The Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a PGA TOUR-designed 112-acre public facility that features a par 30, 9-hole course w/ three par fours and six par threes. The course is fun for beginners and challenging for accomplished players. We have four sets of tees to accommodate all players.
The 9-hole course is an easy two-mile walk and is usually played in 1½ hours. The fairways and greens are always in great shape and are among the best available on a public course. The course lies in a wooded valley and crosses Walnut Creek three times. The course is flat except for the hill to/from the valley. The campus is built on property leased from our partner, the East Communities YMCA.
In Good Company
The campus has one of the best public practice facilities in the central Texas with a driving range, two practice greens, two practice bunkers, and a 3-hole short course. The short course is available at no extra charge to anyone who gets a medium bag of range balls or plays the 9-hole course.
Open Monday through Friday 8-dusk, Saturday, Sundays and holidays from 7:00am until dusk, the Harvey Penick Golf Course and the First Tee of Greater Austin depend on financial support from the community to continue their programs, and encourages personal and corporate sponsorships to ensure our success.
The campus hosts a dozen First Tee classes, all UT golf classes, the Del Valle golf team, the Concordia University golf team, the Foundation Tour, STPGA Junior events, EWGA league events, and many others.
The campus was built to support The First Tee of Greater Austin. All money earned by the campus is used to support TFTGA and the campus. TFTGA is a flagship First Tee chapter.
The First Tee of Greater Austin
The First Tee of Greater Austin offers a program of life skills and mentoring whose mission is to impact the lives of youth by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
Last year TFTGA served over 1,300 youth representing 250 different schools and organizations in the Austin area, and grew from 11 site-based programs to 20. Our goal is to serve over 3,500 youth this year.