The Lone Star State is known for many things, from its cowboy culture to its oil and gas industry. The one thing you wouldn’t typically associate with Texas Cowboys is golf. However, you’d be surprised to learn that the state is rich in world-class championship courses and some cowboys are very serious about the game.
1. Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
Tapatio Springs is a resort well-known for its spacious and upscale luxury suites. They have an open-door policy for family members with paws, which means you don’t have to book a pet sitter on your next vacation.
If you feel like playing a Tripp Davis course during your stay, the resort offers an ideal Stay & Play Special starting at just $94 per person per night. The offer runs from Sundays to Thursdays and you need to book your preferred tee times in advance.
2. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
As one of many gorgeous Hyatt Regency resorts in the country, Lost Pines makes for the perfect getaway. The resort has a total of 491 rooms – all situated next to the Colorado River. Amongst these are 58 residential-style suites, which offer you a home away from home during your stay.
Their stay-and-play package, Golf Package, offers the ideal combination of overnight accommodation and a round of golf per person per booked night on an Arthur Hills course. The offer also includes a daily breakfast and a complimentary golf cart to use during your stay.
3. Horseshoe Bay Resort
Looking for a golf getaway at a resort with a luxurious spa, water activities on a breathtaking lake, a kid’s club, and multiple sparkling pools? Horseshoe Bay Resort offers all this… and more!
The resort’s first stay-and-play golf package, Tee It Up, includes accommodation in their classic guest rooms and a round of golf at any of their Robert Trent Jones Sr. courses. The second package, Unlimited RTJ Golf, includes accommodation in the guest rooms, unlimited golf, and a $25 food and beverage credit per night. Plus, they also throw in a round per adult on the putting course per night and a 15% discount at the clubhouses.
4. La Cantera Resort & Spa
At La Cantera, you’ll find everything you need to make your next vacation the ultimate getaway for the entire family. From 5 sparkling pools and multiple fitness centers to a destination spa and luxurious cabanas, the resort truly offers it all.
For the ultimate golfing experience, they have a package that goes by the name of Stay & Play Hill Country Golf Package. The package includes a round of golf per night booked on the Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf-designed course and accommodation at the resort. You also get a signature La Cantera branded cap and daily breakfast for two.
5. The Las Colinas Resort
Las Colinas is a 400-acre resort in the heart of Dallas, Texas. There are multiple immaculate dining establishments, boutiques, a spa, a fitness center, a salon, sparkling pools, and golf and tennis courts on site.
For your next couples golf getaway, you should consider The Las Colinas Resort. Their Golf Package For Two includes a daily round of golf for two on the TPC Las Colinas Course and a stay in a beautiful room. To sweeten the deal, they’ll also throw in complimentary golf club cleaning and storage for the duration of your stay.
6. Tanglewood Resort
At this resort, you get to play an 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ralph Plummer and relax with cocktails at one of many bars and restaurants onsite. They also have a games room, sparkling pools, and Tranquillity Spa.
Tanglewood offers two Golf Getaway packages; one for single occupancy and one for double occupancy. The single package includes a night’s stay in the hotel, a round of golf, and a breakfast voucher. The double package includes a night’s stay in the hotel, two rounds of golf, and two breakfast vouchers.
7. Omni PGA Frisco Resort
This Omni Resort located in Texas ticks all of the boxes for a relaxing golf getaway. Apart from a fantastic experience at both the dining establishments and spa, you can also let loose at the pool or relax on a very comfortable bed in one of the gorgeous rooms.
Their stay-and-play golf package, Fields Ranch Championship Golf Experience, includes luxurious accommodation, a round of golf per day at Fields Ranch West, and a branded gift item. Plus, for an additional fee, you can add a round of golf at Fields Ranch East to your stay.
8. Lighthouse Country Club
Lighthouse accommodates most group sizes, from single players to couples and groups of four. All of their stay-and-play packages include a stay in their two-bedroom two bathroom condos, which are fully equipped with washer/dryers and high-speed internet. During your stay, you get to play golf on their semi-private course, Lighthouse Country Club.
9. Moody Gardens
There are four different stay-and-play packages to choose from at Moody Gardens. The Stay & Play Golf Package for Two Monday-Thursday is strictly for weekdays and it includes a luxurious stay and golf at The Moody Gardens Golf Course. The Stay & Play Golf Package for Two Friday, Saturdays & Sundays includes the same but it can only be booked for weekend stays.
The other two packages that they offer include a stay and golf for one person. Stay & Play Golf Package for One Monday-Thursday is a weekday option, while Stay & Play Golf Package for One Friday, Saturday & Sunday can be booked over weekends.
10. Omni Barton Creek
Did you know that Texas is home to more than one Omni hotel? Barton Creek is located in Austin and it’s well-equipped with a sensual spa and sparkling pools for your relaxation needs.
They offer a stay-and-play PGA Tour Golf Package, which includes luxurious accommodations, a round of golf per day, and unlimited use of the driving ranges. They also throw in $100 resort credit per room and branded PGA Tour gifts, including a hat and golf balls.
11. Crown Colony Country Club
Crown Colony offers not one, but four different stay-and-play packages. Stay & Play Package A is limited to bookings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and it includes double occupancy, 2 lunches, and unlimited golf for two nights. Stay & Play Package B is for single players and it includes accommodation, 2 lunches, and unlimited golf for two nights.
Then, there’s Stay & Play Package C, which is a double occupancy package that includes unlimited golf, 2 nights, and 2 meals. Stay & Play Package D is the single occupancy version that includes unlimited golf, a 2-night stay, and 2 meals. Both these packages can be booked for Wednesday to Friday, Thursday to Saturday, or Friday to Sunday
For more information, be sure to check out our article on stay and play packages and what they typically have to offer. Plus, if you’ll be taking your own golf clubs, remember to follow the tips in our article on traveling with clubs.
How many golf courses are there in Texas?
Texas is the 3rd richest state in the US when it comes to golf courses. The state offers you a great number of choices, with an array of more than 900 different golf courses.
When is the best time to play golf in Texas?
Due to the harsh weather conditions during Texas’ winter months, there are only a couple of months a year that are perfect for golf. The best months for golfing in Texas would be from March to October, as these months don’t get as cold and the chances that the courses will be knee-deep in fluffy snow are much slimmer.
Is it expensive to play golf in Texas?
How much you pay for golf in Texas is entirely up to you because standard prices vary widely from course to course. Some public courses in Texas charge as little as $25 for all-you-can-play golf while lavish private courses may set you back as much as $500 for a single round.
Are there any famous golf tournaments in Texas?
Yes, Texas is home to one of the world’s oldest PGA Tour tournaments, known as the Valero Texas Open. The tournament is hosted at The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.