Whether you are new to golf or new to the Austin area, this page will help you find places to practice and play.
Tip: The most affordable green fees, called “sunset rates”, begin around 4 pm in the summer. The next best value, called “evening rates”, begin as early as 2 pm in the summer.
- Butler Park Pitch & Putt (web site, Google map)
a family-oriented, nine hole, par three course in central Austin
- Jimmy Clay / Roy Kiser Golf Courses (Clay web site, Kiser web site, Google map)
two adjacent 18 hole courses that share parking, clubhouse, & practice area
- Lions Municipal Golf Course (web site, Google map)
an eighteen hole course just west of downtown Austin
- Morris Williams Golf Course (web site, Google map)
an eighteen hole course east of I35 and the University of Texas
- Riverside Golf Course (web site, Google map)
an eighteen hole course, southeast of downtown off of Riverside Drive
- Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course (web site, Google map)
an eighteen hole course with practice facilities, northeast of downtown
- Harvey Penick Golf Campus (web site, Google map)
a nine hole course and practice facilities with competitive rates
Tip: Looking for something more than a driving range? Jimmy Clay / Roy Kizer Golf Course has four par-three practice holes of varying lengths. Called the “Joe Balander Learning Course”, the tee boxes are first come first serve, and for $5 you can play these holes as many times as you like. (course details, Google map)
Most golf courses have practice facilities, including Jimmy Clay, Roy Kizer, Lions (irons only on range), Morris Williams, Hancock (putting green only), and Harvey Penick Golf Campus. Note that Oak Hill Driving Range is no longer in operation.
Public Courses Farther Afield
Tip: While most of these golf courses offer membership packages for the frequent golfer, they all welcome non-members and have rates for individual rounds.