Jun 1, 2017

Putting Around—Area Golf Courses Provide Rounds of Fun

It’s tee time at area golf courses

Practice makes perfect. For the avid golf enthusiast there’s no better way to improve your game than to shoot a round of golf every week or two. There are plenty of places to play and hone your game with several area golf courses less than a 20 minute drive from Travisso. And, the warm weather along with an average of 228 days of sun makes the area picture perfect for year-round golf.

But, the better news is that winter temperatures range between 62 and 72 degrees. In the months of April and May 80 degree temperatures dominate. In the summer, temperatures can get to scorching levels but early morning and twilight rounds fix that problem. The months in between the two seasons are usually warm with temperatures ranging between 85 to 90 degrees.

There are over 20 golf courses within Austin’s city limits and beyond. Courses run the gamut. There are both public and private courses, award-winning, and a PGA Tour Signature Series Course. Each course has their own distinct features. The courses offer 9, 18, and in some cases 36 holes. A few of the courses have the advantage of the beautiful backdrop of the Texas Hill Country as a bonus feature.

Whether you want a challenge, are just playing for fun, or want to improve your game, golf courses abound. And, you don’t have to travel to Austin to play.

Close to home but worlds away

Public and private courses a short drive from Travisso exist and thrive. The following list is a round-up of those courses and mileage from Travisso.

  • 8.3 miles – Twin Creeks Country Club – This private club in the city of Cedar Park offers its members an 18-hole par 72 Fred Couples Signature Golf Course. Golf instruction, events, a men’s golf association, and ladies’ golf round out the club’s golf services. Membership is required at Twin Creeks.
  • 9.3 miles – Crystal Falls Golf Club – The city of Leander operates this 18-hole par 72 public course in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. According to the club’s website, the surrounding Texas landscape adds to the beauty of the well-maintained 6,654 yard course. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Additional features include a variety of membership options with benefits, an on-site pro shop, practice facilities, and The Grille which serves breakfast and lunch.
  • 10.5 miles – Lago Vista Golf Club – Take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery as you golf on one of two courses with great views of Lake Travis. The club’s courses each with its own individuality are the Lago Vista Course and the Highland Lakes Course. Together these two courses offer 36-holes of challenging par 72 golf. Additional service include special family events, golf lessons; junior golf clinics and summer camps, practice facilities, and active men and women’s leagues.
  • 11.1 miles – Avery Ranch Golf Club – Another Texas Hill Country beauty, this 18-hole course was designed by Andy Raugust. He was the former course architect for golfer Jack Nicklaus. This standout course boasts rolling hills with oak-lined fairways and a 60-acre lake. Other facilities and services at Avery Ranch include wedding and banquet rooms, meeting and conference rooms, a pro shop and practice facilities. There are also membership options, the Sunset Bar and Grill, and golf tournaments.

Whether you golf every day, week, or just once a month we wish you a great season. Enjoy!

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