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Barton Creek, Plum Creek, Twin Creek Golf Clubs and More in Austin!

Austin has a lot going for it when it comes to Boomers looking for a place to relocate. Located three hours from Houston and Dallas and an hour north of San Antonio, Austin is home to a number of first-rate golf communities, resorts, daily-fee facilities and private clubs.

The best-known golf complex is the Barton Creek Resort & Spa. The 72-hole facility boasts two Tom Fazio designs (ranked the top two resort courses in Texas by Golf week) and one each by native son Ben Crenshaw and the legendary Arnold Palmer. The resort spans 4,000 acres and comes complete with breathtaking Hill Country views. The hotel and resort offers 312 guest rooms and suites to go along with a luxurious spa, full-service fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, miniature golf course, fully supervised children program, four restaurants and award-winning conference/meeting facilities.Photo of Barton Creek Resort guest room for Boomer

Within Barton Creek are roughly 20 residential neighborhoods with homes ranging from roughly $600,000 on up. A fractional ownership option is the Owners Club at Barton Creek, which includes access to the above amenities plus a number of 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom Owners Club homes.

Plum Creek is a 2,200-acre mixed-use, master-planned community with a 7,100-yard course located in the town of Kyle, 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Incorporating the principles of New Urbanism, Plum Creek is designed for the people who live, work and play there. Commercial and residential amenities include shared parks, walking and biking trails. The Plum Creek commercial sections, which include the Uptown District, surround a proposed Austin-San Antonio commuter rail stop.

"Plum Creek was designed to appeal to Central Texans who desire the charm and personality of a walk-able, family-friendly old Austin neighborhood but are unable to afford the Austin housing market," said developer Terry Mitchell of Momark Development.

Photo of Twin Creeks GC for BoomerTwin Creeks is a 760-acre residential community in Cedar Park, just outside Austin. It features a 7,000-yard Fred Couples signature design with 100-year-old pecan and oak trees and 22 bridge crossings. First-phase homes range from $200,000 to $1 million. Homeowners have access to an 8,000-square-foot Family Activities Center, which offers two tennis courts, sports lounge, teen center, children center and water park featuring a junior Olympic-sized pool and zero-entry resort-style pool.

Located 45 minutes northwest of Austin along the shores of LBJ Lake is the Horseshoe Bay Resort. This 7,000-acre community includes threePhoto of Horseshoe Bay Apple Creek for Boomer championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a made-to-scale, 18-hole par-72 bermudagrass putting course, seven dining facilities, 16 adult tennis courts, three USTA-sponsored Andy Roddick Kids Tennis Courts and two fitness facilities, plus a private airport and jet center with a 6,000-foot runway and private charter jet service via Air Horseshoe.

Existing golf course homes run from $300,000 to $900,000 with lakefront residences ranging from $1 million to as much as $8 million. Course lots are available for $20,000 to $140,000, according to Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty agent Mike Gordon, who notes the area is particularly popular with Houston and Dallas residents looking to escape the summer heat and native West Texans seeking to return to their roots.

Photo of balcony at Horseshoe Bay overlooking lake for BoomerAdjacent to Horseshoe Bay Resort is the master-planned community of Skywater, which will feature a Jack Nicklaus course set to start construction later this summer. Plans are underway for 1,000 homes with a number of environmental friendly initiatives such as passive solar energy, the use of indigenous materials and rainwater harvesting systems. Lots list for $200,000 to $400,000, Gordon said.

Also near Horseshoe Bay is Escondido with its championship Tom Fazio layout (rated 2007 Best Course in Texas by The Dallas Morning News), party pavilion on Lake LBJ, state-of-the-art La Hacienda golf practice facility, clubhouse and spa. The 550-acre community offers Hill Country homes, villa and casita home sites as well as lakefront and lake-view homes.

