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.