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Conditions
1.9
Value
2.8
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.4
38.6%
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6532 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.0

Northcliffe Golf & Country Club is one of the most beautiful and well maintained golf courses in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area. The par-72 golf course is enjoyable for the average golfer, yet a challenge to the low-handicap players.

Lots of water, trees and rolling fairways and greens make Northcliffe Golf & Country Club a fun course to play. Players of all skill levels will find this golf course a challenge. It's the closest course to Retama race track, so you heavy betters can have a full day and night. The Northcliffe Golf & Country Club staff is user friendly and professional.

Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.4
391 Reviews (391)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
Elevation Changes 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Beginners 18
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
In the 'Burbs 22
Worth the Drive 17

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in the worst condition i have ever seen it. Both the fairways and greens played like the rough. Bunkers are being converted to grass and provided a free drop.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hello sharon, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we hope that we have the chance to welcome you back for a more enjoyable golfing experience soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Course

This course used to be a bright spot in the I-35 golf course corridor. After being sold, money was not spent to maintain the course properly. What could be an incredible course, with interesting shot angles, water, and many Par 5's, is now simply a course that beginners should play if they are interested in picking up golf. In my opinion, even for the cheap green fees, this course should be avoided if you hold your courses to high expectations. Drive an extra 10-20 minutes and play Landa Park, The Bandit, or Olympia Hills. You'll be disappointed unless you have extremely low standards going into the round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/03/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Northcliffe Golf Club. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

True Cow Pasture Pool

Course has deteriorated greatly in last few years. Calling it a cow pasture is being nice. New course hazard where sand traps use to be, weed wallers full of rocks. Don’t waste your money or clubs here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/01/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but are going to use your comments on the conditions to improve and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t go

Straight terrible. The greens were unplayable. No concessions. The bunkers were grass. Plain and simple. Stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/29/2019

Hi! Thank you for reviewing Northcliffe Golf Club. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing, we really do hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A different take

I have a slightly different take on this golf course. It is easy to be highly critical of this course since it is not presently in top shape. Clearly this was a beautiful course at one time and has the potential to be great again. The layout is good with some holes having remarkable character. The live oak trees are plentiful and guard the course well. Granted, the greens are in poor shape, but it takes cash, and a ton of it, to maintain the venue well. This is a great practice course. The fairways were in pretty good shape and were narrow and challenging on certain holes. Let's give these guys a break and support them as we can. I would love to see this place flourish once again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Get what you pay for?

I went into this round of golf with very low expectations. At only $17pp with cart, I wasn’t expecting much.
This course managed to not come close to meeting my very low expectations for the round.
The fairways were hard as a rock, horribly overgrown in most places and completely bare in others. The ground is so hard that it feels like you are hitting off of a slab of concrete. If you like a course that rolls for over 100 yards on a flat surface then this may be the course for you. The fairways (if you could really call them that) were fairly wide which was fortunate because if you didn’t land on them your ball was gone for good in the ridiculously overgrown and shabby rough.
The tee boxes looked more like randomly chosen sections of the fairway than tee boxes and weren’t in any better shape than the fairways. On a few holes I had to stomp on my tee to get it into the ground.
The bunkers were so over grown with weeds and the “sand” was packed so solidly that I wouldn’t call them bunkers. They were hazards.
The greens were by far the worst I have ever played. Most were completely dead/dormant (wish I could blame the time of year, but read previous reviews, this isn’t new) and the few that had grass starting to grow were so bumpy that there was no chance of putting with any kind of reliability. I have never seen a putt bounce so many times in my life...
Overall the course would have been fairly easy (wide fairways, large greens, small hazards) if you weren’t fighting the poor conditions. Not my kind of golf
The “club house” was dimly lit, very shabby and had next to no items for purchase (snacks, balls, etc). The staff, however, were very friendly.
SO, if you don’t mind a fairly easy course in terrible shape and don’t want to pay more than $35 for two then this is the course for you.
Has the potential to be a nice, fun round of golf but the course needs some SERIOUS love.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/29/2019

Hello Zack, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Northcliffe Golf & Country Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/25/2019

Hello Mike, Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Northcliffe Golf & Country Club.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

sad times

This course used to be fun years ago when it was in better shape -

The greens were in extremely poor condition only three or 4 greens on the front nine would be considered average - other 14 were horrible - bumpy - tufts of grass on them - sand patches - burned spots - not puttable

Until the greens improve I won't be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/25/2019

Hi Austin, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Northcliffe Golf & Country Club.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in terrible condition

The grass was so long on the fairways we lost balls. The greens are a joke. So many tufts of grass on them that your ball goes ten different directions before it stops. Never golfed at a course in such poor shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/18/2019

Hello vsaurette, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO SOMEPLACE ELSE

Awful course. Everything was overgrown. Bunkers filled with weeds. Nothing was cut or maintained. Greens have bushes growing in the middle of them.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/15/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course conditions moving forward. Our golfers' overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Slice of heaven

The course is a lot like Augusta. Very green with plenty of flowers. The greens roll like.the US open on a Sunday. Overall shape of the course is stunning and the views are breathtaking from the tee boxes. Every hole is unique with distinct personality. This spread is well worth the price. The staff is extremely courteous and very professional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are in terrible conditions
Don’t have grass

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/26/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sad shape

This course I’m sure 20 years ago was great but it’s obvious they are not spending any money on maintenance, weed control, green grooming, etc. even the hike signs and pictures are faded, and unreadable.

Plan to take 3 putts once you are in the green as there’s only weeks and tuffs of grass on them.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/05/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we hope to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has seen better days

I understand it’s winter and greens are dormant , but some of the green surfaces were brutal and unputtable. Course overall in bad shape. Staff was very friendly, maybe course will rise up from the dead once spring rolls around...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/15/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Northcliffe Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played, but we are also glad to see you had a friendly experience with our staff. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers' overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money.

No fairways all weeds, no sand in bunkers except 2 one that is visible as you come into the course. Greens were horrible at best, why even charge to play this course it is like a goat ranch. Sad part about it is that it used to be one of the better courses in San Antonio not anymore. Will never come back and play as long as these conditions exist.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/02/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Northcliffe Golf & Country Club, in the Guadalupe County area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a rough track

Hadn"t played here in over 2 years and only change is greens are better speed but still a little bumpy.
Most bunkers are either unplayable or overgrown with weeds. Fairways are still back-breaking if riding a cart.
Course has a great layout with 5 par 5s but not worth more then $20.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 12/03/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Northcliffe Golf & Country Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Johnny Golf

Outstanding round of golf. Very friendly staff and golfers at this golf course. You gotta give it a go. You won’t find a better course for the price. Perfect course for all levels of golf. Even the beautiful Egyptian Geese are friendly.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A few new clubs

I had just bought a couple of “ new to me “ drivers, and a putter that I wanted to try out. Overall, for the time of year, the course was in good shape. It was 90 degree rule and they were letting the sand traps grow over, which meant I could be more aggressive with my shots! Shot my best score ever! Really enjoy this course!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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