Horseshoe Bay Resort Golf Courses
SLICK ROCK GOLF COURSE - 6839 yards, par 72
Slick Rock was built in 1971 and spans approximately 170 acres, providing more than 33,700 feet of golf frontage property. With multiple tees on every hole, more than 71 sand traps and 12 water hazards, Slick Rock embodies the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. philosophy of “hard par, easy bogey.” The front nine is topographically routed through colorful outcroppings of Texas granite and a magnificent mixture of trees: native oak, persimmon, willow, chinese tallow and eldarica pine. The back nine is open and rolling with Crenshaw Bentgrass greens and 419 Bermuda tee boxes. Yardage markers are hollywood juniper clustered with purple sage. Extensive planting of bamboo and pampas grass adds color and texture to this unforgettable course. Slick Rock is home to Horseshoe Bay Resort’s awe-inspiring “Million Dollar Hole” (No. 14) featuring a winding cart path that takes golfers on a ride through a waterfall that spans more than 35 yards and dumps more than 8,000 gallons of water into Slick Rock creek each minute. With four sets of tees on every hole Championship, Regular, Ladies #1, and Ladies #2 this course plays differently each time. Topographically, the front nine is routed through the granite outcroppings and native trees. The back nine is open and rolling.
Slick Rock Grill, Serving casual cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Slick Rock Grill & Bar’s claim to fame is the legendary burger that was again recently lauded as “the best burger in the Austin area.”
RAM ROCK GOLF COURSE - 6946 yards, par 71
Ram Rock was constructed in 1981 and is infamously known as the “Challenger”. Narrow fairways and rolling Crenshaw Bentgrass greens are surrounded by 62 deep bunkers, ten water hazards and natural dry creeks on six holes. With its dramatic elevation changes, Ram Rock offers enough length and difficulty to challenge scratch players in any group and features an especially demanding island green par 3 hole (No. 4). The fairways and tee boxes are 419 Bermuda with native landscaping throughout, including juniper phitizer and natural rock outcroppings. Author, journalist and golf enthusiast Turk Pipkin writes, “If you want to put your game to the ultimate test of Texas golf, the breathtaking, backbreaking, eye-pleasing Ram Rock has all you could want and a little more.” Ram Rock received a 4½ star rating from Golf Digest and was named as one of the top 15 courses in the state by Golf Week.
APPLEROCK GOLF COURSE - 6999 yards, par 72
Apple Rock, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s third championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course, was completed in 1986 and received distinction as “Best New Resort Course” by Golf Digest. Widely known as one of the most scenic courses in the state, this spectacular course spans 147 acres of the rolling Texas Hill Country along the shores of Lake LBJ, and offers 46,540 feet of frontage for prime real estate development. The Apple Rock course is situated in high, rocky terrain, offering stunning views of the lake and the Tif-Eagle Bermuda elevated greens are surrounded by 56 sand traps. Tee boxes and fairways are 419 Bermuda. Offering a dramatic elevation change are back-to-back par 5 holes No. 10 and No. 11 taking golfers from one of the highest points at Cap Rock down to the shores of Lake LBJ in just a few strokes. Though not overly tight, this course still demands well-placed drives and accurate club selection.
SUMMIT ROCK GOLF COURSE - 7200 yards, par 72
The 7200 yard, par-72 course by Jack Nicklaus contains a lower, level playing area and an upper, more rugged terrain. Designed to highlight the natural landscape, the lower section, which includes holes 1, 2 and 13-18, is outlined by beautiful old oak trees, while the upper section, which includes holes 3-12, has incredible views of nearby Lake LBJ and the Hill Country. The course contains creeks, streams and a verity of terrains throughout to make it a unique golf experience.