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Vaaler Creek Golf Club

228 Jeff Vaughn, Blanco, Texas, 78606
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
830-833-0706
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Detailed description of Vaaler Creek Golf Club

Vaaler Creek Golf Club is a Semi-Private (open to the public) 18-hole golf course located in Blanco, Texas.

Vaaler Creek Golf Club first opened for play in 2007. The back nine opened July 2007 and the front nine was opened July 4, 2009. The course was designed by Michael Lowry and JR Newman.

Vaaler Creek Golf Club, a Texas Hill Country golf golf has well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features to provide a challenging yet relaxing round of golf. The course has panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country, an abundance of live oaks, and rolling topography.

The course is located inside the Rockin' J Ranch development. Although they share the same owner the do not share the same name. The golf course was named in memorial to Jack Vaaler. Jack was very good friends and a fellow soldier with Colonel Roper, who owns the development and the golf course. Jack was involved with golf as far back as the 1940's when he started out as a caddy at LaCrosse Country Club. During his life-long involvement with golf Jack was an active member in the San Antonio Golf Association, was a volunteer at several PGA tournaments, and was a president of Woodlake Country Club. Jack also became a close friend with Chi Chi Rodriguez. Jack Vaaler loved the game of golf and adheared to its highest standards. Jack passed away during the initial construction phase of the golf course.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,864 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 4,577 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 587 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 9, a par-3 that plays to 163 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 435 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Vaaler Creek Golf Club is # 14, a 377 yard par-4.

This course has been reviewed 6 times
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Cedar Park, TX

$26 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2012 at 2pm

Vaaler Creek is a REAL FIND! Course conditions far exceed what you could expect for the area, and the place is WIDE OPEN. Of course, that's because getting there is a road trip for just about anybody, but you'll be hard pressed to say it wasn't worth it--if you're anywhere near south or west of Austin, coming out to Vaaler Creek will feel more like a milk run. If you're in San Antonio, and can resist the ample charms of the quite-closer River Crossing (or can't get on there), the extra few miles up 281 are well worth it. The layout/challenge of the course was interesting, with heavily contoured but compartmentalized greens. That means pay attention to your pin placements. A lot. Good routing, clear ideas on where to place (most of) your tee shots. A little unsure about distances--there are sprinkler head numbers, and then there are markers along the sides of the fairway at 50-yard intervals. But they seem to give wildly conflicting information, even within a couple of steps of each other. My guess is you should go with the sprinkler heads. Mostly, you should just GET OUT THERE and keep places like this open!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018841
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Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, March 2012 at noon

We played the course on a Monday afternoon, and found the course to be in very good condition. The first hole may be the easiest, as the holes seem to get progressively harder. My biggest mistake was playing the back tees, as I was unable to reach the greens in two on some of the par 4's. I am a senior golfer though, and the ball doesn't seem to go as far as it used to. Overall, it is a very good layout, and very surprising to find such a good course some distance from a large metropolitan area. The biggest drawbacks are a lack of clubhouse/food service, and the driving range is some distance from the proshop.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017644
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Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, March 2012 at noon

We played the course on a Monday afternoon, and found the course to be in very good condition. The first hole may be the easiest, as the holes seem to get progressively harder. My biggest mistake was playing the back tees, as I was unable to reach the greens in two on some of the par 4's. I am a senior golfer though, and the ball doesn't seem to go as far as it used to. Overall, it is a very good layout, and very surprising to find such a good course some distance from a large metropolitan area. The biggest drawbacks are a lack of clubhouse/food service, and the driving range is some distance from the proshop.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017643
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San Antonio, TX

Guest (cart included), played on Monday, May 2011 at 8am

Fun land challenging layout

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014172
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Austin, TX

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2011 at 10am

Great layout and in super shape price just ok usually not this many people

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 013647
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$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2010 at 10am

Because it's new, there is not a lot of play. The course is in quite good shape and they work on it. Nice layout.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011201
4.3/5
Based on 6 reviews
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