Fazio Canyons: This acclaimed Fazio design opened in 2000. Green fees: $190 to $250.
Crenshaw Cliffside: A PGA star's first design in his hometown. Green fees: $130 to $180.
Palmer Lakeside: An Arnold Palmer layout built on a bluff overlooking Lake Travis. Green fees: $115 to $155.
Wolfdancer Golf Club 512-308-9653; http://www.lostpines.hyatt.com. This Arthur Hills layout traverses three distinct ecosystems. Green fee: $165.
Apple Rock 830-598-6561; http://www.horseshoebaytexas.com. The standout of three Robert Trent Jones Sr. resort layouts. Green fees: $110 to $125.
Grey Rock Golf Club 512-288-4297; http://www.greyrockgolfclub.com. Oak-lined fairways distinguish this revamped Jay Morrish design. Green fees: $80 to $100.
ColoVista Country Club 512-477-6963; http://www.colovista.com. An affordable course with majestic views of the Colorado River. Green fees: $45 to $65.
Lions Municipal Golf Course 512-477-6963; http://www.ci.austin.tx.us. A beloved city-owned course known as Old Muni. Green fees: $18 to $20.
San Antonio courses
Pecan Valley Golf Club 210-333-9018; http://www.pecanvalleygc.com. This course hosted the 1968 PGA Championship. Green fees: $41 to $51.
Hill Country Golf Club 210-520-4040; http://www.hillcountry.hyatt.com. Precision golfing designed by Arthur Hills. Green fee: $135.
The Quarry Golf Club 210-824-4500; http://www.quarrygolf.com. A Keith Foster design carved through a 100-year-old quarry. Green fees: $89 to $109.
Canyon Springs Golf Club 210-497-1770; http://www.canyonspringsgc.com. A locally designed layout on the site of a historic stage coach stop. Green fees: $85 to $100.
La Cantera Golf Club 210-558-4653; http://www.lacanteragolfclub.com.
Resort Course: This Jay Morrish-Tom Weiskopf co-design is host to the Valero Texas Open. Green fees: $125 to $150.
Palmer Course: A tight and unforgiving Arnold Palmer gem. Green fees: $125 to $150.