Family-Friendly Resort with Three Championship Golf Courses
Horseshoe Bay Resort has been named one of the best golf resorts in the country by Golf magazine. There, three championship courses incorporate the lovely Texas Hill Country scenery; on the Slick Rock course's "Million Dollar Hole," for example, a winding cart path takes you through a 35-yard waterfall that empties into a dark-water creek. Though golf is a big draw, there's plenty more to do at the sprawling resort: you can take advantage of a full-service spa, waterfront dining venues, and family-friendly activities.
But if you want to play golf, you'll choose from three championship courses designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. Named 1 of the top 15 courses in Texas by Golfweek magazine, the Ram Rock course features 10 water hazards and deep bunkers. At the Applerock course, you can drive your cart across 147 lakeside acres that sprawl out from the water's edge up to the highest point of Cap Rock. The Whitewater putting course has a regulation 18-hole golf course trimmed with rose gardens and exotic-bird habitats.
The resort also boasts seven restaurants and bars ranging from formal fine-dining venues to casual poolside bars. If you choose to bring the kids along, there's a wide range of family-friendly activities, including rubber-ducky races, dive-in movies, and s'mores by the fire pit.
Highlights of Horseshoe Bay, Texas
- Texas Hill Country: The resort town of Horseshoe Bay is set in this region of rolling hills and valleys blanketed in bluebonnets.
- Lake Lyndon B. Johnson: a popular place to take out ski boats, waverunners, and paddleboards
- Marble Falls: This nearby town features natural springs and Lake Marble Falls. Head to Main Street for shopping, or check out the mammoth cliffs in Llano Basin.
- Climb the dome: This 640-acre pink-granite formation at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is worth a visit for its great hiking and rock-climbing opportunities.