Best Texas Golf Resorts

La Cantera's Palmer CourseTexas 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 play only
  • reasonable to pricey but well worth it

Best Texas Golf Resorts

Barton Creek


72 Holes

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

Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott

Horseshoe Bay

54 Holes

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.



18 Holes

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 Holes

La Torretta is closed in 2019 and will reopen in 2020 as Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe! Great resort on the lake with lots of amenities and a pretty good golf course - read our review of La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

White Bluff Resort

Lake Whitney

36 Holes

On Lake Whitney with very good accommodations, restaurant, pool, marina, and two quality courses. Review of White Bluff's Stay & Play.

Lakeway Resort and Spa

Lake Travis/Austin

36 Holes

Four unique and dramatic courses - Yaupon, Live Oak, Flintrock Falls and Falconhead. Read our Review of Lakeway Resort to learn more about this great resort.

Possum Kingdom Lake

18 Holes

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 Holes

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 & Spa to learn more why this is one of the best resorts in Texas.

San Antonio

27 Holes

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 Holes

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.

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:


More Texas Golf Resorts and Golf Stay & Play Lodging

South Shore Harbour

Clear Lake

18 Holes

A partnership 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 - to learn more, read our review of South Shore Harbour.

The Westin Stonebriar


18 Holes

Tom Fazio designed course with dramatic landforms, contoured greens, and masterful bunkering. Check our our review of the Westin Stonebriar and their golf course.

Hidden Springs Golf Course


18 Holes

The course, with elevations up to 200 feet, panoramic views, and water everywhere, is challenging and delightful

Four Seasons


18 Holes

Home to the EDS Byron Nelson championship PGA tour event and a fabulous resort - check our our review of the Four Season

South Padre Island Golf

Laguna Vista

18 Holes

A fun and challenging course that takes advantage of the South Padre Island terrain and views of Laguna Madre Bay and they have some great stay and play options - read our review of South Padre Island Golf Stay & Play offering.

Rancho Viejo

Rancho Viejo

18 Holes

"El Angel" & "El Diablo" are palm-lined with manicured fairways and tropical vegetation, undulating greens, and strategically-placed water and sand hazards and they have some great stay and play lodging

The Tribute

The Colony

18 Holes

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

Golf Digest's Top 2011 US Golf Resorts

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


Conde Nast Traveler Top US Golf Resorts
The Phoenician Scottsdale
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Laplaya Beach Resort
Four Seasons Resort Maui
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
South Carolina

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