La Cantera Resort - The Resort Course

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4.4
233
5 Stars
137
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
96.9%
Recommend this course
221 out of 232 reviews
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4.3
16
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
24
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.8%
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23 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7021
Slope 134
Rating 72.5
Type Public/Resort
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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La Cantera Golf Club - Resort Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7021 yards 72.5 134
Gold 72 6406 yards 69.6 127
Silver 72 6026 yards 66.1 113
Copper 72 5581 yards 68.2 119
Jade (W) 72 4940 yards 67.1 108
Scorecard for Resort Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.5/134 665 448 202 444 553 162 316 361 380 3531 541 427 415 142 527 446 380 186 426 3490 7021
Gold M: 69.6/127 631 385 174 430 494 151 309 324 349 3247 492 369 386 138 490 371 340 172 401 3159 6406
Silver M: 68.2/127 613 369 161 366 474 130 308 300 319 3040 460 332 371 126 471 359 315 159 393 2986 6026
Copper W: 68.2/119 597 344 154 341 450 112 307 240 293 2838 429 309 346 121 452 331 272 120 363 2743 5581
Jade W: 67.1/108 549 323 132 307 432 85 252 210 263 2553 400 280 288 102 435 250 229 80 323 2387 4940
Handicap 1 3 15 5 9 17 11 13 7 8 12 2 18 10 4 14 16 6
Par 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1995) Jay Morrish (1995) Wadsworth Golf Construction (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

4.4
233

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 52
Bunkers 42
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 37
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Advanced Golfers 33
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 51
Near Local Attractions 42
Convenient to the City 38
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Course was in great condition. Greens were fast but they were consistent. Great views from a couple of the higher tee boxes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love the Resort Course!

The Resort course this past Saturday was my 2nd time playing it and it was fantastic again! The greens were a very good speed, probably running somewhere around 10-11, which is great in south Texas in the summer. Too many courses leave their greens far too long to protect against burnout. The pin placements were a bit suspect but overall it was a great day at La Cantera!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable, challenging course layout

We simply had a great round. Not so much score wise, but the overall professionalism from the bag drop greeter to the the fairway maintanence employee (who actually applauded my playing partner on a particularially difficult shot), each person we met was very respectful of our time and either shut down a lawn mower or stopped their cart when we attempted a shot. I personally have played some higher end courses whose employees seemed to care more about getting through the rough with their mower than the patron who is actually there trying to enjoy their round. Thanks ever so much for the enjoyable time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from La Cantera Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing The Resort Course and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from La Cantera Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from La Cantera Management on 07/25/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course

Course was worth every penny! Plaenty of challenging holes that required some thought to your shots.

Will definitely come back to play again!

Thanks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot day at the Resort Course...

I've played the Resort Course countless times as a SA resident but figured its time for a 2018 mid-season review. With the course shut down nearly all fall of 2017 and parts of this year I have been expecting at some point for this course to return to glory. Unfortunately, for the price-tag the Resort Course still leaves much to be desired. The greens currently are shaggy and at the same time burned out in places. Collars on the greens are not being maintained it seems. Fairways are fair. Cartpaths still have giant curbs most of the way and nearly break your carts axel getting on and off the course (make sure your head covers are on the woods or you'll be scratching those guys up!). Additionally, the patrons of the course seem to be just as rough around the edges these days. In the last couple outings at the Resort Course I've seen golfers with jeans on, shirts untucked and a guy so drunk he was doing "sand angels" in a bunker. Today, I didn't witness anything crazy but felt it needs to be said for a course that is suppose to be one of the prestigious ones in the city. Anyway, in my mind the course will always be a great layout and will always provide a "good round" with nice views of the city with resort level amenities. The staff outside at the bag drop and marshalls were great - 10/10 jobs! The pro-shop guys/gals could provide more of greeting and honestly should be upselling merchandise (nobody has said anything about replay specials, new hats/gloves/clothes etc. in any of the last ~10 rounds or so at the resort). Every course across the country needs to increase revenue - if you can't get more rounds in you better be selling stuff out of the shop! All in all, I do love this place and just want it to be the best it can be!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from La Cantera Management on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for playing The Resort Course! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Our staff understands your concerns and hope to make your next round the best yet. See you soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hole 19th

