Located 20 minutes south of downtown Austin, Grey Rock Golf Club, with all its twists, turns and beauty, is considered one of the capital city's best public plays. Formerly known as Circle C Golf Club, this golf and tennis facility opened in 1992. The course, which was designed by Jay Morrish, has four sets of tees, playing from 5,215 yards to 6,909 yard. It's a mostly flat, wide open layout with generous fairways lined by live oak trees. There's water on a few holes, bunkers on most of them, and greens with plenty of undulation and character. While the front nine is fairly straightforward, the back nine holes are mostly doglegs. In fact, the 11th is a double dogleg par 5 that plays 512 yards from the tips. The 14th is also a par 5, and is almost 600 yards. The last three holes all have water that comes into play, including the par-3 17th, which plays around 200 yards from the back tees. As mentioned before, Grey Rock, which is semi-private, also has a tennis club, which is nestled between golf fairways. There are also excellent golf practice facilities that include the "Open Range," which allows golfers to practice into the evening with TrackMan feedback and even simulate playing other courses. There's also a golf academy for lessons, practice putting green and short-game area. The golf shop at Grey Rock's beautiful two-story clubhouse is well-stocked with the latest in accessories, apparel and equipment. And the Grey Rock Grill and the Biergarten are the places to be after a round, offering great food and beverages in a relaxed atmosphere.