Views of the Neighborhood – Country Clubs

This week I thought it would be fun to go and visit the Country Clubs that are in Lakeway. Not that I would join any, but I thought it would be fun to go and see what they looked like.

Views of the neighborhood

The first is named Yupon. Here is a shot of a fairway with some golf carts on it.

This is the outdoor eating and drinking area. The practice tees are in the background.

This is a shot of the clubhouse lounge. (A step back to the ’60s for sure.)

Here is the pro shop.

The next is Flintrock Falls. Unfortunately, I was stopped at the gate and couldn’t enter. W. C. Fields comment came to mind. “If a club would have me as a member, it’s not worth joining.” Maybe this one is worth joining.

Views of the Neighborhood

The next is The Hills of Lakeway. This is a shot of the putting green.

This is a photo of the entrance.

Looks like a wedding later.

A shot of the bar and casual dining area

The fifteenth tee.

This water lies between the 18th fairway and the green. I imagine there are a ton of waterlogged balls in there.

The 18th green.

The 18th Green looking back toward that water.

 

I hope you enjoyed the littleΒ trip.

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  1. The Hills of Lakeway is a great-looking place, John. The first one was nice also but the clubhouse didn’t look as big or fancy. I guess I sound pretty choosy for someone who can’t afford to belong to a country club. My dad’s one cousin tended bar for years at a country club for executives of one of the rubber companies in Akron. My husband, I, and the kids belonged to one for all the employees of the company he was working for at the time. They had financial difficulties and sold it to the city. It was very nice. The kids enjoyed swimming there. Good pictures. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. For kids, a place to swim is a joy. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne. πŸ˜€

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    I’m not a golfer but I appreciate the sport and the natural beauty of the courses. Thank you for this tour, John. You have a beautiful neighborhood. I’m so happy for you and the producer. πŸ™‚

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    1. It is beautiful. We have views everywhere. Much like Branson in that respect.Thanks, Gwen.

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  3. Very nice! Did they ask you why you were taking pictures? And there are three country clubs? That is amazing. Beautiful views of the neighborhood, John. Happy Sunday!

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    1. I always ask for permission and give my card. Usually, places are okay with being featured. If not I just move on.

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      1. It just struck me. I’m glad places are okay. Best to you, John.

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      2. πŸ™‚

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  4. Being a golfer, I really enjoyed this, John. We live on a semi-private golf course, not a country club, but it’s always interesting when I write outside on our patio…the things I hear! πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday!

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    1. I’ll bet. While I was taking the photo of the 18th, a guy was chipping onto the green but the ball hit the edge and bounced back behind him. Pretty funny. He said a bad word. πŸ˜‚

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  5. Beautiful trip…so green πŸ’™πŸ’™ def worth walking πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

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    1. It is very green. Thank you, Victoria Ray.

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  6. Yes, I did enjoy the trip, John.

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    1. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  7. Very aristocratic places, dear John! By the way, it occured to me that Ivan is the Russian version of John πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Amazing connection, isn’t it?

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    1. Yes. It is amazing, Maria. πŸ˜€

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  8. I always wondered if country clubs would routinely send caddies into the water for ball recovery. Otherwise, you’d eventually fill the hazard.

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    1. I think they have a way to get them out. If not, you are right.

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      1. Highly trained alligators?

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      2. There you go.

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  9. We don’t live far from a golf course, but it’s a foot-golf course, John. It’s nothing like the beautiful clubhouse and park near you. So much wide-open space in your photos. It’s stunning.

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    1. Thank you, Hugh. We Americans sometimes forget how much space we have. Thanks, Hugh.

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  10. Beautiful, John. Enjoy your Sunday! β™₯

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    1. You as well, Billy Ray. Thank you.

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  11. The pictures are great, John. Golf courses are usually very picturesque but the sport itself bores me to death.

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    1. I agree. Haven’t played since the 70’s

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  12. Just reading about country clubs brings back my horrible tenure as a caddy but hten the movei Caddyshack (which always makes me smile). Looking at the photo from the Pro Shop, I have to add:

    β€œOh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on you though.”

    Thanks for the unintended laughs, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll take credit for all laughs unintended or not.

