The new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is now open!

After being closed for approximately a year to complete a $150+ million renovation, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa relaunched in May 2019. It is believed that oil billionaire and Omni Hotels owner Robert Rowling purchased six resorts back in 2012 so he could get his hands on Barton Creek, envisioning it as Omni’s flagship property. The resort sits on arguably the most beautiful spot in the Texas hill country, and the renovation was completed in order for the Barton Creek to compete with other iconic leisure resorts like The Broadmoor and Georgia’s Sea Island.

Any consideration of a Texas golf vacation needs to start with the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Easily one of the best golf resorts in Texas, if not the country, Barton Creek features four luxury golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, the team of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, and Arnold Palmer. All four courses were included in the resort’s renovation, and the two Fazio courses, Foothills and Canyons, are ranked nationally among some of the best courses open to the public. The resort will serve as home to the 2020 PGA Professional National Championship which will be nationally televised.

There’s always more to a golf vacation than just outstanding courses, and Barton Creek ensures you’re delighted by seven new dining options offering a wide range of cuisines and atmospheres. The focus is on farm-to-table offerings through partnerships with farmers within 100 miles. The all new Mokara Spa has 17 treatment rooms and an adult only rooftop pool. The rest of the brand new, expansive pool complex is multi-tiered to ensure every guest has an amazing view of the surrounding Texas Hill Country while cooling off and relaxing. The resort also has a redesigned 10 court tennis complex with LED lighting for evening play.

Just as Austin is a one-of-a-kind city in Texas, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is like no other. To experience the ultimate Texas golf vacation deal, be sure to ask about Barton Creek Resort when booking with Texas Golf Trails!

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Searching for a TX golf vacation? Look no further than Horseshoe Bay Resort, one of the best hotel golf resorts in the Southwest. Horseshoe Bay Resort is a 7,000-acre AAA Four Diamond resort about 45 minutes from Austin in the Texas Hill Country. This TX luxury golf resort features 400 guest rooms, suites and condominiums, views of Lake LBJ, four championship golf courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame members Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jack Nicklaus, a spa and health club, and several restaurants.

Horseshoe Bay Resort is nearing completion on a $70 million property-wide transformation that includes the complete renovation of 349 guest rooms and villas as well as a revamp of the golf courses and facilities, and dining areas. To ensure it’s status as one of the best TX golf resorts, $7.5 million was spent to upgrade all three courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Slick Rock, Ram Rock, and Apple Rock. All three courses ranked in the Top 25 Best Golf Courses in Texas according to the Dallas Morning News even before the recent improvements. The course renovations were done in cooperation with the Robert Trent Jones II team and Larson Golf Services, with Apple Rock scheduled to be complete by July 1, 2019.

“Everything traveling golfers’ value, you’ll find here in a truly distinct and elevated presentation,” Horseshoe Bay Resort Managing Director Bryan Woodward said. “The investment we have put into these renovations has elevated the quality of our golf to a national level and has made the overall golf experience more fun for our guests.”

If you are interested in the ultimate TX golf getaway package, request Horseshoe Bay Resort when you complete your Get A Quote form to receive the best rates possible to experience this luxury golf resort.

Something For Everyone

If you’re interested in a golf getaway package, Texas has something for everyone. Just let us know what you prefer, and we can put together a custom golf vacation package at a TX golf resort, put you in the middle of all that Austin or San Antonio has to offer, or just make sure you’re playing the best golf courses in Austin or San Antonio.

When the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa re-opens after a multi-million dollar renovation, Austin will once again be the premier destination for a TX golf vacation. Barton Creek is home to four championship golf courses, designed by Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore, and Arnold Palmer. In fact, the Fazio Canyons and Fazio Foothills courses are ranked #1 and #3 respectively on Golf Digest’s best golf courses in Texas list. Plus the resort’s renovation promises to deliver not just one of the best experiences in Texas, but in the country.

