La Cantera Resort - The Palmer Course

4.6610000000 4.7 stars from 5 (295)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6926 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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 295 Reviews
5 stars:
221
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

282 out of 292 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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"Beautiful"


joshsmith12's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Drive up to the Palmer course to play on top of the city. Views are spectacular. Conditions were great. Fairways are in perfect condition. Greens rolled excellent. Had been side aerated maybe a few weeks ago but have recovered nicely. Great condition. Tee boxes are getting a bit of play. The new GPS systems are nice. Keep you out of the bad areas and from guys driving right up to the green. Everyone is very friendly and marshalls keep play moving along nice. Lots of shade for hot days. Wider than many would lend you to suggest. Keep the ball in play and on the right spots. You'll score fine. Highly recommend anyone visiting the area to play at least once here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 06/22/2017:

Thank you for recommending anyone visiting the area to golf with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course conditions and spectacular views. See you soon!

"Palmer Course Tightens GPS"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Sadly, one of my favorite courses has started becoming the adversary of people with disabilities. They just installed a new GPS system that effectively hinders folks with handicaps.

This GPS stops cold 100 yards from greens in the middle of fairways. As an example on hole #9, a par four signature hole the GPS shuts your cart down on the side of the hill 130 yards and a long carry away from the tiny green.

This change in GPS control is like 1984 with Big Brother all over again. Another serious consequence of the new GPS will be More Rounds Lasting Over Five Hours.

The greens have been laterally aerated but the speed was not impacted, they are plenty fast.

This is a beautiful golf course with some of the highest elevation in the area. The course is tough because of all the uphill and downhill climbs. It can be somewhat of an exhausting round of golf. On a windy day, there are plenty of uphill shots into the wind.

It was a hot and humid day in June and there were not a lot of folks playing.

The cart girl's name was Nadia. She pulled up noisily as I was hitting on number 7 hole.

It is obvious that Nadia needs additional instruction on golf courtesy, like talking when someone is addressing the ball.


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 06/22/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear the new GPS system is inhibiting your game. Next time you visit us, please let us know about this situation in the pro shop and we will do our best to accommodate.

"Challenging Round of Golf"


Troy2846054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great challenge for the average golfer!! Greens are in perfect condition and very tough to read. Not much room for mistakes off the Tee box either.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Management on 06/13/2017:

Thank you for the 5 star review! The course can definitely be challenging, especially off the tee box. It's our goal that every golfer has a fun day and it sounds like that was your experience. That's what we like to hear. See you soon!

"Excellent everything"


ttije001's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I played by myself today and Bud was the starter. He took the time to explain a couple of the blind tee shots on the course. That's extremely telling of how great of service you'll receive playing this course. Even for a native south Texan, the wind combined with elevation change really works your yardages in a big way. Will definitely be back for more.


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 06/11/2017:

We're very happy to hear Bud provided great information on the course before your round. The course can be tricky with extra wind added to the elevation changed, but it sounds like you're definitely up for the challenge! We look forward to seeing you again!


u649528506's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played 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 Resort on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the 5 star review!


Brent6385679's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Resort on 06/05/2017:

Thank you for the 4 star review! We really appreciate it.

"Great experience"


u725665466's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome but challenging! Incredible scenic and course was in great condition. It's tough to find any flat lie or of straight putt but it makes the good shots that much more rewarding. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys golf. Just be patient if you're a beginner like myself ha!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Resort on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your scenic round with us, thanks for coming out!


u000001661828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 Resort on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the 4 star review! We really appreciate it.

"This is a tough course in the wind but I really like it"


SSykes111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will return as this is a very nice course. We had a slow foursome in front of us that held us up but other than that it was very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Resort on 06/02/2017:

Thanks for the great review, we apologize about the slower group in front of you but we are glad you enjoyed your round. Please come back and see us again soon.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing 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 Resort on 06/02/2017:

Thanks for the 5 star review!

"Gorgeous views but a tough track!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The Palmer course at La Cantera is such an impressive golf course. The clubhouse is beautiful and unlike any building I have ever seen but fits well into the hill country of San Antonio.

The course has some very extreme elevation changes that can really mess with your yardages. We played on a Texas-windy day so combine that with major elevation change, and I can promise no one scored their personal best! I think the bread-and-butter of La Cantera Palmer course has to be the views. Especially on the back nine, you are atop the hill and can see for miles. Its absolutely some of the most breath-taking views I have ever had on a golf course. I would recommend this course to anyone in the area. This is a great location and the whole experience is second to none!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from La Cantera Resort on 06/02/2017:

Thanks for the excellent review, we really appreciate you capturing your day in these photos! Looks like you had an awesome time, please come back and see us again soon.

"Fun course"


u947205628's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is such a fun course to play. We travel twice a year my buddies and I to play 4 different courses in the San Antonio over the weekend. This is always the first course we play.

The course is always in tip top shape, and the scenery is awesome.

On this particular outing the people were extra friendly. It almost seem like they went out of their way to make sure you had a good time.

The guy at the bar was very upbeat, the cart girl was very friendly and smiled the entire time, but I think the gentleman loading up your bag made the most impression during this visit. They were very engaging and really made me feel unique.

Great job. A must play course!


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 Resort on 06/02/2017:

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and excellent staff. Looking forward to having you back with us.


u131911485's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 05/09/2017:

Hi u131911485,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're excited to hear about your great outing with us and look forward to your next visit. See you soon!

"Great test of golf"


jathames22's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great track that makes you think your way around the course! Some blind tee shots but has markers telling you where to hit ball . Greens were fast and true. Fairways were beautiful! Best course we played while on buddies trip to San Antonio! Must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 05/11/2017:

Hi jathames22,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear you decided to golf with us during your buddies trip to San Antonio. Looking forward to your next round!

"Great test of golf with STUNNING views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREAT Palmer golf course, this course will test your golf skills in all departments. The golf course has STUNNING views, undulating greens, fast fairways and loads of ponds and streams. If you like a challenge it is a must in San Antonio.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from La Cantera Resort on 06/02/2017:

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the course layout on your recent visit. We appreciate the great feedback and hope to see you again in the near future.

"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


Response from La Cantera Management on 05/03/2017:

Hi u000002601586,

We're thrilled to read your 5 star review and comments on course conditions! Thank you for continuing to golf with us and providing excellent feedback!


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!


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