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2.3
322 Reviews (322)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
1.9
Value
2.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.3
39.6%
Recommend this course
213 out of 322 reviews
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3.0
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5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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2.1
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
1.7
Value
2.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
30.2%
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13 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6529 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.2

Formerly known as Green Deer Country Club and Highland Lakes Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Bennett (2007) Charles Howard (1978) Leon Howard (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - 1/2 included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Reviews

2.3
322 Reviews (322)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 55
Narrow Fairways 31
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 47
Locals 35
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 12

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

With the recent rain the fairways are in great shape and they are mowing on a regular basis. The greens are coming around. You can play a round in under 3 hours. The scenery is outstanding with views of lake Travis on many of the holes. You’ll encounter deer the entire round. Take the drive to Lago Vista and renjoy a relaxing day playing golf

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Lake Travis Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Absolute GARBAGE

This is not a golf course. It is an unknown field without personality.

Please do not book this horror show

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Commented on 06/01/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Work in progress

We played this course about a year ago, it was in ruff condition. The owner(s) have been reworking the course and it is greatly improved, much better than we expected. There is lots more work to be done on this course, but we will be back. This course has great elevation changes, makes it challenging.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Lake Travis Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/04/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spend your money somewhere else

This golf course sucks, from the check in point to the first tee box to the last green,that’s course sucks fairways are in bad shape greens are covered in sand and mud was following two groups of 6 ! Spend your money somewhere else

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/02/2021

Hello, John. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our management team at (512) 215-2823. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Beautiful view

Coarse is getting better , and for the price !
Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/28/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Lake Travis Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Plenty of Potential with Incredible Views!

This course is going through a rework and has a lot of potential, it has fantastic views, the course has a great variety of some quite challenging holes and then some holes that keep you inspired to keep coming back to the sport that we love.
The greens were being reseeded, so they weren't in great condition - but the work is clearly underway to get this course beautified.
The staff were amazing, super friendly and made the check in process easy and quick. The carts was in great condition too.
I will definitely be coming back to play again, and as this course continues to improve, my golf will follow suit.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Lake Travis Country Club, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course needs a ton of work

Tee boxes were in awful condition. Fairways were fine. 4 of 18 greens had green grass. There was no sand in the sand boxes, tee boxes were extremely uneven. I don’t know who’s running the show their but they should be fired

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/19/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/19/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Lake Travis Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Deplorable conditions

Course condition is deplorable. Hardly any grass in the fairways, and the greens are a mixed bag of grassless and partly covered. Clearly course is not being maintained to any reasonable degree. I was a member back in mid-80s and course was much better, as was the clubhouse. Now greens are unputtable and fairways are basically dirt. Only plus is that many sand traps have been taken over by grass, either by intent or just lack of attention. Barely even worth the $25 total green fee per person, especially considering the very long drive from Austin.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the conditions are important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comments for guidance. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great potential

The course is in bad shape, but i knew that before hand. I had a great time making the best of it. The lay out is fantastic. Some really fun holes with great views. Give it some time and we'll see how it progresses. The club house which is unaffiliated is first class. We had a great day. Thanks.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Lake Travis Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Formerly a Good Course - no greens

Road to get golf cart and pay is a potholed nightmare.
The greens are mostly not there - just black patches of over seeded land.
Sand traps are over grown with grass.
The course should not cost as much as it does to play. Blackhawk is in better shape and can be found much cheaper than Lake Travis. This course has a long way to go to regain even a modicum of the glory it held when it was known as Highlands.
The people who worked there were very nice.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need lots of work

I can tell new owners are trying, but still need lots of work. Weird setup not at the main building, they have to do something better than driving down to the maintenance shed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/15/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/08/2020

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Lake Travis Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Gem in the Texas Hill Country that is a work in progress

I have played this course a number of times now and have seen the progress the new ownership has made to the condition of the course. Since the change they are bringing this course back to life. People need to be more flexible, it takes time to accomplish this type of undertaking. The value and pace of play is amazing.

I look forward to playing here again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/09/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lake Travis Country Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible greens

The greens were some of the worst I’ve ever seen. Sand and mud holes on every green. Made putting impossible

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thank you for the review. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser

This course was not open!

Extremely disappointed with this app - made reservation confirmed reservation - woke up extremely early drove an hour and this course does not exist. Has been closed for 2 years! It ruined our entire day! How can this still be an option on the site? Do not use this site!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so sorry to hear about the confusion you experienced while trying to find our course. We are not closed down, but we are currently working out of a temporary clubhouse near the course. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. The address to this clubhouse is listed correctly both on GolfNow and Google. We hope you reconsider returning for another round soon, thanks for choosing Lake Travis Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun track

The overall condition is sub par, the layout is challenging and fun. When the greens and fairways get updated it will be a great little track. The staff was super friendly and very honest about the condition of the course. I was in town for a couple of days and wanted to get a a round in. I was able to play 18 holes in under 3 hours. For the money it is a great value and I shot an 88 so I’m happy. P.S. the scenery and wildlife was an added bonus! Will play again when I come this way.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Hi, Tom. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course architecture but poor course conditions

Great course architecture but poor course conditions We had a lot of laughs at the surprisingly poor course conditions. Seems like a 1 man show maintaining the course. Our threesome paid for 18 holes but we left after playing the first 9 holes. With about $4M invested in improvements this track will be a gem. Until then pass on playing it unless you’re a masochist.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Lake Travis Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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