Plum Creek Golf Club
|Red (W)||72||4876 yards||69.8||118|
|Gold M: 73.0/136||369||659||423||203||421||430||352||150||603||3610||170||512||412||184||382||522||462||217||442||3303||6913|
|Forest M: 70.3/126||361||592||366||190||376||415||348||131||542||3321||164||480||376||150||370||489||428||202||407||3066||6387|
|Blue M: 69.3/123||340||548||360||177||371||407||337||122||497||3159||150||449||370||145||354||458||422||195||399||2942||6101|
|Stone M: 66.7/113 W: 71.1/121||302||498||336||169||302||378||282||102||457||2826||130||404||338||118||314||443||380||125||369||2621||5447|
|Copper M: 62.3/99 W: 65.2/101||274||357||268||115||215||263||191||87||403||2173||110||389||252||77||247||305||346||85||290||2101||4274|
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Good to play but dealing with a few issues presently
I'm going to put this first since it may be the only thing you read: WATCH FOR POISON IVY! We saw **LOTS** of poison ivy in the rough/rough under the bushes and trees. Let that ball go; it's not worth it. Don't even beat around in there with your club or you can transfer the oil from it to your hand etc.
Another special note is that kids play free (at this time). That makes it a great time to get your kids into the game without breaking the bank. Kudos to the course for offering this!!!
The course was in fine shape with a few exceptions. Not looking to write a negative review. So re-read that first sentence and think positively ... and then note the issues below. :)
The rough was certainly deep and it's often the grass that just pulls the ball down and then almost covers it up. Sometimes we had to be within a few feet of the ball before we could see any part of it. Note to self -- play from the fairway.
A few of the tee boxes could use a little work -- too uneven, too beat up, maybe too small for the amount of play they get, etc.
They've had some issues with keeping the greens in shape. On this outing, three (3) of the greens were under complete renovation. So they'd cut small 'greens' at the end of the fairway and put in oversized holes. It's obviously necessary but not anything we golfers like to encounter. On several other greens, there were decent sized areas of pure sand. They've obviously had some issues and it therefore limits hole placement and can affect putting. It happens. But with all the rain our area received over the last couple of months, it can't be from burning up in the heat. So what is it? Fungus? I understand things happen, but that's what maintenance is for ... so I always feel like a course isn't doing their job with these things happen. I'm sure I'm wrong for that at times since I have no personal greens experience. But I'm pretty sure some staff just don't get the job done too.
I played 18 holes on 8/29/20. The staff was very friendly. I have played this course approximately 60 times in the past 3 years. On this trip I found the conditions to be the worst in recent memory. The pace of play was horrendous. We teed off at 12:44 and did not finish until 5:14. Fairways and tees were in decent shape considering the hot weather. The greens were in sad shape. Lots and lots of poorly repaired old holes. Lots of mowed weeds in the greens. There was lot of goose grass in the collars around the greens. Cost to play seemed high based on conditions.
In good shape and busy
It had been at least 5-6 years since I've been to Plum Creek but with Austin's munis closed due to COVID we're expanding the radius to Kyle.
There's no "creek" at Plum Creek right now. The creek is bone dry because we've had no rain. Actually, that probably saved me 1-2 shots. Fairways are good and the greens are rolling really nicely. It's a good facility with an excellent range, but the course design itself is pretty mediocre and there is a lot of jackhammering with all the development going on. Seems like some of the greens have shrunk over time as well.
I ended up walking because there are only two carts allowed per group and sharing wasn't an option in our foursome. The routing isn't too bad for it besides getting from 9 to 10.
It's a good overall public experience and I'll be back. If I lived south of Austin I'd definitely use the practice facility. The course itself is just a little suburban cookie-cutter.
Don't Go Here in the Middle of a Pandemic
Checked in for an afternoon round with a friend. We asked for separate carts as my girlfriend is immune compromised due to chemo therapy and my playing partner has diabetes. I was informed by the young man at the front desk, Kale, that I would have to pay $30 in addition to my green fees to have my own cart. Other courses in the area are still doing solo carts, and the muni courses only charge $10-15 for a solo cart normally.
At the time of writing this, Hays County, where Plum Creek is located, is experiencing a huge increase in their COVID-19 cases. To charge $30 during the middle of a pandemic for someone to feel safer while playing their round in completely unfair and taking advantage of the situation at hand.
Please note, I called a manager the following day, and he confirmed the cart price was $30 (recently raised up from $15)
Foresight Golf should be ashamed of taking advantage of people trying to watch out for their personal safety.
Weather was perfect. In spite of the Covid precautions, there were carts available. The three of us had our own carts, so social distancing was easy. The course was not super crowded as we have found it to be in the past few weeks. We were able to play at a good speed without having to wait and without being pushed from behind.
Aside from my score, which was my fault, it was the most enjoyable round I have had in a while.
Love this place!
Plum Creek golfcourse has the best prctice fcilities in Austin and surrounding areas for public golfcourse, by far!
Very well taken care of course, greens and practice area. If you havent played this course, come check it out, it's well worth your time and money.
Staff was really friendly and helpful!! Recommended a bbq spot after the round. Golf course has some memorable holes. Golf course plays very windy. Definitely need to pay attention to our club selection. This is a course I really enjoyed... can score here if you club correctly. Ranger on the course was super friendly!! Overall a great morning
Everything you want and more!
