Course Review: Falconhead

Falconhead Golf Club is a 7,300-yard, par-72 PGA TOUR Signature Series Course set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country near the Village of Bee Cave. Falconhead Golf Club is a golf experience that may be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels, includin the top players in the world. The character of the golf course reflects the surrounding natural beauty and subtly blends and complements the Texas Hill Country. By utilizing the existing natural topography, carefully saving trees, capturing picturesque views and providing a variety of shotmaking opportunities, Falconhead is a unique golf experience unlike any in the Austin area. The minimalist design of the course is evident in the subtle design of the putting greens. Don’t be fooled, however. This is a Hill Country course, and the “valley effect” is ever present. With specially selected Tifeagle putting surfaces, green speed and firmness must constantly be factored into play.

A round of golf at Falconhead is well balanced. The mixture and sequence of holes allow players a fair and honest start, intensify in the middle portion of the course and provide a breather just at the right time. Players will find an equal number of shots setting up for fades, draws and straight shots. The variety in length of holes coupled with the dramatic elevation changes and views provides the player with a fair and enjoyable golf experience. The design of Falconhead takes into account many subtle details to add challenge and enjoyment to the play; such as four par-3s playing four different directions; simplistic and deceptive greens, five sets of tees for players to choose from and the minimalist design, which maintained and enhanced the character of the existing site.
The ultimate goal of Falconhead is to provide a course that challenges the best players and is enjoyable for the average player while emphasizing the sublime beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Come experience Falconhead today.Course Statistics

18 Holes

Par: 72

Yards: 7,302-5,202

Rating: 75.0-129

Fairway Grass: Tifsport

Putting Greens: Tifeagle

Designer: Chris Gray, Director of Design PGA TOUR

The club features a full service clubhouse, grass practice facility and a putting green and short game practice area. Reservations may be made four days in advance.



Accolades

Selected “Best Public Golf Course in Austin” by Avid Golfer Magazine and San Antonio Express News. Selected as “one of the best new courses in Texas” by the Dallas Morning News.



For more information contact Garry Rippy at

tel: 512.402.1558, fax: 512.402.1549

Web site: www.FalconheadAustin.com

 

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