Golf in Texas

Up to 48% Off a Driving-Range Package with Meal

Northeast San Antonio

$29 $15

Golf club pairs a lighted driving range with an inviting grill replete with patio seating and regular live music

Half Off Golf Lessons at Olympia Golf Tech

Dallas

$100 $50

Instructors use swing analysis technology and a shot distance monitor to help golfers improve their swing; rental clubs included

Up to 57% Off Golf Lessons at Gabe McGrew Golf

Northwest Austin

$150 $65

Veteran instructor and certified Master Club Builder teaches proper golf swing mechanics to improve the skills of golfers ages 11 and up

Up to 55% Off a Golf Package or Range Balls

Lubbock

$64 $29

Play through regulation par 36 front nine and then tackle executive back nine; lighted outdoor driving range

Up to 51% Off at The Golf Club at McKinney

The Golf Club at McKinney

$180 $89

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Rolling pastureland sets the scene for course with dense clusters of forests, intersecting streams, and fast, hard-to-read greens

Up to 57% Off at Maxwell Municipal Golf Course

South Treadaway Area

$35 $20

The creative course has a large lake and a stream snaking throughout; there's a driving range with a chipping area and snacks at the turn

58% Off an 18-Hole Round of Golf

Denton

$59 $25

Players double down on a 9-hole course with bermuda-grass greens and undulating terrain for an 18-hole, 6,086-yard round

49% Off Professional Golf Clinics

Multiple Locations

$275 $139

Award-winning instructor helps golfers hone their skills, ranging from basic swing mechanics to detailed nuances of course management

Up to 58% Off at Texas National Golf Course

Texas National

$90 $45

Course architect Jack Miller drew inspiration from Augusta National to sculpt 6,806 yd. layout that hosts the Texas Golf Hall of Fame

56% Off Golf Lessons at DFW Golf

Cooper's Golf Park

$90 $40

Golf instructor Clinton Rokusek imparts techniques to help golfers improve all facets of the game in one-hour lessons

Up to 62% Off 10-Round Golf Card

Woodbridge Golf Club

$199 $89

Enjoy 10 18-hole rounds, 10 buckets of range balls, and pro-shop discounts at Woodbridge Golf Club

Up to 72% Off Golf Instruction at Lundberg Golf

Farmers Branch

$90 $25

PGA-certified golf instructor Andrew L. Lundberg helps golfers improve their game with lessons or swing analysis

Up to 50% Off Round at Cedar Creek Golf Course

Beavers Bend State Park

$80 $40

Elevation changes, densely lined fairways, and an intersecting creek characterize 6,582-yard course

Up to 59% Off at The Hideout Golf Club

Brownwood

$115 $55

Designed by Bill Johnston, this 6,981-yard course wraps wide fairways around scenic ravines and water hazards

Up to 71% Off Golf-Tour Membership

Garden Ridge

$229 $109

Membership in golf tour allows registration in 20 weeks of events; round of golf with long-drive professional Brad Peterson helps hone skill

52% Off Junior Golf Academy at Wood & Olson Golf Performance

Pecan Grove

$225 $109

Teaching duo breaks down student's skills and helps develop dependable swings with game lessons and fitness training over eight sessions

Up to 50% Off Golf and Burgers at Cross Timbers Golf Course

Springtown-Reno

$84.78 $42

Numerous changes in elevation and Champion bermuda greens beckon golfers to a course built in 1995 by architect Jeffrey Brauer

Up to 76% Off at Tomball Golf

Tomball

$249.99 $59

Indoor golf practice studio helps clubbers hone their swings with lessons, video swing analysis, and a virtual driving range

Up to 63% Off Private Golf Lessons

Northeast San Antonio

$120 $49

14-year veteran and four-time world-champion instructor fuses custom instruction with video-swing analysis to help students develop swings

50% Off Kids' Golf Clinics

Butler Pitch n Putt

$20 $10

The clinics are available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; kids improve their swing and gain valuable on-course experience

Up to 55% Off a Golf Clinic

Shady Oaks Golf Club

$330 $159

5:1 student-teacher ratio; instructors review posture, stance, putting, chipping, and swing techniques

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With the sound of fast-approaching engines roaring in your ear, you jam your foot down even harder on the gas pedal and narrow your eyes at the upcoming left-hand turn, determined not to let up even for an instant. If you do, there’s a good chance that your new view will consist of your competition gloating triumphantly while they zip past you on the track. You may only be driving a GT-5 Sodikart, and not a tricked-out racecar, but you absolutely refuse to let any of the other adult or—gulp—junior drivers beat you.

