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Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin

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Austin, Texas, United States, North America: Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin , Texas
Tel: 866 572 7369 (toll-free)
Tel: 512 329 4000's insider take:

Visitors who'd prefer nocturnal solitude over the late-night rowdiness of downtown Austin should consider this tranquil resort on 4,000 acres of gorgeous Texas Hill Country about 20 minutes from downtown Austin. It's a golfer's paradise, where renowned coach Chuck Cook can fix your swing in the morning and let you test out the results in the afternoon on one of the four top-flight courses, including two Tom Fazio designs. In June 2010 the resort opened the Three Springs Spa, where guests can relax with treaments like a Mexican chocolate cayenne scrub. The property also includes 11 lighted tennis courts plus separate indoor and outdoor pools. Most of the 303 rooms are spacious, if unremarkable-looking, with views of the surrounding rolling hills; the 18 Texas-size suites are worth the upgrade for the plush leather armchairs and private balconies overlooking one of the courses. The Ben Crenshaw suite, at 1,800 square feet, including a dining room, 42-inch plasma TV, and whirlpool tub, is the granddaddy of the bunch. Skip the overpriced, overrated restaurant, however.

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