Three Central Texas private golf courses among the best in the state


A new set of Golfweek rankings invites Texas golfers to debate which courses are among the best private courses in the state.

And while the best course, Whispering Pines near Huntsville, held on to the top of the list, a number of others fought for position.


For example, the Austin Golf Club in Spicewood – which has close ties to local legend Ben Crenshaw and often sees the two-time Masters champion spend his afternoons there – has moved closer to the beautiful Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg (which used to be the cover of the recent Golfweek magazine).

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Central Texas courses Spanish Oaks and the Tom Fazio-designed Escondido also cracked the top 15, but new Fazio offering Driftwood has yet to make the list, though it’s likely to crack it in the years to come. come.