Track 21 lets speed-demons careen around one of three indoor go-kart tracks at speeds of up to 40 mph as they try to edge past other karts, competing with fellow birthday partiers or coworkers to reach the finish line before it decides to become a finish wall. In case competition gets too fierce, the karts are surrounded by heavy nylon bumpers and rubber blocks designed to absorb impact from all sides.

Friendly rivalries continue on foot inside Area 21, a two-story laser-tag battleground beset with fog, obstacles, and space-age scenery. Sharpshooters zap each other's targets in pursuit of a grander mission, such as capturing the opposing base or stealing the enemy's supply of light, before matches end and scores are tallied on a stats sheet. Glowing decor also illuminates a jungle-themed nine-hole mini-golf course, where gorilla and lion statues bask in the black lights. Track 21’s arcade demands timing and button-smashing dexterity from gamers, and a track-side casino sets up rounds of blackjack, poker, and craps.

4815 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US

Most courses have one signature hole. SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas has two—one for both nines—and both provide a window into the landscape-savvy brains of Randy Heckenkemper and PGA Tour pros Willie Wood and Scott Verplank, the trio responsible for this 6,922-yard, par 72 course design. At the par-five sixth hole, a 20-acre lake hugs the left side of a 556-yard dog-leg left, making any attempt to shorten the hole by cutting the corner a daring proposition. The inventive use of water hazards—a recurring feature throughout the course—returns on the par-four 15th hole, where two stone-lined creeks cross in front of the green, demanding a strategic approach shot or an amphibious golf cart. Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens characterize the rest of the 18-hole layout, which offers four tees to appeal to golfers of all abilities.

The Club also offers a driving range that serves as the grassy classroom for The Academy at SilverHorn Golf Club, where Director of Instruction Rob Myers and a staff of PGA pros and apprentices offer lessons. Lessons cover everything from putting form to swing mechanics to learning specialty shots, such as drawing the ball off the tee or chipping it discreetly into your rival’s beverage.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,922 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 73.4 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

1100 W Bitters Rd.
San Antonio,
TX
US

The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.

14999 Preston Rd
Dallas,
TX
US

Three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret states, “I simply followed the natural features of the land” to explain the genesis of his brainchild, the Onion Creek Club. Here 18 holes of championship golf—designed by course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore—sprawl alongside tennis courts and a clubhouse with a fitness center and junior-Olympic-size swimming pool. The par-70 course’s claim to fame is having hosted the inaugural Senior PGA event in 1978, four years after the greens’ bermuda grass first whimpered under cleated feet. Its signature third hole invites golfers to play aggressively with their drivers in order to vault orbs onto a landing strip guarded by trees and a creek, or to grip their irons and aim for a narrow green that has notoriously uncommunicative air-traffic controllers.

In addition to the course and its accompanying driving range with 30 hitting stations, Onion Creek Club invites racket-wielders to take advantage of lighted hard and clay tennis courts. The clubhouse’s fitness center challenges muscles with Cybex strength machines, and its junior-Olympic-size pool allows 9 irons to slip into their bikinis and go for a splash.

2510 Onion Creek Pkwy
Austin,
TX
US

After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his resumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.

Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.

At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena for rising PGA star Jason Day, who placed 3rd at the 2013 Masters.

8940 Creek Run Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

The professionals at Honors Golf Academy take into account the fact that players gravitate to the greens for different reasons, and so they cater to both the casual swinger and the scratch golfer during private and group lessons. Drawing on more than a decade of experience with teaching golf, the academy’s certified instructor—who has a handicap of zero himself—employs video analysis to break down the elements of students’ swings. Lessons can focus on anything from driving form to putting endgame, and take place in the academy’s enclosed hitting area or out on the fairways, where students tackle a nine-hole course under the guidance of their mentor. Honors Golf Academy also pairs clients with custom Acer and Power Play clubs, ensuring that each new acquisition is the right fit.

5633 Navarie Place
El Paso,
TX
US

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