The University of Texas Golf Club is a very exclusive and upscale golf club with an outstanding 18 hole golf course, tennis center, club house, pool, and more. This BechtolRussel design is limited to 475 members and it's home to the University of Texas golf team.
Each of the nines at the University of Texas Golf Club is a little different, for example:
The front nine is a par 35 and as such is around 200 yards shorter from each of the tee boxes, has a long fun 605 yard par 5 and two great par 3s
The back nine is a more interesting layout with some really fun holes, a scenic view of Lake Austin, and it seems harder than then the front
Each of the nines at The University of Texas Golf Club will throw a little bit of everything at you. You’ll encounter some great risk reward shots, lots of elevation changes that will require you to club up or down, a couple intimidating forced carries, several holes that require good course management, a few that have tough approach shots, and some tight fairways most of which are rolling, contoured, and sloping. There are 5 sets of tee boxes with yardages ranging from 5102 to 7412 and if you pick the right set of tee boxes, play strategically, and can keep the ball out of the bunkers, you’ll have a great round.
When we played in early August the fairways and rough were in excellent condition. All of the fairways are rolling and you’ll have some uphill and downhill shots as well as uneven lies. Most of the fairways are a tad tight but a few are waiting for you to bring out the big dog and let-er-rip. Miss the fairways and the rough can be tough – when we played it was cut a little thick. Miss the rough and you’re most likely lost in the trees and brush.
The greens at the University of Texas Golf Club are a wide variety of shapes and sizes and most would be considered on the small side, which puts a premium on your approach shots. The slope and undulation is very manageable and the ball seems to run very true. When we played they had just been aerated so it was hard to tell what speed they would normally run – my guess would be around a 9 to 10. They were in very good condition with no damaged areas.
The bunkers at the University of Texas Golf Club range in size from small pot bunkers to some huge multi-fingered monsters. Most are fairly steep and deep and can be very challenging. When we played the sand was very firm – similar to what it would be like after a rain or if they hadn’t been raked in awhile.