• Course Type – Resort
  • Rating & Slope – 75.1/141
  • Fairway Grass – Bermuda
  • Water Hazards – Mild
  • Bunkers – Mild
  • Dress Code – Casual
  • 361 reviews of Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin

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Barton Creek Resort & Spa has “Five Star Golf in the Lone Star State.” Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside and Palmer Lakeside are 18-hole Austin golf courses that combine the genius of some of golf’s greatest legends with eye-catching scenery, ranging from the sublime to the spectacular. In addition, multiple sets of tees allow our Texas golf courses to cater to golfers of all abilities.

Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s signature golf course is an astonishingly beautiful design masterpiece by Tom Fazio. The architectural layout features dramatic cliff-lined fairways, natural limestone caves, waterfalls, and superb TiffEagle Bermuda greens, which gives golfers 18 holes of pure pleasure with no lack of challenge. This unforgettable golfing experience provides plenty of elevation change and visual impact.

Tom Fazio puts a premium on long, accurate drives down the Hybrid TIFSport Bermuda fairways.  The small, TiffEagle Bermuda greens with undulating aprons and grass bunkers make the Fazio Foothills course a shot-maker’s paradise. And the five different sets of tee boxes appeal to a wide variety of skill levels.

In 2004, The Foothills golf course was upgraded to continue challenging players and evolve with the changing game of golf. Representatives of course designer Tom Fazio was consulted on where to best add yardage and tees to improve play and continue to challenge players. Foothills received new fairway and tee grass and gained nearly 200 yards, making the total yardage on this par 72 course 7,125 yards. The result is a better-looking, better-playing grass that “greens-up” earlier in the season and stays green later into the fall, creating a more consistent and dense playing surface.

The Fazio Foothills course, established in 1986, ranks at the top of all experts’ lists. Golfweek Magazine rates the Foothills #4 among America’s 50 Best Resort Courses. The course is also named the Best Resort Course in Texas and has the distinction of consistently having several holes listed among the State’s Best or Most Beautiful Holes (holes #12, 4, 9, 16, 10, 18) recognized by the Dallas Morning News.


Golfers walking off the 17th green of the Fazio Foothills Course at Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas, USA.

Three springs meet at Barton Creek Resort forming a powerful synergy of balance and wellness. The opportunities are abundant at this all encompassing retreat – uncommon body and skin therapies, expert fitness instruction, guided stretching, meditation and fresh spa cuisine all while you are surrounded by our Hill Country oasis. Welcome to Three Springs, one of Austin’s premier spa escapes. No need to be a resort guest or club member to enjoy Three Springs Spa. Tranquility – a setting inspired by nature and exclusive to Barton Creek Resort This unique enclave creates the ideal atmosphere for you to unwind before your therapies in the spa. See the powerful impact of water as you enjoy the beauty of the natural limestone wall. Over the last 25 years, pure spring water has trickled over this surface, leaving calcium-rich deposits and creating a calming, cavernous escape.


Austin’s Premier Dining Experience Savor exceptional Texas cuisine at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Each of our Austin restaurants offers a wide variety of culinary delights, with something special on our breakfast, lunch or dinner menus for everyone to enjoy. Whether it’s a casual meal with the family or an upscale and romantic dinner for two, Barton Creek offers some of the best dining options in Austin, and all guaranteed to entice your palate.