Founded in 1899, Austin Country Club will be forever linked with the legendary teacher, Harvey Penick. Penick’s association with the club spanned 82 years, starting when he was eight years old and working as a caddie at the club’s original Hancock location. He rose to shop assistant and assistant professional before becoming the club’s head professional in 1923, when he was just 18 years old. Over the years, Penick taught and mentored many of the game’s best players, including Kathy Whitworth, Ben Crenshaw, Mickey Wright and Tom Kite, among many others. In 1984, the club moved to its present location on the banks of the Colorado River, just north of downtown Austin. Situated against the backdrop of the Pennybacker Bridge, the Pete Dye design hosted the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play from 2016 to 2023.
Best in State: Top 5 in state 1987 & 1991-1993, Top 10 in state 1989 & 1995, Top 15 in state 1997, 2003 & since 2011. Top 20 in state 1999-2001, Top 25 in state 2005, Top 30 in state 2009, ranked 12th in state 2013. Ranked #15 in 2019-2020.
Current ranking: 12th.