Balcones Country Club - Balcones Course

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6185 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6185 yards 70.2 118
Blue 70 5894 yards 68.9 117
Blue (W) 70 5894 yards 73.9 126
White 70 5531 yards 67.1 113
White (W) 70 5531 yards 71.7 123
Green (W) 70 4850 yards 67.8 113
Green 70 4850 yards 64.0 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
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4 stars:
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3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

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Reviews


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"Not worth the money!"


captaincrunch87's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is certainly not worth the money that is requested. It's not that its a bad course, its just way overpriced.

The fairways aren't in shape, the greens were not in shape, and the bunkers were practically dirt instead of sand.

I don't think I will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Location is certainly convenient."


GordonATX's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is an older course that's flipped back and forth between being public and private. Being on the north side of town it's certainly easy enough to access. Bunkers can be on the hard/firm side at times, but the greens aren't too hard to putt. The front nine is pretty straight forward and flat. The back nine takes a different turn ... literally ... and incorporates a little more elevation change along with becoming a bit more narrow. I certainly prefer it during the spring and early summer before the drought dries it up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mix it in when the price is right."


GordonATX's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/10/2011
Previously played

Reviewed on

When this course was open (currently closed due to lack of funding, irrigation issues, etc), it was often a good value on GolfNow. With their watering issues, it could get a bit dry during the hotter months. And it had a couple of interesting holes where elevation change and blind shots to the green could really affect your score. But all in all, we generally enjoyed our time on the course. If and when it's 'alive' again, we'll go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate



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