Best golf resorts in Texas
Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas (fourseasons.com/dallas, 972-717-0700)
With 431 rooms and multiple suites named after famous golfers, this property is one of only two Golf Magazine Premier Resort Gold Medalists in Texas. Located seven miles from DFW airport, the resort also has a Hall of Champions with memorabilia from the career and life of Byron Nelson, as well as a 176,000 square-foot fitness facility.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa (jwsanantonio.com, 210-276-2500)
Everything is bigger in Texas, but this resort took things to a new level, opening in 2009 with 1,002 rooms, a waterpark and two golf courses. One of only two Golf Magazine Premier Resort Gold Medalists in Texas, the property is located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown San Antonio.
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (bartoncreek.com, 512-329-4000)
With four courses and over 300 rooms, Barton Creek is the premier stay and play option in Austin. Situated 30 minutes west of Bergstrom International Airport, the resort includes the formal Hill Country Dining Room, full-service spa, three on-site courses (including Fazio Canyons, Golf Magazine's top-ranked public course in Texas) and another off-site course (Palmer Lakeside).
Westin La Cantera (westinlacantera.com, 210-558-6500)
Set high on a hill in San Antonio, right next to both the Fiesta Texas theme park and Seaworld, this Golf Magazine Premier Resort Silver Medalist has 508 rooms and 36 hotels, all located 20 minutes north of downtown San Antonio.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa (hillcountry.hyatt.com, 210-647-1234)
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, this Golf Magazine Premier Resort Silver Medalist located 20 minutes west of downtown San Antonio is undergoing a $35 million renovation, with work on guest rooms expected to be completed in March (the resort remains open). There are also 27 Arthur Hills-designed holes that make up the Hill Country Golf Club on site.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa (lostpines.hyatt.com, 512-308-1234)
A get-away-from-it-all location approximately 35 minutes south of Austin, this Golf Magazine Premier Resort Silver Medalist is known for its spa, live Texas-themed music and one of the state's best courses, Wolfdancer Golf Club.