Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort Overview
Horseshoe Bay Resort located on the edge of the beautiful Lake Lyndon B. Johnson's (Lake LBJ) shore is ideal for a Texas golf vacation. With three fantastic golf courses, 385 luxurious suites and villas with tranquil lake views, and a range of leisure and dining facilities, it’s a great choice for your next golf trip.
The courses are all designed by Robert Trent Jones and encapsulate the heart of Texas' rolling Hill Country. Ram Rock, Slick Rock, and Apple Rock courses stretch across the natural landscape. Native dry creeks, elevation changes, and the rocky Texas terrain all play their part.
Golf Courses at Horseshoe Bay Resort
There are three outstanding championship courses onsite at Horseshoe Bay Resort.
The Ram Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort offers a challenging Par 72 layout. The course includes 62 deep bunkers and ten water hazards, making it a true test of your golfing ability. Utilizing the native landscape and natural dry creeks, the Robert Trent Jones design showcases narrow fairways and swift elevation changes, living up to the designer’s philosophy of “hard par, easy bogey”.
Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay is a scenic Hill Country course. Opening in 1985, Apple Rock presents beautiful Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. This par 72 Robert Trent Jones-designed course utilizes some of the highest, most spectacular land, starting in the natural rocky terrain and ending on the beautiful shoreline of Lake LBJ, making it one of the state’s most breath-taking courses.
Built-in 1971, the par 72 Slick Rock Golf Course at the Horseshoe Bay Resort spans across 170 acres of land in one of Austin’s most scenic locations. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones and with a renovation in 2016, the course has 71 sand traps and 12 water hazards, creating a classic Robert Trent Jones design of “hard par, easy bogey.” However, with a large range of tee boxes, players of all abilities can enjoy this stunning Austin course.
Accommodation at Horseshoe Bay Resort
With a wide range of 385 luxuriously furnished rooms, suites, and villas available, guests can enjoy contemporary design and modern amenities. Most rooms include ceiling to floor windows which highlight the stunning views of the LBJ Lake, and the Colorado River. Guests can choose from the Tower rooms in the main hotel, to a private home or villa rentals, with family and couple packages available too.
Restaurant & Bars at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay offers an assortment of restaurants, with something for everyone - from fine dining and fresh seafood, to burgers and sandwiches. We recommend the Yacht Club at Horseshoe Bay, which does a sophisticated seafood or steak dinner accompanied by sweeping lake views. Alternatively, the Whitewater 360 Sports Club is a great relaxed option with hand-crafted cocktails, pizza, bar bites, and a vast selection of beer.
Spa & Leisure at Horseshoe Bay Resort
The Bayside Spa offers peace and luxury on the shores of Lake LBJ. A comprehensive menu of massages, body treatments, and beauty services are all available in this tranquil environment.
The Bayside fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment, and with regular classes to sign-up to during your stay from Zumba to Body Pump, it’s easy to stay in shape at Horseshoe Bay.
Where is the resort located?
Horseshoe Bay Resort is situated 55 miles to the north-west of Austin TX.
What else is there to do?
There is plenty to do at the resort, whether that be on land or the lake with jet skis, boating, and other watercraft. Tennis courts and numerous swimming pools are also available, as well as a variety of spa packages, perfect post-golf, or for any non-golfers in a group.
Where to go post-round?
The Apple Rock, Slick Rock, and Ram Rock courses all have their unique Clubhouses in which you can enjoy a post-round refreshment with your buddies.
Did you know?
Horseshoe Bay Resort is home to only one of four real Bermuda-grass putting courses in North America. Situated next to the Whitewater 360 Sports Club, you can grab a beer and then play a fun 18 holes on this day and night putting course with your friends.
What is the signature hole at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
The “Million Dollar Hole” par-4 14th on Slick Rock is a great photo opportunity! The tee-shot plays across a winding, waterfall-walled bridge. Followed by a cart ride across the water feature.
The par-three 4th is the signature hole at Ram Rock, with the 191-yard island green heavily guarded by water. Your scorecard is only safe if the tee shot finds the green.
Golf courses at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Apple Rock Golf Course
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Apple Rock at Horseshoe Bay incorporates some of the highest, most spectacular land in the area, starting in the natural rocky terrain and ending on the beautiful shoreline of Lake LBJ. Whether professional or amateur, it provides a challenge for any golfing ability, with fifty bunkers and seven holes bringing water hazards into play. The beautiful Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens make it one of the state’s top courses.
Ram Rock Golf Course
The Ram Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort is a challenging Par-72 layout. The course includes 62 deep bunkers and ten water hazards, making it a true test of your golfing ability. There are numerous teeing options allowing golfers to choose a length that suits their ability and offers maximum enjoyment. Utilizing the native landscape and natural dry creeks, the Trent Jones design has narrow fairways and swift elevation changes, living up to the designer’s philosophy of “hard par, easy bogey”.
Slick Rock Golf Course
The Slick Rock course at the Horseshoe Bay Resort spans 170 acres of land in one of Austin’s most scenic locations. The course has 71 sand traps and 12 water hazards, creating a classic Robert Trent Jones design of “hard par, easy bogey.” However, with a large range of tee boxes, players of all abilities can enjoy this stunning Austin course. Look out for the “Million Dollar Hole” par-4 14th – the signature on Slick Rock that plays across a waterfall. It’s a great photo opportunity!