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
Evening and sunset round times vary throughout the year according to daylight and sunset, please call the golf course for times.
Reservations are taken starting at 7:00 am in person or by phone at (512) 978-2330. Tee times are not required, however, reservations will be accepted for groups of four. Reservations are accepted one day in advance, except for Sunday reservations, which may be made on the Friday before. For additional information regarding reservations, please call the pro shop.
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Payment accepted: Cash or credit cards are accepted
Practice facilities A putting green is available
Golf Cart rental fee: $13 per Golfer / Non-golfer: No fee for children 12 & under. $7 for persons 13 & up, including pets
Dates closed for maintenance: Closed every 4th Monday of the month, excluding holidays and major golf tournaments
Directions to the course: 811 E. 41st St. Austin, TX 78751