In a relaxed, Texas setting, where Austin and San Antonio are quickly accessible and most Texas metros are just a few hours away, enjoy both private and public courses nestled into the rolling terrain of lush canyons, live rivers, lakes, and creeks. The Highland Lakes is a golfer’s paradise with over a dozen courses built to challenge every golfing level. Each one offers a unique setting, taking full advantage of the beautiful Hill Country topography.
Blue Lake Estates, Texas
Now within the city limits of Horseshoe Bay, Blue Lake Golf Course is a 9-hole course at 2,336 yards with a par of 32, and open to the public. It is on the south side of Lake LBJ and has beautiful lake views. Located off Hwy 71 at 214 West Bluebonnet Road in Blue Lake, call 830-598-5524 for more information.
In the city of Burnet, avid golfers love Delaware Springs and Delaware Creek neighborhoods where Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course provides an 18-hole championship course that meanders through the community at 6,819 yards with a par of 72. The golf course is open to the general public and located off of Hwy 281 South in Burnet at 600 Delaware Springs Boulevard. Call 512-756-8471 for more information.
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
The city of Horseshoe Bay offers six semi-private and private golf courses. Horseshoe Bay Resort provides five courses: three semi-private courses, one members-only course, and one family-friendly, 18-hole miniature golf course. Escondido Golf and Lake Club offers a members-only course built in the privately gated community of Escondido.
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Slickrock, Ram Rock, & Apple Rock golf courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, are private for resort members and guests, and to the guests of Horseshoe Bay Resort. Summit Rock is a Jack Nicklaus signature, members-only course.
Slick Rock Golf Course – Horseshoe Bay Resort – Pro Shop: 830-598-2561
Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Slick Rock’s 170 acres stands in the best condition since its opening, following a complete 2016 renovation. Slickrock is an 18-hole course at 6,834 yards with a par of 72.
Apple Rock Golf Course– Horseshoe Bay Resort – Pro Shop: 830-598-6561
Renovated and reopened in 2019, this spectacular course includes holes on the back 9 which lead golfers to the shores of Lake LBJ. Spanning 147 acres, Jones, Sr. used some of the highest, most picturesque land in Horseshoe Bay for the Apple Rock layout. Apple Rock is an 18-hole course at 6,926 yards with a par of 72.
Ram Rock Golf Course – Horseshoe Bay Resort – Pro Shop….830-598-6561
Famously known as the “Challenger,” this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design features narrow fairways, dramatic elevation changes, and a demanding island green par 3 hole (No. 4). Native landscaping, rugged natural rock outcroppings and the Texas Hill Country views add to its designation as one of the “Top 15 Courses in the State” according to Golfweek Magazine.
Summit Rock Golf Course – Horseshoe Bay Resort – For more info call 830.596.CLUB (2582).
Summit Rock, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s exclusive, members-only course, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature designed 18-hole layout. The Par 72 course boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Texas and is considered by many to be the Golden Bear’s best work. Summit Rock has earned many accolades including Golfweek Magazine’s Top 100 Resort Courses in America (#61).
Whitewater Course – Horseshoe Bay Resort – 18-hole miniature putting course
The ultimate putting course with an intriguing 18-hole, par 72 was designed to play just like a competitive course, but in miniature. The Bermuda Grass course offers a scenic landscape of waterfalls, rose gardens, exotic birds and a trail. Golfers use their putters to play through fairways with challenging bunkers, water hazards, and putting surfaces, ideal for family fun and golfers at every level.
Escondido Golf and Lake Club
Within the city limits of Horseshoe Bay, Escondido is a premiere, members only club featuring a prestigious Tom Fazio designed golf course, providing world-class service. Escondido offers golf course, waterfront, and view properties and you do not have to live on-property to be a member at Escondido. Amenities include Escondido Golf Course, The Great House (full service club facilities), fitness center, golf teaching facilities, and the Lake Club Pool & Marina.
The Escondido Golf Course – Measuring over 7,100 yards from the back tees, Fazio’s Par 71 course features close tee-to-green relationships and a minimum of cross hazards. As you approach the 18th tee, the spring-fed creek, and the warm welcome of the Clubhouse provides a winning backdrop for the game’s final tee shot. At Escondido, everyone wins as the “traditional final shot” is served just off the 18th green with salt and a lime. Call 877-598-6311 for more information.
The Kingsland community offers two golf courses, with vibrant neighborhoods built around each.
Lighthouse Country Club (formerly Packsaddle Country Club) offers 18 holes and plays to 6,855 yards from the “tournament tees”. In 2006, the golf course was completely renovated and features smooth rolling greens, serpentine fairways, and broad vistas of Packsaddle Mountain. The recently renovated clubhouse is the perfect place for your next special event, wedding, reception, etc. They also offer a complete practice facility with a double-ended driving range, a 10,000 square foot putting green, and a practice facility with chipping green. For tee times or more information call: 325-388-6660
The Legends Golf Course is an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities, built in the Lake LBJ community of Kingsland, Texas. A par 72 championship course of open links on the front nine with smooth transitions into the beautiful Texas Hill Country on the back 9. Lake LBJ surrounds the property and can be seen from many holes with the 8th hole resting along the lake. For tee times or more information call: 325-388-8888
The Hills of Lakeway Golf Club is located in Lakeway near Lake Travis. They have two 18-hole public courses: the Live Oak and the Yaupon. They are located approximately 3 miles apart, each with snack bar and grill areas available. Live Oak golf course is an 18-hole course at 6,643 yards with a par of 72. The Yaupon golf course is an 18-hole course at 6,814 yards with a par of 72. Both golf courses are open to the public. For more information call: 512-261-7173
Lago Vista, Texas
The Lago Vista Golf Club is located on the north shore of Lake Travis in the city of Lago Vista, providing breathtaking scenery with 18 Holes of incredible golf. Lago Vista sits peacefully on a peninsula on the North shore of Lake Travis, and has been one of the best kept secrets in Texas for over thirty years. Lago Vista is open to the public year-round. The 18-hole course at 6,544yards has a par of 72. Contact their website for more information.
The Llano River Golf Club is located on the Llano River next to the Robison Park in the city of Llano. It is an 18-hole course at 6,094 yards with a Par of 71. The course is open to the public. Call 325-247-5100 for more information.
Marble Falls & Meadowlakes, Texas
The Hidden Falls Golf Club is located in the gated golf community of Meadowlakes adjacent to Marble Falls. Hidden Falls Golf Club is a semi-private, full service, 18-hole championship golf course with restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Special memberships rates apply to property owners. The 18-hole course at 6,710 yards has a par of 72 and is open to the general public. Call 830-693-3300 for more information.