Lest we forget, Austin is also the home of legendary golf teacher Harvey Penick who worked at Riverside and Hancock golf courses for many years and whose name is affixed to the GolfSmith Harvey Penick Academy and First Tee Program Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

 

Austin has a lot going for it when it comes to Boomers looking for a place to relocate: its moniker as the "Live Music Capital of the World;" the rolling Hill Country; the lakes, creeks and swimming holes for recreation; the culture, arts and laid-back attitude; year-round golf weather; business-friendly climate; and a reputation as one of the mAustin has a lot going for it when it comes to Boomers looking for a place to relocate. Located three hours from Houston and Dallas and an hour north of San Antonio, Austin is home to a number of first-rate golf communities, resorts, daily-fee facilities and private clubs.

The best-known golf complex is the Barton Creek Resort & Spa. The 72-hole facility boasts two Tom Fazio designs (ranked the top two resort courses in Texas by Golf week) and one each by native son Ben Crenshaw and the legendary Arnold Palmer. The resort spans 4,000 acres and comes complete with breathtaking Hill Country views. The hotel and resort offers 312 guest rooms and suites to go along with a luxurious spa, full-service fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, miniature golf course, fully supervised children program, four restaurants and award-winning conference/meeting facilities.Photo of Barton Creek Resort guest room for Boomer

Within Barton Creek are roughly 20 residential neighborhoods with homes ranging from roughly $600,000 on up. A fractional ownership option is the Owners Club at Barton Creek, which includes access to the above amenities plus a number of 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom Owners Club homes.

Plum Creek is a 2,200-acre mixed-use, master-planned community with a 7,100-yard course located in the town of Kyle, 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Incorporating the principles of New Urbanism, Plum Creek is designed for the people who live, work and play there. Commercial and residential amenities include shared parks, walking and biking trails. The Plum Creek commercial sections, which include the Uptown District, surround a proposed Austin-San Antonio commuter rail stop.

"Plum Creek was designed to appeal to Central Texans who desire the charm and personality of a walk-able, family-friendly old Austin neighborhood but are unable to afford the Austin housing market," said developer Terry Mitchell of Momark Development.

Photo of Twin Creeks GC for BoomerTwin Creeks is a 760-acre residential community in Cedar Park, just outside Austin. It features a 7,000-yard Fred Couples signature design with 100-year-old pecan and oak trees and 22 bridge crossings. First-phase homes range from $200,000 to $1 million. Homeowners have access to an 8,000-square-foot Family Activities Center, which offers two tennis courts, sports lounge, teen center, children center and water park featuring a junior Olympic-sized pool and zero-entry resort-style pool.

Located 45 minutes northwest of Austin along the shores of LBJ Lake is the Horseshoe Bay Resort. This 7,000-acre community includes threePhoto of Horseshoe Bay Apple Creek for Boomer championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a made-to-scale, 18-hole par-72 bermudagrass putting course, seven dining facilities, 16 adult tennis courts, three USTA-sponsored Andy Roddick Kids Tennis Courts and two fitness facilities, plus a private airport and jet center with a 6,000-foot runway and private charter jet service via Air Horseshoe.

Existing golf course homes run from $300,000 to $900,000 with lakefront residences ranging from $1 million to as much as $8 million. Course lots are available for $20,000 to $140,000, according to Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty agent Mike Gordon, who notes the area is particularly popular with Houston and Dallas residents looking to escape the summer heat and native West Texans seeking to return to their roots.

Photo of balcony at Horseshoe Bay overlooking lake for BoomerAdjacent to Horseshoe Bay Resort is the master-planned community of Skywater, which will feature a Jack Nicklaus course set to start construction later this summer. Plans are underway for 1,000 homes with a number of environmental friendly initiatives such as passive solar energy, the use of indigenous materials and rainwater harvesting systems. Lots list for $200,000 to $400,000, Gordon said.

Also near Horseshoe Bay is Escondido with its championship Tom Fazio layout (rated 2007 Best Course in Texas by The Dallas Morning News), party pavilion on Lake LBJ, state-of-the-art La Hacienda golf practice facility, clubhouse and spa. The 550-acre community offers Hill Country homes, villa and casita home sites as well as lakefront and lake-view homes.

