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Barton Creek - Crenshaw Cliffside Golf Course

8212 Barton Creek Drive, Austin, TX 78735
800-336-6158
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Ranked #80 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, this 18-hole, par 71 championship course integrates its natural design into the surrounding terrain of... more » Owner description: Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, this 18-hole, par 71 championship course integrates its natural design into the surrounding terrain of rolling hills, natural plateaus and native vegetation. « less
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Sugar Land, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This course is challenging, but not too long (from the white tees). It's very scenic, and well maintained. The Fazio Canyons course is more spectacular, and tougher, but Crenshaw is very good, and has the advantage of being walking distance from the hotel.

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Dallas, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

First time at Barton Creek, the Crenshaw Course is tough - you'll have to not only hit the fairways but hit the fairways on the correct side or your ball will feed towards the rough everytime. Some of the fairways are slanted towards the creek areas so be prepared to hit some great shots only to find yourself in the... More

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Tuscola Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a beautiful course with all of the elevation changes you expect in the Hill Country. The course was in excellent condition. You can tell Ben Crenshaw loves to putt, because these greens are "TOUGH". they are difficult to read and you can have some big benders! But it's a lot of fun to play!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We played the Crenshaw course at Barton creek yesterday booked thought the Texas golf trail. Typically beautiful winter golf in Texas 65 degrees clear blue sky. The course is in good shape greens were receptive to approach shots smooth to putt. The greens are severely undulated so even though weren't extremely fast if you were on the wrong side of... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Ben Crenshaw is a great player and designer. His putting prowess is known far and wide. This course is not long but has enormous greens that make putting a premium. Also, they break 6-ways from Sunday. Definitely a fun track.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The shortest of the Barton Creek courses. And, the largest greens. But, oh those greens can be decieving. Local knowledge goes a long way here. Lots of fun to play. Clever hole design and a fun back 9 that features 3 par 3's, 3 par 4's and 3 par 5's.

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silver spring
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

The Crenshaw course was our group's least favorite of the four courses at Barton Creek. While well-designed and pretty, by the back nine some of the holes started to feel repetitive. Several times, people asked, "didn't we play this hole already"? The greens on the course are quite severe, both large and undulating. Two putts are difficult, three putts are... More

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