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  13. Good morning, John,
    with golf courses, I cannot but think of – and regret – the waste of water that goes into keeping those lawns. And I also can’t understand how people drive around there in golf carts instead of walking and thus have great benefits.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Most courses are very long and the number of people playing makes walking a pursuit that would delay everyone’s game and keep a number off the course due to availability. So although your obsevations are generally correct, in this case would not be practical. As far as water is concerned, yes big consumers but most are recycled sources.

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      1. Thanks for your reply, John, but I’m not convinced.

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  14. Lovely visit, John.
    I work in a private golf club with two 18-hole courses. It’s a pretty snazzy joint and was once used for a PGA tournament. You might be allowed to come in for a look-see but membership requires a sponsor. (Honestly, what is up with that?)

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    1. Keeps out the riff-raff. (I resemble that.)

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      1. To tell the truth, there seem to be quite a bit of riff-raff that are full-fledged members!!

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      2. Hahaha. As is the case, usually.

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  15. Lovely pictures on a beautiful day. Wishing you a tranquil Sunday and a joyous week ahead! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thak you, Natalie. My wish for you as well.

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  16. Mature gold courses are always so pretty. So, did you stick around to see if the wedding had an open bar?

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  17. John,

    I love the bar, of course.

    And I notice how much stone architecture you guys have in that area, which I dig very much indeed.

    I’m thinking I should take up golf at some point.

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    1. We love the stone work as well. You should take up gold. No better way than to lose one’s mind.

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      1. I’ve played a few times, and yes . . . it is mind bending stuff. SO enjoyable when you hit a good shot. But the good shots are far outweighed by the not so good shots.

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      2. That was my game in the day. Finally stopped.

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      3. My speed has been driving ranges and pitch and putts. They dovetail beautifully with adult beverages.

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      4. Now you’re talking

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Beautiful clubs and so many in one area. I spent some time in golf clubs growing up. I was more interested in the deer and pollywogs than the actual game of golf:)

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    1. I can relate to that, Denise.

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  19. Golf is big business! Have you played, John?

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    1. I have played but gave it up many years ago, Jacquei.

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  20. Oh, I do love a nice golf course, John, and spent a LOT of time on them when Domer was a young’un. He still spends as much time as possible playing, but me? Not so much these days, and I miss it. Might be a good thing to reconnect with, if I ever decide to retire, ha!

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    1. It might be a good thing for sure.

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  21. Thanks for the tour, John. Such lovely places. Everything looks peaceful. I imagine that even when there are a lot of people that these are still relaxing places.
    Have a sublime Sunday. Hugs!

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    1. They seem to be peaceful, Teagan. Thank you.

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  22. Stunning photos of the courses. I played golf for a few years but gave it up. What I liked most about golfing was the serenity of the courses. What I liked least were the golfers behind me that were impatient with my lack of natural golfing ability.

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    1. Yeah those asking to play through are a pain.

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  23. Living now in a golfer’s community and our house overlooking the 13th fairway I now appreciate this tour!
    The golf club had an open house at the end of April and we went to check it out. The clubhouse is small and cheerful. Nothing like The Hills at Lakeway’s clubhouse. Which is lovely along with the nice grounds.
    That must be a new thing renting out the clubhouse for weddings, and things? The golf club here rents out their big tent, and some of the grounds for weddings, and things. Of course, it’s all new to me never having spent any time around or on a golf course til now!

    I have wondered if they ever dredge the ponds to reclaim golfballs?

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I would think they pull the balls out every few years.

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  24. Golf Clubs can be beautiful – love the tables in the shade. It must be really hot in the summer. I take it you don’t play golf?

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    1. It is hot was 100 yesterday. No, I don’t play. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  25. The theme from my favorite film, “Caddyshack”, is looping in my head, John…

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    1. Yup. Not to mention a Baby Ruth candy bar.

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  26. I like the shaded outdoor eating area at the first club – I’m not much for the sun. With the water trap at the second one, hubby’s golf balls would undoubtedly wind up there. Water traps seem to attract them, lol.

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    1. Mine seemed to think I liked the splash and little guyser. I kept telling them it was not true but they paid me no attention

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  27. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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