Flying L Guest Ranch Golf Course

3.5411529412 3.5 stars from 5 (149)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6646 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6646 yards 71.0 123
White 72 6273 yards 69.3 119
Red (W) 72 5442 yards 69.9 109

The majestic, rolling hills and towering oaks of the scenic Texas Hill Country serve as a backdrop to the Flying L Guest Ranch Golf Course & Resort. The course begins with a challenging front nine with numerous doglegs and uneven lies at every turn. The signature hole, the par-3 seventh, features a green that is surrounded by water on three sides and a spectacular view of the mountains. Flying L Guest Ranch Golf Course & Resort's back nine is less challenging than the front nine, but it has a few interesting surprises in store. It has a more classic and open layout than the front nine, but there are four holes with water and several strategically placed bunkers to watch out for. Flying L also features a two-tiered driving range with a chipping and putting green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 149 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

132 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for seniors locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


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3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u162081564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The old Flying L is back"


saweedes's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the best that the course has looked in quite a while. The greens were very smooth and fairly

quick, especially downhill. We did not have to bump our balls in the fairways as the lies were really good.

Also, the rough has been mowed so no problem finding balls in it.

Got a great rate on Golfnow but their regular prices are a great value too.

Added bonus for a Helotes resident like me was it's such a relaxing drive to and from the course vs

some of the San Antonio courses.


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


"If should be the Lying L"


Kenneth4442072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The round I booked at the flying L resort was a

horrible experience 1. The person in the pro shop was not inviting didn't say good morning, hello or anything like that other than "

i'm not a mind reader" which i thought was very disrespectful. Then he goes

into this diatribe about " there's a chance of rain & if it rains we don't

give rain checks, what course does that???? , 2. The course was terrible

brown not green at all with dead patches on the course, 3 . i wish i could

ask for a refund because of the bad service. Thank you for you attention to

this matter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



bobcar70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hill Country Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course tucked away in the hills of Bandera, TX. Nice course to play with nice greens and good pace. I will be back for sure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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



mikeursula's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Greens are back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Several months ago they almost lost their greens. They were horrible. But thanks to the diligent work of their pro and the greenskeeper they have the greens rolling great again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hill Country Golf"


Tiger4041's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The staff and local members have given their all to improve this course, it gets better every day. It's a fun hill country golf course that provides challenges yet makes it enjoyable for all levels. The scenery and wildlife make for a relaxing day on the golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could have been a great day"


u0000091593's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is unfortunate that the lady that was there that morning was not very customer friendly. We arrived 20 minutes early and even if there was not a soul on the course (8:10 am), she said we had to wait for our tee time at 8:30 am. Nobody at all teed off during those 20 minutes. That's a shame because it is a great place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's Disappointing, This Course Has Seen Better Days"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Twenty years ago this course was a gem. My son and I won the SouthTexas PGA Jr tournament here.

Today, although we were able to play in under three hours, there were only two other groups on this course.

Nothing has been done to upgrade or even maintain this golf course. They had a mower running on fairways with dead grass.

There are so many weeds, bare spots, and fire ants here along with over 150 huge dead live oak trees covered with Spanish Moss.

Many of these trees are well over 100 years old and most likely succumbed to oak wilt.

The dead trees should have been removed and the rest of the trees trimmed right away.

The greens were recently aerated but there are too many dead spots and sand covered areas on these greens. The greens are too bumpy and need to be rolled.

The fairways are full of weeds and most of the grass is either dead or dying. Finding the "fairway" can be tough.

The use of fertilizer and water and or a complete re-grassing is required.

There are several fairways like #8 which are not

clearly defined and in many cases the untrimmed trees block what is left of the fairway.

Overall, not much has been done to maintain or upgrade this golf course and it is a shame.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Getting Better"


bobcar70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course still needs work to improve fairways and bunkers. The Greens are improving each time I play. The worker who does the pin placement needs some instruction on how to install the cup. There is a slight mound around most of the pin locations.Overall, the round of golf can be very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Coming Around"


Brett3585230's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The management is bringing the greens around and this was the one thing needed. The ladies have done a great job pulling the trouble grass out. Great course, like to get back to playing it once a week!

Thanks Folks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Good value - course conditions improving"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times. It is a good value for the money with a friendly and helpful staff. The course condition suffered this past spring, but corrective action has greatly improved the fairways and especially the greens. However, there is still room for improvement, and many of the sand traps remain substandard. Regardless, the course is challenging and a good value. I plan to play it many more times in the future. .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Carl"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time.. Greens were a little slow but adjusted


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course If you get the right price"


Jason1914598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a great deal through GolfNow for $19 so price was good. It's a good place to go that's not crowded. Fairways were ok and greens were in good shape but maybe a little slow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fair condition course, however, good value for Hot Deal"


daddycougar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens have some bald spots. Fairways about the same. Fairly easy except 3-4 holes. Similar to most munis, will lay again as "hot deal" only..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Greens are getting better"


CaraMcD's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is worth the money if you get a Hot Rate deal. Full price is too much for the current conditions, but they are working on the greens. Some of the tee boxes for ladies are not in great condition, either. The fairways are great, and we enjoy playing here, but think their regular rate is too high for the overall shape of the course at this time. As long as we can get Golf Now rates, we will be happy to keep showing up and working on our games.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Hill Country Course"


Redjeepster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great hill country course in good condition with many challeging holes. Staff was excelleny and food onsite great. Cooler than playing in San Antonio and get to eat breakfast in Bandera before the round.


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



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