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3.7
213 Reviews (213)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
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3 Stars
44
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
86.0%
Recommend this course
185 out of 213 reviews
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3.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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3.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.2%
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25 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6001 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.2
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Lions Municipal Golf Course
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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

Reviews

3.7
213 Reviews (213)

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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3.0
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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
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
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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
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.

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

Perfect Timing for Sub 3 Hour Round

Teed off at 2PM as threesome apparently right after conclusion of large tournament was wrapping up. No one in front of us for most of round. Played each nine in under 90 minutes without rushing. Course is short with nearly every hole a dogleg. Lots of roll and greens were good, not great, and fairly slow. Lots of recent rain had course in excellent shape, but still alot of roll. Good variation of hole design and fair amount of water on back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Favorite Muni in Austin!

While Austin has some great muni options around the city, Lions is definitely my favorite. There is nothing special about this course, aside from a few interesting holes (#10 tempts a big drive to clear the water for potential par-4 eagle putts). However, it just has a charm to it that brings golfers in hoards every weekend.

The history of the course, as well as the giant live oaks that peppers various holes truly makes it a special place in Austin, And with the city revisiting how to "re-utilize" this land, I hope it stays a golf course for another 100 years!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Typical muny course Saturday play .Front 9 parkland layout followed by more woodsy and elevation changes a nd water hazards. Greens were smooth and, in good shape but all seemed to run back to front so super slow uphill putts were the norm. Fairways were hard and fast with lots of gravel and rocky areas just off the edges.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The course has some challenges but there is some bare spots with gravel showing thru. My wife golfed with a local and a man from Japan. It was a very enjoyable round

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition is improving

I could swear I actually saw a ton of maintainance being performed at Muny today for the first time in a LONG while.

Greens have a full stand of rye grass on them and should have been mown a bit close but greens held and putted rather well. Fairways and boxes are what you might expect in the Winter just about anywhere in these parts.

Pace was decent to outstanding. 3:42

I truly hope the maintainance I saw today was a sign that the course is headed for a permanent future in Austin. This venerable old track needs a facelift and a permanent home.

Save Muny! Forever Green!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

Awesome staff. Course was a little rough but it was a fun time.

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

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