For business and fun golf, look to Austin's Horseshoe Bay Resort
Golf resorts attract business for all kinds of reasons, and one that shouldn’t be underestimated is the ability for them to handle retreats, events and meetings for businesses and associations. In fact, I just did a story on SanAntonioGolf.com about the best courses for business travelers in the Alamo City, which would fall under that same category.
A little farther north, though, Horseshoe Bay Resort was honored by a Texas magazine for its business friendly courses. In particular, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., was voted “Texas’ Top Course” by Texas Meetings + Events magazine’s summer issue. The award is given to golf courses and resorts that cater to all levels of golfers by striking a balance between meetings and fun. And Apple Rock is certainly a fun golf course.
“There are so many beautiful courses in Texas that offer wonderful features and amenities,” said Glenn Lee, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s director of golf. “It is an honor to accept an award that highlights Apple Rock as the top course in Texas.”
You’d be hard-pressed to find a prettier track than Horseshoe Bay’s Apple Rock Course. Located in the high, rocky terrain near Austin, Apple Rock spans 147 acres along the shores of Lake LBJ in the rolling Texas Hill Country. The resort is also home is home to two additional Robert Trent Jones Sr.- designed courses, Slick Rock and Ram Rock, as well as a made-to-scale, 18-hole, par 72 Bermuda-grass putting course, Whitewater. Ram Rock, by the way, is known as one of the most difficult golf courses in Texas, providing a great contrast to Apple Rock.
Another golf course, Summit Rock, the new highly anticipated Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, was set to open this fall. Unfortunately, though, it is reserved for members and not open for resort play.
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