You'd never know the Great State of Texas has 900 + golf courses and some of the finest in the US! Merit Golf Vacations offers golf packages to San Antonio, Austin and Houston. If your thinking of a split stay package, San Antonio and Austin are only 1 hour apart which makes for a great spilt stay. Air Canada also now flies direct from Toronto to Austin.
As the gateway to the scenic Texas Hill Country, Austin's wide-open landscape is marked by green, rolling hills, three lakes and a network of parks. Top rated golf courses offering uniquely beautiful designs with cliff-lined fairways, natural caves, waterfalls and superb greens, are found just a short drive from downtown.
When the stars come out, it's time to get a taste of Austin's nightlife. As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin echoes with country, rock, blues, salsa and more in nearly 200 live music venues. Foodies feast on tacos, sip classic margaritas, or savor smoky Texas barbecue.
San Antonio -
Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio's bold culture and historic legacies make it an ideal gateway to so much more than the Latin American culture. The rolling terrain of the Hill Country around San Antonio has drawn charming vineyards, hillside bed and breakfasts and nationally-acclaimed resorts that offer rustic refinement in the most pampering of ways, from Tournament Players Club golf courses to fireside spas and delectable restaurants. As you delve deeper into San Antonio, the essence of the city's rich culture only grows stronger. Varied cuisines, including famed Tex-Mex, fill the air with rich aromas. But nothing embodies the essence of San Antonio more than the people with their intimate and welcoming nature. The flourishing River Walk cradles much of San Antonio's unparalleled charm. Here you'll find three miles of meandering paths along the banks of the San Antonio River connecting hotels, restaurants, shops, historic landmarks and more. It was this river that originally inspired the settlement of San Antonio, and it still flourishes today as the city's center.
It's true, the Texans love their land. And they
have a lot of it. So it's nothing for the Lone Star
State to pepper the landscape with pockets of lush
oasis-like playgrounds, otherwise known as golf
courses. Home to multiple stops on the PGA TOUR as
well as events on the PGA CHAMPIONS' TOUR and LPGA
schedule, it's no wonder that Texas is quickly
becoming the fastest growing market for golf
vacations. In between rounds, you'll find a few
hundred things to do too! Great sightseeing,
southern hospitality and lots of flight options to
get you there. San Antonio features fantastic
courses like The Quarry and its 100 foot cliffs or
experience great resort golf in Houston at the
Woodlands Resort. It's a great state and a great
"We'd heard so much about golf in San
Antonio that we gave it a try this year. In four
words: we will be back! "
CATHY LINDSCOME - CALGARY
Awards of Excellence
|Merit Favourite Resort:
Barton Creek Resort and Spa , Austin
Merit Favourite Golf Course: Fazio
Foothills/Barton Creek Resort , Austin
Hidden Gem Course: The Quarry , San Antonio
Best Value: Homewood Suite by Hilton , San
Best Place to Dine: Jim Bob's / Barton Creek
Resort , Austin
Best After Golf Spot: The River Walk , San