The Hills Country Club at Lakeway offers 36 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed golf no matter how you look at it; the new Flintrock Falls course was designed by The Golden Bear with his son Jack Nicklaus II, but the original Hills course (designed by the elder Jack by himself) is more often considered to be the main attraction.
Although the tree-lined “Hills” and plentiful bunkering are more often the challenge faced during a round at Hills, Flintrock is not the only course with “falls." Probably the most-photographed hole at the Hills course is No. 7, an 185-yard par three where players tee off across the property’s central creek to a lengthy green. Nicklaus and the club were less than minimalist with the hole’s intent, however, as a cascade falls along the length of the vegetated stone wall that keeps the green up above the creek. One has to wonder if Tom Fazio borrowed the idea for his Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills) in the Austin area some 20 years later.