Hills of Lakeway (Hills) - Texas - USA

The Hills of Lakeway Country Club,
26 Club Estates Parkway,
Austin,
Texas TX 78738,
USA


  • +1 512 261-7200

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.

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Description: The Hills course at The Hills Country Club is one of two 18-hole Nicklaus courses to be found at the 72-hole Lakeway facility. The Golden Bear is credited with the solo design of the Hills layout whilst the newer Flintrock Falls was a co-design with his son Jack Nicklaus II. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
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Jon Williams

Course renovated in 2021 & currently cart path only. Nice facilities, practice area with attentive & friendly staff. Course is top tier option, of 4 courses at same club. Good condition but a few small wet/muddy spots. Signature par 3 over waterfalls has a wow effect! Rest of course nothing special imo. If can read greens, can score well

March 05, 2022
6 / 10
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