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3.6
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
71.9%
Recommend this course
95 out of 112 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 70
Length 6351 yards
Slope 132
Rating 70.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6351 yards 70.7 132
Demaret 70 6063 yards 69.2 129
Middle 70 5844 yards 68.2 126
Middle (W) 70 5844 yards 74.6 126
Connolly 70 5466 yards 66.6 121
Connolly (W) 70 5466 yards 71.5 119
Forward 70 5081 yards 65.5 117
Forward (W) 70 5081 yards 69.2 119
Scorecard for Original Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.6/136 516 131 337 414 418 161 601 205 375 3158 381 164 342 380 424 414 386 144 558 3193 6351
Blue M: 69.7/129 510 126 332 405 365 152 575 185 370 3020 376 134 336 375 388 388 341 134 510 2982 6002
White M: 68.6/128 W: 74.3/130 491 115 308 395 355 137 547 167 358 2873 345 124 321 361 378 375 331 129 493 2857 5730
Yellow M: 66.9/122 W: 71.7/123 472 110 300 341 335 125 502 153 348 2686 335 109 316 350 338 313 299 119 436 2615 5301
Red M: 65.7/114 W: 70.1/121 462 98 261 336 325 117 497 142 315 2553 301 94 260 318 334 309 295 113 432 2456 5009
Handicap 5 17 9 7 3 13 1 15 11 18 14 10 12 4 2 8 16 6
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 3 17 11 7 5 15 1 13 9 14 16 8 6 10 2 12 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif-Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jimmy Demaret (1974) Roy Bechtol (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men are required to wear collared shirts, tucked in.

Reviews

3.6
112 Reviews (112)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Seniors 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Nice Staff. Terrible Conditions.

I’m usually very complimentary. The greens were horrendous. Truly terrible. Slow groups ahead but were real nice and let us play through. Also our cart ran out of batteries on 16. Staff was great.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-04-06T19:26:24.000+00:00

What was wrong with the greens? Am supposed to play there next week.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

Waiting for spring/summer to play again

Not a lot has changed since I last reviewed this course 5-1/2 years ago.

The course has 27 total holes so different nines can be played as directed by the clubhouse. On this occasion, we played the Original To North configuration. For those of us who rarely play here, it was a little different to end our round yet be sitting there amongst more holes. We essentially had to backtrack a little down a cart path or two in order to get back to the clubhouse.

The driving range holds about 20 players and is certainly long enough to test your driver. Balls are in little golf bag buckets and they have cleaning stands with water and towels. I certainly appreciate these little touches at courses. There are 2-3 putting and/or chipping greens -- enough space for everyone to warm up, practice, etc.

The tee boxes were all in decent shape; they'd definitely seen some action recently. Playing on a Wednesday, I kind of expected them to be moved to better ground after a typical high activity weekend. I really wish courses in general would move the tee boxes around more often so that we're more likely standing on good/solid grass when teeing off.

Fairways were in fine shape -- nothing outstanding, nothing to complain about. The first cut was also in similar condition. I'd say it's moderate when it comes to scrambling and bailout room for those golfers who are not consistently hitting the fairways.

I found three (3) bunkers on this outing. The first was quite standard with decent sand. The second was compact and hard; there was no getting under the ball. The third was very soft but also very wet.

Greens are medium to large size and held the balls well. They were average pace if not even a touch on the slow side this week. I did notice a number of them had been painted and/or fertilized (mostly around the edges). Perhaps that's simply indicative of this time of year and growth stage. I could speak on it more if only I were more knowledgeable.

I do believe they've added some additional water coolers since my last visit. There's plenty on the course to keep us hydrated during the warmer months. They also had a beverage cart running during our round and we passed her three (3) times.

Outside of the holes, parts of this course have a little extra land that's simply extra space. That happens sometimes when courses are part of a master plan where the developers have a lot with which to work. The downside is that it creates more areas for the landscape crews to handle. And when it's just extra land, courses rarely do much more than keep it mowed (if and when). So, it generally fills up with less desirable grasses, weeds, etc. And when it's not regularly maintained, it can hurt the overall look and feel for a course. And when I'm playing a semi-private club that has a membership base, I just tend to expect a little more attention to such details. Just an observation. Also, I noticed a few trees along the creek holes that may be dead. Spring hasn't yet sprung so we'll just have to wait and see. Floods in recent years may be a factor along with age. I just hope they take any dead ones out ASAP so as to give the area a better/kept look. It might be time to plant some new ones here and there as well; have to plan for the long-term and future decades.

Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

OC

Holes were not numbered.
Grass to short or not any grass on greens and fairways.
Not enough water.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Golf guy

Pine forest is our home course in Bastrop it was a nice change to check out the course that onion creek the greens are in amazing shape and is very scenic having most of the course along onion Creek I miss the elevation changes at Pine Forest in Bastrop which I love to play if you get a chance head out there I had a wonderful experience at onion Creek and I got a lot of great ideas from the course so we can add additions to our course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sanded Greens and Rude Pro Shop Lady

Generally, I like this course, but they had just sanded the greens that morning, and they didn’t make mention of that before I showed up. Not cool. They were terrible.

I also played with a member who thought he was funny, but was just an A.H. with his incessant degrading remarks about his partner’s play, and mine at times. Maybe it had something to do with the flask he kept hitting at 11am.

Also, I may join this club someday (as my wife and son grow interest in playing as well), so I WANT to like this club, but I get a very pretentious vibe from the pro shop half of the time I’m there. The guy was great, but the woman in there was curt at best. They need to step it up.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I felt appreciated.

I think this place is a gem. I felt welcome in a place I am not a member. Even the other golfers were plesent. I had to leave early as my daughter got ill and needed me. Brett Garret is a class act, he is the assistant golf pro and he made all the difference. I will be back sooner than later, looking for a home and membership in Onion Creek someday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Private course but open to public by using the app

Needs better signage through the course and hard to find the clubhouse. No map on the tee card and they have a strict NO denim policy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Must Play

In the Austin area, so played a round at Onion Creek. While fairways in TX are dormant this time of year, course played well. Greens rolled true, bunkers were perfect and pace was great (3.5h).Played w couple of members that made me feel right at home. Staff was very accommodating. Can't wait to go back in late spring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-01-10T22:24:21.000+00:00

I'm flying in from Manhattan, KS to play on Friday, is the course green or is everything dormant?

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!

Nice greens and layout. I played the original course. Hit them straight and enjoy.

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

Worth It! Great Course

This is a fantastic layout. Former Senior PGA tour course. The course isn't in top-notch quality, but it's still totally worth $75 or less to play. I can usually get on for about $45 in the afternoon, and it's a no-brainer compared to Grey Rock or Plum Creek. It's an older course, so it has lots of mature trees that adds to the character. FYI I typically spend about $50 to play, scratch golfer, and play once per week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Short and Tight

Great course with alot of history. Not long, maybe not even 6500 from the tips. Compensates my being super tight. My personal record for OB shots off the tee. Greens were fairly nice- fast downgrain very slow against. I'd play again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Onion Creek

Played the tips - relatively short course, but still very challenging, reminiscent of something like Winged Foot. The course is in tremendous shape. This was my second time playing the track, and I'd play it again in a heartbeat.

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

Great layout. Bring extra balls.

Private course except for Golf Now tee times. Started At 4pm Sat. Done in less than 3.5 hours as a single. Awesome layout. Hit from one up from tips and shot my handicap. Will be be here after the forecasted thunderstorms.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens in great condition

Austin had a difficult spring for golf course greens and Onion Creek has done a great job keeping theirs in good shape.

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