Two Texas Spots for a Golf Getaway

There’s something for everyone at these beautiful resorts.

By Marika FlattDecember 22, 2016 4:01 pm,

Whether a couples’ trip, a getaway with friends or a family road trip – a golf weekend can please and relax the whole gang.

Four Seasons Resort & Golf Club at Las Colinas is a posh luxury resort in the heart of the DFW metroplex, set amid perfectly manicured greens. You step into a gorgeous lobby with blooming flowers and are shuttled off to your golf villa in a chauffeured golf cart.

You’ll discover a Texas-sized selection of treats & eats at this resort, which doubles as a local country club.

For a family, consider reserving two adjoining villas. These are spacious and some of them even look out on the 18th hole. Golfers will enjoy this Byron Nelson Classic par-70 course.

Their new restaurant LAW is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At breakfast, enjoy the Chuck Wagon breakfast buffet –kids will enjoy waffles, fruit, and chocolate-filled croissants. Or order off the menu: Chilaquiles Verdes or the Brisket, Fried Chicken and Crab (one of each) Eggs Benedict.

The Family Pool is ideal for kids. It also features basketball, volleyball, and a sand pit. Staff encourages kids to participate in games such as water balloon toss, sand castle building, and human bowling.

Meanwhile, the Agave Resort Pool invites you to relax on lounge chairs amid lush greenery or float on bean bags in the water. Swim under the waterfall that tumbles from the bridge over to the secluded hot tub.

At the Four Seasons Spa—The Nirvana Stress Relief Massage will take all your aches, pains and stress away. After your treatment, relax in the steam room, dry sauna, cold plunge pool, hot tub and relaxation lounge.

Because the Four Seasons at Las Colinas this is also a country club/fitness club, guests get to enjoy the expansive sports center with indoor tennis and basketball court, racquetball courts, gym and fitness classes like PliYo or spin. 

Hotel Granduca Austin came on the scene November 2015 and offers a great escape. The Italian-inspired hotel sits atop a great hill in West Austin and overlooks tree tops all the way to downtown Austin. Meant to invoke the feeling of a Tuscan villa with its hand-painted murals and Italian architecture, Hotel Granduca Austin features 194 rooms with 36 suites.

The hotel hosts corporate meetings and group events throughout the week and more leisure guests on the weekend. Guests can enjoy a typical sized deluxe king room (for around $350 per night) or splurge for a villa suite (which averages $1,500 per night!).

The hotel features around 1,600 pieces of art – even the elevators are artfully designed! It also has a golf concierge who can schedule tee times at one of several resort courses, private clubs or high-end daily courses in the area.

After a day of golf or lounging at the pool, you’ll want to dine at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Visconti. With indoor and outdoor seating, guests will be wowed by Chef Tom Parlo’s interpretation of northern Italian cuisine. His take on gnocchi or risotto will please any palate and all pasta and bread is housemade. You’ll enjoy pairing those with a bold cabernet or go with a light chardonnay if you choose a salad or fish dish.

With impeccable service, you’ll not want to leave the hotel which makes it an ideal getaway.