So first off the staff was extremely friendly bringing a cart and loading my bag for me when I arrived. Then I got out to what I call an over the top practice area, I mean WOW! The course was in great condition compared to others in the area during this summer heat, and the new bar... Awesome! Play this course and you won’t play anywhere else.
Player here for the first time in a few years. It was in very good shape on June 3rd. Fairly walkable course.
Playing Plum Creek
This was my first time to Kyle and my first time to play Plum Creek. The atmosphere was upbeat and the club house is really cool. I played with my usual foursome and we had an absolute blast. Coming up the back 9 was my favorite with a challenging par 5 surrounded by tuscan townhomes. The course was in fantastic condition, the staff was friendly and the value for what was delivered is superb! I would highly recommend this course if you are visiting Kyle!!
Easy to get on
Course is challenging and well kept. I have never had a problem getting on or played a game with poor pace of play. The course is a little pricey for my budget but worth it every once in a while to play a nice course.
Great course / Small Greens
Overall Plum Creek is a great course. Upon arriving you the practice area. Great set up with a range, putting greens, and around 5 different pins to chip around. You are able to chip as far as 80 yards. Great area to prep your short game.
First time player at Plum so the course was a bit tricky. The greens are tight and firm. You have to be spot on to keep it on the putting surface. Most greens held true but a few had some rough patches. The course is not long except for one par 3 over 200 yds. Some tee boxes needed work as well.
Overall, I had a great time and would recommend the course. $55 is a little steep but it was Sunday morning.
Great Twilight Round
Twilight rate started at three and got to enjoy some great Texas golf weather in October.
Staff in the clubhouse were neither friendly or unfriendly.
The course was in fantastic condition on all 18. Definitely on the nicer side for the amount I paid for a round. The course didn't play too long (6900 yards from the tips), but the greens were pretty challenging. The pace of play was decent enough.
My only gripe is the amount of construction going on next to the course. I realize that this isn't the course's problem, but it certainly isn't desirable to play 4-5 holes next to an army of construction workers using jackhammers and bulldozers. This won't stop me from coming back.
Not worth the money
Looking to hold a tourney there and after a very unfriendly interaction ~2weeks ago with the pro, asking to get us on for a site visit and tourney talk, we just made a 630 am tee time on our own. Got there at the 6.
Totally dark in parking lot,not lit up area. Almost tripped over a curb sticking out. Pro shop was open.no welcome was told " hold I m not ready yet" he had to get his system up . Paid 54.00 green fee and 10 bucks for a small bucket. $64.00!! No cart yet, asked if we could get a taco n coffee,"not open yet" range was a dog track,hardly any grass. Tee d off and every hole I d say was 2/3 s ok rest had bare spots in the fairways.
We get to the back and most fairways are standing water from the sprinklers going off. Horrible. Lost interest by about 14 and limped in. It s about a $40-45 dollar course at best. Needless to say we won t be returning nor won t consider plum creek for any tourney.
Overall I really enjoyed the course and all of the challenges it had to offer. Just like every course you will play in Texas there is going to be a lot of wind but the course is wide enough that the ball shouldn't get away from you. Texas State University has their practice facilities here and the they are very nice, as are the facilities for the everyday golfer.
nice course just outside austin
saw a few commercials for plum creek while watching golf channel and decided to check it out.
played late on a saturday so it was pretty dead out there since it was over 100 degrees.
the course was in pretty good shape. the greens were nice.
overall, the course is pretty straightforward and not that tough. there are a few holes where trees really come into play, but more holes are pretty open.
the most unique thing about this course to me was the par 5s. i recall at least 2 of them requiring you to layup off the tee unless you are confident enough to carry the ball 230. so even though they are fairly short for par 5s, they are still 3 shot holes. i liked that.
if you live in central or south austin this course is worth the drive. it's not going to be the best course you've ever played, but it's solid and a great way to expand on what are pretty limited options for quality public courses in the city. it's worth checking out.
Middle of the road in the Austin area
There are a lot of options in the Austin area, especially semi-private subdivision courses built in the late 1990s/early 2000s when the golf boom really took off in Central Texas. Plum Creek has a hard time standing out in my mind, but the pluses of it are that there is a little more room off the tee than some other Hill Country layouts, though there aren't many memorable holes. It does have a great practice area and driving range, so I'd probably come here often if I lived closer. For the money though, I would probably stick to munis like Roy Kizer or Mo Willy instead.
I am partial because I saw this course when it was a horrible. The course was dried out, overgrown grass (even when you hit a good shot, you had the chance of losing your ball), unkept greens. The new staff has done a fantastic job of making this a real golf course. It is still long from the tips and forces you to use every club in your bag. I play all around town and this course is becoming as nice as Avery Ranch or Teravista. If you live south, get out and play.
Good for the area
The driving range was a dirt patch but the putting green was nice and they did have a chipping area. It is a rather simple course but if you play the tips it would be a challenge, makes it really long. Did not like the fact I had to but a yardage book just to see the layouts of the holes since they were not on the scorecard but they said they are fixing that. If I had someone visiting I would take them there to play but at the same time I wouldn't brag about it either as a must play.