The Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a PGA TOUR-designed 112-acre facility that serves as a valuable community resource for new and experienced golfers alike. The campus was named after a legendary teacher, Harvey Penick, former head pro at the Austin Country Club, UT Golf Coach and author (with Bud Shrake) of the best-selling sports book of all time, Little Red Book. Harvey Penick taught golf to thousands, from Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Kathy Whitworth, and Mickey Wright to weekend golfers looking for a better swing. And Penick is famous for his love of teaching kids the game he believed imparts so many life skills.
All can play and learn on the campus, nestled in the heavily wooded, gently rolling hills of east Austin. The scenic 9-hole course features a natural water hazard, Walnut Creek. As soon as you step onto the campus, you’ll recognize and appreciate the effort we made to preserve the natural beauty of this spectacular park-like environment. The course is located at 5501 Ed Bluestein Blvd at the East Communities YMCA.
Named after the legendary teacher and author, Harvey Penick, former head golf pro at the Austin Country Club, the Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a PGA Tour-designed, 112-acre, 9-hole golf facility designed to challenge new and experience golfers alike. Nestled in the heavily wooded, gentle rolling hills of East Austin, the Harvey Penick Golf Campus is home to The First Tee of Greater Austin, and provides a scenic venue for children to learn the game of golf, and values that last a lifetime.
The campus also features a driving range and 3-hole short course, as well as PGA/LPGA instruction for golfers of all ages (adults and children). Look for it just off of highway 183 and 51st Street, next to the YMCA.