Crenshaw Cliffside Golf Course

designed by Ben Crenshaw
Price: more than $100
Walker-friendly | GPS

Crenshaw Cliffside at Barton Creek offers up the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country and is the focus of course architects, Ben Crenshaw and partner Bill Coore.  Rolling Hills, natural plateaus, soft contours and native vegetation are harmoniously woven into a playable championship layout that provides a variety of interesting holes to delight members and visitors alike.

As an ardent student of golf's history, Crenshaw offers a rare taste of a traditional layout in his design.  The course features broad, rolling fairways; widely-varied green sized and is a fitting tribute to the way the game was once played.  The large, undulating putting surfaces five golfers their biggest challenge.  While the average golfer will attempt to use the natural slopes to aid an approach shot, the low handicap player faces the challenge of positioning the ball at the most advantageous point for an approach putt.

As part of the environmentally-sensitive considerations, durable grasses were utilized.  Bermuda 419 is used on the fairways and Champions Bermuda for the greens.  These drought and heat tolerant native grasses lessen the need for man’s intervention.  The 18th hole is an exciting climax which plays slightly uphill.  Approach shots must cross a running creek to land on a low-lying green, which is seemingly etched into the hillside.  The Crenshaw Cliffside course is both forgiving for the novice and challenging for the seasoned golfer.

Want to play 36 per day?
Match this course up with Fazio Foothills or Fazio Canyons.

Yards Slope Rating
6553 /124 / 71.00
6046 /119 / 69.00
4850 /110 / 67.20
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Crenshaw Cliffside Golf Club