Surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Austin, the 360 Bridge, and the Texas Hill Country, the Austin Country Club is the oldest private golf club in the city and is among the most historic in the state. Strolling the lushly landscaped grounds, relaxing in the luxurious clubhouse, or overlooking the golf course’s immaculate greens, you can’t miss the club’s meticulous care in maintaining its traditions and high standards of excellence. Since its inception, the exclusive and member-owned Austin Country Club has provided state-of-the-art facilities and amenities for golf enthusiasts and their families.
Established in 1899 as the Austin Golf Club, the Austin Country Club was among the first of its kind to be organized in the state of Texas. Its founder, Lewis Hancock, served as city mayor at age 40 and was one of Austin’s most dignified citizens at the turn of the century. The club’s initial members included some of Austin’s toniest and most distinguished families, who enjoyed socializing amongst their fellow elite, and tackling the original 9-hole golf course.
The Austin Country Club has since relocated from its original grounds, and now nestles on the shores of Lake Austin near the Capital of Texas Highway in the north end of West Lake Hills. The club offers membership by invitation at multiple levels, including Golf, Tennis and Social.
Championship Golf, USPTA Tennis and State-of-the-Art Fitness
The crown jewel of the Austin Country Club is its 18-hole golf course, which spans across 180 rolling green acres. Pete Dye, named one of the top course architects in the world by Golfweek magazine, designed this course to be a “complex and guileful challenge.” Featuring stunning views of the lake and the 360 Bridge, this phenomenal course is a memorable experience for any golfer.
For tennis players, the Austin Country Club offers a first-rate 10-court lighted facility with programs for men, women, and youths of all skill levels. A friendly staff of USPTA-certified professionals provide private lessons and group clinics, as well as social mixers, club tournaments and league play. A full service pro shop stocks the finest tennis apparel and accessories.
Open to members seven days a week, the club’s fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment as well as certified professional trainers and a variety of seasonal fitness classes. To cool off after a long workout or to master your backstroke, the 50-meter pool also offers relaxing fun for the whole family in the summer. The pool is heated so that dedicated swimmers can comfortably maintain their swimming regimen even in winter.
Boating and Water Sports Made Easy
Members also appreciate the club’s close proximity to Lake Austin, perfect for water sports and fun in the sun. The club maintains a marina with 57 boat slips for private lease. For members who prefer to avoid the well-known headaches associated with boat ownership but crave frequent skiing, fishing, or jaunts on the water for other recreation, the club’s ACC Boat Club membership option is the answer.
The Boat Club offers members year-round access to the largest, finest fleet of watercraft on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. The club takes care of all the details so that members can quickly and easily get out on the water. All it takes is a reservation for the boat you choose, and the club does the rest.
Fine Dining and Special Events at Austin’s Premier Destination
After a full day of enjoying the country club’s recreational amenities, a satisfying meal in one of the clubhouse’s five sophisticated dining rooms is the perfect way to unwind and savor the moment. Members take advantage of the innovative cocktails, nightly buffets, delicious Sunday brunches and culinary creations from award-winning certified Executive Chef Bob Burns.
With its beautiful picturesque Hill Country setting, Austin Country Club is a premier destination for special events, corporate meetings, and extravagant weddings. After more than 100 years in the community, Austin Country Club remains proud of its heritage as Austin’s first exclusive club experience for golf and tennis lovers, local residents and their families.