams play

The layout is very fair, but challenging. Course is well groomed. The greens are in need of repair.

Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Too Many Cart Path Holes

The course is in great condition, except for a few greens. Fairways are nice. Pace of play good. On this occasion however there were too many cart path only and I don’t know why. They weren’t wet.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bumpy green .

I like this course . Fun layout and close to downtown. But , green was very bad shape. Patches of brown and sandy, bumpy . Also bunker were terrible.
I may not go back for a while .

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

What happened to the greens?

Course was green with nice fairways. The greens were pretty bad. Not only had bare spots but most had large areas with sparse and bumpy areas. Had two call 2 putt good on those greens. The areas between hole 4 and 5 have grass and weeds that are too overgrown.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun day

I'm a muni pass holder but hadn't been out to Mo Willy all year. It was good to get out and play 18 last week before the torrential weekend rains came. Played from the tips (been awhile) with some good sticks and had a good time. The conditions of tees and fairways were good and the grass has greened up nicely. The greens are a little behind. They didn't overseed the greens (like Lions did) and I think they could use some warmth for the bermuda to get some growth on them. I'm optimistic by next month they are more consistent. That said, I did make a lot of putts out there, so I can't complain.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mo Willy is awesome!

Morris Williams is an Austin treasure! Gorgeous layout!
The greens are rough right now, and the fairways are in spring time condition but this golf course is a terrific play! Defines “Hill Country” with all kinds of elevation changes. A spectacular and wide variety of trees. Great views of downtown Austin. A really excellent play!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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