The Golf Club At Star Ranch
Broke a hundred for the first time!
Very nice course, alot of bunkers and water hazards. Nice greens.
April 25, 2015
Love the course - very unhelpful pro shop with tee time behind large scramble tourney
Our tee time was right behind a large scramble tournament that was doing a shotgun start. As we were checking in we asked if we could step on it and try to get in front of them (the three of us play at a 3 hour 18 hole pace) or even stick us out on some random hole ahead of them so we would not have a 6 hour round. The guy at the desk was not willing to acoomodate the request in any way shape or form...instead saying, "they'll play fast..." to which I replied, "have you ever actually played golf or do you just work here?". So, we asked for forgiveness instead of permission and played the first hole and then got to the 2nd hole where we saw a foursome waiting on the tee and 2 foursomes on the fairway and another on the green. We skipped the cart path and headed to 11 where the course was WIDE OPEN. We finished 18 and then spun around and headed to #2 where we got hung up before...once again WIDE OPEN. We finished our round in 3:15, no thanks to the very unhelpful attendant.
April 21, 2015
The course was beautiful and I had a fantastic round. The greens and the sand traps were in great condition and I sampled many of the traps. The new mower they used on the greens made them fast and the breaks hold true. A challenging course but still fun for all levels of golfers.
April 16, 2015
Fun Morrish design with all-inclusive touch
There are a lot of semi-private, residential golf clubs on the outskirts of Austin like Avery Ranch, Teravista & River Place. Star Ranch stacks right up with them thanks to a pleasant piece of rural land, not quite plowed over with housing to the extent of some other more-developed golf course communities, to go with a fun, playable Jay Morrish design and some nice all-inclusive trimmings to lure golfers their direction.
Star Ranch is definitely on the easier side for lower handicappers, and the middle-back tees are just a 120 slope. There are some challenging shots however, and in typical Morrish fashion, a couple short par 4s and risk-reward par 5s to make things interesting.
The facility is really good, including a large driving range and multiple short game greens. Tee times here normally include breakfast, range balls and lunch (I was particularly satisfied with the lunch buffet, which included such Texas staples as brisket, smoked sausage, fried okra and more). Also included are space-available, free replays, but don't bank on it. This joint can get busy on weekends, which can bring pace to an five hour-plus slog, which was the case for our Saturday morning round despite teeing off before 9 a.m.
April 11, 2015
Very enjoyable round of golf! I and my brother-in-law were paired up with 2 very nice young guys. We had a great time.
March 31, 2015
Course in good shape. Nice layout, excellent practice facility.
March 30, 2015
Early Spring Golf
Nice course, played in early spring with fairways not in yet and greens recently aerated. Was a fun round of golf!
March 17, 2015
If you like the beach, you will enjoy Star Ranch. Sand everywhere. Like the layout and the short Par 4s. Lots of development (house construction) in the middle of course messes with ambience. Great practice facility.
February 11, 2015