Escape to Sealy, Texas

A short drive to Austin County pays off with big time Golf.

We’re only 48 miles west of Houston.
Close enough to the hustle and bustle of everyday life to get to, yet far enough to get away from it all. Welcome to Sealy, Texas, where history, nature, adventure and, of course, golf comes together in one unforgettable experience, whether for the first time or over and over again.

Ideally located less than an hour from Houston and a mere two hours from San Antonio, the Sealy area features three celebrated golf courses, historic landmarks including the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, horse farms and a host of accommodation options that include quiet and elegant bed and breakfasts, ranches and affordable hotel choices. It’s the perfect place to unwind, relax and recharge the batteries, which nowadays is something we all need to be doing.  In Sealy, it’s about getting back to the basics and enjoying world-class golf opportunities in a beautiful setting.

The golf experience is led by the acclaimed Stephen F. Austin Golf Club, which is located in famed San Felipe, the historic colonial capital of Texas that led the way to the region’s independence from Mexico. Nestled between the Stephen F. Austin State Park and the beautiful Brazos River, the golf course is a true gem featuring tight, tree-lined fairways and quick, elevated greens. The course was voted by Golf Digest as one of the top places to play in 2008 and has been voted a “must play” course by the Houston Chronicle.

In addition to Stephen F. Austin Golf Club, the area is also home to two other popular courses, River Ridge and The Falls Resort and Golf Club. No longer considered a hidden gem but instead a premier golf club in the state of Texas, The Falls  is as close to a Hill Country golf club as you will find so close to Houston. Accentuated by rolling hills and towering pines, The Falls also features five sets of tees that makes it playable and enjoyable for the average golfer while true test of golf for the more accomplished player.

For its part, River Ridge offers the same challenge and beauty as its area partners. A 27-hole facility, River Ridge offers a lush parkland setting with no homes to intrude upon the golf experience. The layout, which has hosted several prestigious amateur and PGA events, features 35 acres of lakes and creeks that meander strategically throughout the layout, offering both scenery and challenge to the course.

While many come to Sealy for the challenging golf, they stick around or make time for the engaging nature of the region and its myriad of other activities. In addition to the aforementioned San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, Sealy is home to a historic downtown shopping district with cafes, coffee shops, antiques, memorabilia, art galleries, specialty stores, boutiques, museums and landmark buildings. The vicinity offers period homes, prestigious horse farms and vineyards that offer viewing by appointment, the Lonestar Motorsports Park, which is a hub for high-performance racing in Texas, and many natural wildlife attractions such as the peaceful Stephen F. Austin State Park. A not to be missed local pioneering restaurant known throughout the Great State of Texas is Tony’s Family Restaurant who has always served up true southern cuisine in Sealy since 1936.

With so much to see, do and experience in Sealy, the area offers a multitude of accommodation options with great hotels nd highlighted by some elegant bed and breakfast establishments. Among these are the Blisswood Bed – Breakfast and Spa, Cedars Cabins, OmaMacHaus and Texas Ranch Life unique bed and breakfasts that offer all the amenities of an extended – stay vacation hom.

For more information on accommodations or other things to do and see in Sealy, visit www.VisitSealy.com or call 877-558-7245.

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