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Austin Country Club4408 Long Champ Dr
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512)328-0030Fax: (512)328-0316
This club was the home of Harvey Penick, a gentle, unassuming teaching professional whose relationship with Austin Country Club spanned 81 years. Among his well-known pupils were Betty Jameson, Tom Kite, Betsy Rawls, Ben Crenshaw, Sandra Palmer, and numerous distinguished golfers who never played professionally. New facilities were built in 1984, and Pete Dye was selected as the architect to design the championship course. The design includes canyons and lakes that come into play throughout. The signature hole is #16, a 202-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over a canyon to the green. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 10th "Best in State" course for 1995-96, and the 12th best for 1997-98. This course has hosted the Texas State qualifier and one of the U.S. Open qualifying tournaments. Reciprocal players need to have their head pro set up a tee time with this club's head pro before paying a visit.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Greens Fees:||$125 +|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year (closed on Mondays)|
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Real golf, Jun 14, 2004
from Austin, TX
|Bring your A game. This is a beautiful golf course and well maintained. The signature hole is not 16 but 3. It a par 5 with Lake Austin hard against the green on the left and traps on the right. Hole 18 is the finest finishing hole in Texas. The course never lets up. Only play the championship tees if you are a legitimate 3 or less handicap AND can drive the ball 290 yards. Play the blues only if you are a legitimate 9 or less. The green and white tees make for an enjoyable round for the rest of us. Be sure and pay tribute to Mr. Penick on the way to the first tee. The front nine is a links style along Lake Austin. The back side is a Texas Hill Country course with long carries over canyons.|