Texas' golfing heritage is an illustrious one, home to legends of the game like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, "Babe" Didrickson Zaharias, Lee Trevino, as well as storied teacher Harvey Penick and his two most famous pupils: Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw who grew up in Austin.
So it's only natural the Lone Star State carries the torch with some of America's best golf courses and luxury resorts and spas within the metropolises of the Texas Triangle, comprised of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, where residents are never far from a golf retreat.
Anchoring the central region is the Hill Country, where you'll find many of Texas' top luxury resorts. In lively Austin, the number one game in town is Barton Creek Resort & Spa, which boasts four world class golf courses, two of which are striking Tom Fazio designs. It's complimented by high-class accommodations and a luxury spa, where the "who's who" of Texas go for a rubdown when conducting their business in the state capital.
Some 45 minutes west of Austin is the exclusive Horseshoe Bay Resort on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The golf here includes three Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship designs and a putting course. The luxury spa features Eucalyptus-scented steam and sauna rooms with views overlooking the lake as well as a full menu of treatments, from massages to facials. Along with the resort's a full-service marina, residents and guests are kept busy all day.
No matter where you reside within the Triangle, you're never too far from the best of Texas golf resorts.