One of the perks of living in the luxury neighborhoods of Westlake Hills, Texas is close proximity to some of the best golf courses in the state. Golf enthusiasts looking for homes for sale near Westlake can rest assured they will not lack for options in magnificent private golf courses. Most private courses are part of a country club, while a few are specifically golf clubs. In either circumstance, membership is required, or one may play as a guest of a member.
The Barton Creek Country Club is just across Loop 360 from Westlake, on the border of the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, and boasts four distinct signature courses for the enjoyment of members and their guests, or guests of the resort. Each course is 18 holes and was created with the input of golf legends to incorporate love of the game with the beauty of the Austin Hill Country. The Coore Crenshaw Course is a 6,630 yard par 71 with a 72.2 rating and the namesake of its designers, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. It opened in 1991, and features rolling hills, natural plateaus, and native vegetation on a championship layout. The fairways are 419 Bermuda grass, while the greens are 100% Bermuda. The Fazio Canyons Course was designed by Tom Fazio, and opened in 1999. It is a 7,153 yard par 72, with a rating of 74.4. The Fazio Foothills Course is another Tom Fazio design and opened in 1986. It features dramatic cliff-lined fairways, natural limestone caves, and waterfalls. The 6,684 yard par 72 has a rating of 73.6, with fairways of Hybrid TifSport Bermuda grass and TiffEagle Bermuda greens. The Palmer Lakeside Course opened in 1986, and was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. This 6,407 yard par 71 has a rating of 72.3, and is perched on a hilltop overlooking Lake Travis. Unlike the other Omni Barton Creek courses, the Palmer Course is accessible only to members and their guests.
Spanish Oaks Golf Club is an extremely exclusive club located west of Austin in Bee Caves, just off of Highway 71. Although membership is limited to 350 members, who can play without tee times, guests are allowed only with members. Designed by Bobby Weed, this acclaimed course opened in 2002, and Golf Digest proclaimed it the "Number 3 Golf Course in Texas". A 6,930 yard par 71, it has a rating of 73.3.
These are but a few of the many spectacular golf courses in the area, and are among the closest to Westlake Hills neighborhoods, but many other terrific courses are just a short drive away, west near Lake Travis, north towards Spicewood, or south in Hill Country.
About the Author: Brain Talley has years of experience of working as a Westlake real estate agent in Austin, Texas. He is quite an expert and he loves to share his expertise with people. He enjoys discussing real estate trends, real estate market news to help people make informed decisions.