Austin’s flat, vast and lusciously green landscapes are perfectly suitable for breath-taking golf courses. Add to that the year-round favorable weather conditions, and the city surely earns its reputation as a golfer’s haven.
Greater Austin’s golf clubs are home to several local golf tournaments, all of which are evenly distributed among its several golf courses. Some of the region’s most reputable golf clubs are the Avery Ranch Golf Club and the Teravista Golf Club, both of which are known for more than just their boundless landscapes – they also make impressive wedding locations. It is easy to see why – all of the Clubs’ perks that make them desirable as golf clubs also hold true for them being perfect locations for tying the knot.
Located in northwest Austin, the Avery Ranch Golf Club is the Jack Nicklaus designer’s, Andy Raugust, masterpiece. Its beautiful setting – thick with dense oaks, meandering creeks and abundant wildlife – is so impressive that it is said to have once attracted Indians and robbers. This historically significant area has a reputation of a spectacular up-scale golf course that houses natural limestone caverns, knobby live-oak trees, rolling hills, lots of deer, ravines, streams and lakes. The Club’s natural richness helps create a memorable, fun and excellent but also challenging golf as well as wedding experience. Some of Avery Ranch’s holes on the front nine are lined with homes, but the majority of the course still lined with trees and pockets of nature. A little fact about the Avery Ranch Golf Club: Raugust had to use dynamite to blast rock out of the landscape for five holes. And while you are looking for beautiful and memorable wedding photographs, make sure to wander over to holes 7 and 13, both of which have their own unique natural charms. Hole 7 allows golfers to enjoy the Club’s the spectacular multi-level green as well as the huge rock wall fronting it, the large bunker to the right as well as native cacti to the back. No. 13 features water on the right side, beautiful oaks in to its back as well as a unique ridge of rocks to the right of the hole.
On the other hand, with a reputation for great golf course conditions, an unparalleled golfing experience as well as the best greens in the Austin area, the Teravista Golf Club has its own charm that is sure to impress as a wedding venue as well. The Championship 18-hole Club is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. As such, if you want to capture the beauty of the Hill Country’s rich colorful history and panoramic views in your wedding memories, this golf course will not disappoint. Its impressive views span over 30 miles, and the Club’s rolling landscape spreads across a 7,200-yard layout. The Club’s ranch house, with its rustic elegance that inspires from the moment you walk through its front gates, makes it a perfect wedding ceremony location. Furthermore, the Club’s 22,000 square foot practice green also offers ample wedding photography opportunities. Also not to miss is the Caldwell Café, the Club’s full service restaurant that offers a variety of golf inspired menu items. In addition, rest assured that the Teravista Golf Club’s catering service will make sure that one of your most treasured memories will go as smoothly and elegantly as possible.