Austin Country Club

Austin Country Club

Architect: Pete Dye
Year: 1984

4408 Long Champ Drive
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 328-0090

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Austin Country Club

Having been founded in 1899, Austin Country Club is the oldest organized golf club in Texas and one of the oldest in America. ACC also happens to be home to one of the greatest teaching professionals to have ever lived, Harvey Penick. Like many golf professionals of days gone by Penick began his lifelong work in golf as a caddie. In 1912 eight year old Penick began caddying at Austin Country Club and quickly advanced up the ranks until he became head professional at the ripe young age of nineteen. He then proceeded to spend the next 50 years of his life dedicating himself to golf, Austin Country Club and its members. During his tenure at ACC Penick played an instrumental role in developing the golf games of two time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw and U.S. Open winner Tom Kite. Late in life Mr. Penick also became a best selling author with Harvey Penick's Little Red Book which is widely considered the very best instructional golf book ever written. I’m not big on reading golf instruction, but this is the one book I believe every golfer should own. The pages are filled with great tidbits of golf wisdom that we all need reminders about sometimes. In its 113 year history there have been three locations for Austin Country Club. The original location was in service from 1899 to 1949 before moving to a new spot that lasted for the next 35 years. The club moved to its current location in… More >