Top 10 golf courses in the Austin area in voting on GolfNow.com

#1. Vaaler Creek Golf Club: From a golf course panelist’s perspective, I don’t think Vaaler Creek is the best play in the area. The layout is good, but there are more spectacular Hill Country golf courses closer to Austin. I slightly prefer River Crossing, but Vaaler Creek’s top spot just goes to show that all the little things add up. Vaaler Creek’s conditions and staff friendliness help make it a tremendous value. All golfers (100 percent) in the GolfNow ratings recommend the course to a friend. I can’t argue with that. Clearly, based on reviews, this is a facility firing on all cylinders and sending golfers home happy.