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3.6
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
79.2%
Recommend this course
191 out of 221 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
50.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 4 reviews
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3.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
73.3%
Recommend this course
11 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6001 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.2

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
221 Reviews (221)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 23
Water Hazards 22
Elevation Changes 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Walkers 23
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Near Local Attractions 14

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Played On
Reviews 296
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Walked

Reopened with COVID-19 restrictions

The City of Austin announced the opening of its municipal golf courses on April 15th. I played Lions on the 16th and found an operation trying very hard to do all the right things and keep a safe environment for golfers looking to get outside and away from the computer.

First of all, the greens are in great shape and they've been working on the course when it was closed. It's a great experience! Just note the following rules:

You must book online in advance and then you pay with credit card at the window.

There are no golf carts or push carts to rent.

They took out the water coolers so bring plenty, especially as it gets hotter.

Flags must be left in and there are pool noodles at the bottom.

YOU MUST WEAR A FACEMASK around the clubhouse and common areas. The staff will call you out on the intercom if you take it off.

The range is closed and there are no holes in the practice greens.

Lastly, don't be an idiot and stand close to your partners. Even if you're related, people who drive by and see golfers too close to one another end up complaining to local news outlets and government officials. It's happened in other cities and states and caused courses to close.

Do all this and you'll have a great time. I expect conditions will be as good as ever if they don't allow golf carts on the grass for an extended period of time.

Thanks to the staff at Muny for doing all the right things.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WEEKDAY QUICKIE

Got in and out in 3.5 hours which is rare at this place. Always a classic - take it for what it is. A lot of tight lies, hard ground and some rocks around, but overall good shape for a muny. greens were in good shape but pretty slow

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where’s the grass?

Totally dried out. No grass in fsirway or rough. Greens were better. Course needs help.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in good condition, but this is the worst of all the Austin muni courses

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lion’s Municipal GC

For a last minute Sunday tee time booking I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course. The greens were a touch slow for my liking but they were in great shape. There were some rough patches in the fairways but nothing too bad. Overall a nice round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lion round

Course was in fair condition but allowing of groups of 6 golfers slowed down the round tremendously

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible Greens they were sandy/seeding the greens when i went.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course not up to par

Pace was great! No one on the course in front of us. Probably because the greens were in bad shape and some were heavily sanded. It would be nice to get better prices when the course is not up to the normal conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Central Texas "Silver" course.

The course is in great shape. This is an Austin Parks and Recreation course. Aka "Muni track". I am impressed by the city's commitment to the course. This was the case not so long ago. I hope UT will let them renew their lease. It would be a shame to lose this Austin "icon" for more downtown apartments, condos, or whatever. I have plans to play it more often after today. I was striping the ball on the back nine for a 43-year-old man, or any man for that matter. "Grip it and rip it." Tin Cup.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Too Slow

Unbearably Slow play....always.....every time I play here is slow.....today it was 5 your round. I'm done. Can't go back.....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Definitely hit and miss. But we got out last Thursday at 11:30 and played in 3:30 with no one in front of us.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Greens sanded, staff didn't tell us or offer discount NO WATER ON THE COURSE! DIE OF DEHYDRATION!

Greens had been recently sanded - we were not told at check in and no discount was offered for the round.

We had a 7:12am tee time and it was hot all morning. NO WATER WAS PUT OUT ON THE COURSE until 10am. This course only has Igloo Coolers for water and nobody. brought them out until we were on the 12th tee.

That is completely unacceptable to not offer players water on the course when it's 90 degree plus.

HUGE FAIL.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course in good shape, please cut the greens corn Sat mornings!

Nice morning round. Everything great except they didn’t cut the greens , so very rough and tagged, bumpy and broken cup lips from the last day - or two days?

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Austin Lions Municipal

Great day of golf! Beautiful old course, well maintained and groomed. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was good but could be better

Fairways and tee boxes were good. Greens were a little slow but they rolled true.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

You still have to play "Tradition."

Due to its location near the heart of Austin and the tradition (or whatnot) of playing Lions, this course sees a lot of action! I remember playing here a few years ago for $20 on GolfNow. Now it's more like $35-40 during the same middle/heat of summer. No sense offering lower rates if players are willing to pay more. Note, check out and ask for the special "GolfATX rates" as applicable. For this outing, I ended up shooting a new record low score ... in spite of some of the course conditions. The tee boxes are all quite chewed up; lots of play. I don't think it'd be possible for the staff to move the tee markers around enough to prevent it. The fairways were okay -- hard pan as always ... don't expect big divots. And many of the greens were a bit thin and showed signs of fungus issues. It's a regular problem here; always has been. And there are several areas under some of the trees that are becoming more and more dirt/sand over the years. Obviously basically impossible for grass to grow there but it just seems to be getting a little worse. She's showing her age. Money won't be put into this course until its fate has been decided by the powers that be. And even then the city may not have any funds allocated for any significant renovation. It is what it is. Still, I love this course. It has some challenging holes and yet I know where to hit on every hole. If only I could make that happen. :) Of course, I have shot two (2) of my lowest rounds all-time on this course. I can't complain too much. And finally, if you want to know a little local knowledge about each and every hole, then check out my first review of this course here:
https://www.golfadvisor.com/courses/2750-lions-municipal-golf-course?reviewId=22510417

Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lions Municipal Golf Course

Great old course. Fun to play. I would recommend this course if you are in the area. This is one of the first course in the country. Course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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