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Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort in Texas is a premium golfing destination located near the state’s capital, Austin, in the Texas Hill Country area. Comprising three award-winning golf courses, as well as an exclusive members-only course designed by Jack Nicklaus, Horseshoe Bay provides plenty of opportunities for improving your game.

When you’re off the course, the resort offers a rejuvenating waterfront spa, world-class restaurants, and luxurious rooms designed to deliver a first-class stay. 

When it’s time to tee off, choose from one of the three championship courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Slick Rock is home to the “Million Dollar Hole” and a 35-foot waterfall, making it one of the state’s most iconic courses.

Ram Rock is often labeled as the most difficult horseshoe Bay golf course and has hosted the Texas State Open. For a scenic course, Apple Rock overlooks Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and combines dramatic water play with several elevation changes. Play Horseshoe Bay as part of our Texas Hill Country Tour.

Golf Courses at Horseshoe Bay

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Slick Rock

Although water is a factor on 12 of the holes, this resort course is regarded as being the most accommodating and playable for those with higher handicaps.

The 361-yard, par-4 14th hole, sometimes known as the “Million Dollar Hole,” is the course’s flagship hole and one of Texas’ most famous due to its 35-yard, rock-walled waterfall.

Shaun Micheel, the 2003 PGA Championship winner, and other PGA Tour pros like Jason Kokrak, Wes Short Jr., J.J. Henry, and others have participated in the course’s silly-season ‘Shootouts.’

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Ram Rock

Ram Rock, which opened in 1981, has consistently been the most difficult of the three resort courses and has played host to the Texas State Open, numerous USGA qualifying competitions, and other prestigious competitions. It was listed as one of the “Top 15 Courses in the State” by Golfweek.

Ten holes have water in some aspects, including the famous par-3 fourth hole, which is 191 yards long and has an island green. The course had playability improvements and reopened in May 2018.

It still necessitates highly accomplished players to map their course because of the numerous “moats” filled with water and the rocky ravines they must cross. The ceremonial drive was made by 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed to cap the celebration of the course’s reopening.

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Apple Rock

Apple Rock, which opened in 1985, was recognised by Golf Digest as the “Best New Resort Course in America” and undoubtedly features some of Texas’ most beautiful golf. At Horseshoe Bay, Robert Trent Jones Sr. used the highest land contours to create the stunning 7th and 10th holes.

After bunkers were rebuilt, tee boxes were leveled, the irrigation system was enhanced, and stone retaining walls were built to surround water hazards to improve aesthetic qualities. Apple Rock was the last of three club courses to reopen in late July.

Take a trip this Winter to Horseshoe Bay and receive a complimentary room upgrade. Available on reservations between December 1st, 2023, and February 29th, 2024.

Horseshoe Bay – 3 Night Package

2 rounds of golf, 3 nights accommodation
Golf at Apple Rock & Slick Rock
Sightseeing and restaurant recommendations

Price from $730 per person
Based on 2 golfers sharing a double/twin room
Off peak season (Nov – Dec)
All taxes and fees included

Price excludes flights, airport transfers and caddies
All rates are subject to change without prior notice and vary according to seasonality and hotel or golf course availability.
Travel insurance is always recommended.

Amenities at Horseshoe Bay Resort

Beautiful Texas Hill Country landscapes and gorgeous lake vistas are just the beginning at Horseshoe Bay Resort. The upmarket resort outside of Austin blends comfortable lodgings with distinctive activities and outdoor excursions, fantastic food, and cutting-edge services.

You and your family can experience fun and adventure right here on the beaches of Lake LBJ, with everything from sunset cruises to soothing pools and fitness centers, to retail, exotic animal programs, and the thrilling kids club.

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Three award-winning golf courses
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Exhilarating lake activities
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Clay tennis courts
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Sunset cruises on the stunning Lake LBJ
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Luxury spa and pool facilities

Nearby attractions to Horseshoe Bay

There are a number of fantastic attractions a stone’s throw away from Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort. As well as the endless amounts of fun you can have at Lake LBJ, why not take in some of Texas’ natural beauty at one of the many national parks or nature preserves? Enchanted Rock State Park offers fascinating pink granite rock formations and an impressive 11 miles of hiking trails. After exploring, the local area boasts an abundance of vineyards where you can sip on award-winning wines whilst taking in awe-inspiring views.

How to get to Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a short drive from both Austin and San Antonio airports, taking just over an hour. You can also travel from Dallas and Houston, where the drive will take you approximately four hours to this beautiful lakeside resort.

Premier Golf can recommend personalized golf packages based on exactly what you want, so you can relax as soon as you arrive at this beautiful resort.

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Horseshoe Bay FAQs

Horseshoe Bay has three courses: Slick Rock, Apple Rock, and Ram Rock.

The price for golfing varies every year and with changes in seasons and time of the day. Get our Horseshoe Bay package for a comprehensive stay-and-play experience.

Horseshoe Bay Golf is open to the public, but you will need a prior booking to get a tee time. 

You do not have to worry about this with Premier Golf’s Texas golf packages, as we will book tee times on your behalf.

Yes, you can rent carts on Horseshoe Bay.

You can book via our Horseshoe Bay package, which gives you access to all the courses and accommodation.

The best course may be subjective for different players, but at Horseshoe Bay, Apple Rock is the most highly regarded, featuring rolling greens and rumpled fairways framed by the dunes and bunkers. Summit Rock may be ranked higher, but it is only open to members or guests of the resort.

All our golf packages have green fees for added peace of mind.