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3.8
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4.2
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4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.2
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6522 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Kissing Tree Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6522 yards
White 72 6007 yards
Gold 72 5475 yards
Red 72 4955 yards
Scorecard for
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 71.8/131 311 170 538 182 555 418 405 367 325 3271 349 419 211 449 571 138 372 505 287 3301 6572
KT M: 69.3/126 281 160 493 165 521 396 381 335 306 3038 328 391 171 414 536 125 344 473 263 3045 6083
Legends W: 70.9/122 253 112 446 144 486 364 357 299 280 2741 303 359 146 378 505 105 321 438 241 2796 5537
Forward W: 68.6/117 228 99 401 124 451 323 328 264 253 2471 273 327 119 342 468 91 292 401 214 2527 4998
Handicap 16 10 8 18 2 6 4 12 14 15 3 7 1 5 17 9 11 13
Par 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 16 10 6 18 2 8 4 14 12 15 7 11 5 1 17 9 3 13

Course Details

Year Built 2018
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Stephenson (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
6 Reviews (6)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairly easy course with challenging greens

I was pretty happy with my round here. Cart, range and water are all free. Course has very large fairways with very few bunkers or challenging obstacles. Hardest part was the greens. I shot 9 over and I am a usual 13-15 handicap. Very very well conditioned course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Blown Away at Kissing Tree

For months, I've been looking forward to finally playing Kissing Tree because 1) it's a new course less than an hour from home and 2) it's a Troon property and every Troon course I've played so far has been outstanding. Admittedly, I was bit skeptical of the courses length and location in a 55+ community... but still had to go!

So let's get this out of the way... on this particular day, it was 60ish degrees with sustained winds in the high teens and even angrier gusts. Not ideal. Also, the course warned us that conditions were not up to their standards when we booked the tee time. In fact, they told us the course would be closing for all of April to recover.

I'm not holding any of that against them. I have full faith they'll get the green back in great shape.

The good:
- very friendly staff
- nice practice area
- nice property in general

The less good:
- despite being a short course, it's not walkable

The layout of the course is extremely fun. There are a handful of short par 4s that force you to make a decision beyond just trying to bomb one down to the green. Number 9 is an especially fun hole, with bunkers and trees on the left and water hugging the right side and back of the green. An accurate tee shot is required.

The longer par 4s and par 5s have interesting elevation and terrain typical of hill country golf. This provides welcome variety throughout the round.

This course has a lot of promise, and I can't wait to try again when it's better weather and better conditions. Four stars is a little strong, but three seems too negative for a course that I definitely think is worth your time. So 4 it is.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A lot to like about the newest course in Texas

New courses aren't opening very often around Austin and especially a public one that is pretty affordable. There's a lot to like about the new Troon-managed Kissing Tree. It's part of a 55 & over community but the course is public and a pretty solid value at about $45-75 right now. The layout is really scenic and it's senior-oriented in the fact that there aren't many bunkers, greens are receptive and it tips out at 6,500 yards. It's on the hilly side of I-35 with nice views, especially on the back nine and the par-5 14th hole. The layout has a handful of short par 4s, including the first, 9th and 18th holes. Three of the four par 3s played pretty long the day we played it.

Two curious moves: it's not a walkable routing (do Boomers not want to walk the golf course?) and the opening routing is a drivable par 4, then a 3, 5, 3, 5. Not sure what that will mean for pace of play on busy days. For now, the course isn't too crowded and check-in is a little strange until the clubhouse opens. But this is definitely a layout worth seeing if you live from San Antonio to Austin.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course with a different sort of vibe

Kissing Tree is less than 6,600 yards from tbe back tees, which means it's plenty of golf course for 99 percent of all players. Bravo, Gary Stephenson, for not designing a course at 7,300 yards so it can bid for top-level tournaments. Nope, that's not what the folks at Kissing Tree, a new senior community in San Marcos, had in mind. They built a course that's not only senior friendly (it can play as short as 4,000 yards), but playable by almost everyone.

The holes are memorable and different. The greens are large and certainly undulated, but everyone can get the ball to them since there are opportunities to putt to them from off the green. Yet, those with a great short game will still have an advantage if they can pitch the ball to some difficult hole locations.

There are also some elevated tees, a few water hazards and a smattering of bunkers that don't overwhelm the golf course. In short, it's a course I wouldn't mind playing every day. Most of all, it's just plain fun. Add all the other stuff you can do near the course like Pickle Ball, horseshoes, bocce and tennis, and you've got a great setup.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Vistas

Recently opened course in upper scale senior housing development. Lots of topography and beautiful 20 mile vistas. Large slick greens with generous landing areas. Very fun course that doesn’t beat you up. Plays 6600 yards from tips but you will have plenty of beefy second shot holes with a long iron. Managed by Troon. Has comfy carts with gps screens. I will definitely play again.

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