Lions Municipal Golf Course
Good urban muny
This classic old municipal course was in its best shape in my experience with the ample Fall rains. It still shows fray around the edges, but perhaps inevitable given the likelihood of its demise at lease expiration.
The greens are muny slow after a rain and take some adjustment. But roll accurately enough to reward a good read.
It can be demanding for a senior, but with the proper mix of white and blue tees can be a challenging course. We played all white tees and would likely adjust next time. Two of the holes on the back nine (12 and 16) are as testing as any in Austin.
Time of play was good, just under 4 hours.
November 3, 2014
Excellent, Enjoyable Course
This course is a fun place to golf. There are enough obstacles to make the course interesting, but not overly difficult. The greens were well maintained and quite fast. The fairways were well maintained as well.
I booked as a single, and they automatically paired me up with another couple which made it more enjoyable for me. We completed 18 holes in 4 hours.
October 31, 2014
Great value. Fairways and greens in great condition. Firm greens. Would go again fasho.
October 31, 2014
FIRST TIME TO PLAY THIS COURSE. THE GREENS WERE VERY SLOW BUT THE OVERALL OF THE COURSE MADE UP FOR IT. THIS A MUST PLAY COURSE. PLAY IT NOW WHILE ITS STILL HERE TO PLAY.
September 24, 2014
Get it while u can
This course will be closed in two years so play it while u can. It is usually the slowest track in the area do to it also getting the most amount of play. It is a challaging course and the greens are normally in good shape. Good price and covenant location if u live in the downtown Austin area.
September 16, 2014
The course is in very good shape this summer, hopefully we get more rain to keep it this way.
If you have never played this course; you need to before it is gone!
August 18, 2014
Played as a single. Got there ahead of my tee time and got paired with some great retirees. Love the pro shop guys.
August 15, 2014
City of Austin...SAVE THIS COURSE!!
i have played most muny courses in and around Austin, but this one is a real jewel! Reminds me of the parkland courses I grew up playing in Houston and east Texas. Short doesn't mean easy.....the greens have lots of contour that goes unnoticed if you don't play here frequently.. The routing is easy to follow and this course is walker friendly. Pro shop stafff was great and very helpful. Golfers in Austin need to mount a serious effort to stave off the demise of this course in 2019 (condos? seriously?)
This course needs to be saved! In the meantime, I'll be back.
August 11, 2014