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Northcliffe Golf & Country Club

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2.3
383
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
90
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
95
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.7
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.4
39.7%
Recommend this course
209 out of 383 reviews
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2.5
17
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
7
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
35.3%
Recommend this course
6 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
2.2
43
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
21
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
34.9%
Recommend this course
15 out of 43 reviews
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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.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6532 yards 71.0 119
Blue 72 6080 yards 68.9 115
Red (W) 72 5258 yards 70.4 115
Scorecard for Northcliffe Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champions M: 71.3/131 520 120 415 434 365 153 415 330 544 3296 390 172 410 390 150 545 457 187 535 3236 6532
Mens M: 69.5/125 493 98 390 414 345 135 356 309 514 3054 376 158 388 377 130 515 445 147 490 3026 6080
Gold M: 66.4/118 450 98 343 325 319 125 345 275 430 2710 327 137 365 330 97 420 420 121 412 2629 5339
Ladies W: 64.0/113 401 81 272 255 319 125 282 275 352 2362 327 137 301 330 97 380 400 121 360 2453 4815
Handicap 9 17 7 1 13 11 3 15 5 12 14 4 10 18 2 16 8 6
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 3 5 36 72

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

2.3
383

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 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
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 2019-03-18T14:04:55.000+00:00

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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Played On
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 2019-03-15T18:19:26.000+00:00

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 2019-02-26T16:12:04.000+00:00

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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Northcliffe Golf & Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-05T16:42:58.000+00:00

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 2019-01-15T15:45:00.000+00:00

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 2019-01-02T15:24:06.000+00:00

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 Northcliffe Golf & Country Club 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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will not return

Quite possibly the worst course in the area. No fairways and no greens. Like putting on carpet. The marshall harassed our group of five several times even after calling the day before to make sure it was okay to play with five. Marshall then came and said the guys in the shop said we hadn’t paid after checking in and getting the receipt for the GolfNow tee time. Left after 9 holes as it was not worth it to even play the back. Will never return to this course and don’t recommend wasting your money on it either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Northcliffe Golf & Country Club on 10/30/2018:
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Outing

A whole lot of work has gone into the course at Northcliffe. The past few months weather has not helped. Amazing at how well it is playing. It is a fun and affordable course. The staff and golfers that frequent the course are friendly and eager to make your visit a positive experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the best!

This course is in very poor condition and needs a complete over haul. There is nothing good to say about the course and wonder how it survives under these circumstances. The staff though were friendly and polite.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Northcliffe Golf & Country Club on 11/02/2018:
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don't even bother

Worst golf course I've ever played. The condition of this course will cost you 5-10 atrokes. The greens were worse than putting on irregular shag carpet. The fairways on the front 9 were ok, but the back 9 had huge patches of dirt. The clubhouse offered very little to eat (sodas, gatorade, water, chips, snickers, crackers). I only paid $32 for 2 people and a cart but I feel I might have been ripped off.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Northcliffe Golf & Country Club on 10/15/2018:
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Getting better every time

I first want to say I totally disagree with the previous review. I played in a golf tournament this last Saturday and over 90% of the golf course was mowed. My hats off to the staff for getting it done even though our area had over 12 inches of rain in the last couple of weeks. This blue-collar golf course will never host a pga event, but it is a great course to have fun and not break your wallet. The staff is the most friendliest people I have encountered in my golf experiences. The last six months has been a major transformation for this course. The fairways are almost all the way back, the greens are green again and I will continue to play here regularly knowing that the pro gave up everything to keep this place open when the previous group was going to close it down. It’s easy to be an internet hater, but if you knew where they were and how far they have come, you would enjoy playing the cliffe and supporting a locally owned course. This is a great deal for only $25. Come see the improvements

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible conditions

This course is unplayable. They only keep up the holes that are visible from I-35. The rest of the course is uncut and unkept. DO NOT PLAY HERE.

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Northcliffe Golf & Country Club on 09/25/2018:
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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart

VERY, VERY Very BAD!

I will never play this course again. No water on course, everything is burnt to the ground. Greens had to be at least 1/2 inch long. My yard is in a lot better shape than the greens are on this course. They should pay you to play this course!!!!!

Don't waste your money, you will be disappointed!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Northcliffe Country Club on 09/04/2018:
Hello Scott, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Northcliffe Country Club, in the San Antonio area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course but are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback and assure you that this is not how we want our golf course to be portrayed. We hope that you will give us another chance as we work towards making the necessary improvements to the course to better your experience with us. Again, thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

The course is in really bad shape, from the fairways to the greens. Not worth playing no matter how cheap it is.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Northcliffe Country Club on 08/30/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Northcliffe Country Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Guadalupe County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
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