La Cantera Resort - The Palmer Course

4.6607000000 4.7 stars from 5 (280)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6926 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • 17865 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78256, Bexar County
  • (800) 446-5387, (210) 558-4653
  • (210) 558-1529
  • www.lacanteragolfclub.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2001), Ed Seay (2001)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Academy at La Cantera"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6926 yards 74.2 142
Gold 72 6535 yards 72.4 139
Silver 71 6115 yards 69.3 128
Copper 71 5784 yards 70.6 134
Jade (W) 71 5066 yards 65.3 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 280 Reviews
5 stars:
210
4 stars:
56
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

267 out of 277 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Fiesta time golf"


u000002601586's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Palmer several times before but this was by far the best shape I have seen it in. This course is a must play for anyone visiting San Antonio.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u549031814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi u549031814,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"A must play if in SAT"


Mbrunko's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Scenic, great conditions, difficult so choose the right box. The greens are difficult but roll true.

If in SAT, just do it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi r Mbrunko,

Great advice to choose the right tees for your game. It really does provide a more enjoyable round with some great views. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Enjoy the Experience!"


PSHOVAK's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The magnificent panoramic arial views refresh and invigorate your spirit and makes this course an intoxicatingly enjoyable experience. The sloped fairways are challenging but very fair and the putting greens roll truer than an eight ball in the side pocket. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi PSHOVAK,

Wow! Your 5 star review is very enjoyable to read for our staff. We'll continue to provide excellent golfing experiences with scenic views and a moderate challenge for any level of play. See you soon!

"Perfect Day!"


Mcboss1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day of golf with my son. Weather was perfect. Course was in amazing shape. Greens were slick and the best I've ever seen them. Can't wait to get back out there again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/25/2017:

Hi Mcboss1,

Thank you for the 5 star review! It's so great to hear you were able to have a great day with your son on the golf course. We look forward to seeing you both again!

"Challenging vacation golf"


u000001340369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition. The rough was cut short making the course forgiving to slightly wayward shots. The greens call for creativity to navigate the slopes and avoid some very fast downhill putts. The length of the course is very manageable and playing up one tee box makes for a very fun round. All together, the course provided plenty of challenge, lots of beautiful views especially from the higher elevations of the back nine, while still being forgiving enough to allow for a pleasant vacation golf experience.

My wife played the forward tees and found the course to be somewhat long from her tees, but manageable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi u000001340369,

We enjoyed reading your 5 star review. It's always great to find a fun spot to golf during a vacation. Playing up one tee box is a great way to have some more fun on the golf course. We look forward to seeing you again during your next vacation!

"Sand Traps"


swillo84's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand Traps need to be better. They don't measure up with the quality of the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi swillo84,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We appreciate your feedback on the sand traps as well. Our staff will assess accordingly.

"Great Test of Golf"


m83434n's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in fantastic shape. The elevation changes provide a great test and make the round very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi m83434n,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you played with excellent course conditions and faced a great test. See you soon!

"Awesome"


robgar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, u lose urself with the great views and lay-out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/06/2017:

Hi robgar,

Thank you for the 5 star review! The views can certainly add a lot of flair to a day of golf at La Cantera. See you soon!


u00000990478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 04/06/2017:

Hi u00000990478,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Great Course to Playh"


u088258154's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is a must play in the San Antonio area. It is very beautiful and well maintained. If I am ever in the this area again I will for sure play this course. The staff were very friendly and treated us great. Do not go to San Antonio without playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/22/2017:

Hi u088258154,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Your feedback on excellent course conditions and friendly customer service is greatly appreciated. See you soon!


u8518536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi u8518536,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

"Fabulous coures"


u00000814467's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was beautiful along with the scenery. Greens were in great condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi u00000814467,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Best,

La Cantera Management

"Good Course for hot deal price right now"


Htowngolf307's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course was is in decent shape for winter, but the bunkers were in disarray. If you got into to a bunker that was downwind there was no sand in the bunker, I'm talking less than an inch. Whether or not you had sand to hit out of in the bunker was pure luck. Greens were a bit bumpy but that is somewhat expected for winter greens. Finally, it would have been nice for someone on staff to heed a warning that some of the bunkers may not have much sand in them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi Htowngolf307,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're sorry to hear the bunkers were not in good condition for your round.

Best,

La Cantera Management

"Vacation golf"


u400103146's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting Texas from NY for a week we hit a few golf courses. This one was beautiful. Very hilly and scenic. Challenging golf but worth it. Pretty quiet golfing during the week day. The staff was so friendly, professional and helpful. We had a great time in sunny Texas golfing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi u400103146,

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us in Texas! We take pride in our excellent customer service. Come back and visit us real soon!

Best,

La Cantera Management

"Great Course for the Price"


meglen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play a lot of destination golf, and this course is always on the list when my wife and I visit Hill Country. Great design, always in great shape, price is always competitive, great value, and the view from the 19th hole is great. Any picture you see of this place is no exaggeration. A San Antonio must play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi meglen,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to be on your list when you and your wife come out to the area. See you soon!

"Slow"


Jeff5216266's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace was so bad I did not get to finish past hole 12. Not good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 02/22/2017:

Hi Jeff5216266,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're sorry pace of play kept this from being a great round. This is not our standard. Hopefully, you can come back for another round soon.

Best,

La Cantera


kyleliu118's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi kyleliu118,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad to hear everything was great during your experience. See you soon!

Best,

The Palmer Course at La Cantera

"Course is ingreat shape."


Jack1842013's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Fairways are very clean and the greens are exceptional. Staff was very helpful and food was great ! Will definitely add the course to my list of great golf courses in San Antonio. Will definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi Jack1842013,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We always like to land on our golfer's list of best courses to play.

Best,

The Palmer Course at La Cantera

"Great course!"


Terrance2725942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All around good, almost great, course. Traps need to be re done. Staff great. I'll play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 02/08/2017:

Hi Terrance2725942,

We appreciate your feedback and 4 star review! Glad to hear about your great day of golf and excellent customer service. See you soon!

Best,

The Palmer Course at La Cantera


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