Fazio Canyons Golf Course

ausrst-omni-barton-creek-resort-canyons16-3The only Texas course to make GOLF Magazine’s 2016-2017 list of the top 100 public courses you can play in the U.S., Fazio Canyons is one for your golf course bucket list.

An intriguing and demanding layout known to render many golfers helpless, the course features large sloping greens, numerous elevation changes from tee to green and a mix of fairway and greenside bunkers.

Located two miles from the resort’s main entrance, the 7,153-yard, par-72 course boasts the signature of legendary golf designer Tom Fazio with its winding streams and creeks, limestone-bedded canyons and captivating Hill Country views. Embodying the Fazio trademark of protecting and preserving the environment, Canyons was the first resort course in Texas to be certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.

Fazio Foothills Golf Course

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Recently named the #3 top course you can play in Texas by Golf Magazine, Fazio Foothills continues to impress golf experts and rack up prestigious awards.

“Best described as a roller-coaster ride through the Texas Hill Country (without the screaming)” by the Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, the resort’s signature track and most dramatic course offers elevated tee boxes and a thrilling ride down to the fairways and greens, protected by cliffs, creeks and waterfalls.

With a challenging but fair layout that places a premium on shot-making, Foothills offers five different sets of tee boxes, rendering the course both rewarding to beginners and high handicappers, yet challenging to avid golfers. The course even played host to the Champions Tour Legends of Golf tournament from 1990-1994.

Coore Crenshaw Golf Course

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When two-time Masters Champion and Austin native Ben Crenshaw partnered with architect Bill Coore to design this course, he adhered to his design philosophy that “the best architect is nature.”  With lush, wide sweeping fairways lined by densely packed trees that will devour errant tee shots, the Coore Crenshaw Cliffside course challenges golfers with its approach to large, well-contoured greens.

Not an incredibly long course, the layout is forgiving for the novice, yet still challenging for the seasoned golfer. Golfers will earn every putt on undulating Champion Bermuda greens of all shapes, as challenging as they are massive.  It is fitting that one of the game’s legendary putters would plot a course with greens that keep golfers on their cleated toes.

Palmer Lakeside Golf Course

ausrst-omni-barton-creek-resort-golf-lakeside-hole-11A hidden retreat perched on a secluded hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, Palmer Lakeside is a buddies’ trip favorite and a big hitter’s ballpark that features panoramic lake views and twilight glimpses of whitetail deer.

Designed by golf great Arnold Palmer, the satellite course located 25 miles west of the resort features dramatic elevation changes, rewarding those long off the tee.  Designed to appeal to every class of golfer, the course is fun for proficient players and still manageable for novices.