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Obscure Golf Trail. Course 10 -- Quail Creek

Saw some bad news.  Quail Creek in San Marcos, TX is closing on July 1, 2018.  We used to play there quite a bit.  Knock out 18 holes then head over to Sean Patrick's Pub in town for some Irish Egg Rolls--good day.  You can see a little bit of the Blanco River in one of the pics below.

Obscure Golf Trail. Course 8 -- Flatonia and Course 9 -- Hallettsville

Time for another OGT installment.  Highlighting a couple of courses between San Antonio and Houston.

Flatonia is conveniently located right off of I-10.  Check out that ball washer!

30 minutes southeast of Flatonia you can knock out a round in Hallettsville.  The course is in the city park.

http://cityofhallettsville.org/parks

While you're in Hallettsville, take a short trip down the street and check out the Lavaca County Courthouse.

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Obscure Golf Trail. Course 7 -- Giddings Golf Course

It's Sunday of the Masters, and time for another OGT installment.  Between Austin and Houston you'll find the small town of Giddings, Texas.  If you've driven Hwy 290 you'll know it because they have a Buc-ee's.  Just down the street from Giddings State School you'll find a golf course.

The Giddings Golf Course is a nine-hole layout measuring in at 2764 yards from the tips.  It's pretty flat so you can channel your energy on some cold Diet Coors.  Nothing spectacular, just a nice quiet spot to knock it around a little.

Speaking of golf, this is the last week to register for the 2016 Austin SEC Golf Tournament.  It's on April 24th at ShadowGlen in Manor this year.  Beer Shield Gear is sponsoring a $10k hole-in-one contest.  Hope to see you there.

 

Obscure Golf Trail. Course 3 -- Jennings Golf Club

We have a non-Texas course this time.  Driving through Louisiana on I-10 with a little spare time?  Check out Jennings Golf Club.  Jennings is about halfway between Lake Charles and Lafayette.

The course is 18 holes and 6503 yards.  I slipped in late one Friday afternoon, and the regulars were already finished up at the clubhouse.  I had the course to myself and was able to get around in record time. 

Obscure Golf Trail. Course 2 -- Landa Park

Not all Obscure Golf Trail (OGT) courses are in the middle of nowhere.  This installment takes us to the middle of New Braunfels, Texas.  Landa Park is 18 holes, par 71, and up to 6200 yards.  It was closed for a renovation and reopened late last year I believe.  They have a bar (so don't roll up with your cooler), and as you'll see in some of the pictures, most of the deer in the area live here.  The course even has iOS and Android apps.

Here's my suggestion:  Go play in early November and you're right next to Wurstfest.


Obscure Golf Trail. Course 1 -- Hearne Municipal

We like playing some golf.  Fancy courses are great, but we also like taking in the out-of-the way places.  You never know when you'll find that hidden gem.  Today's subject is a 9-holer in Hearne, Texas.  It's about 1.5 hours from Austin and 30 minutes from College Station.  The scorecard has it at 6373 yards.  Hate bunker shots?  You're in luck, there's no sand.  They don't sell beer, so plan accordingly, although you'll be pleasantly surprised at the 19th hole.