The city of Austin is a combination state capital, university town, and high-tech center, known for its live music, its scenic Hill Country setting, and its laid-back atmosphere. Austin is the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, whose live oak covered hills, limestone bluffs, and series of lakes and rivers offer scenery unlike anywhere else in the state. Austin has more musicians and music venues per capita than anywhere else in the country, and the South By Southwest and Austin City Limits music festivals help give the city its identity as “Live Music Capital of the World”. It is very much an outdoor town, with runners, hikers, cyclists, swimmers, kayakers and boaters active throughout the year.
The rolling and rugged topography make Austin a unique and often dramatic setting for golf, no more so than at Austin Country Club, located in the hills of west Austin just south of Lake Austin.
Austin Country Club is located at 4408 Long Champ Drive, just south of the Lake Austin Bridge off of the Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). From Loop 360, turn East on to Westlake Drive. Take the first left, which is Long Champ Drive. Austin Country Club is at the end of Long Champ Drive.
The nearest airport is Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), located approximately 18 miles or 30 minutes from the Austin Country Club. From the airport, travel east on Highway 71 / Ben White Blvd for about 9 miles, then take the right fork onto Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and go about 8 miles. Turn right at Westlake Drive, and then take the first left at Long Champ Drive which dead ends at the Club.
The nearest collection of hotels to the Austin Country Club is located in the Arboretum area of Northwest Austin, approximately 4-5 miles from the club. There are hotels for any budget, but recommended hotels include:
Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Arboretum
9409 Stonelake Blvd., Austin, TX 78759
Hampton Inn Austin Northwest/Arboretum
3908 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78759
Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
3612 Tudor Boulevard, Austin, TX 78759
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, TX 78759
By early October, the summer heat has been broken and central Texas enjoys a more moderate weather pattern. Players should expect warm temperatures and sunny skies. The average high temperature during the tournament dates has been 83° and the average low has been 62°. Though October is a relatively dry month, rainfall is possible and players should plan attire needs accordingly. During the Harvey Penick Invitational, sunrise will be about 7:30 a.m. and sunset about 7:05 p.m. Tournament play will commence each day at 8:00 a.m.
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