Texas Trip Planner
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AUSTIN, TX | Enjoy a minimum of 1 nights' accommodation at Horseshoe Bay Resort and 1 round of golf on your choice of either the Apple Rock, Ram Rock, or Slick Rock Courses.
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SAN ANTONIO, TX | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at La Cantera Resort & Spa and 2 rounds of golf at La Cantera Resort - Palmer Course and La Cantera Resort - Resort Course.
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While my golf travels often take me to some of the most coveted golf courses around the world, when I'm at home in Austin, I'm walking the munis like everyone else, usually with my dog in tow and maybe a beverage or two stuffed in my golf bag. As a central Austin local since 2008, I've played the courses near my home a good deal; if you're not sure where to begin, here's the skinny on Austin's municipals and courses closest to downtown.
In Texas' capital city of Austin, where hipsters, techies, hippies and rockers all live harmoniously, the golf scene is similarly diverse. Affordable, well located municipal courses serve those living in central Austin, while lavish country clubs fight for University of Texas boosters, and top PGA Tour pros such as Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite can be found on the town's perimeter. Those visiting Austin in search of a destination-worthy golf experience with luxury hotel amenities will do just fine, too. Here's where to stay-and-play on an Austin golf trip.
Here's a question I get a lot when people ask me about playing golf in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: Where can I find cheap golf that's worth playing? Fortunately, that's an easy one to answer. And there are a lot of answers. While the DFW area certainly has its share of higher-priced courses such as the Cowboys Golf Club and Tour 18 Dallas, there are a lot of bargains out there, and many of them are quite good.
Looking for a weekend golf getaway in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where you don't have to get on a plane? That's easy. You could stay at a resort nearby such as the Four Seasons or Westin Stonebriar, or you could get away from it all by taking a two- or three-hour drive. The great thing about being in the Metroplex is that it's not far from the Oklahoma, Louisiana or Arkansas borders, so it doesn't take much to get out of the state. So grab a friend or two or three, and get out of town. Here are three weekend suggestions.
The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines and Wolfdancer Golf Club -- in Lost Pines, Texas -- hangs its 10-gallon hat on displaying the best of what makes the state unique, from numerous dining venues that celebrate Texas cuisine to offering outdoor fun of all sorts. Activities are especially family-friendly, with petting zoos, horseback riding and a large pool area and a water park large enough to accommodate 495 occupied guest rooms on a summer day.
There are more than 750 golf courses in the Lone Star State. Many of them are well known, but some don't get the recognition they deserve. Mike Bailey has lived in Texas for most of the past 40 years and offers up some golf courses -- broken down by region (San Antonio-Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Beaumont, West Texas and beyond) -- that aren't necessarily on the national or even state radar, but are worthy of your time.