FORE! Listen up golfers, you’re going to want to hear about the new unlimited golf package the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has just announced. Wait, come back, even if golf isn’t your game, there are plenty of ways to relax and enjoy yourself in the Texas Hill Country. There’s never a bad time to visit the Texas Hill Country, or a shortage of reasons.
First, though, let me suggest a strategy. My husband doesn’t play golf, but if he did, I’d totally book a stay at the Omni Barton Creek Resort with the golf package. Yes, for selfish reasons. Let the hubs go and spend his time teeing it up on one, or all, of the four championship golf courses. While he’s on the greens of Fazio Foothills, trying to navigate his golf ball through dramatic cliff-lined fairways, avoiding waterfalls and natural limestone caves, I’ll enjoy the down time with a book.
We can meet for a cocktail at Barton’s Lounge after his first 18 holes. Then, when he returns to take on Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside, or Palmer Lakeside, I’ll head to the award winning Three Springs spa for some overdue pampering. As the sun sets, we can go for a walk along the property, and watch as the wildlife settles in for the night. Instead of driving into Austin, we can try the one of the mouthwatering entrees at the 8212 Wine Bar & Grill. I’m already dreaming about the Blueberry Thyme Glazed Pork Chop and Texas Blackberry Cobbler Cheesecake.
In 2013, Golf Digest ranked Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa #1 Golf Resort in Texas. The resort also made the America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses and Top Golf Venues in Texas lists.
With the unlimited gold package or “golfer’s nirvana”, guests can play as many courses as they want, as many times as they want, including the day of arrival and departure. Room rates for the package run $353 per room per night, which includes a daily breakfast in the resort’s AAA-Diamond Hill Country Dining Room.
Fazio Foothills – Tee off in the midst of dramatic cliff-lined fairways, waterfalls, natural limestone caves and superb TiffEagle Bermuda greens. This signature golf course appeals to a wide variety of skill levels and offers 18 holes of pure golfing pleasure.
Fazio Canyons – This gem offers numerous scenic holes lined with stately Red Oaks and Sycamore trees and features spectacular Hill Country views. The design and construction of the course embody a Fazio trademark of protecting and preserving the environment.
Crenshaw Cliffside – This one-of-a-kind course boasts the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country: rolling hills, natural plateaus, soft contours and native vegetation – creating the ultimate setting for this championship layout.
Palmer Lakeside – Perched on a secluded hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, Palmer Lakeside is a hidden retreat that rewards guests with striking, panoramic lake views and twilight glimpses of whitetail deer.
“Our goal is to create the ultimate golfers’ paradise within the breathtaking Texas Hill Country. Guests can hone their skills while playing the varied landscapes of any of our championship golf courses,” said James Walsh, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa general manager. “If guests want to tune up their golf game, our golf academy utilizes the latest technology to analyze and evaluate a guest’s current game.”
That’s it! All this thinking about the Hill Country, being pampered in the spa, and shopping in Austin, means, I should encourage him to take up golf. I’ll convince him with the facts: we need a weekend away; with four championship golf courses to choose from, there’s a course for every skill level. If he doesn’t take the bait, maybe we could still escape for a romantic weekend, and play a friendly round of miniature golf. Oh, and if that fails, I think I’ll just grab a friend and head to the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa for a girl’s weekend. Who wants to join me?
For more information on “The Unlimited Golf” package or other guest packages, go to www.omnihotels.com/bartoncreek or call 1-800-336-6158. See the latest special offers and events on the Omni Barton Creek Facebook page and follow @OmniBartonCreek on Twitter.