With a full tummy, my family and I drove to Open Air Resorts in Spicewood to spend the night in an Airstream. What a fun glamping and golfing weekend.

Built in 2019, Open Air Resorts is a fine RV resort. Campsites include RV and tent sites, Airstream and tiny homes for glamping. Plus, there are lots of amenities.

We stayed in one of Airstreams and really enjoyed it. Having been completely renovated and nicely appointed, the Airstream featured everything needed for a comfortable weekend. That included a comfy double bed, fully equipped kitchen including a wine cooler, bathroom and shower, dinette, living area with lots of big windows to let the outdoors in, and a deck overlooking a fishing pond with a fountain. Scenic and quiet!

Airstream Rental at Open Air Resorts

Glamping and Golfing Amenities and Nearby Attractions

Fishing Lake at Open Air Resorts

In addition to comfortable lodging, Open Air Resorts has lots of amenities, some of which include a pickleball court, sand volleyball court, swimming pool, ping pong, GaGa ball, fishing pond, and more. Everything you need for a fun glamping and golfing weekend.

Open Air Resorts is close to lots of fun things to see and do. Austin is 40 minutes away, Lake Travis is just around the corner, and there are a few good restaurants nearby. For good music, head to Poodie’s. There’s also a winery nearby, a distillery, and several other things to see and do.

LakeCliff Golf Course on Lake Travis

The next morning, we drove one minute east to play LakeCliff Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer-designed course with an excellent 18-hole tour leveraging the rolling Hill Country terrain. The course is scenic with views of Lake Travis; challenging thanks to lakes, ravines, and plenty of bunkers; and the conditions are excellent with smooth Bentgrass greens. New owners took over the course in 2020 and they changed it from private to semi-private. The owners are also committed to making LakeCliff one of the best Hill Country golf courses on the circuit.

Read our review of LakeCliff to learn why it made our list of the Best Golf Courses in Austin.

LakeCliff Country Club Golf Course

After golf, we had a good dinner at Lighthouse Restaurant overlooking Lake Travis. They have very friendly service, good food, and a great view of the lake from their deck.

Lighthouse Restaurant

After dinner, we headed down the road for a nightcap and music at Poodie’s Roadhouse. Poodie’s is known for booze, burgers, western swing, and a lively and friendly crowd. A four-piece band played country music as we ate. Until he died of a heart attack in 2009, Willie Nelson’s long-time stage manager Poodie Locke owned Poodie’s.

Poodie's roadhouse

Barton Creek Palmer Lakeside Golf Course

The next morning, we were up early to play a round of golf on Omni Barton Creek’s Palmer Lakeside Golf Course, which is just 3 minutes west of Open Air Resorts. The front nine are characterized by deep, brushy, and intimidating ravines that will come into play on holes 5 through 8. The back nine are also fantastic with lots of variety, fabulous scenery, excellent conditions, and plenty of challenges.

For the first 7 holes on the back nine, after we finished each hole we exclaimed, “Wow! That was another great hole!”

Palmer Lakeside

This course is private but available for play if you stay at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Read our review of Omni Barton Creek Palmer Lakeside to learn why we rated it a 9.4 out of 10.

All too soon, it was time to head home after another fun glamping and golf weekend.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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