At this time Hancock is a pay station operation 7 days a week with no pro shop operations and walking only. Payment will be verified.
Hancock Golf Course Community Meetings Postponed
Department to Facilitate Small Group Meetings with Affected Stakeholders
In order to fully adhere to the City of Austin Public Participation Principles, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has postponed the October 26 and 29, 2020 community engagement meetings for Hancock Golf Course operations. The original meeting presentation is available on the project’s website. This includes survey results from PARD’s previous engagement, initial goals outlined for the public process, and information on a new survey. The new survey will launch following the upcoming small group meetings.
As of this morning, registration for both meetings showed nearly 185 attendees. The large group sizes would significantly limit dialogue opportunities for attendees in the online format. In order to maintain a mutually respectful environment that cultivates and supports inclusive public engagement and honest dialogue between and among participants and City representatives, PARD will be adding additional options for participation, focusing on small group meetings. PARD will reach out to neighborhood and community groups to schedule online meetings regarding the course operation proposal. Interested groups may also send meeting requests to email@example.com. All meetings will be recorded and posted to the project’s website. Additional opportunities for participation will also be identified.
PARD values community engagement and wants to ensure all interested stakeholders can provide feedback on the Hancock Golf Course proposal. The City of Austin Public Participation Principles provide guidance to achieve successful engagement with community members. Input gathered from the meetings and survey will inform future action on course operations. Any future engagement meetings will be announced at the conclusion of the small group meetings.
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.
Pay Station Operation Monday thru Sunday
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.
Regular golf operations and pro shop services are suspended at this time. For additional information, please call 512-974-9350.
Evening and sunset round times vary throughout the year according to daylight and sunset, please click here
For course fees, CLICK HERE.
Dates Closed for Aerifying: April 19th, June 29th, Aug. 30th. Course will reopen the following day at 12 noon.
Dates Closed for Overseeding: Wednesday, October 13th thru Thursday, October 14th.
Hancock golf course will be closed for a special event Oct 15-17.
Payment accepted: Pay station accepts credit/debit cards only.
Practice facilities Putting green is available
Directions to the course: 811 E. 41st St. Austin, TX 78751