Lions Municipal Golf Course
|White (W)||71||5642 yards||72.4||122|
|Red (W)||71||4931 yards||67.7||113|
|Blue M: 69.8/123||359||495||393||155||375||367||157||467||312||3080||287||320||493||146||509||128||395||166||301||2745||5825|
|White M: 68.0/118 W: 73.5/125||338||477||366||140||308||339||144||449||297||2858||272||305||434||115||489||105||380||151||280||2531||5389|
|Red M: 64.9/113 W: 69.3/118||330||383||310||125||294||260||131||349||268||2450||257||238||413||94||387||70||365||126||260||2210||4660|
Coyotes are still around the course but rarely seen. Photo submitted by GordonATX on 06/29/2019
The par-4 11th. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
The par-4 5th. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
The par-5 12th hole, which would be reversed under Crenshaw's plan. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
My favorite hole on the back, the par-4 11th. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
The first hole, which would be totally different under Crenshaw's plan. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
My favorite hole on the front, the par-4 6th. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/22/2017
The par-3 17th hole over water. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 02/09/2016
Looking back towards the tee box on #17. Photo submitted by GordonATX on 08/11/2013
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.
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.
Unbearably Slow play....always.....every time I play here is slow.....today it was 5 your round. I'm done. Can't go back.....
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.
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.
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?
Austin Lions Municipal
Great day of golf! Beautiful old course, well maintained and groomed. Friendly staff.
Course was good but could be better
Fairways and tee boxes were good. Greens were a little slow but they rolled true.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!