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“I could play it forever” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barton Creek - Palmer Lakeside Golf Course

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Barton Creek - Palmer Lakeside Golf Course
Ranked #42 of 95 Outdoor Activities in Austin
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Owner description: Designed by famed golfer, Arnold Palmer, this Par 71, 18-hole championship layout offers exceptional golf for every class of golfer.
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88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“I could play it forever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Played this Palmer course outside Austin this weekend through texas golf trail concierge. It was a 70 degree December day and the course was in great shape. Not close to dormant, the Bermuda was still pretty full. This course is open off the tee with narrow approach shots and tricky greens. Long hitters can take advantage of the par 5s which makes it fun. Higher handicaps enjoy relatively sho track and not too many forced carries. Generally one of the most enjoyable layouts in Austin. Good place to play 27 then have a steak and a nice bottle of wine on the stunning veranda overlooking the Texas Hill Country and Lake Travis. Also, non gofers should experience the coolest resort pool around. Tis is the kind of place you could play for the rest of time. It's just a good time and has a great feel.

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Arlington, Texas
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you have a golf package at Barton creek, this is worth the drive. It has houses all over it but is a fun challenging layout.

Visited December 2011
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Spicewood, Texas
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297 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great Hill Country Course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

If you enjoy the challenge of hills, canyons and water, give it a try. The greens are fast and the fairways nice. This a gem nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Don't expect much from the dining facilities but the course will not disappoint you. Barton Creek Lakeside is about 30 miles west of Austin on the shores of Lake Travis. Bring you best game as precise shots are required.

Visited June 2012
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silver spring
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317 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“A long way from Barton Creek”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Amongst the four courses, this one rated third according to our group of 20. Try as I might, I honestly cannot remember a single standout hole.

The greens are not as severe and undulating as other Palmer courses I've played; a plus. Nor do as many fairways contain blind shots, another plus. But there also was nothing spectacular about the course.

I have to give credit to Barton Creek. Despite the terrible drought in Texas, the course is in beautiful shape.

Be aware. Food and drink on the course is very expensive. And the course is a half hour from Barton Creek.

Visited October 2011
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