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Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6001 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.2

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.1
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 24
Narrow Fairways 23
Elevation Changes 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Walkers 25
Beginners 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Near Local Attractions 14

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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

It's getting busy ... lots of players here.

Just a shorter review (even though I'll still write more than most -- to note a few things from my recent round.

This course is popular because of its location, lack of other courses nearby, its history, difficulty level, and price. It sees a lot of golfers ... and maybe a few extras that aren't that good at the game. So, the tees are currently beat to heck. It's the beginning of spring and everyone is getting out to play. I wish the course could increase (lengthen) the size of some of the greens. But they're also limited on space as this course will built a long time ago and they pretty much used all of the land they had available to them. I'm just trying to figure out how they can move the tee markers up/back more often to allow for divots to be repaired by whatever means.

The fairways were fine but on the tail end of winter grass conditions. Hopefully spring will bring them back to life. The bunkers were in great shape but was that sand or dirt? Looks like a soft dirt to me; maybe I need to research or ask about it to be sure. At least it was fresh, clean, and lacking little rocks etc. The greens were in really good shape ... even rolling a little slow today actually.

We saw a course marshal several times. That's not always the case. And this was on a Monday late afternoon. He was mainly checking to see that pace of play was going okay. The groups in front of us included a single, a 2-some, a 5-some of high school boys not putting out, and another single. I think they all simply played the front nine and left. So the back nine was much smoother. Odd that the only tee time I could get for my 2-some was at 3:00pm though. SMH. No worries; all good.

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
cb73a1b8-2a8a-5477-a49f-e8bbc4cd36a5
Commented on 04/08/2022

Forgot to mention the new carts that Lions just received -- FINALLY! Oh happy days! So the new Club carts have the various sized cup holders, USB ports, club rain covers, sand jugs on both sides, soft "no lock required" brakes, and nicely contoured seats. Good job Muny!

Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

Everybody plays it .. some just more than others

This will be one of my shorter reviews and not so overly detailed. The tee boxes were in rough shape. They're getting so much play -- have been for the last (COVID-19) year. But how exactly does a par-5 box get so beat up? Are y'all not hitting drivers off of a tee? Of course, the boxes are almost always like this. Much more and the course might have to consider putting in mats to hit off of. Or maybe they could have them part grass and part mat so that it'd be a hybrid (pun intended). The fairways were in nice shape. They're still on the harder side, but they'll always be that way. Some bunkers were just fine while at least one had way too many rocks in it. The greens were quite good. On this outing (and most) they were slow and receptive. But they weren't too hard as I actually had to repair several ball marks for a change. All water hazards had lots of pond scum as always ... makes it impossible to retrieve one with a get-r-outer (for those that carry and call it that like my playing partner this day). That's really about it. It's spring in Austin so it's a good time to play Lions. The heat will be here soon enough.

Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 324
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Walked

Reopened with COVID-19 restrictions

The City of Austin announced the opening of its municipal golf courses on April 15th. I played Lions on the 16th and found an operation trying very hard to do all the right things and keep a safe environment for golfers looking to get outside and away from the computer.

First of all, the greens are in great shape and they've been working on the course when it was closed. It's a great experience! Just note the following rules:

You must book online in advance and then you pay with credit card at the window.

There are no golf carts or push carts to rent.

They took out the water coolers so bring plenty, especially as it gets hotter.

Flags must be left in and there are pool noodles at the bottom.

YOU MUST WEAR A FACEMASK around the clubhouse and common areas. The staff will call you out on the intercom if you take it off.

The range is closed and there are no holes in the practice greens.

Lastly, don't be an idiot and stand close to your partners. Even if you're related, people who drive by and see golfers too close to one another end up complaining to local news outlets and government officials. It's happened in other cities and states and caused courses to close.

Do all this and you'll have a great time. I expect conditions will be as good as ever if they don't allow golf carts on the grass for an extended period of time.

Thanks to the staff at Muny for doing all the right things.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WEEKDAY QUICKIE

Got in and out in 3.5 hours which is rare at this place. Always a classic - take it for what it is. A lot of tight lies, hard ground and some rocks around, but overall good shape for a muny. greens were in good shape but pretty slow

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where’s the grass?

Totally dried out. No grass in fsirway or rough. Greens were better. Course needs help.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in good condition, but this is the worst of all the Austin muni courses

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lion’s Municipal GC

For a last minute Sunday tee time booking I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course. The greens were a touch slow for my liking but they were in great shape. There were some rough patches in the fairways but nothing too bad. Overall a nice round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lion round

Course was in fair condition but allowing of groups of 6 golfers slowed down the round tremendously

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible Greens they were sandy/seeding the greens when i went.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course not up to par

Pace was great! No one on the course in front of us. Probably because the greens were in bad shape and some were heavily sanded. It would be nice to get better prices when the course is not up to the normal conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Central Texas "Silver" course.

The course is in great shape. This is an Austin Parks and Recreation course. Aka "Muni track". I am impressed by the city's commitment to the course. This was the case not so long ago. I hope UT will let them renew their lease. It would be a shame to lose this Austin "icon" for more downtown apartments, condos, or whatever. I have plans to play it more often after today. I was striping the ball on the back nine for a 43-year-old man, or any man for that matter. "Grip it and rip it." Tin Cup.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Too Slow

Unbearably Slow play....always.....every time I play here is slow.....today it was 5 your round. I'm done. Can't go back.....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
d184b637-9e39-516d-b298-c2dcbdea3c79
Commented on 09/16/2019

Definitely hit and miss. But we got out last Thursday at 11:30 and played in 3:30 with no one in front of us.

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Greens sanded, staff didn't tell us or offer discount NO WATER ON THE COURSE! DIE OF DEHYDRATION!

Greens had been recently sanded - we were not told at check in and no discount was offered for the round.

We had a 7:12am tee time and it was hot all morning. NO WATER WAS PUT OUT ON THE COURSE until 10am. This course only has Igloo Coolers for water and nobody. brought them out until we were on the 12th tee.

That is completely unacceptable to not offer players water on the course when it's 90 degree plus.

HUGE FAIL.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course in good shape, please cut the greens corn Sat mornings!

Nice morning round. Everything great except they didn’t cut the greens , so very rough and tagged, bumpy and broken cup lips from the last day - or two days?

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Austin Lions Municipal

Great day of golf! Beautiful old course, well maintained and groomed. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 130
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Course was good but could be better

Fairways and tee boxes were good. Greens were a little slow but they rolled true.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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