Lions Municipal Golf Course

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3.7
190
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
85.0%
Recommend this course
165 out of 189 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
12
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
30
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6001
Slope 114
Rating 69.2
Type Public
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Lions Municipal Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6001 yards 69.2 114
White 71 5642 yards 67.3 110
White (W) 71 5642 yards 72.4 122
Red 71 4931 yards 63.1 100
Red (W) 71 4931 yards 67.7 113
Scorecard for Lions Municipal Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 5 9 3 15 7 1 11 17 13 16 8 4 12 10 14 2 6 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 3 4 35 71

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
190

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 23
Water Hazards 21
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Walkers 22
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 36
Near Local Attractions 14

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

What Pace??

My group of four were told to pick up our pace. And when we did, there's always the dudes, 3, in front of us being slow. There's no one else in front of them... so why were we being told to pick up the pace?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Austin’s favorite Muni

Great course value. Layout fantastic. Awesome course. Locals love it. Lots of history. Can get backed up at times.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
Cold weather

Greens firming up for winter

I played the course a few times in October and November shortly after overseeding and the greens were seriously shaggy. I spent a few weeks away before coming back today and was pleased to see they are rolling nicely again. The cooler months are typically the best time to play Muny, especially when the fairways are dry and you can get some runout. Today was the kind of day when the course really plays like it should.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff did not control pace

Staff allowed groups of 5 and 6 the entire morning. They even paired groups of 3s with groups of 2. We made it through 9 holes in 2 hours and 45 minutes and almost got hit 3 times... By the twosome my group of 3 was paired with.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens excellent

Greens were in great shape fairways were average took 4 hrs to play overall a good experience

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall good

Pace of play was pretty slow. I was also bumped off my tee time because they overbooked the tee time. Course was in good shape for the most part. Traffic in the area is awful. Plan for a long car ride home.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Stuck in a Rut

Lions was once one of my favorite courses. But it has not improved in any aspect in 30 years and in some has gone downhill. The greens still have the original grainy, uneven natural Bermuda, while most courses have gone to more modern strains of grass. Rocky, uneven rough reaches into fairways. Weeds go unchecked. Water hazards are ugly. And the fact is, compared to well-designed modern courses it has a quirky layout. The owners keep threatening to convert it to condominiums, so it's been on life-support for years and no one wants to spend the money to bring it into the 21st century. It's like an aging movie star who still wants to be paid top dollar. But there are other, better golf options in Austin now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/13/2018

By top dollar I meant they are charging about as much to play Lions as Roy Kizer, a much better and better maintained course. Why not maintain Lions as they do Kizer.? The reason is they don't want to spend the money to do so. Well, if they don't they should charge significantly less.

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Commented On 08/13/2018

I agree the greens are grainy and could use a resurfacing and also be enlarged. Only line i take issue with is that it's looking to be paid "top dollar." I paid $21 last week to play it. I hope the owners (The University of friggin' Texas) realize they have a priceless piece of parkland and let their distinguished alum Ben Crenshaw restore it to glory.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

sweet

The greens were in excellent condition but the played slow. The fairways in general were excellent as well.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A True Austin Landmark

Lions Municipal is a truly historic landmark and should stand for all time as a staple for all our lives. Let’s do what is necessary to maintain the first integrated golf establishment South if the Mason-Dixon Line!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot Day at Old Muny

I’ve played this Course for 20+ years, it was a hot one 108+ but we played in 2.5 hrs. Fairways are good, greens are surviving. Old Muny has still got it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic Course

This course no matter what the conditions are is always fun to play. Payed 25 to start at 4:50 and got all 18 in no problem. Love this place.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lions Muni

This is a great golf coarse for any level of golfer. I hope they do not close it down for more condo's

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf

Lions is a sweet course. I've played here a bunch of times in my five years living in Austin. I was in the golf business for a long time before I moved to Austin, and Lions does as much as they can with the resources they have. That being said, as far as Golfnow is concerned I feel as though I got jipped because they charged $10.00 more than the rate at Lions and I was stuck paying that extra amount. They should not be allowed to overcharge because the whole business model is to get you "the lowest price available". Not happy about that. Call me cheap, but I am a full-time med student now and need every penny I can save.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fun to think of the course history while playing

Lions is always a bit challenging for me. A few holes just psych me out, so it's good to come back and try to do well.

I like the course layout, with its angles and hazards. It's a nice blend of straightforward holes and slightly trickier ones. Some holes tempt you to "go for it" when a smarter lay-up strategy might actually work better.

The greens were in nice shape and could be quick with subtle slopes on some of the greens. The fairways were tight (typical Texas turf), but the rough is rocky or bare ground; as always, fairway accuracy is rewarded.

The clubhouse is nice, the staff helpful and friendly enough. The snack bar is good. The range is minimal.

There's a lot of history here. Check out http://www.savemuny.com/legends-of-lions.html

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lions

Course was in OK shape. Pace of play was slow on back nine

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens and Pace

Though I did have a good time playing with a cool dude, the pace has been killing me. Four groups waiting for the fifth group in front to get going. Clean the green please.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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