HILLS COUNTRY CLUB - FLINTROCK FALLS COURSE ( 512-261-7272)
Texas Golf Course Review
The Hills Country Club, one of Central Texas's premier private clubs and annual host to the FedEx Kinko's Classic was voted as "The most Fan Friendly Tournament Golf Course" by the Champions Tour players and staff. The Signature Course is a totally private course, and has hosted the Champions Tour since 1993. Its sister course Flintrock Falls (open for a limited amount of public play for guests of the Lakeway Resort & Spa - click here for a link to that website), was recognized as # 18 on the Golf Digest 2005-06 list of the Best courses in the State.
Located in Austin, in the heart of the stunning Texas Hill Country, The Hills Country Club combines unequaled challenge with unparalleled beauty. The club offers 36 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus, along with amenities that include a targeted grass range, 3 practice holes, a short game area with bunker and putting greens. Members enjoy one of the southwest's finest and largest tennis facilities and a newly renovated state of the art fitness center. Fine and casual dining plus an array of social activities are available.
Golf members of The Hills at Lakeway can also enjoy play on the two 18-hole championship facilities at Lakeway Golf Club - Live Oak and Yaupon, both of which are lauded by the Audubon Society. Award winning junior golf programs and golf development clinics take place year round for Hills of Lakeway members, as do MGA, LGA and a diverse and well-rounded complement of competitive and leisure play.
FLINTROCK FALLS COURSE AT THE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
The clubhouse at the Flintrock Falls Course features a beautifully stocked pro shop, dining area & lounge with outdoor patio, plus locker rooms with showers for men and women. Practice facilities are situated near the Signature Clubhouse, and include a double ended targeted range, 3-hole practice course, short game area with sand bunker, and putting greens. There also is a practice green situated near the Flintrock Falls clubhouse.
There are 5 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes that measure 7051 yards/140 slope, 6771 yards/135 slope, 6419 yards/132 slope, 5871 yards/128 slope for men and 136 for women, and 5089 yards with a slope of 125 for ladies hitting from the red tees. On course the yardage marking system includes 100, 150 and 200 yard indicators on the fairways and cart paths, plus sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green on all par fours and fives. Pin Placement sheets on the golf carts provide info on daily hole locations.
The course is a spectacular design, with approximately 78 sand bunkers and with 11 holes that have water in play in some shape of form. This form sometimes takes the shape of landscaped, cascading waterfalls - as witnessed on the spectacular par three 2nd and par five 5th holes - both of which have raised green complexes resting just beyond the hazards. An accurate short game is paramount on this layout, as some of the green complexes are quite thin.
The terrain is mildly rolling, with dense tree lines framing ample, manicured fairways, and with putting surfaces that are medium in size and significantly sloped. The slope ratings are quite high, indicating that golfers will find plenty of challenge. The scenery surrounding this gorgeous golf property makes for an enjoyable experience for anyone lucky enough to get a tee time. This course is private - yet available for limited play to guests staying at the Lakeway Resort & Spa…we can't recommend an experience here highly enough! For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.