Golf at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut-N-Putt Golf Course

 
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Two trips around the nine holes of Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut-N-Putt will cost you $12, $15 on the weekend. The greens are as smooth as a guitar solo from the Red-Headed Stranger himself. The 3,330-yard course recently was leveled with more than 900 loads of topsoil. The views make you want to move to Spicewood, eat lunch at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill every afternoon and acquire a boat so you can fish after you play golf.

But you don’t go to Willie Nelson’s golf course for the golf alone.

You go for the history on the walls. The album covers. The pictures. You go to read the back of the scorecard: “Replace divots, smooth footprints in bunkers, brush backtrail with branches, park car under brush, and have the office tell your spouse you’re in a conference.” “No more than twelve in your foursome.” “No bikinis, mini-skirts, skimpy see-through, or sexually exploitive, attire. Except on women.”

You go for the time away from the place where you spend most of your time. You go for the chance to drive a par-4 green. You go to see if you can keep a shot below the hole, and if you don’t, if you can still two-putt. You go to play where Don January and Lefty Stackhouse played.

And you go for the stories. You mostly go for the stories.

krobbins@statesman.com; 445-3602

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