Located about 45 minutes west of Austin is Horseshoe Bay Resort, another fantastic TX golf resort that features three Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed courses, Slick Rock, Ram Rock, and Apple Rock. Horseshoe Bay is the perfect place to unwind and really unplug. On the banks of Lake LBJ, you can also enjoy water activities at Texas’ premier golf and lake resort. The Hill Country town of Marble Falls is also fun to visit, and make sure you get a slice of pie at the Bluebonnet Café.

If you’re interested in a TX golf resort experience, San Antonio is a great destination. The JW Marriott is home to TPC San Antonio, which includes two of the best golf courses in Texas. The AT&T Oaks Course was designed by Greg Norman and is home of the PGA Tour Valero Texas Open. The AT&T Canyons Course is a spectacular Pete Dye designed course. The JW also has several pools, a lazy river, and water slides.

La Cantera Resort & Spa is another great choice for your TX golf vacation in San Antonio. The resort offers the Tom Weiskopf designed Resort Course, former home of the Texas Open, as well as the Palmer Course, considered to be one of Arnold Palmer’s best designs. La Cantera is a little less geared towards kids in our opinion, and you can also catch a free shuttle ride to The Shops at La Cantera, which features upscale shopping and numerous restaurants.

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio is home to Hill Country Golf Club, a 27-hole championship facility designed by Arthur Hills & Associates. Spread over 200 acres, San Antonio Magazine named the club “Best Golf Course in San Antonio.” Set on historic ranch land, the resort has a way to make you feel like you’re in the countryside of the Texas Hill Country, but is only 20 minutes from the airport and San Antonio’s word-famous River Walk.

Not interested in stay and play golf packages at a resort? Do you want world-class dining and entertainment choices footsteps away? We can also create a custom golf getaway package with accommodations in downtown Austin and San Antonio. Enjoy an Austin golf vacation that includes a downtown hotel stay with rounds at some of the best golf courses in Austin. In San Antonio, experience the River Walk just outside your hotel while still getting to play the best San Antonio golf courses.

Lastly, if your TX golf vacation is about golf, camaraderie, and little else, that’s another benefit of booking with Texas Golf Trails. We’ll still get you on at the best Austin golf courses or the best golf courses in San Antonio, but we’ll also set you up with clean, comfortable accommodations centrally located to the courses we book in your custom TX golf package, ensuring minimal driving distance between your hotel and the courses.

Now what?!

So you’ve decided upon a TX golf vacation. Now what? How do you put together a golf getaway package that includes the best golf course in Austin? How do you decide where to stay while keeping the best San Antonio area golf courses within a reasonable drive? You know you want to visit one of TX golf resorts, but which one?

That’s where we come in. You’re not writing your doctoral thesis, so you shouldn’t have to research like you are just to find the best public golf courses in Austin. We know the best golf courses in Austin and can make recommendations based on our local knowledge. You don’t need to be a sweet talker and make a million phone calls trying to find the right person who can help you play Austin luxury golf courses. We partner with Texas golf resorts and private courses to help you play the best golf courses in Texas, courses that you otherwise would not be able to book. Let the local experts at Texas Golf Trails help you. We live in Austin and we know central Texas golfing.

That means we also know the best golf courses in San Antonio too! The Alamo City is home to some of Texas best golf courses, and we can help you decide which ones to play. Want to play at some of the best golf resorts in Texas, but also want to experience the world-famous River Walk? We can make that happen. There’s more to golf resorts in Texas than just first-class courses, so we can help you decide on which one is right for you based on your preferences.

Now that you’ve decided on a golf vacation in Texas, let us do the rest for you. Fill out the Get A Quote form and provide as much info as you’d like to help us build your custom Texas golf package. We’ll send you a proposal based on your request, and then we can work together to fine tune your Texas golf getaway to your exact liking. No cookie-cutter stay and play golf packages. All of our golf getaways are custom tailored just for you and can be tweaked until you are happy. Now that you’ve chosen Texas, the next step is easy. Fill out the Get A Quote form and let Texas Golf Trails take care of the rest!

