12525 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave, Texas 78738, US
(512) 430-1125
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About Sonesta Bee Cave

The Sonesta Bee Cave is located 20 minutes west off Austin off Highway 71 in the Hill Country Galleria, home to a collection of shops, bars and restaurants. There is no golf course onsite but there is shuttle service to the nearby Lakeway golf courses, including public Falconhead Golf Club, and the hotel does have some limited access to the private courses at the Clubs of Lakeway. The Sonesta Bee Cave features a large, outdoor courtyard pool, 10,000 square feet of meeting space and a 5,300 square foot ballroom. Lake Travis is minutes away where a marina can be accessed, and world-famous Hamilton Pool is also a short drive away. A highlight of the Sonesta Bee Cave is not only the galleria shops and restaurants but the hotel's own rooftop Meridian 98, which features cocktails and specialty plates in a lively setting that hosts live music.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres4
Year Opened2018
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Sonesta Bee Cave

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4.3
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Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

disappointing

the pace was so slow!! the three groups in front of us were slow!! frustrating me off that marshal isn't doing anything about it.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf day

Very well kept course with great layout and views. Challenging but fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Careful if someone in your reservation doesn't show up.

Course was ok. Not sure if it is $440 ok. NOTE: If someone in your party doesn't show up, Falconhead will back charge you a week later. First time this has ever happened to me.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Expensive, but a great course

Open, but challenging. The fairways were in good shape. Some of the greens were a little shabby. Great practice facilities.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wish the course marshall had driven around to encourage golfers to pick up the pace especially in this heat. Dont think they were putting for mega millions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

Don’t mind paying premium pricing for an upscale course, however a 5 hour round is not acceptable. Rangers on the course were not helpful?!?

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Austin Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

"Still Picturesque ... Still Challenging"

Once again we played this in the latter part of the summer. Again, the course was in really great shape; always is. Such consistency is nice. That's just something you generally get with a residential club type course.

Elevation changes are what really make this a challenging course. There are also a few tighter fairways and a tree or three. Ignore those tress, they're 90% air .. or so they tell me. The elevated greens will also force you to make some adjustments. Maybe you need an extra club or two. Maybe you run it up because you your normal shot will be more of a flyer and not hold the green. Oh, and don't forget about the wind (as applicable). Many of the par-4 holes are more like 4-1/2. You really have to put a couple of good shots together on some of these if you're looking for a par via GIR and two putt. And mistakes can quickly add up on if you're not careful. Play smart and take your lumps. Play for bogey when you have to. Trying to swing harder and/or make something happen for your follow-up shot is just not wise here.

While there are houses lining some holes, they're generally close to the tee box or set off behind the greens a good bit. They're rarely 'in play' such that you see and/or have to worry about them. This allows you to really enjoy the hill country elevation changes along with the trees etc. Does it sound odd to say I wished they had more water on the course? It would just add to the scenery. I'm not actively looking for forced carries, but it would just round things out.

The tee boxes were in decent shape. They've definitely seen an increase in activity since the COVID-19 virus came into play; see what I did there? :) With all of the weekend golfers now 'working' from home, they're much more able to get out during the week for a round as they've finished there work for the day by noon ... or they're boss simply doesn't know that they're not at home working. All good. Go play! Support your local economy. Just be safe about it.

There was a busted (?) water pipe on the #9 tee box which made for a large and long area of muddy grass to walk thru or go around. It happens -- I'm sure they'll have it fixed soon-ish. Also on #9, play LEFT. If you end up on the right side of the fairway (or rough), you may very well have to sort through a couple dozen or more range balls before finding your own. This really added to our time standing out in the heat. It'll be worse as the day gets longer. By the time we got through there around 5:30pm, there were a ton of range balls all over the fairway and rough. We hit back as many as we could but still left a countless number behind.

The fairways were in fantastic shape. And we've received so little rain this summer (which is not uncommon). So the grounds crew is really doing a great job of keeping the grass watered, cut, and healthy.

Now the bunkers need some work. They were about as hard as they could be and multiple players in our group sent some flyers from one side of the green to the other when they'd normally be nicely on the green. Add in some elevation due to many bunkers being well below the hole and you're just asking for trouble. I'm surprised we didn't hit a house. The bunkers are overdue for some much needed love. The sand was plentiful ... just about as hard as a rock.

The bunkers were also in great shape. They rolled nicely even though they'd been punched/aerated a week or so prior. I don't think I saw a single dry/burn spot. They were a little more speedy than not, but that's pretty much exactly what I prefer.

When we called for the reservation, we actually asked if there was water (coolers) on the course. We knew that such public water jugs were likely removed due to the virus. Surprisingly, they told us that "yes, there's water on the course." Well, that's true but not the whole truth. The jugs were removed. This left the water fountains at the two restrooms available. Had we known that, we'd have packed extra water for this hot summer day. Oh well, live and learn; we should've known better. Side note, we did see the beverage cart two or three times.

Aside from some of our scores, we all left feeling really good about the day of play. The course is both beautiful and challenging. Some days you need an easy course. Some days you need a pretty one. Mix it up and enjoy yourself.

And finally, I'd like to give a special shout out to the starter/marshal. Older thin-faced guy with short hair -- his name was either Bob or Darrell; not sure. He was just, well, pleasant and friendly. Sometimes you come across a marshal type who's a little guff ... the type who'll tell you to play faster even when you're pulling away from the group behind you. This guy was just nice, genuine, and a pleasure to have a quick chat with about various topics. He's a people person ... a guy I'd like to have a drink with after my round and just let him talk and possibly tell me some good stories. Kind of odd to feel that way about a golf marshal, but he simply improved upon our already good day of golf. Kudos.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Forgot to include a few additional comments. The gas carts have plenty of storage in the dashboard. Along with the two big pockets down below, there are four cup holders, places for balls and tees, and several additional holders of varying size for your other stuff. Our cart also had two USB ports -- one on either side. Two sand refill jugs were onboard but neither had much in it for this round. I do wish they'd use some sort of sand etc that has nutrients in it for the soil. But this was plain old sand. On the other side was a good sized cooler with ice.

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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Unique Course, Accommodating Staff

My friend and I both drove in from opposite ends of the world war state (Houston, Odessa) to play this gem. I booked a week in advance but for some reason, my booking didn’t go through. Not sure who was at fault. Probably me, but regardless they were very accommodating. The manager in the pro shop started calling the entire tee sheet to see if they were going to have any cancellations. Finally he was able to get us out with a threesome (giving us a group of 5 in the middle of a very busy Saturday morning). The reason for our entire trip was to play this course, so our entire weekend was saved. As for the course, the rolling hills, limestone cliffs and undulating fairways make for a great golf experience, and the grounds were well kept. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and safe

Course was beautiful and staff was friendly.
Pace was perfect.
Although the driving is a bit awkward to reach one I found it, it was nice.
Todd

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course conditions

Everything was good except Texas hot weather and play was a bit slow... making delays at tee box a bit uncomfortable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Falconhead July 21

Course is in excellent condition for the most part, some tee boxes showing some wear and tear, greens were somewhat bumpy .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course in the hills

Had a great time here on a busy Saturday! The greens are in great condition, fairways are open and the elevation changes are awesome. Par 3’s are a lil short but challenging. I only lost one ball all game So I guess I had a good round.

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