Falconhead Golf Club

4.2547470588 4.3 stars from 5 (352)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7181 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 15201 Falconhead Blvd, Austin, Texas 78738, Travis County
  • (512) 402-1558
  • (512) 402-1549
  • www.falconheadaustin.com
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Chris Gray (2003)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, at restricted times
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Traditional golf attire. Collared shirts required, cutoff shorts not allowed.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7181 yards 75.0 134
Gold 72 6701 yards 72.9 130
Blue 72 6295 yards 70.9 128
White 72 5887 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 5887 yards 75.0 140
Red (W) 72 5170 yards 70.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 352 Reviews
5 stars:
152
4 stars:
135
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

312 out of 349 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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u000006648734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2019
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Reviewed on

The course was in incredible shape. Well maintained.


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



dniko21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"WHERE HAVE ALL THE MARSHALS GONE?"


KIWISFLY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another LENGTHY round @Falconhead. 5+hours!, This is what's killing the game. Competent marshals appear to be extinct. We had a novice golfer ahead of us playing from the gold tee so we constantly had to wait at the tee-box for him to clear out before we could hit.

So much for the USGA promotion of 'playing it forward' to enhance EVERYBODY'S Enjoyment of the game!

To be fair to the course, it was in superb condition and when it blows there it is a tough challenge..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't Play on Sunday"


rogerdstotts's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely no sense of urgency regarding speed of play. The round took 5 and a half hours for a twosome! While the brief rain shower slowed things a bit, the marshals only laughed when we asked if the group in front of us could be sped up. Nice course, but waiting 15 minutes between shots is ridiculous. Won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bachelor Party Perfection"


TMap's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a s a group, in town for a bachelor party. The staff was very helpful over the phone before we booked, exceptional upon arrival and after the round. The golf course was in great shape, perfectly raked bunkers, pristine fairways and fast, true greens. The layout is exciting, fair and challenging. Even the beverage cart was managed expertly. She came around often and was careful not to interfere or distract us. I can’t recall playing at a course where professionalism was so obvious in all facets; service, maintenance and performance. Loved this course and our experience. Thank you Falconhead Golf Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens with spin"


Gyeric's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Course in great shape.

Over 4.5 hours though. I'm guessing there were members causing the delay.

The course seems to play longer than the yardage..."blue" seems short on the card but plays like a blue.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Find on our first visit to Austin"


u655306227's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Came with a group (12 guys) of average to above average players. First visit to Austin. We showed up with little time to spare before tee time. Starter was friendly and accommodating. This course was very scenic, had a wide variety of challenging holes. Greens were in perfect shape. Cart attendant was friendly although did not come around too often which could have been a point of improvement. The homes on the course are beautiful although do not come into play much which is a plus. Course is very playable in terms of having a wide range of abilities. Overall our group felt lucky to find this place and would definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never Going Back!"


nathandrew89's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

So, the course definitely had potential. The layout what interesting and challenging, but also forgiving to beginners. the greens were okay, and the fairways had minimal crabgrass. Carts were probably fancy at one time, but minimal maintenance lead to ours struggling on hills.

The reason we refuse, and the reason we will urge others to go elsewhere, was the staff. The kitchen/ bar staff was friendly enough, but our encounter with a marshal/ greens keeper/ whatever entitled position he held, was ABSURD. I so dearly wish I could have remembered his name so this review would be personalized.

Our first hole of 18, left enough of a bitter taste for me to go out of my way to create an account here to write a review.

So most courses in Kansas/ Missouri, allow you to bring your own beverages to a course. We brought 4 beers (one for each player), unaware of the legality in Texas. We understand we were in the wrong, and the lesson has been learned. HOWEVER the method of enforcing this rule was outrageously inappropriate. Not only did he come screaming at us while in the middle of our puts, he made a point to single out my roomate's girlfriend with RACIAL SLURS (who also happens to be a minority). The way he worded his reprimanding, set the tone for the whole day. She felt targeted and demoralized to the point of tears. THERE IS A WAY TO HANDLE THE SITUATION PROFESSIONALLY AND COURTEOUSLY, AND HE FAILED TO DO SO ENTIRELY. These are the kind of employees that make or break a business.

After this gross misuse of authority, you won't find any of us or our peers remotely close to this golf course. I hope they restructure their staff to a more professional setting, because the course has so much potential. COMPLETE WASTE OF $40.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u563425989's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good experience today"


rickgra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
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Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition today. The rain has helped.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Trac, worth the extra $"


efair10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finally treated myself to a course other than an Austin muni, was worth the extra cost. Find a fair priced round on GN and you won’t be disappointed. Fairways were pristine and greens rolled a true 9-10. 2 of the greens had a few rough patches but compared to some other courses in the area there was no comparison. Only negative is that practice facility didn’t open till 10:30 on tuesdays.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Hill Country Fun"


Cowboy14's avatar
Oklahoma Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played here after my 35 year High School reunion. Needless to say we were a little hung over. But we had a ton of fun playing this course. The people in the pro shop and food area were great as was the starter and even some of the local members. Hilly and bit long from the tips. The ladys tees are very long. My wife hits driver about 185-200 yards and most of the greens weren't even close to reachable for her. Great scenery everywhere and good greens. The signature par 3 with rock overhang is really cool. 188 yards and pretty scary with water right and short. We would definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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




ssleater's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a last minute open tee time at 11:50 today and pace of play was good. Ended up starting on my own but joined a couple around hole 11. The husband works there so he provided great course advise. First time playing here so that was well appreciated. Would play again if I’m ever back in the area.


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


"Course was fun and challenging"


u000007420646's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff kept the pace of play steady. Conditions were great and layout challenging. Would do it again when I visit the area.


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



u0000020357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout... challenging but fair"


Michael4918424's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very happy to have found this course, having just moved here from Northern California, and getting to play some iconic Monterey courses.

It was a spectacular layout winding through some beautiful scenery, even though it is built in a housing community, you never feel crowded by the homes. Excellent blend of challenges if you choose to take them on or some sensible play to wider areas if needed. Greens were overall in very good shape rolled very true, held chip shots consistently.

I really look forward to playing this course many more times!

It is challenging with its length and green structures for low handicappers, or very playable from multiple tee choices for average players.

Choose the appropriate tees and you’ll enjoy the day!

Nice clubhouse and practice facility!

A must play when in the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Disappointing Greens"


John4869729's avatar
Texas Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Great layout with elevation changes tee to green. Greens are tough to read with slope/undulations. Stay in the fairways or bring lots of balls. I love the course but only play 2-3 times per year based on cost. You can play it cheap in the afternoons, but I prefer mornings where it’s not as hot and pace of play is not an issue. The greens roll true but are the slowest of any Austin course I’ve played this year (at least 8 courses) and disappointing as 6-7 greens had damage, either disease or vandalism. I’ll be back but will probably wait a month or two.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course. poorly run"


snakeage713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
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Reviewed on

great course. the starters and team are awful. 6 hour round. have fun!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
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: Good


I recommend this course



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