LAKEWAY GOLF CLUB (512-261-7173) Live Oak Course
Texas Golf Course Review
Lakeway Golf Club unites with the exclusive Hills Country Club to create a secluded retreat only minutes from Austin - The Hills of Lakeway. This sprawling complex features private golf, tennis, swimming, fitness and social amenities in Texas's beautiful Hill Country. The Hills Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design, offers all the hallmarks of private club tradition, and is annual host of the FedEx's Kinko's Classic. The Flintrock Falls Course, a Nicklaus/Nicklaus II co-design, also bears the traits of championship golf at its finest. This course is private - with limited public play available to guests of the nearby Lakeway Spa & Resort. For info on stay and play packages and for a link to the resort's website click here
Lauded by the Audubon Society, the Live Oaks and Yaupon courses at Lakeway Golf Club offer members AND the golfing public (these two courses are open for public play) various challenges with rolling hills, demanding tee shots to tree lined fairways, strategic bunkering and numerous water hazards. Each course has its own clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant/lounge and practice facilities.
LIVE OAK COURSE AT LAKEWAY GOLF CLUB
Worried about your sand game? Water comes into play on 7 holes on Live Oak - but there are only three bunkers on this course. As the slope ratings below indicate, this course presents ample scoring opportunities, and is player friendly for all levels of golfers. Most holes are tree lined, but there are generally ample landing zones off the tee.
Four sets of tees on Live Oak play to distances and slopes measuring 6847 yards/123 slope, 6418 yards/119 slope, 5728 yards/112 slope and 5445 yards with a slope of 117 for women hitting from the forward tees. 100, 150 and 200 markers are situated on fairways and cart paths, and some sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags indicate front, middle and back pin locations.
The green complexes - minus sand bunkers, are conducive to beginners and high handicappers as there is usually plentiful room for error, with up and down recoveries very possible. The putting surfaces are medium in size and mild in undulation, so those that land in regulation have a great chance of par or better.
The finishing holes on the front and back are the best of the 18. Number nine features a tee shot over water and plays entirely uphill, while a hazard dissects the fairway on 18, which features a raised green complex. On property is a clubhouse with pro shop and snack area, and practice facilities include a grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus putting green. For more info, visit our page for the property, with direct link to their website by clicking here.