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Founded in 1899 by Lewis Hancock, former mayor of Austin from 1895-1897, the Hancock Golf Course stands today as one of the oldest golf courses in the state of Texas. Although the course was re-named after Mr. Hancock in 1946, it was the original site of the Austin Country Club. At one time, the course maintained sand greens and 18 holes.
Today, Hancock Golf Course is located in the heart of Austin. This par 35, 9-hole course carries up and down hills over beautiful Waller Creek. The old course is relatively short by modern standards, featuring small, well-manicured greens typical of the era in which it was built.
Noted Austin player and teacher, Harvey Penick, started his professional career as a caddy at this location of Austin Country Club and remained with the club for over 70 years. Penick was the golf coach at the University of Texas at Austin from 1931 to 1963, coaching the Longhorns to 21 Southwest Conference championships in 33 years.
RESERVATIONS AND TEE TIMES
Effective January 2018, Hancock Golf Course will be a pay station operation Monday thru Thursday, walking only.
Pay Station green fees are as follows:
Regular Round $15.00
Senior $13.00 (60 or older)
College $13.00 (Must provide current college id)
Junior $10.00 (18 or younger)
Golf ATX Member $3.00 (Must provide current membership card)
Pay Station green fee is good for play all day. Resident and RangeGrinder cardholder discount applies only Friday thru Sunday and on holidays. Pay station accepts credit cards only.
Golf patrons will pay the appropriate green fee at the pay station and must retain their stub at all times. The order of play from the first tee will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All play must start on the first hole.
Normal golf operations and pro shop services will continue Friday thru Sunday and on holidays. Reservations are taken for Friday-Sunday starting at 7:00 am in person or by phone at (512) 978-2330 one day in advance, except for Sunday reservations which may be made on the Friday before. Tee times are not required, however, reservations will be accepted for groups of four. For additional information regarding reservations, please call the pro shop or 512-974-9350.
Evening and sunset round times vary throughout the year according to daylight and sunset, please click here
For course fees Friday-Sunday and holidays, CLICK HERE.
Dates Closed for Aerifying: Mon., June 18th, Mon., Aug. 20th. Course will reopen the following Tues. at 12 noon.
Dates Closed for Overseeding: Monday, October 15th. Reopening Tuesday, October 16th at 12 noon.
Payment accepted: Cash or credit cards are accepted in the pro shop Friday-Sunday and on holidays. Pay station accepts credit cards only.
Practice facilities A putting green is available
Golf Carts are available Fri-Sunday and on holidays. Rental fee: $14 per Golfer / Non-golfer: No fee for children 12 & under. $7 for persons 13 & up, including pets
Directions to the course: 811 E. 41st St. Austin, TX 78751