A view from the 7th tee at La Cantera Resort - The Resort Course
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4.6
296 Reviews (296)
5 Stars
186
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
96.2%
Recommend this course
282 out of 296 reviews
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4.7
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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4.7
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6954 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.5

La Cantera Resort is home to two 18-hole, championship courses that wind through Texas Hill Country. The Resort Course opened in 1995, when it also hosted one of the oldest PGA Tour events, the Texas Open. It is no wonder the spot was chosen, with its numerous natural water features, mature oaks, and limestone rock outcroppings it provides the perfect terrain for a challenging round. There are also 75 white sand bunkers strategically placed throughout the golf course. In combination with the spectacular views provided by the course’s elevation changes, the course has quickly gained favor as one of the best public-access golf courses in the country.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1995) Jay Morrish (1995) Roy Bechtol (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Academy at La Cantera"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.6
296 Reviews (296)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 53
Bunkers 42
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 37
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Advanced Golfers 34
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 51
Near Local Attractions 43
Convenient to the City 39

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Firm. Fast. One of the best.

Played on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The greens were firmed up a bit (perfect) and extremely fast. With the slopes, a two putt here is a very good thing. If playing soon, most tees are generally moved up a box, so play back one set. Gold/silver will suffice for most. Try to be cognizant that many greens are multiple tiered. So getting the right tier is of utmost importance if trying to score well. Go play and enjoy, one of the best in San Antonio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Go play

Just go play. Enjoy the experience. Conditions were excellent. The range is amazing. Greens are fantastic. Go and enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Second class citizen

I have played this course a number of times. I actually have their “twosome card.” But this time I booked through Golfnow because they beat the course rate considerably (not to mention I cannot use their own booking engine with my iPhone). I was treated like a second class citizen which the pro shop staff member actually said was because I booked through Golfnow. I even left before getting to play forfeiting my pre-paid round because of how I was treated. I am in absolutely no hurry to give this course any more of my money.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top 3 Course in SA

Course is majestic. If you’re looking for a great course with great scenic views or want to impress somebody, this is a great choice. Elevated shots. Challenging holes. Great green fairways. Tea boxes need a little work but not too bad. Greens are tough due to lots of slopes but roll true. Lots of risk reward. Worst part of the course is the greens don’t catch any shots so you can’t play any spin or check shots on the greens, but that’s ok because it presents another challenge & they are all consistent. Overall, 5/5 stars. Can’t wait to come back here already!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Beautiful course with outstanding views from elevation. Challenging, but fun if you can hit it long. Greens are very good and will keep you grinding to try and understand which way the ball will break due to the influence of the hills.

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

La Cantera

Great golf course. Greens are very good and the golf course is in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great course with an awesome staff. On course beverages are pretty expensive as well as being expensive even during happy hour at the 19th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cool day but a great round

Weather was cool staring early this am but warmed up. Fairways were in good shape. Greens Rolled well and seemed quick but not crazy fast. This is a resort course so not the longest, or the most difficult in the area but it has very scenic views but still a challenging layout. This course is a good example of Hill Country golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

La Cantera Resort course review

The course was amazing, each hole had its own beautiful view, and the course was maintained perfectly, I loved golfing the course and simply had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing place! Go play!

Top notch course a players course! But friendly enough for the handicapper at the forward tees! People were fantastic and the attention to detail including every aspect of the place was Outstanding!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day on links

Conditions of course good during range quite beat up. Pace was reasonably good but group in front constantly prodded to speed up as they were behind 30+ minutes but never picked it up. Greens good shape but had difficulty reading them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must course to play in San Antonio

I have played the La Cantera resort course about a dozen times in my life. It is a great course and a must for visitors to San Antonio that want a great golf experience. The staff is always friendly and courteous. Other than have a real slow group in front of us for the round (marshal did warn group about 5 times but did not help), the experience was wonderful as always! VIews are great!! One of my top 2 favorite courses in San Antonio!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Fair Challenge with Excellent Fairway Conditions

Considering the recent hot temperatures and lack of rain, the course was in great shape. The greens had some sand (I assume from recent maintenance) but wwere in good shape and rolled true at a medium speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The picture of Texas Golf

Beautiful golf course and former site of the Texas Open. I played the sister Palmer Course the day before, and I found that course to be a step above. Challenging layout, if you aren’t in the fairway prepare to take a penalty. The greens were replaced within the last year and were sand packed leading to inconsistent speed and bumpiness issues. Unfortunately, I got paired up with a group that liked to re-hit every shot leading to a 5.5 hour round. I would play again but likely choose the Palmer Course if I had to pick one.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Excellent Course

Played her last week for 3 days and absolutely loved it. So much better than the Palmer course, which I would totally avoid. I stayed at the JW Marriott, which wanted $225 to play the courses in 100 degree heat. I've played them both several times, not worth it.
La Cantera Resort has lots of elevation (I walk all the courses i play, this is probably one of the toughest walks). The layout was really interesting, but in a good way. The course is in front of you, so no hidden or blind shots. A really great course.
The restaurant (254) was outstanding, the food was great and the beer selection is the best I've seen at a golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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