The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin

In case being home to four championship golf courses, including the #1 and #3 ranked courses in Texas, did not make the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa an attractive enough golf resort, perhaps a $150 million makeover will do the trick. Barton Creek Resort is currently closed, and scheduled to reopen in May 2019. The resort’s makeover includes the addition of a luxury guest tower, bringing Barton Creek Resort to about 500 rooms. All existing guest rooms are also being refurbished, and the pools and outdoor areas at Barton Creek Resort are being expanded and improved. Other additions at Barton Creek include seven new dining options, a 13,000 square foot Mokara Spa, and a lighted, 10-court tennis complex.

Barton Creek Resort features four courses, the Tom Fazio designed Canyons and Foothills courses, the Cliffside course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, and the Arnold Palmer designed Lakeside course. Each course stands on its own as a first class golf venue, but all four together at one resort makes for an unforgettable golf experience.

Your Best Golf Vacation

What makes for a great golf vacation? First and foremost, it’s the people. The guys and gals you’ve invited along on your trip, obviously, but also the people you’ll meet along the way. During a Texas golf vacation, you’re sure to get plenty of “howdy’s” from warm, smiling faces. Some genuine Texas hospitality will have you in a great frame of mind once you step into the first tee box!

When planning a golf weekend getaway or even a longer golf trip package, the quality of your accommodations can play a huge role in how much you enjoy yourself as well. Austin and San Antonio are home to some of the best hotels in the country, boasting fantastic properties like JW Marriott, Hotel Granduca, Hotel Van Zandt, Hotel Emma, and Hotel Contessa, just to name a few. Utilizing a golf concierge service like Texas Golf Trails will ensure you get the most out of your budget, and we’ll also take into account your desired nightlife scene and convenience to the courses you’re playing when putting together our custom Texas golf specials.

Speaking of nightlife, good food and drink is a staple for any vacation. Austin is home to world-famous BBQ joints like The Salt Lick and Franklin Barbecue. Get some Texas ranch eats and enjoy them outdoors at Contigo. Odd Duck, Fixe, Uchi, and a host of other first-class restaurants will delight those looking for an inspired dinner out. Looking for something unique and casual? Check out the food trucks that are scattered throughout town. In San Antonio, get the meat sweats at Cured in the restaurant-rich Pearl Brewery district. If you’re on the River Walk and looking for a 5-star meal, check out Biga on the Banks. If you’d like to experience some authentic Tex-Mex, San Antonio is the undisputed champion.

Last and certainly not least, you have to have great golf courses. Austin and San Antonio are home to 19 of the top 50 courses you can play in Texas (according to, and 5 of the Top 10. We’ll make sure you play the best during your Texas golf vacation, optimize your experience, and maximize your value!

San Antonio – The Best in Texas Golf Resorts

If you’re looking for a Texas golf vacation package and exploring stay-and-play golf vacations at hotel golf resorts, look no further than San Antonio.  The Alamo City is home to 3 outstanding Texas golf resorts.


The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is home to TPC San Antonio.  This resort offers two of the best golf courses in Texas, the AT&T Oaks Course and the AT&T Canyons Course.  The Oaks Course, designed by Greg Norman, is home to the PGA Tour’s Texas Valero Open.  The Pete Dye designed Canyons Course, which maximizes its hill country topography and differs from the traditional, tree-lined Oaks Course, is the former host of the PGA Tour Champions San Antonio Championship.  The JW Marriott also features a nine-acre water park with several waterslides and a 1,100-foot lazy river, making it a great family-friendly destination for your Texas golf vacation.


La Cantera Resort & Spa is a luxurious couples’ favorite thanks to two championship golf courses, a pampering spa, and its close proximity to high-end shopping and dining at The Shops at La Cantera.  The Resort course at La Cantera, designed by noted architect Jay Morrish and PGA professional Tom Weiskopf, offers breathtaking views and championship caliber golf.  The Palmer course, designed by its namesake, Arnold Palmer, is one of the most scenic courses in the country.  All carts at this AAA Four Diamond luxury golf resort are equipped with a state-of-the-art ProLink GPS system.  If you or someone you’re with need a little serenity, discover Loma De Vida Spa.


