North at Onion Creek Club

3.6795941176 3.7 stars from 5 (113)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6530 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.2
  • 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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men are required to wear collared shirts, tucked in.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6530 yards 71.2 130
Demaret 70 6241 yards 69.1 126
Middle 70 5953 yards 68.2 122
Middle (W) 70 5953 yards 74.5 123
Connolly 70 5488 yards 66.2 115
Connolly (W) 70 5488 yards 72.1 119
Forward 70 4856 yards 63.8 110
Forward (W) 70 4856 yards 67.1 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 113 Reviews
5 stars:
38
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

96 out of 111 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers seniors locals   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Lost glory"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff at this semi private course resents the fact that they must allow the public to play the course to continue operations. A great classic layout that has fallen into disrepair for really unknown reasons. It’s time to invest some money into keeping this classic course functioning. At best, it’s just another AUSTIN municipal course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Staff. Terrible Conditions."


markmclean1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m usually very complimentary. The greens were horrendous. Truly terrible. Slow groups ahead but were real nice and let us play through. Also our cart ran out of batteries on 16. Staff was great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2019

What was wrong with the greens? Am supposed to play there next week.


"Waiting for spring/summer to play again"


GordonATX's avatar
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Austin Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2019
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Not a lot has changed since I last reviewed this course 5-1/2 years ago.

The course has 27 total holes so different nines can be played as directed by the clubhouse. On this occasion, we played the Original To North configuration. For those of us who rarely play here, it was a little different to end our round yet be sitting there amongst more holes. We essentially had to backtrack a little down a cart path or two in order to get back to the clubhouse.

The driving range holds about 20 players and is certainly long enough to test your driver. Balls are in little golf bag buckets and they have cleaning stands with water and towels. I certainly appreciate these little touches at courses. There are 2-3 putting and/or chipping greens -- enough space for everyone to warm up, practice, etc.

The tee boxes were all in decent shape; they'd definitely seen some action recently. Playing on a Wednesday, I kind of expected them to be moved to better ground after a typical high activity weekend. I really wish courses in general would move the tee boxes around more often so that we're more likely standing on good/solid grass when teeing off.

Fairways were in fine shape -- nothing outstanding, nothing to complain about. The first cut was also in similar condition. I'd say it's moderate when it comes to scrambling and bailout room for those golfers who are not consistently hitting the fairways.

I found three (3) bunkers on this outing. The first was quite standard with decent sand. The second was compact and hard; there was no getting under the ball. The third was very soft but also very wet.

Greens are medium to large size and held the balls well. They were average pace if not even a touch on the slow side this week. I did notice a number of them had been painted and/or fertilized (mostly around the edges). Perhaps that's simply indicative of this time of year and growth stage. I could speak on it more if only I were more knowledgeable.

I do believe they've added some additional water coolers since my last visit. There's plenty on the course to keep us hydrated during the warmer months. They also had a beverage cart running during our round and we passed her three (3) times.

Outside of the holes, parts of this course have a little extra land that's simply extra space. That happens sometimes when courses are part of a master plan where the developers have a lot with which to work. The downside is that it creates more areas for the landscape crews to handle. And when it's just extra land, courses rarely do much more than keep it mowed (if and when). So, it generally fills up with less desirable grasses, weeds, etc. And when it's not regularly maintained, it can hurt the overall look and feel for a course. And when I'm playing a semi-private club that has a membership base, I just tend to expect a little more attention to such details. Just an observation. Also, I noticed a few trees along the creek holes that may be dead. Spring hasn't yet sprung so we'll just have to wait and see. Floods in recent years may be a factor along with age. I just hope they take any dead ones out ASAP so as to give the area a better/kept look. It might be time to plant some new ones here and there as well; have to plan for the long-term and future decades.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u955687873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OC"


RickGentry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Holes were not numbered.

Grass to short or not any grass on greens and fairways.

Not enough water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Golf guy"


DavidButtross's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pine forest is our home course in Bastrop it was a nice change to check out the course that onion creek the greens are in amazing shape and is very scenic having most of the course along onion Creek I miss the elevation changes at Pine Forest in Bastrop which I love to play if you get a chance head out there I had a wonderful experience at onion Creek and I got a lot of great ideas from the course so we can add additions to our course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Sanded Greens and Rude Pro Shop Lady"


Brandon6018069's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Generally, I like this course, but they had just sanded the greens that morning, and they didn’t make mention of that before I showed up. Not cool. They were terrible.

I also played with a member who thought he was funny, but was just an A.H. with his incessant degrading remarks about his partner’s play, and mine at times. Maybe it had something to do with the flask he kept hitting at 11am.

Also, I may join this club someday (as my wife and son grow interest in playing as well), so I WANT to like this club, but I get a very pretentious vibe from the pro shop half of the time I’m there. The guy was great, but the woman in there was curt at best. They need to step it up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"I felt appreciated."


u838151358's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think this place is a gem. I felt welcome in a place I am not a member. Even the other golfers were plesent. I had to leave early as my daughter got ill and needed me. Brett Garret is a class act, he is the assistant golf pro and he made all the difference. I will be back sooner than later, looking for a home and membership in Onion Creek someday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Private course but open to public by using the app"


Barney9832994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs better signage through the course and hard to find the clubhouse. No map on the tee card and they have a strict NO denim policy.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Must Play"


Buddy3691202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In the Austin area, so played a round at Onion Creek. While fairways in TX are dormant this time of year, course played well. Greens rolled true, bunkers were perfect and pace was great (3.5h).Played w couple of members that made me feel right at home. Staff was very accommodating. Can't wait to go back in late spring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mad6231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dkilm's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

I'm flying in from Manhattan, KS to play on Friday, is the course green or is everything dormant?


"Great Course!"


u1145051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice greens and layout. I played the original course. Hit them straight and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth It! Great Course"


Brandon6018069's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic layout. Former Senior PGA tour course. The course isn't in top-notch quality, but it's still totally worth $75 or less to play. I can usually get on for about $45 in the afternoon, and it's a no-brainer compared to Grey Rock or Plum Creek. It's an older course, so it has lots of mature trees that adds to the character. FYI I typically spend about $50 to play, scratch golfer, and play once per week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and Tight"


BBPMFL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great course with alot of history. Not long, maybe not even 6500 from the tips. Compensates my being super tight. My personal record for OB shots off the tee. Greens were fairly nice- fast downgrain very slow against. I'd play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




andy23566's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ctneidhart's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Onion Creek"


busterf18's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the tips - relatively short course, but still very challenging, reminiscent of something like Winged Foot. The course is in tremendous shape. This was my second time playing the track, and I'd play it again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u141844741's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Bring extra balls."


IggyfromAZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Private course except for Golf Now tee times. Started At 4pm Sat. Done in less than 3.5 hours as a single. Awesome layout. Hit from one up from tips and shot my handicap. Will be be here after the forecasted thunderstorms.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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