Best golf courses: Around Austin & San Antonio

San Antonio and Austin are only about an hour's drive from one another. Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, is home to numerous top-quality golf courses. San Antonio boasts more than 50 golf courses giving golfers a wide range of experiences, from the TPC courses at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa to the Brackenridge Park public course, which opened nearly 100 years ago. According to USGA National Course Rating Database, TPC San Antonio (Oaks) is the toughest course in the San Antonio area.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Austin
Dye, Pete & Alice

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Layout at current location by husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye (1984).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Austin
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Keith Foster
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Original design by Tom Fazio, as well as subsequent upgrade in 2004.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Arnold Palmer

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

A.W. Tillinghast

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Walker, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Tom Walker

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Oaks-nine: Arthur Hills (1993).
Creeks & Lakes-nines: Arthur Hills (2005).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Weiskopf & Morrish

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
San Antonio
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

A.W. Tillinghast

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Keith Foster

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Hawkins, Larry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Larry Hawkins

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Heckenkemper, Randy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper in consultation with PGA Tour professionals Scott Verplank and Willie Wood.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Trevino, Lee

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Roy Bechtol, Randy Russell & Lee Trevino

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
San Antonio
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Pete Dye in consultation with tour professional Bruce Lietzke.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
San Antonio
Norman & Garcia

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Greg Norman in consultation with tour professional Sergio Garcia.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Austin
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

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