Lest we forget, Austin is also the home of legendary golf teacher Harvey Penick who worked at Riverside and Hancock golf courses for many years and whose name is affixed to the GolfSmith Harvey Penick Academy and First Tee Program Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

ost educated populations in the land. You can also throw the quality of the golf on top of that pile of positives. In fact, Golf.com named the Lone Star State capital the top golf city in America in 2007.

Located three hours from Houston and Dallas and an hour north of San Antonio, Austin is home to a number of first-rate golf communities, resorts, daily-fee facilities and private clubs.

The best-known golf complex is the Barton Creek Resort & Spa. The 72-hole facility boasts two Tom Fazio designs (ranked the top two resort courses in Texas by Golf week) and one each by native son Ben Crenshaw and the legendary Arnold Palmer. The resort spans 4,000 acres and comes complete with breathtaking Hill Country views. The hotel and resort offers 312 guest rooms and suites to go along with a luxurious spa, full-service fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, miniature golf course, fully supervised children program, four restaurants and award-winning conference/meeting facilities.Photo of Barton Creek Resort guest room for Boomer

Within Barton Creek are roughly 20 residential neighborhoods with homes ranging from roughly $600,000 on up. A fractional ownership option is the Owners Club at Barton Creek, which includes access to the above amenities plus a number of 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom Owners Club homes.

Plum Creek is a 2,200-acre mixed-use, master-planned community with a 7,100-yard course located in the town of Kyle, 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Incorporating the principles of New Urbanism, Plum Creek is designed for the people who live, work and play there. Commercial and residential amenities include shared parks, walking and biking trails. The Plum Creek commercial sections, which include the Uptown District, surround a proposed Austin-San Antonio commuter rail stop.

"Plum Creek was designed to appeal to Central Texans who desire the charm and personality of a walk-able, family-friendly old Austin neighborhood but are unable to afford the Austin housing market," said developer Terry Mitchell of Momark Development.

Photo of Twin Creeks GC for BoomerTwin Creeks is a 760-acre residential community in Cedar Park, just outside Austin. It features a 7,000-yard Fred Couples signature design with 100-year-old pecan and oak trees and 22 bridge crossings. First-phase homes range from $200,000 to $1 million. Homeowners have access to an 8,000-square-foot Family Activities Center, which offers two tennis courts, sports lounge, teen center, children center and water park featuring a junior Olympic-sized pool and zero-entry resort-style pool.

Located 45 minutes northwest of Austin along the shores of LBJ Lake is the Horseshoe Bay Resort. This 7,000-acre community includes threePhoto of Horseshoe Bay Apple Creek for Boomer championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a made-to-scale, 18-hole par-72 bermudagrass putting course, seven dining facilities, 16 adult tennis courts, three USTA-sponsored Andy Roddick Kids Tennis Courts and two fitness facilities, plus a private airport and jet center with a 6,000-foot runway and private charter jet service via Air Horseshoe.

Existing golf course homes run from $300,000 to $900,000 with lakefront residences ranging from $1 million to as much as $8 million. Course lots are available for $20,000 to $140,000, according to Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty agent Mike Gordon, who notes the area is particularly popular with Houston and Dallas residents looking to escape the summer heat and native West Texans seeking to return to their roots.

Photo of balcony at Horseshoe Bay overlooking lake for BoomerAdjacent to Horseshoe Bay Resort is the master-planned community of Skywater, which will feature a Jack Nicklaus course set to start construction later this summer. Plans are underway for 1,000 homes with a number of environmental friendly initiatives such as passive solar energy, the use of indigenous materials and rainwater harvesting systems. Lots list for $200,000 to $400,000, Gordon said.

Also near Horseshoe Bay is Escondido with its championship Tom Fazio layout (rated 2007 Best Course in Texas by The Dallas Morning News), party pavilion on Lake LBJ, state-of-the-art La Hacienda golf practice facility, clubhouse and spa. The 550-acre community offers Hill Country homes, villa and casita home sites as well as lakefront and lake-view homes.

Lest we forget, Austin is also the home of legendary golf teacher Harvey Penick who worked at Riverside and Hancock golf courses for many years and whose name is affixed to the GolfSmith Harvey Penick Academy and First Tee Program Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

 

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