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3.3
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4.2
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4.9
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4.0
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7125 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7125 yards 75.4 143
Gold 72 6684 yards 73.6 140
Blue 72 6290 yards 71.9 137
White 72 5900 yards 70.1 134
White (W) 72 5900 yards 74.2 135
Red 72 5185 yards 70.4 123
Scorecard for Fazio Foothills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.4/143 460 381 178 420 611 392 442 529 175 3588 440 446 282 477 170 537 422 203 560 3537 7125
Gold M: 73.6/140 428 367 153 404 571 367 407 494 155 3346 418 425 266 430 156 515 395 187 546 3338 6684
Blue M: 71.9/137 415 346 140 380 539 353 374 471 135 3153 385 388 253 395 144 493 374 172 533 3137 6290
White M: 70.1/134 W: 74.2/135 378 337 103 369 506 322 351 450 120 2936 376 367 240 373 132 474 337 154 511 2964 5900
Red W: 70.4/123 335 258 90 328 432 303 319 422 106 2593 298 263 233 351 122 425 290 150 460 2592 5185
Handicap 11 9 17 1 7 5 3 15 13 4 6 18 8 16 12 2 14 10
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 5 9 13 1 11 7 3 17 12 18 16 6 14 10 4 8 2

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Hybrid TIFSport Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1986) Roy Bechtol (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Barton Creek Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Ginella's Top 50 U.S. Courses You Can Play (2016 #48) (2015 #44)

Reviews

4.8
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 5-9
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Cold weather
Used cart

Looking sharp after renovation

Omni Barton Creek is undergoing a huge transformation - I didn't quite grasp the the whole scope of it - and while the resort doesn't reopen until May 1st 2019, the Crenshaw and Foothills courses have been renovated.

The work on the Foothills was predominantly bunker work and some regrading but perhaps most importantly tree management. There are more open vistas and space around greens now which really helps turf quality. I noticed on Trip Advisor some golfers complaining about the edges of many greens and that was addressed in a big way with the tree management.

The Fazio design itself is a showy one with lots of elevated tees, scenic overlooks, greens beside rock outcroppings with waterfalls, and holes that dangle across ridgelines. It is a candidate for Top 100 lists and I can see why. Greens are a little smaller compared to Fazio designs that were built in the 90s and 2000s.

It's great they don't overseed either (except par-3 tee boxes) which makes conditions in the spring and fall presumably excellent. One bummer for purists: members can walk the Barton Creek courses but resort guests can't. Never quite understood clubs that institute this policy.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Texas Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Bummer

This course is designed absolutely fantastic. The layout, the structure, course pathway, everything on that end is perfect. Long holes play down-wind, short holes play into the wind.

With that being said, the conditions were considerably lacking. Loads of dead spots on the green where it meets the collar. This course SHOULD be the best one on property, but the conditions just did not match the design here. Considering the budget to build this course, with the waterfalls, greens hanging off ledges, elevation changes, etc. you would think they would keep this course in great shape. All of the other courses on property were in superb condition so you cannot blame the weather for the lack of quality conditions at FF. Fazio did fantastic work here on the design, cannot underscore that enough.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Sand traps terrible

Sand traps unplayable. Shouldn't charge these rates for the condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Scenery

Excellent golf course. The scenery was beautiful and the fairways and greens were in excellent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Views

The layout of this course is superb, from tee to green a great course!

The marshals are very present on the course and kept the slower groups moving.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Come experience why Golf Digest awarded our course with Four Stars and recognized us on their Top 50 Great Service Facilities List.
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