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Top 5 golf courses you can play in Texas

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Readers and experts picked the top Texas golf courses.

We asked #TexasCool readers and a panel of golf experts to come up with a consensus on the best Texas golf courses, then narrowing the field, as golf publications often do, to the best golf courses you can play. That leaves out such Texas staples as Dallas National or Colonial Country Club because most folks aren’t able to take advantage of those classics. That said, here’s what our experts chose and how much it costs to play a round (prices subject to change):

5 – Black Jack’s Crossing in Lajitas. The course was designed by former pro golfer Lanny Wadkins and is named after Gen. “Black Jack” Persching. It costs $125 to play 18 holes if you’re staying at Lajitas Resort, $175 otherwise.

4 – Barton Creek Resort Fazio Foothills in Austin. One of the courses at the Omni Barton Creek Resort. It was designed by course design guru Tom Fazio. Cost to play 18: $180 to resort guests.

3 – Wolfdancer Golf Club in Lost Pines. The course is part of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa and bills itself as 18 holes of Texas wilderness.  If you play with a member, 18 holes will cost you $60.

2 – TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks in San Antonio. The course, designed by former pro golfer Greg Norman (with consultant Sergio Garcia), is part of a private resort and hosts the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open. Green fees for guests range from $99 to $149.

And the No. 1 golf course you can play in Texas – the Rawls Course in Lubbock. The course opened in 2003 and was created for Texas Tech University on the site of an old cotton field. Nonetheless, enthusiasts say it offers a great experience for players for all levels. As for pricing, it is dynamic, based on demand, availability, and other factors.

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