Texas State Golf Course is owned by the University and is a nine hole course near downtown San Marcos. The course is perfectly flat and most of the holes are straight and side by side with some separation by trees. Water crosses three holes and can cause some problem, as can one of the five traps. The condition is as you would expect for a $20 course – not the best. Same for the greens which are flat and easy. But if you want to get out for a quick cheap round, this is the closest choice to San Marcos. This is also a good course to get the kids interested in playing – it's cheap, easy, and walkable.