Barton Creek Country Club

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

460

377

153

410

611

388

442

494

175

3510

418

415

270

477

170

527

420

203

546

3446

6956

Hndcp

7

11

15

3

5

9

1

13

17

6

12

18

4

16

10

2

14

8

Par

4

4

3

4

5

4

4

5

3

36

4

4

4

4

3

5

4

3

5

36

72

Barton Creek: Set in the rolling hill country of central Texas near Austin, this Tom Fazio design is a course of unusual beauty and interesting challenge. Short by tour standards at 6,513 yards, this par-72 layout is deceptively alluring to the big driver. Several holes offer birdie and eagle opportunities, but flirting with hazards can be dangerous. There are several deep gullies along the creek where getting back up the slope through bushes and trees can add strokes to the scorecard in a hurry. A misplay into the wild and woolly rough of cactus, thorny thickets and small oaks can bring disaster. The 270 yard 12th is unusually short for a par-4. A well placed drive can roll close to the hole for eagle, but a slight misplay right, left or long risks double-bogey. The water and deep ravines of Barton Creek intrude along the fairways and protect several greens. Many a ball finds its way into the Creek on the par-5, 5th and par-4, 16th where the greens lie just beyond the water. The 546 yard finishing par-5 is a fitting climax to the round. After a downhill drive, the player must choose to play safe up a steep rise to the left or attempt to fly the low lying oaks that climb up the ravine of Barton Creek to the large green perched high above. Either shot is uphill and requires judicious club selection and courageous fortitude if going for the green. Annually recognized as one of the top ranking courses in the Lone Star State, Barton Creek is also famous for hosting the Legends of Golf Tournament which was the first Seniors PGA event on the circuit.


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