Jimmy Clay Golf Course to Reopen
The Jimmy Clay Golf Course will reopen Saturday, August 15th for public play, after it was closed earlier this year for renovations. The completed work will include coring out the greens and replanting them with Tif Dwarf Bermuda grass, which has proven resilient on other Austin golf courses, such as Roy Kizer and Morris Williams. Additionally, changes were made to the greens complex on holes #4 and #5 to improve playability, and four of the greens on holes #9 and #18 were reshaped. The practice putting green, as well as all remaining greens, were reconstructed with a new drainage system and resurfaced. Originally opened in 1974 and designed by noted golf course architect Joe Finger, the Jimmy Clay Golf Course is in southeast Austin off of East Stassney Lane, and its grounds are surrounded by Williamson Creek. The course includes 6,918 yards of traditional tree-lined fairways and elevated open greens. Its practice facilities include a driving range, a sand trap, and chipping, pitching, and putting greens. The Jimmy Clay Golf Course underwent major renovations of three holes in 2007. This redesign included the addition of a water feature near an island green, plus the greens were replanted and the bunkers were completely rebuilt. In 1994, the course became part of a diverse, 36-hole public complex with the addition of the Roy Kizer Golf Course. For reservations and tee times, call 512-444-0999 as early as 7 a.m. Weekday tee times may be taken up to seven days in advance. Weekend times are taken the Tuesday before the weekend. For course fees, visit the City of Austin’s Jimmy Clay Golf Course page.