Closed for renovations, no one said anything until we finished the round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

great time at a hot wide open course

We had a great time. Staff was very helpful and we are planning another trip to SA.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice

Great course, very nice views. The staff was great and course was in great shape but the greens were very hard. I am from out of town and was paired with some locals who gave me hints. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from La Cantera Management on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for playing The Resort Course and rating your round 4-stars!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Resort Course @ La Cantera

The course re-opened 6 months ago after a redo of the greens and bunkers. Course is currently in great shape especially the greens. Played on a Saturday and was done in under 4 hours. The staff is very engaged and extremely friendly. The starter escorted us from the range to the first tee and have us some valuable tips for course navigation.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from La Cantera Management on 07/02/2018:
We're happy to hear you decided to visit and play the Resort Course again. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice views and challenging holes

I was disappointed that after the course was improved not much changed. The 18th finishing hole is a great disappointment compare to other beautiful holes. The bar area was totally being remodeled so it was disappointing that we had to go two miles to find the 19th hole at a restaurant in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from La Cantera Management on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and course recommendation!
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I took my son to play what I thought was a first class course. The condition of the greens were terrible.

The cart boy was rude.

It was my son and grandson (6 years old) on one cart. They made us rent another cart because they would not let us have the three of us on one cart. Never has this happened before at other course. My grandson was not playing. Don't waste your money on this course. There are courses in San Antonio that are less money and better conditions. Not to mention they don't have stupid rules that take the fun out of a golf outing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Response from La Cantera Management on 06/12/2018:
We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course due to our cart policy. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop so we may better accommodate your next visit.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

La Cantara

Course layout was great. They had recently renovated the greens so they were very firm. Of course they will get better with time as they need to grow in. Fairways firm which allowed for some good roll out.

Only downside was bar/restaurant was being renovated so could not use it. Overall a great experience. I would play here again.

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

Great Course

Great course loved everything about it me and my buddies are going to start coming to San Antonio once a month to play there

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from La Cantera Resort Management on 04/23/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again next month!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Variety Views

LaCantera Resort course is never short on views. The clubhouse overlooks downtown San Antonio and the connected driving range facility. The course isn't short on amenities itself either. The driving range is excellent and the practice putting green and chipping area are more than adequate to be warmed up before your round. LaCantera in its entirety does the best job of any place I've played golf at maintaining appropriate tee time promptness. The starter is quick to get you before your round begins. Escorts you to the course and gives all information before teeing off. The pace of play has never been a problem on either course as most of the rounds flow without ever seeing another golfer in front of you.

As for the course, I'd highly suggest not trying to walk it. The elevation changes here are as severe as any mountain course I've played. 100 foot drops from cliffs and climbs straight uphill are not uncommon. Many greens are elevated or sit in a valley well below the teeing grounds. The new greens rolled very smoothly and were quick despite the rain we had the previous day. Although, they were very hard and did not hold many shots (this is normal of many newly renovated greens). Be prepared for many sidehill or downhill lies along with spectacular views. The elevation changes make the course play much more difficult, but driver could be left in the bag for parts of the course as the longer holes play extremely downhill normally. A challenging, variety of holes with great views. I've played many courses that I enjoy the "golf" game itself much more, but if you enjoy a variety of great views including Six Flags Fiesta Texas and scenic Texas hill country I would recommend this course for you.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Fun, strategic, memorable and scenic

This course is terrific. Lots of memorable holes for strategy and scenery. Playing over and through some of the rock wall formations was fun. The bunkers were in excellent shape. The course provides a good challenge without being penal. Not walkable due to distances between greens and tees and elevations. There are several blind shots sometimes depending on your positioning. Interesting greens. You do get some noise on a couple of holes from the roller coaster next door, but it sort of adds to the charm. This is one of my favorite courses in the San Antonio area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout. Scenic views

Great course. Very challenging yet fair. Scenery is awesome. Definitely a must play in SA

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