Former site of Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club

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9100 Decker Ln,
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We understand that Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course closed in January 2020 due to a water contract issue – what a shame!

I'd driven by Bluebonnnet Hill Golf Club a number of times in the past and never had a real desire to play it because from the road it looked wide open with side by side holes! Turns out I was looking at the driving range and the course is a pleasant surprise with some fun holes, unexpected elevation changes and scenic vistas, excellent service, a great pace of play, and a real bargain. Can't wait to play it again.

Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club was designed by Jeff Bauer and opened for play in 1991. The course is short by today's standards (5241 yards to 6590 with three tee boxes), somewhat traditional and straightforward, and has wide forgiving fairways – making the course suitable for all skill levels and an opportunity to have a relaxing and low scoring round. However if spray the ball, miss the fairways, or don't deploy some good course managment skills you're going to be disappointed with your score.

Like most Jeff Bauer designed courses, Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club features many old-style design characteristics like square cornered tees, lots of smaller steep banked grass bunkers, greens with plenty of contour and some that are protected by sharp banks and mounds rather than the traditional sand bunkers. Another thing we liked about Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club is that it's out in the Austin countryside with no homes along the fairways which means no barking dogs, no loud sierens, and no chance of breaking a window! Plus the course focuses on a strict no fivesome rule and they push hard to maintain a 4 hour pace of play.

The front nine is very traditional and straightforward and on a lot of holes you can see the pin and what you're up against – some of which includes water on 3 holes, 18 bunkers, a couple dog legs, some minor ups and downs, plenty of grass swales/grass bunkers, some mounding, and raised greens.

We loved the back nine – a lot more character, several surprising elevation changes, lots of uphill as well as downhill shots requiring good club selection, some great holes, several dog legs, 29 bunkers, and water on 8 holes. Wind on both nines forces you to focus on club selection and how to play the shot.

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