Comfort Suites Buda - Austin South
15295 S IH-35
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 295-8600
Fax: (512) 312-4480
Established in 1974, by champion Jimmy Demaret, this amazing golf course is Austin's most iconic one. Located at Onion Creek Parkway, the lush course is often frequented by amateurs and professionals alike. The 27-hole course, is definitely one of the best that Texas has to offer. With luxurious facilities, you are sure to enjoy a hearty game along with fellow golfers or family.
This 344-acre park has an equestrian trail, a two-mile hike and bike trail, a fishing pier and an 18-hole disc golf course. Other sporting options include basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. So you can see, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is usually bustling with guests on the weeknights and weekends, with visitors bringing food to grill in the barbecue pits. There is also a picnic pavilion to sit under for a shady lunch.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center was established by Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. This fabulous garden bearing her name brims with native Texas plants in courtyards, terraces, arbors and meadows. Along with a fantastic children's center, visitors can explore a visitors gallery, observation tower, café, gift store and nature trails. Enjoy award-winning architecture and fabulous scenery in this wonderful garden spot. Tours by appointment.
Gregg-Clarke Park Sports Complex features just about everything you need to be active. Softball and football fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, jogging trails, and ultimate Frisbee fields can be found here, as well as areas for playing horseshoes and washers. The pool is one of the most prominent features of the sports complex. It is open during the summer and is a great place to get away from the Texas heat.
The McKinney Falls State Park, located in southeast Austin, at a short distance from the downtown area, is the ideal spot for a fun day out with family and friends. Whether you're into fitness and recreational sports, or just want to lounge about and have a leisurely day, this park is for you. This day park offers a number of activities such as hiking, biking, picnicking, as well as fishing and swimming in the Onion Creek. The park also has a 500 year old cypress tree that is worth a visit. The park visitor center can provide you with all the required information.
Golfers will enjoy this Jay Morrish designed golf course nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Located minutes away from Austin, this 18-hole golf course gives golfers of all skill levels a satisfying experience. With its marsh, tall grass and lakes the experienced golfer will be challenged while the novice will find the driving range and practice facility very useful. The instructional programs and teaching academy is available for those wishing to polish their skills. There's a two-story clubhouse that overlooks the 18th hole and the clubhouse's front porch is an excellent place to enjoy a sunny afternoon.
This is rock climbing perfected: no sun to burn your eyes or skin, and if you fall from fifteen feet up, you land on carpet foam. Austin Rock Gym is one of Austin's most modern indoor rock climbing facilities. Rent all the gear and get a day pass, call or check website for prices. Professional instruction classes are available for all ages and abilities. Also offered is a complete fitness area and gift shop, where you will find high quality fitness gear from Misty Mountain, Climb Tech and Sterling among others.
For your next day-out at the Lady Bird Lake, rent out paddling equipment from Austin Paddle Sports SUP Rentals. This shop provides excellent implements from and takes care of all your paddling needs. Known for Stand Up Paddling, it even offers lessons for first-timers as well as lake tours. Head to the store to procure some SUP gear and enroll for paddling class to master the waters.
It seems odd that in a city the size of Austin, most of the tracks where people can walk, run laps, sprint, and/or perform crunches and push-ups are in high school gyms, which are usually locked behind high gates with barbed wire at the top. Thus, finding an exercise location of this nature is quite a discovery and should be lauded. One such place is the Lewis-Chen Family Field, the soccer stadium atop the hill in front of the St. Edward's University Main Building. There are benches and rings where you can do pull-ups and tri-dips, but the most notable aspect of the field is the breathtaking view of the downtown Austin skyline. Combine that with the endorphins and serotonin released with exercise, and that equals the perfect stress-reliever.
Four non-profit organizations sponsor the bingo games here, and all proceeds go for good causes: the Mexican-American Research Center, Huntington's Disease Association of Texas, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Metropolitan Community Church of Austin. Four payout games are scheduled each day and players always have a chance to win the jackpot. A full volunteer staff, short order kitchen, spacious seating and computer access are all on the premises.
Want to see the Austin Congress Bridge bats up close? Take a tour with Live Love Paddle, a kayak tour where your guide will lead close to the bridge so you can watch as the bats wake up and fly away as the sun begins to set. If you don't want to see the bats, Live Love Paddle has other great tours. Take the Urban Kayaking Tour of Downtown Austin to explore the city in a new way or just paddle around Lady Bird Lake.
The Gamblin Field at Texas School for the Deaf is the home to the Austin Outlaws, a Women's Football Team. The stadium is an athletic field that also hosts various sporting events like baseball, rugby, etc, and even fund-raising programs. In fact, it became famous after the shooting of popular TV series "Friday Night Lights" was held over here. Tickets for upcoming events can be booked in advance.