Visiting Starcke Park in Seguin, Texas

I have spent the last few weeks looking for things to do in Seguin.  To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when I began my quest, but Seguin has proven to be a little known treasure.  The best part about finding this diamond of a small town in the middle of nowhere, you guessed it, no tourists!  It seems as though this truly is the best kept secret of the Texas Hill Country.

Starke Park Golf Course

Golf course at Starcke Park

Last week, as I was leaving Polmedia Polish Pottery, I decided to stop by Starcke Park on my way home.  I saw the pictures online and I wasn’t entirely impressed by their description of the park, but I’m really grateful I stopped by for myself. When you pull into the park you are met at the entrance by the stunning golf course.  Aside form being a picturesque course to play on, this golf course is nice because you don’t have to be a member or even a resident to play here, it’s around $20 for a game.  You can go to their website for details.

The Power Plant

The old power plant.

In addition to the gorgeous golf course, there’s a phenomenal view of the old power plant.  It originally powered a cotton gin and then then the entire city until Seguin outgrew the plants capacity.  Now it is a destination restaurant with a gorgeous view.

Guadalupe River

The beautiful Guadalupe River

Parallel to the golf course is the Guadalupe River.  It is the definition of tranquility and serenity.  All along the banks are picnic tables and opportunities to sit and feel at one with the beauty of this place.  The park also offers a boat launch for kayakers.  The Kayaking trail on this river is supposed to be one of the best in the state.  If you look REALLY closely at this picture, you can see some kayakers in the water.

Kayaking the Guadalupe

Hello tiny kayakers! 🙂

Starcke Park really does make a trip to Seguin worth it (of course coming to Seguin just to visit Polmedia Polish Pottery would be worth it too, lol).  Bring the golf clubs and a picnic, Starcke Park is the perfect place to be!

Max Starcke Park located in Seguin, TX

Max Starcke Park located in Seguin, TX

Starcke park golf course

More of the beautiful golf course.

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Even more beautiful golf course

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Even, even more beautiful golf course!

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Palm tree on…you guessed it, the beautiful golf course!

Picnic at Starcke park

Have a lovely little picnic

Guadalupe River

The river looks magical.

Power plant

Henry Troell

Power Plant

Guadalupe RiverThe Beautiful Guadalupe River

Kayak the Guadalupe

Kayak loading

Golf

Thats a lot of golf carts

Kayak

Wonderful kayaking

Starcke Park

Have a party

Starcke Park

Historical marker

Kayaking the Guadalupe

IMG_0435IMG_0430 The river is so peaceful.

Golf Carts

I don’t think they’re going to run out of golf carts.

Golf carts

Even more golf carts

Golf

Don’t want to forget the balls