Omni Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills Course

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7125 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Barton Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7125 yards 75.4 143
Gold 72 6684 yards 73.6 140
Blue 72 6290 yards 71.9 137
White 72 5900 yards 70.1 134
White (W) 72 5900 yards 74.2 135
Red 72 5185 yards 70.4 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Looking sharp after renovation"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Omni Barton Creek is undergoing a huge transformation - I didn't quite grasp the the whole scope of it - and while the resort doesn't reopen until May 1st 2019, the Crenshaw and Foothills courses have been renovated.

The work on the Foothills was predominantly bunker work and some regrading but perhaps most importantly tree management. There are more open vistas and space around greens now which really helps turf quality. I noticed on Trip Advisor some golfers complaining about the edges of many greens and that was addressed in a big way with the tree management.

The Fazio design itself is a showy one with lots of elevated tees, scenic overlooks, greens beside rock outcroppings with waterfalls, and holes that dangle across ridgelines. It is a candidate for Top 100 lists and I can see why. Greens are a little smaller compared to Fazio designs that were built in the 90s and 2000s.

It's great they don't overseed either (except par-3 tee boxes) which makes conditions in the spring and fall presumably excellent. One bummer for purists: members can walk the Barton Creek courses but resort guests can't. Never quite understood clubs that institute this policy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"What a Bummer"


TXGolferTX's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is designed absolutely fantastic. The layout, the structure, course pathway, everything on that end is perfect. Long holes play down-wind, short holes play into the wind.

With that being said, the conditions were considerably lacking. Loads of dead spots on the green where it meets the collar. This course SHOULD be the best one on property, but the conditions just did not match the design here. Considering the budget to build this course, with the waterfalls, greens hanging off ledges, elevation changes, etc. you would think they would keep this course in great shape. All of the other courses on property were in superb condition so you cannot blame the weather for the lack of quality conditions at FF. Fazio did fantastic work here on the design, cannot underscore that enough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sand traps terrible"


Walter1506165's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Sand traps unplayable. Shouldn't charge these rates for the condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenery"


u000002951667's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course. The scenery was beautiful and the fairways and greens were in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Views"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The layout of this course is superb, from tee to green a great course!

The marshals are very present on the course and kept the slower groups moving.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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