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Best Texas Golf Resorts

Texas has some of the best golf resorts in the United States and here is our list of the best golf resorts in Texas. These great golf resorts are perfect for a fun stay and play weekend, an extended golfing vacation, or a fun family vacation that includes golf and much more.

Some of the criteria we use to qualify a resort for our Best Texas Golf Resorts List includes:

    • a variety of accommodations from luxury villas to standard hotel rooms to cottages and cabins
    • dining including fine cuisine or hot dogs at the snack bar
    • pampering - valet and room service and full body massages and spa treatments
    • great amenities - fitness centers, pools, lazy rivers, game rooms, bike trails, activities, and lots more
    • great golf courses including access to some courses that are private or resort stay only
    • reasonable to pricey but well worth it

Best Texas Golf Resorts

Texas Best Golf Resorts
Location
# Holes Comments on the Best Golf Resorts in Texas
Barton Creek
Austin
72 Challenging courses and unparalleled scenery. Barton Creek is consistently rated as one of the top resorts and best courses in Texas - read a review of Fazio Foothills
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Bastrop
18 Outstanding resort and spa with lots of amenities and 18 holes of very scenic, challenging and fun golf - read the
Tapatio Springs
Boerne
27 Great hill country resort with all the amenities plus 27 holes of very good golf with each nine being different from the others. Read our review of Tapatio Springs.
Doral Tesoro
Dallas/Ft. Worth
18 One hundred year old oak trees, winding creeks, and white limestone rock outcroppings make Doral Tesoro a fun course to play. Here is a review of the golf course.

Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott

Horseshoe Bay
54 Three fantastic championship courses with plenty of bunkers, water hazards, and granite outcroppings. To learn more about the Ram Rock course and the others, read our review.
Lajitas
18 Lajitas is a really unique resort with great accommodations, lots to see and do, good food, and a very good championship golf course - to learn more read our
La Torretta Lake Resort
Lake Conroe
18 Great resort on the lake with lots of amenities and a pretty good golf course - read our review of La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
Lake Texoma
18 Tanglewood sits on a bank overlooking beautiful Lake Texoma and offers a variety of accommodations, good food, pools, tennis, and 18 holes of golf. To learn more check out our review of Tanglewood.
White Bluff Resort
Lake Whitney
36 On Lake Whitney with very good accommodations, restaurant, pool, marina, and two quality courses. Review of White Bluff's Stay & Play.
Possum Kingdom Lake
18
Sitting on a bluff 200 feet above beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake, The Cliffs has one of the best courses in Texas, a spa, a variety of accommodations, restaurant, boat rentals, and more - read our Review of The Cliffs At Possum Kingdom
San Antonio
36 Outstanding resort with majestic views, good accommodations, excellent food, fantastic pools, tennis, and superb service plus two of the best courses in Texas. You need to stay and play here at least once! Read our review of La Cantera Resort to lean more why this is one of the best resorts in Texas.
San Antonio
27 You won't find a better mix of variety on the 27 holes of great golf at the Hyatt Hill Country. Read our review of the Oaks Course, Lakes Course, and Creeks Course and here's a link to our review of the Hyatt Hill Country Resort.
JW Marriott San Antonio
San Antonio
36 Fantastic resort with one of the best water park and lazy rivers plus two TPC courses that are outstanding - one of which is the most challenging course in Texas. Read our review of the JW Marriott.
The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands
36 A pretty good resort with interesting lodging and access to three very good courses - our review of The Woodlands Resort will tell you more

So what are you waiting for - life is short and you deserve a fun golfing vacation at one of the best resorts in Texas. Before you head out check out the following:

  • Golf Resort Reviews - read our reviews that were generated from our stay at some of the best resorts in Texas
  • Golfing Texas section of Texas Outside - here you'll find locator maps to quickly find a resort course near where you want to go or within your driving limit
  • Stay & Play Packages and Stay & Play Reviews - all of the resorts should be on here as well as a number of courses that offer stay & play packages but aren't what we would consider a resort
  • Out of State Golf Resort Reviews - if you need to slip across the Texas border for a vacation or business trip that includes golf, check this list of out of State golf resort reviews

More Texas Golf Resorts and Golf Stay & Play Lodging

Name Location # Holes Comments
Lakeway Resort and Spa Austin 36 Four unique and dramatic courses - Yaupon, Live Oak, Flintrock Falls and Falconhead
South Shore Harbour Clear Lake 18 A parntership with Canongate allows guests to play the Canongate at South Shore Harbor Course which is a Scottish link style course with a signature island green
Pine Dunes Golf Resort Frankston 18 This course meanders through east Texas piney woods and natural sand washes. A must play for golfers.
The Westin Stonebriar Frisco 18 Tom Fazio designed course with dramatic landforms, contoured greens, and masterful bunkering
Hidden Springs Golf Course Harper 18 The course, with elevations up to 200 feet, panoramic views, and water everywhere, is challenging and delightful
Four Seasons Irving 18 Home to the EDS Byron Nelson championship PGA tour event
South Padre Island Golf Laguna Vista 18 A fun and challenging course that takes advantage of the South Padre Island terrain and views of Laguna Madre Bay
Rancho Viejo Rancho Viejo 18 El Angel" & "El Diablo" are palm-lined with manicured fairways and tropical vegetation, undulating greens, and strategically-placed water and sand hazards
The Tribute The Colony 18 A true links course patterned after legendary courses in Scotland. Named #1 Dallas public golf course and one of Americas 100 greatest public courses by Golf Digest - read our review of the Tribute's Stay & Play which includes a review of the golf course
The Woodlands Resort The Woodlands 36 Thirty six holes at The Oaks and Panther Trail

2011 Top 10 US Golf Resorts According to Golf Digest

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Oregon
Pebble Beach Resort/Inn Spanish Bay
California
The American Club
Wisconsin
Sea Island Resorts
Georgia
The Greenbrier
West Virginia
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Hawaii
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Hawaii
One and Only Ocean Club/Atlantis
Bahamas
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Mexico
Sandy Lane
Barbados

2011 Top US Golf Resorts in Their Region According to Conde Nast Traveler

The Phoenician Scottsdale
Arizona
The Resort at Pelican Hill
California
Laplaya Beach Resort
Florida
Four Seasons Resort Maui
Hawaii
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Vermont
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Colorado
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
South Carolina