University of Texas Golf Club Review
The University of Texas Golf Club is a very exclusive and upscale golf club with an outstanding 18 hole golf course, tennis center, club house, pool, and more. This Bechtol Russel design is limited to 475 members and it's home to the University of Texas golf team.
Each of the nines at the University of Texas Golf Club is a little different, for example:
Each of the nines at The University of Texas Golf Club will throw a little bit of everything at you. You’ll encounter some great risk reward shots, lots of elevation changes that will require you to club up or down, a couple intimidating forced carries, several holes that require good course management, a few that have tough approach shots, and some tight fairways most of which are rolling, contoured, and sloping. There are 5 sets of tee boxes with yardages ranging from 5102 to 7412 and if you pick the right set of tee boxes, play strategically, and can keep the ball out of the bunkers, you’ll have a great round.
When we played in early August the fairways and rough were in excellent condition. All of the fairways are rolling and you’ll have some uphill and downhill shots as well as uneven lies. Most of the fairways are a tad tight but a few are waiting for you to bring out the big dog and let-er-rip. Miss the fairways and the rough can be tough – when we played it was cut a little thick. Miss the rough and you’re most likely lost in the trees and brush.
The greens at the University of Texas Golf Club are a wide variety of shapes and sizes and most would be considered on the small side, which puts a premium on your approach shots. The slope and undulation is very manageable and the ball seems to run very true. When we played they had just been aerated so it was hard to tell what speed they would normally run – my guess would be around a 9 to 10. They were in very good condition with no damaged areas.
The bunkers at the University of Texas Golf Club range in size from small pot bunkers to some huge multi-fingered monsters. Most are fairly steep and deep and can be very challenging. When we played the sand was very firm – similar to what it would be like after a rain or if they hadn’t been raked in awhile.
Initiation Fees: $25,001 to $40,000
Monthly Dues: $401 to $600
The pro shop is well stocked, the clubhouse is upscale with a great restaurant and bar, service is ok, and the practice facilites are good
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.