Featured Resort: Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Located deep in the heart of Texas is Barton Creek Resort and Spa, the number one resort in the state. Barton Creek, located in Austin, is recognized as one of the best golfing destinations in Texas. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy four challenging golf courses along with the Barton Creek Golf Academy. In addition to golf, Barton Creek offers luxurious hotel accommodations with numerous family activities, including pools, shopping and kids camps. The Three Springs Spa, tennis facilities and state of the art fitness center is a top draw for visiting guests. Finally, Barton Creek includes several dining and bar experiences for any occasion.

Fazio Foothills

Designed by architect Tom Fazio, the Fazio Foothills course is the most decorated and is the signature course at Barton Creek. The Fazio Foothills design earned the reputation of Texas’s best resort course and ranked as high as #4 on Golfweek’s America’s 50 Best Resort Courses. The Foothills offers the most dramatic views with cliff-lined fairways, waterfalls, and natural limestone caves. The challenging Foothills offers five sets of tees that stretch 7,125 yards from the championship markers.

Fazio Canyons

Tom Fazio, legendary golf course architect, designed the Canyons course at Barton Creek Resort. Fazio Canyons is recognized as the first resort course in Texas designated as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary and Certified Signature Sanctuary. The award winning Fazio Canyons offers several scenic holes lined with Red Oaks, Sycamore trees and views of Short Springs Branch, a limestone bed creek that travels through the course. The Canyons finish with a challenging par 5 18th hole that rivals the Foothills famous finishing hole. The Canyons course plays to a par of 72 and a difficult 7,153 yards from the back set of tees.

Crenshaw Cliffside

Texas native Ben Crenshaw and his partner Bill Coore are responsible for the design of the Crenshaw Cliffside course. Crenshaw’s design highlights rolling terrain and incorporates the natural environmentally sensitive areas. Crenshaw Cliffside utilizes Bermuda 419 on fairways and Champions Bermuda on the greens that make the resort course drought and heat tolerant, necessary for the hot and humid conditions in Austin, Texas. The Cliffside course showcases large, undulating greens that will challenge even the most skilled putters. Cliffside plays to a par 71 and moderate 6,630 yards from the championship tees.

Palmer Lakeside

Designed by the King, Arnold Palmer, the Palmer Lakeside course plays to a par 71 and 6,407 yards from the back tees. The Palmer Lakeside course is known as a fun layout for all players and begs golfers to grip it and rip it. The signature 11th hole is a beautiful par 3 surrounded by a waterfall and native flora. The Palmer Lakeside course is considered one of the most beautiful courses in Texas.

Accommodations and Amenities

The luxurious Barton Creek hotel accommodations offer guests the choice of: Texas Classic Rooms, Lone Star Balcony Rooms, Hillside View Rooms, Champions Junior Suites, Clubhouse Deluxe Suites, Signature Fairway Suites, and the Fazio and Crenshaw Suites. Barton Creek Resort offers exquisite dining experiences in the Hill Country Dining Room, 8212 Wine Bar and Grill, Barton’s Lounge and the Pool Cabana. Finally, the Three Springs Spa offers guests a relaxing visit with seasonal specials. Guests are pampered with facial treatments, body treatments, and salon services.

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