Built on the side of a Hill Country mountain, Crystal Falls Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole, par 72 course. Sloping fairways, brush, water hazards, and a couple of blind par 3s are ready to take on and entertain even the most grizzled golf veterans.
Set amid the beautiful Texas Hill Country near Lake Travis, Crystal Falls Golf Course has been serving Austin’s golfing community since 1990. Designed by Jack Miller, the course features 6,654 yards of golf from the longest tees, with a course rating of 72.3 and a slope rating of 126. It features regular tournaments and special events, including the Hill Country Amateur, which was voted “Tournament of the Year” by the Austin Amateur Golf Association in 2010.
Natural Hill Country Scenery
In keeping with its Hill Country setting, golfers often spot an occasional deer or turkey sipping from one of the water hazards. While they almost always stay well clear of golfers, they add to the course’s rustic charm. If you want to impress out-of-towners with the beauty of Texas’ Hill Country landscapes while getting in a round or two, Crystal Falls Golf Course is the place to do it.
You’ll likely want to consider a cart with your green fee, unless you are also looking to get in a good hike. The constantly changing elevations make this a fairly intense course to walk, though if you’re feeling spry and sturdy, you shouldn’t have much trouble.
Refreshments and Serenity
You won’t lack for refreshment either, as the beer cart makes its rounds frequently to ensure the course patrons are sufficiently loose and limber. Players find the food in the clubhouse snack bar fortifying and delicious, and a good reward for finishing this fun and challenging course.
Reasonable rates and fantastic views make Crystal Falls golf course a unique golfing experience for beginners and experts alike. For residents of northwest Austin and the surrounding areas, this should be your go-to course for a more unique golf experience.