Golf fans around the world know Charles Coody as the 1971 Masters Champion, but around Abilene, they also know him as the designer and operator of Diamondback Golf Club. A public facility designed to be enjoyed by players of all levels, the 220 acres of rolling hills around Lytle Creek have been described as nearly pro-level by the likes of Dale Douglas, Gil Morgan, and Tom Purtzer. In addition to the par 71, nearly 7,000-yard course, the club is home to 12 acres of practice facilities including a teeing area, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and a 2,500-square-foot pitching green with sand bunkers.
Maxwell Municipal Golf Course's 18-hole layout provides a challenge for players of all ability levels. A lake threatens approach shots on several holes, and a steam snakes along and across fairways, forcing players to choose clubs wisely. The course plays at 6,129 yards from the back tees and 5,031 from the forward tees; be sure to hit the driving range and chipping area before your round to warm up. Grab a soda and a candy bar at the turn for a burst of energy going into the back nine.
Shady Oaks Recreation Association is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
Parking is easily accessible.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Shady Oaks Recreation Association.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Shady Oaks Recreation Association and treat yourself to an American classic.
Golf the afternoon away at Abilene Country Club in Abilene.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this course.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this course just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.