West Austin’s Finest Country Clubs April 23, 2019 / Austin / Leave a Comment With views of Texas’ rural hill country out your balcony window, our luxury apartments in West Austin offer the perfect atmosphere to relax. Our residents not only love the stunning views, but they spend many hours swimming in our luxury pool, enjoying our spacious floor plans, and having a fun time at the on-site bark park with their furry friends.Living at these beautiful apartments in West Lake, you’ll have plenty of chances to kick back and relax. You’ll also be able to improve your golf swing, as we are lucky enough to have not one, but two top-tier country clubs, both within 10 minutes of our West Lake Apartments in Austin.Austin Country Club: The Oldest in the State Just nine minutes from West Lake Vistas, Austin Country Club is perched on the Colorado River on gorgeous grounds with multiple lakes and canyon views. Featuring an 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye, 10 well-lit tennis courts (two of which are clay surface), and a beautiful club house that features dining areas, Austin Country Club boasts a large ballroom, meeting room areas, and clean, spacious locker rooms.But perhaps what really makes this country club stand out are the extra perks, including a heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and 57 private boat slips and a boat club! Seriously, how many country clubs can say that?Home of the World Golf Championships Austin Country Club is also proud to be home of the World Golf Championships. Every year in late March, 64 pro golfers from around the world gather at the Austin Country Club for the 18-hole Match Play, which began in 1999. The World Golf Championships have not always been held at Austin Country Club, however. In years past, they’ve held this event in California, Arizona, and other locales, but hopefully the Austin tournament is here to stay.A Storied Past Austin Country Club is one of the oldest existing clubs in Texas, founded in 1899. According to their website, “In those days, country clubs and golf were practically unknown and we believe it correct to state that the Austin Golf Club (later to be renamed the Austin Country Club) was the first of its kind organized in Texas. The initial membership list contained most of the early pioneer families of Austin.”Throughout the years, Austin Country Club has remained a staple among the best golfers in Texas.But on the morning of Sunday, March 19, 1934, the Austin Country Club went up in flames. According to their website, “The club was insured for $12,000 and after the fire the club was left without funds and times were very hard.” They needed to build a new clubhouse, but had no funds. Luckily, the university of Texas was tearing down its old main building and donated materials to the club. The “Old Main” building still stands today, as a reminder of hardships overcome.They’ve been at their current location since the 1980’s, and it’s been a favorite for many who have been lucky enough to play here. With its beautiful views of the Colorado River and lush greenery, it’s a lovely place to spend the better part of a day.River Place Country Club: A Great Choice for Families Also nine minutes from our West Lake apartments in Austin is the iconic River Place Country Club, which is a truly unique country club in its own right. With its stunning views of the Texas hill country, world-class amenities, and family-friendly atmosphere, River Place continues to be a favorite among Austin locals.The Kids will Love it Here at River Place Country Club in AustinRiver Place Country Club prides itself on being a wonderful go-to for families who want to spend quality time together. They do this by hosting regular events for the entire family to enjoy, such as summer camps for kids, Rodeo Family Fun Night, a Mother-Son Superhero-themed dance, and holiday parties. While mom and dad enjoy a day of golf, tennis, and fitness, the kids can have some fun at The Kid’s Place, where they can “be creative, explore and grow”.River Place Country Club also offers a Swim Team for kids, where kids can learn the important skill of swimming. According to their website, this includes an “8-week swim season, 7 swim meets, coaching, and awesome team parties!” This is in addition to their other Junior Programs that exemplify their passion for educating children about golf, tennis, martial arts, various sports, and even social and dining etiquette classes that are sure to give kids the essential skills they will need in life.Parents can rest assured that their children will have wonderful summers with the summer camps offered by River Place Country Club! From golf camps to Lego camp, they’ve got a camp for every interest. They’ve even recently added a “Little Medical School” camp and a Cooking Camp!Never a Dull Moment at our West Lake Apartments in AustinWhether you’re the type who loves to meet their match on the tennis court, or if you love to spend a sunny day out on the links, living life at our apartments in West Lake means that you’re never far from a beautiful country club with stunning views, spacious dining rooms, and events for the whole family to enjoy.Book your free tour of West Lake Vistas today, so you can see how life will be at our luxury West Lake Apartments in Austin. You’ll love our spacious floorplans, our stunning views of the canyon, and our world-class amenities, including our on-site bark park for the fur babies, our resort-style swimming pool, and our state-of-the-art workout facilities so you can stay in shape. We can’t wait for you to be our neighbor!