One of the more iconic states in America, Texas is incredibly diverse from ranches and cowboys to big cities and big money, everything is bigger in Texas. Popular destinations are Houston, the Dallas/Fort Worth area, San Antonio and the capital, Austin. Dallas and Fort Worth are just a short drive away from each other and offer a nice combination of old and new, Dallas a modern metropolis and Fort Worth with their famous Stock Yards and rodeos. Austin is not only the capital of the state but also lays claim to being the live music capital of the world. Houston and San Antonio are the two largest cities in the state and offer tourist plenty of attractions, from the Riverwalk in San Antonio to the Space Center in Houston. The Lone Star State is known for its passion in sports; Friday Night Lights and The Dallas Cowboys exemplify that passion but don’t forget Texas’ love for golf. Home to 859 courses and 5 PGA Tour stops, Texas has plenty of memorable courses for any golfers.
Just outside of the city of Austin is an area referred to as the Hill Country and it offers some of the best golf courses in Texas and the country. The two Fazio designed courses at Omni Barton Creek Resorts and Spas, aptly named Fazio Foothills and Fazio Canyons, appeal to a wide variety of skill levels and offers 18 holes each of pure golfing pleasure. Tee off in the midst of dramatic cliff-lined fairways, waterfalls, natural limestone caves and superb TiffEagle Bermuda greens. As a guest, you have access to any of the resort’s four Barton Creek golf courses, as well as a golf pro shop and onsite professionals at the Barton Creek Golf Academy. Just minutes away from the Dallas metropolis is the city The Colony and the courses at The Tribute, home to The tribute Golf Links and Old American Golf Club. Located in the Hill Country just north of San Antonio is another great golfing destination, La Cantera, with two championship courses that add to The Alamo City’s reputation for being a golf hot spot. Both the Resort Course and The Palmer course offer breathtaking views and challenging golf for all skill levels. Lastly is the TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas in Irving, just outside of Dallas. Home to the AT&T Byron Nelson, a PGA TOUR event, the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas is an award-winning golf Resort. The 18-hole, par-70 course measuring 7,166 yards from the championship tees recently received a major redesign offering a new layout, designed to be challenging for professional golfers as well as inviting to recreational players.
Texas is one of the most unique states in America with an interesting history and culture. Enjoy the famous barbecue while you are there and two-step dance to country music, just don’t forget the world class golf offered by The Lone Star State.