The Texas Hill Country is home to great TexMex, fabulous wine, stunning sunsets, and of course exceptional golf. When you live at Lakeside at Tessera in Lago Vista, you have access to beautiful fairways as you play the best golf courses in the Lake Travis area. We have curated a list of our favorite courses the Texas Hill Country has to offer.
Located in Horseshoe Bay, Slick Rock Golf Course, designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr., follows the concept of “hard par, easy bogey.” One of the three courses located within Horseshoe Bay Resort, this 18-hole award-winning course offers golfers 70+ bunkers and 12 water hazards. Spanning over 170 acres, the course draws inspiration from the Texas Hill Country. The first nine holes wander through a landscape of Texas granite, native oaks, willow, and Eldarica pine trees and the back nine opens to rolling hills of Crenshaw Bentgrass. The ultimate crescendo of the course is their “Million Dollar Hole”, where golfers take a ride over a 35-foot waterfall. This is a course golfers will want to play again and again.
Nestled on a peninsula along the Colorado River and the north side of Lake Travis, Lago Vista Golf Course combines stunning green fairways with challenging pars. Offering 6,500 yards of incredible golf, this 72 par, 18-hole course is considered a hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country. With breath-taking views of Lake Travis, abundant wildlife, and affordable pricing, it’s no wonder this public course is gaining popularity and making Lago Vista a golf destination.
Don’t have time for an 18-hole game? No problem. Enjoy Point Venture Golf Course, voted one of the best 9-hole courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Surrounded by cragged rocks, shady cedar trees, and views of Lake Travis, this course is set on one of the most beautiful parts of the waterfront. Golfing at Point Venture truly gives you the feeling you are getting away from it all. Treat yourself to a round in the quiet Hill Country as you improve your swing and try to master the challenging curves and sharp angles of the course.
Voted “The 13th Best Course in Texas” by the Dallas Morning News in 2020, Summit Rock Golf Course is part of the Horseshoe Bay Resort family. Designed to highlight the natural topography, this is one of the most beautiful and scenic golf courses in Texas Hill Country. The course features an abundance of trees, rolling hills, and elevated tee boxes. Occupying a 200-acre expanse, the course is laid out with two vastly different terrains. The lower section of the course is open and flat, featuring old, shady oak trees. The upper section, which sits along a ridge at a higher elevation, is more rugged and features stunning 30-mile panoramic views of nearby LBJ Lake and the Texas hills. This course is a delight to play and deserving of its many accolades.
Crystal Falls Golf Course, located in Leander, Texas, is a fun challenge to play at every skill level and offers a wide variety of terrain. Hewn from an old rock quarry, the natural elevation and vistas of the course are sure to help all golfers improve their accuracy. A testament to its natural surroundings, this 18-hole public course reminds visitors they are there for a slow-paced day of peace, quiet, and golf. Typical to the Texas Hill Country, golfers will catch glimpses of roaming deer along the way, and enjoy a wide array of wildlife throughout the course. The course offers a small clubhouse and patio to enjoy rest and sunshine after your game. As a bonus, this club allows junior golfers discounted green fees to promote a love of the game from a young age.
Life at Lakeside at Tessera
Living in Lakeside at Tessera puts you just 30 miles outside of Austin and right in the backyard of some of these incredible golf courses. Explore our custom waterfront properties and enjoy being surrounded by nature while never being too far from the city. Contact us today to see all Lakeside at Tessera has to offer.