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What makes golfing such a beloved sport is being able to enjoy the outdoors and take in the lush scenery while making memories with friends. And luckily for us Texans, we’ve got some of the best courses in the country right at our door. From challenging championship courses to beginner-level greens, we’ve selected some of the best local courses Texas has to offer.

Royal Oaks Country Club

The Royal Oaks Country Club is one of the first country clubs within the Houston city limits in over 50 years. This picturesque, beautifully manicured 185-acre property features a sports complex, tennis and pickleball courts, aquatic facilities and numerous dining options in addition to its signature golf course. This lavish destination also features multiple waterfalls and is the ultimate escape just minutes from Empire Royal Oaks Landing.

Bay Oaks Country Club

The Bay Oaks Country Club offers a tranquil retreat among the moss-covered oaks and lush woodlands. Established in 1963, this private golf course has been the pinnacle of Clear Lake’s golf and entertainment scene. Bay Oaks Country Club has created a name for itself as more than just a premier golf course — it’s a place to gather and forge long-lasting memories. This year-round oasis includes resort-style amenities which include tennis courts, a junior Olympic-sized pool and an exercise facility. Check out their beautiful course and amenities near Empire Coastal Point.

Clear Creek Golf Club

Coined as the best-conditioned golf course in South Houston, Clear Creek Golf Club provides a laid-back atmosphere and exceptional greens. Located close to downtown, this course includes water features on a number of the 18 holes. Beautifully encapsulated by lush vegetation, Clear Creek provides pleasant yet challenging greens for golfers. Come play a round of golf just around the corner from Empire Lago Mar.

Lions Municipal Golf Course

Lions Municipal Golf Course has been one of Austin’s most popular greens. Established in 1924, this was the city’s first public golf course. Home of Austin’s Junior Golf academy, this 18 hole course offers lush scenery, impeccably groomed 6,000+ yard grounds and fairways leading to the lake. You can visit this historic golf course located near Empire Goodnight Ranch.

Falconhead Golf Course

Located near the city of Lakeway, the Falconhead Golf Course opened in 2003 and was designed by PGA professionals to be a challenging course. The rolling hills, knobby oaks and creeks adjacent to their bunkers are just some of the many features included with the scenery. Discover all this and more located a short distance from Empire Blanco Vista

Golf Club at Star Ranch

The Golf Club at Star Ranch is a public/semi-private golf course just on the outskirts of town. Its beginner-style greens offer an impeccably designed 18-hole golf course and clubhouse. With winding fairways and pristine white sand bunkers, the Golf Club at Star Ranch ensures a good time for all. Visit this hilltop treasure close to Empire Blackhawk.

La Cantera Golf Club

Located in the distinguished Texas Hill Country just north of San Antonio, La Cantera Golf Club provides breathtaking views of the city. Known for being one of the top 30 resorts in North America, this hilltop oasis combines lush courses with unparalleled amenities like their resort and spa. Come experience a golfer’s paradise just minutes from Empire Arcadia Ridge.

The Quarry Golf Course

Established in 1908 this historic golf course was sculpted from stone to form an eye-catching green. The Quarry Golf Course is deeply rooted in the culture that was left behind by those who worked in Cementville. This world-renowned golf course is encompassed by unique wildlife and beautiful lush scenery. Check out the whimsical quarry and challenging terrain close to Empire Cibolo Canyons.

Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club

The Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club covers over 200 acres of scenic greens. This 27-hole championship course features four levels to tee-off, perfect for golfers of all skill sets. Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club perfectly showcases the beautiful landscape of Texas Hill Country. The diverse terrain, link-style courses and rolling meadows offer a tranquil golfing experience. Visit the tree-shaded greens near Empire Kallison Ranch.

If golfing isn’t for you, we’ve selected a few favorite places you need to visit in Texas. While you’re out on the town, check out some of the best places for Texas-style BBQ — you just might find a new hidden gem.

Images courtesy of: Images courtesy of: Markus Spiske (First Banner); Royal Oaks Country Club LinkedIn (Houston); Golf Club Star Ranch (Austin); Bay Oaks Country Club (San Antonio).


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