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3.2
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
28
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
63.4%
Recommend this course
94 out of 155 reviews
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2.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
1.7
Value
3.5
Layout
2.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
1.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
50.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 6 reviews
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3.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
64.3%
Recommend this course
9 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 30
Length 2127 yards
Slope 95
Rating 30.3
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Harvey Penick Golf Campus
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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect PGA TOUR Design Services (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MC, AMEX
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #10)

Reviews

3.2
155 Reviews (155)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Water Hazards 12
Thick Rough 11
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 24
Beginners 22
Junior Golfers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Near the Airport 13

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cheap

This course is cheap to play. The course is haggard to say the least. The greens are like a motocross track and impossible to play on. Because of the soccer ball golf, the course is all mismatched w Hole numbers. There are few yardage markers on the course and the score card is no help. The check in guy was great and very helpful. Trying to teach a kid on this course I would recommend bringing your own yardage scope, so they can figure out the distances on their clubs. .

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello, u314159949449. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff. Poor course condition.

Very good staff. Good golf carts. Terrible greens. Overall two stars for being open in Covid 19 season and complying health requirements. Its still the worst golf course I've played.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/22/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that our staff was accommodating but we are sorry that your experience was anything less than 5 starts. The First Tee of Greater Austin, does not over-seed their greens so what seems like “dead greens” are actually dormant. The greens with sand on them are a result of us aerifying, we apologize if you were not notified about the aerification before your round. Our Superintendent is taking advantage of this unique time and the slow down of play to work on getting the course in its best possible shape. Please give us another try in May and you will certainly have better conditions!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good for short game practice

Knowing ahead of time that this was a short course with six par threes and three par fours, I knew I would not be hitting my driver but would have time to work on my 7 8 9 and wedges. They just aerated 5 greens so be aware of that. Overall I got what I expected and thought the value was very good. That they were open, had carts and and everything about Harvey Penick and the First Tee program are good for our community made this a worthwhile place to drop in.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/21/2020

Hello, u526640304. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us . We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule and keeping them in good condition. Thank you for the kind words about the First Tee Program :) We look forward to seeing you again soon with better conditions on the green!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good for what it is

It's a great course for beginners and those learning. The greens are rough as always, but a good short course setup to play twice for 18.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi cwaterhouse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

great value

For what you pay to walk this little 9-hole gem it's a great value. It's a 9-hole with three par 4's and the rest are par 3's. There are a few challenging shots where you need to decide whether to lay up crossing a creek or go for it. The greens were very hard and fast, but the tee boxes and fairways were fine. The course shares an 18-hole foot golf course, so it can be a little confusing as to which flag is your flag from the tee box, and tees are not marked, so use an app to figure out where you are on the course. Price of play doesn't include range balls, but a bucket is $6. I walked it and had a nice little day to myself.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Hi user5. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

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Commented on 01/03/2020

Hi there - We want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (512) 926-1100. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lions

The workers are great. The course was in good condition except it was the time the greens are sanded.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/16/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. Also, the greens should be recovered soon. We look forward to having you back at Harvey Penick Golf Campus!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf, the way it used to be

This is a great place for beginners or the casual, infrequent golfer. The course is short - loaded with par 3s - and you share fairways with foot golfers who many times bring their children and dogs. The pace is slow. The cart paths are made of dirt, rocks, and ruts. There's no air conditioning or ice for drinks. It's blue collar golf. Having said all that, the greens were in great shape, challenging but true. Lots of contours, too. The tee boxes were hard as concrete - bring a hammer and nail for starter holes! Overall, it's a great place to work on your short game, if you're not in a hurry.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/12/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Harvey Penick Golf Campus thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome place,and allows singles, so that's cool you can work on your game

Awesome place,greens a little slow ,but they roll excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2019

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself here at Harvey Penick Golf Campus enough to recommend us! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Soccer/foot golfers all over the place.

We had soccer/foot golfers walking up on us constantly. We could enjoy actually golfing because crowds of foot golfers were so constant and loud

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nine hole bummer

I would’ve hoped for it to mention that it was a nine hole rather than 18 hold course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Hi there -
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, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/06/2019

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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

Worst course ever

I booked because I thought a value and had Harvey Pennick name. Rated 3.5. I have been playing golf for 50 years and never played a course this bad. Greens were in puttable. No tee markers or signs with hole numbers
I paid for 18 and left after 6.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/06/2019

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to leave us with a review. We apologize that the course conditions were not up to standard this early in the season. We are working to improve this as the weather improves over time. We hope to have you back.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Harvey Penick Golf Campus. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Commented on 11/18/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Harvey Penick Golf Campus. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Do not book Saturday Mornings-Midday!

If you love Par-3s then this course is for you. Obviously this course has some maintenance issues, but what do you expect. Do not book on Sat mornings as they have a kids golf program and the course is overrun with walking groups of 8yr olds!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Harvey Penick Golf Campus!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
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Commented on 07/03/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Harvey Penick Golf Campus. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good value

Fun par 30 short course. Maybe one driver hole but it is a good course to work on iron and wedge shots

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/20/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value and good for practicing

The greens need some work to just be consistent. I don’t expect them to be perfect but the lack of consistency certainly made putting more difficult. Course is fun and plays fast and definitely worth the money to get your practice in.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/26/2019

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Um...

Not a quality course. Only 9 holes that weren't super well taken care of but they did let me play through four times

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/15/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Harvey Penick Golf Campus. We hope to see you again in the future.

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