Balcones Country Club – Austin Golf VIP Card Private Course
Balcones Country Club - $45/ player for a Round w/ Cart Tues - Thurs; $55/ Player Fri-Sun After 12(One-Time Use; Up to 4 can play w/ one card; Tee Times Based Upon Availability)
The Balcones Course is one of two courses that are part of Balcones Country Club. The Balcones Course is private and the Spicewood Course is temporarily closed. The Balcones Course was built in 1958 and has the traditional look and feel of most courses built in that era - rather straight Bermuda fairways, some side by side holes, short (Balcones is 6360 from the tips), and not a lot of unique or challenging holes - all of which makes for an easy, relaxing, and enjoyable round where you can typically score very well.
The front fairways are flat, straight, and lined by trees or some houses on each side. From the tee box you can see what you're up against and in most cases the fairways are wide enough to let 'er rip and there are only a couple of fairway bunkers to contend with. When we played the rough was cut very short and it was easy to recover from the rough or from under the trees.
The back nine was much more interesting, more scenic, and a little harder as it meandered through the trees and homes sites - and no side by side holes. This side had more dog legs, a water hole, more traps, some fun holes, and some ups and downs. For example, hole #11 which is the #1 handicap is a 407 yard downhill par 4 with a dog leg (a good risk reward shot if you want to try and carry the trees!) and an uphill shot to the green protected by a couple of traps. The back nine of Balcones also has a couple of fun par threes including the beautiful #15 which is a challenging 163 yard carry over a lake to a green that is protected on all sides - club selection is critical on this baby!
The fairways were in average condition as were the greens when we played in October. The greens were about average speed and had minor to no slope.
The Balcones Course is a great value and if you're looking for an enjoyable and relaxing round, then call them to book a tee time.
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