Austin City Limits
The famed Austin City Limits music festival kicked off this week, which means music lovers from across the country have journeyed to Austin, Texas, to enjoy performances from some of the biggest names in music. Though the festival is the main event, the real star of the weekend is the city of Austin. There’s something for everyone in Austin – the outdoorsman, the historian, the foodie, the culture enthusiast, and of course, the golfer. Check out our list of must-see spots, and must-play courses in Austin.
PLACES TO SEE
Baylor Street Art Wall (11th & Baylor Street)
This one-of-a-kind stretch of graffiti is truly unique to Austin. Enjoy the creative artworks of the city’s residents as you stroll down Baylor Street — it is also known for its incredible view of downtown.
Texas State Capitol Building (201 E. 14th St.)
A true testament to 19th century public architecture, the Texas State Capitol building sits at one of the highest points in Austin. Take a history lesson on foot with a free tour of the Capitol, offered every day of the week.
Austin Eats offers three different options for food tours—the South Congress Walking Tour, the Best of Austin Food Truck Bus Tour, and the East Austin Electric Bicycle Food Tour. Each tour is as indulgent as the last, with offerings from the tastiest local eateries.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (1800 N Congress Ave.)
Just a few blocks from the State Capitol, this kid-friendly museum tells the story of Texas, equipped with cowboys and Indians, ranchers, oil barons, and Buffalo soldiers.
This premier golf entertainment experience is the perfect night out with the guys, or gals. Its state-of-the-art golf technology breeds fun, friendly competition, while the on-site food and beverages keeps you fueled for play.
PLACES TO PLAY
Named the “Best Public Golf Course in Central Texas” by Golf Digest, Forest Creek is less than thirty minutes from downtown Austin. Complete with manicured fairways, pristine greens, and an abundance of burgeoning foliage, Forest Creek is fun for golfers of all levels.
Named for the Tonkawa Indians who once inhabited the area, Wolfdancer Golf Club provides golfers with an outdoor experience true to Austin, with native grasses, trees, wildflowers, and wildlife.
Just outside of busy Austin, Falconhead Golf Club is located in the famous Hill Country of Texas. Designed by the experts from the PGA Tour Design Center, the course fits perfectly into Austin’s natural terrain.
Rated 4.75 stars by GolfNow golfers, Vaaler Creek is located between Austin and San Antonio. Vaaler Creek features well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features to provide a challenging yet relaxing round.
Featured image of Austin City Limits courtesy of Rap Advocate.