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Palmer Lakeside

A course worthy to be called Palmer

Ideally perched on a secluded hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, just 25 miles west of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Palmer Lakeside is a hidden retreat that rewards guests with striking, panoramic lake views and twilight glimpses of whitetail deer.

  • Slopes & Ratings:
  • Gold 72.2/133
  • Blue 70.7/126
  • White 68.1/120
  • W White 73.6/140
  • Red 70/124

Lakeside’s award-winning championship golf course, designed by King of Golf Arnold Palmer, opened for play in 1986. Palmer’s course is fun for proficient players and quite manageable for novices-offering exceptional enjoyment for every class of golfer.

Prowess with the driver is a plus for a good round of golf, as Palmer’s course is a big-hitter’s delight. Professional golfers rate Palmer’s design among the “Top Ten Texas Courses” and consider Lakeside to have the best Champions Bermuda greens in the State. A cascading waterfall and native flora highlight Lakeside’s signature 11th hole, a magnificent par-three. Indeed, the Dallas Morning News ranks it among the “18 Most Beautiful in Texas”. The par-five 12th and par-four 13th holes are both doglegs left with sloping fairways that reward any player who can “turn the ball over and take it deep.”

Guests enjoy the quiet refuge of Lakeside’s clubhouse retreat that overlooks the golf course and affords a lake view that is nothing short of spectacular.

“We had driven for six hours and [reservations] had arranged for room service to arrive 10 minutes after we got to our room.”

Tom Morris