Best Golf Courses for Beginners in Texas

The Lone Star state has a lot to offer including beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and great barbecue.  It also has a lot to offer in the way of 9-hole courses that are great for beginner golfers.  Here are five great courses to challenge yourself and learn on in the state of Texas.

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Executive Course at Valley International Country Club

Great for beginners or those who just want to get in a short game, this Par 3 features larger 8-inch holes and a shorter, more compact layout.  Challenges and learning opportunities can be found with features such as water ways and trees.  

2 Country Club Road
Brownsville, TX 78520

(956) 546-5331, (956) 548-9199

Green Fees:  $19 - $27

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Executive Course at Lake Park Golf Club

Positioned along the shores of Lake Lewisville, this 9-hole executive course is great for bringing the hole family out to learn to play golf or for someone wanting to improve their short iron play off the tee box.  

6 Lake Park Road
Lewisville, Texas 75057

(972) 436-3113, (972) 219-5661

Green Fees:  $9 - $11

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Butler Park Pitch & Putt

Located near downtown Austin as well as the Hike and Bike Trail and Lady Bird Lake, this par 3 course is perfect for the beginner golfer as well as those with more advanced skills. With large pecan trees, water and grass traps you will find challenges on every hole to improve your game.  

201 Lee Barton Drive 
Austin, Texas 78704

(512) 477-4430

Green Fees:  $7 - $11

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Riverside Golf Course

Riverside has two great courses perfect for the whole family.  The 9-hole par 3 features a unique layout with large trees and undulating greens that are great for working on your wedge game.  You're sure to get in a great game here!

203 McDonald
San Antonio, TX 78210

(210) 533-8371

Green Fees:  $12 - $18

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Melrose Park Golf Course

This 18-hole par-3 course gives you a chance to work on all aspects of your short iron game.  Here, you can play 18 holes in under two hours and the course is also lit for night play.  Melrose Park also offers individual lessons and group clinics as well as a lighted driving range, a chipping green, practice bunker and practice putting green.  

401 E Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076

(281) 847-1214, (281) 931-4666

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