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
–> Closed for renovations until early 2013
- 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 Short 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)
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.