Country-club membership isn’t required to tee off at any of the four highly touted courses at Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Only 10 minutes from downtown Austin amid 4,000 acres of rolling Hill Country landscape, the quartet of courses were carved out by golf legends Ben Crenshaw, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Fazio. Diverse enough to satisfy both novice and expert golfers, Barton Creek can even offer a treat for the non-player: ride along in the cart simply for the vista. Need a lesson? Improve your swing at the Barton Creek Golf School, ranked as one of the county’s best.

8212 Barton Club Dr.