The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa is a top-ranked resort that immerses its guests in Texas hospitality.  Situated on acres of historical ranch land, this Texas golf resort is home to Hill Country Golf Club.  Voted the best golf course in San Antonio by readers of San Antonio Magazine, Hill Country GC has 27 holes of championship golf designed by Arthur Hills and Associates.  Sprawling over 200 acres, this gem will make you truly appreciate golfing in Texas as it fully takes advantage of diverse terrain, lush hillsides, and tree-shaded plateaus.


If you’re interested in golfing in Texas and you’re searching for first class hotel golf resorts, you’re going to like what San Antonio has to offer!

Why use Texas Golf Trails?

If you’re interested in a golf buddy trip and want to learn about golfing in Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Once you arrive at and fill out our Get A Quote form, that’s when you start to receive the value of our service.


We build custom golf vacation packages based on the info you provide. Nothing we offer is cookie-cutter. We choose the accommodations and golf courses that optimize your Texas golf vacation based on your budget and specific requests. That could include a golf resort package or a hotel and golf package or even just a golf package if you already have accommodations. It all depends on what YOU want!


If you’d like to stay at Barton Creek Resort, Horseshoe Bay Resort, La Cantera Resort, or one of the other fantastic golf resorts in San Antonio, BUT you want to play more than just the courses at that resort, we can make that happen for you. We’re headquartered in Austin, so you can rely on our local knowledge and be assured that we’re choosing the right courses for your Texas golf vacation and developing the best golf package for your money.


If nightlife is a key component of your Texas golf vacation, we can book you a hotel in downtown Austin or on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and still get you on the best golf courses in Texas. We also ensure our Texas golf packages are convenient. We know you don’t want to spend half your day in a car, so we make sure the golf courses in your itinerary make sense with the accommodations in your package as well as any day-of-arrival and day-of-departure requests.


Bottom line, Texas Golf Trails is the surest way to the best Texas golf vacation to Austin or San Antonio.

Choose Austin for your Texas Golf Vacation!

What makes for a great golf vacation? How about great golf, a great 19th hole, and great weather. You get all of that and then some in Austin, Texas.

Once you’ve golfed in Austin, don’t be surprised if you find yourself returning again and again. Ranked #1 in GOLF Magazine’s “10 Best Golf Cities in America,” Austin offers a Texas golf vacation like no other. In addition to the sheer number of golf courses in Austin, many are designed by top course designers such as Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer. These courses all take advantage of the Texas hill country topography that surrounds Austin, making for memorable rounds and a golf vacation you won’t soon forget.

Golf trips are as much about comradery and time with friends as they are about hitting fairways and greens. There’s more to the whole golf-trip experience than just the courses themselves, and Austin provides visitors with an unmatched 19th hole. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World ®, Austin features nightly live music, award-winning restaurants, and a bar scene that’s suitable for all tastes. No trip to Texas is complete without filling up on some BBQ. Austin is home to some of the world’s best, including world-famous establishments like Franklin Barbeque and The Salt Lick BBQ.

Unless you’re heading to Ireland, Scotland, or maybe even Bandon Dunes, rain and cold temps are probably not part of your golf vacation plans. Beautiful weather is another reason Texas is a massive draw for golfers. Austin plays host to approximately 230 days of sunshine per year, with an average annual high of 79.8°F and an average annual low of 59.0°F, making it the perfect environment to hit the links. If your swing is feeling like a folding chair falling out of a tree or the Texas heat is getting to you, take a therapeutic dip in Barton Springs Pool, a three acre spring-fed pool with a year-round average temperature of 68-70°F.

So…if you’re a golf fan looking to expand your playing territories or your annual golf buddy trip is getting stale, Austin is a great place for your next golf vacation.