The Golf Club At Star Ranch
good condition, great value
Greens were a little bumpy from aeration but the course was in good condition overall. Had a great time and will be out there as soon as possible.
August 20, 2014
Well maintained. fairly wide fairways with some holes bringing water into play. Seems if you don't go right with your shots should be in fairways on most holes. Greens are generally protected with bunkers.
August 18, 2014
Great Conditions! Aerated Greens!
Course is great as always. From tee to green the fairways are smooth and true. Rough is a little thick, but I like it that way. They were in the process of aerating the greens. They were sandy and bumpy at times, but surprisingly still quick. I'd give it a couple weeks and the course is going to be in pristine shape.
August 15, 2014
Star Ranch is one of the better courses in the area, in my opinion. The fairways and greens are always in very nice shape. The course is very playable in that shots a bit off target are usually playable. Star Ranch has a very good practice area as well.
August 5, 2014
A little steep
The greens need some work, they are diseased on some holes. The fairways were very nice but the rough was ridiculous... US Open-like I might add so you better stay straight or else. I find the price for 18 holes to be a bit steep actually, I'd like to see the club adjust their green fees to the low 60's.
August 4, 2014
great resort style course
Great course for the golfer looking for a fairly straightforward test. The only way you can make this course difficult is if you (as 99% of golfers do) play from tee's that are not suitable for your handicap. I would recommend this course put a handicap rating board on display (like Shadow Glen) so people will play the appropriate tee's. From what I have seen on this course, that is the number one (and only) problem. Golfers playing from the blues who can't hit a t shot 250 yards.... ANywho, this course is simple, unless the wind blows. Then you can deal with some tough times. Great condition always and wide open fairways. Great corporate outing setting as well. SIde note, as far as public courses go, this place has the best driving range facilities in all of Austin. REAL GREENS to hit into. not some flat pasture with a flag sticking out of the ground. For that matter, their membership for the range is a tremendous value if you live close by. If I lived closer, I would be a much better golfer. Staff is slightly aloof and the usual pompous attitude that you find in almost every pro shop. Cart staff is friendly as to be expected. Great value for anyone who is looking for a great relaxing course. HOWEVER, if you play this course on the weekend, be prepared for two things. Your round will take 5 hours. This is primarily due to the players playing the wrong tee's.
August 1, 2014
Great course and practice facilty
Star Ranch is a great course I play often. Conditions were good and they have complete (traps and chipping area) practice area.
My only complaint was the pace-of-play. The twosome in front of me (one good player) was way to slow and unconcerned that they were. The not-so-good player would wait for the green to clear because he just might hit the shot-of-a-lifetime following his 100 yard drive. The foursome in front of them seemed slow too.
July 29, 2014
Losing some of their greens but had a great time
First the good, It's a fun course that is not hard at all, which is a good thing if you're just looking for a casual round. the prices are usually great (especially with breakfast and lunch included for morning rounds).
Unfortunately, having played Star Ranch more than any other course in the area I must be a bit spoiled by its usual condition. However, they appear to be losing some greens, not just in spots but entire greens with dead spots throughout. It appears from other reviews they just sanded and aerated a few weeks ago, so maybe it's just a temporary issue while they recover, but this didn't look temporary. Their greenskeeper left in the last year, so that may be part of the problem as well. I'll be back out there again, but probably not for a couple months with the hope the greens make a comeback.
July 23, 2014