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If you're hoping to golf the best courses in Austin here's where you need to live.

The Texas Hill Country in Central Texas is home to picturesque scenery, spectacular wineries, and an array of outstanding 55+ communities. This scenic region deep in the heart of Texas is also home to many phenomenal public golf courses that offer fun and challenging holes for golfers of all skill levels.

Active adults who want to live near some of the best golf courses in the Texas Hill Country can find the perfect active lifestyle community nearby. Here’s a look at some of the best Texas Hill Country golf courses as deemed by, along with the 55+ communities near them.

Avery Ranch Golf Club - Austin

Ranked as one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest and earning a near-perfect four-and-a-half stars, Avery Ranch Golf Club is a pristine golf destination in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

The course is designed with natural limestone caverns, knobby live-oak trees, rolling hills, and meandering streams and lakes to create a stunning golf experience. Whether active adults want to improve their game or test their accuracy, they will delight in the experience at Avery Ranch Golf Club.

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ShadowGlen Golf Club – Manor

Considered a hidden gem in the Austin area, ShadowGlen Golf Club in the charming town of Manor provides an exceptional golf experience at an affordable price.

Active adults can hone their skills amidst rolling hills and undulating terrain. The front nine requires golfers’ full attention with sharp elevation changes, while the back nine wrap around several water features. Active adults new to the sport can book private golf lessons from a PGA professional or a veteran instructor.

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The Golf Club at Star Ranch – Hutto

The Austin area’s original all-inclusive golf course, The Golf Club at Star Ranch provides an enjoyable experience for novice and scratch golfers.

This 18-hole golf course features undulating fairways and greens surrounded by pristine white sand bunkers. A 15,000 square-foot clubhouse sits atop a hill overlooking the golf course, providing the perfect place for active adults to enjoy a meal and a cold drink with friends.

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