Best Golf Communities in Texas
The expansive Lone Star State is known for many things, and golf has always been near the very top of that list. With a climate that perfectly lends itself to hitting the links all year long, there’s a lot to love about Texas golf communities—from courses nestled in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country to quarry holes to historic clubhouses.
For active adults, retirees, or just straight up golf lovers looking for permanent or vacation living rooted in the Texas country club lifestyle, here’s your guide to a few of the best golf communities in Texas.
Located in Georgetown, TX, Berry Creek Country Club ranks among the top Texas Hill Country golf communities. Situated on 1,100 acres in the foothills, it’s named for the creek that passes through the community’s 18-hole golf course designed by noted architect and Georgetown resident, Carl Doering. The clubhouse overlooks the course’s 8th and 9th quarry holes surrounded by lakes and fountains. Inside you’ll find a fitness center, formal dining room, ballroom, pro shop, and men’s and women’s locker rooms complete with whirlpool baths and private card rooms.
Firmly entrenched in the culture of the Texas Hill Country, Boot Ranch is a master-planned community located five miles north of the historic town of Fredericksburg. Fourteen-time PGA tour winner Hal Sutton designed the 18-hole Audubon certified golf course and practice facility. The family-centered lifestyle is complemented by a members-only clubhouse and village complex, 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, trap & skeet range, and all-season outdoor recreation. A multi-generational club membership extends to five generations of family, allowing parents, grandparents, kids, and grandkids to fully partake in the Texas country club facilities.
Just 15 minutes north of Austin in historic Georgetown, Cimarron Hills features a sprawling Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Winding through 1,000 acres of some of the best homes for sale in Texas, you’ll be treated to pristine views of the fairways, mature live oaks, and the San Gabriel River. The Tuscan-influenced clubhouse offers a well-equipped fitness center, full-service spa, and fine dining at its Osage Trace Grille. The outdoor swimming pool provides a refreshing place for residents to swim laps or relax in the heart of this sunny Texas Hill Country golf course community.
Golfweek Magazine has honored Eagle's Bluff three times with its award of "Residential Course of Distinction" and the Dallas Morning News has ranked Eagle's Bluff in the Top 70 Courses in Texas. The Carlton Gipson-designed golf course is framed by century old trees and rolling terrain, all naturally blended with East Texas azaleas to create a canopied backdrop along the shores of Lake Palestine. Glimpses of the lake and homes that line the streets of Eagle's Bluff can be seen from many vantage points throughout the par 71 golf course. Residents of this Texas country club are treated to a French Country designed clubhouse with players’ lounge, full-service golf pro shop, and more.
Kissing Tree is a distinctly Texan 55+ community in the charming town of San Marcos. Named one of the best places to retire for four years in a row by Forbes, this dynamic Texas golf community is conveniently located between San Antonio and Austin. Kissing Tree’s 20-acre amenity campus, The Mix, features a semi-private 18-hole golf course, eight pickleball courts, six bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, golf driving range, short game practice area, putting greens, hiking and biking trails, and much more. Every home at Kissing Tree is built to match its unique homesite, making the most of its Hill Country location and view.