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4.6
275 Reviews (275)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
96.7%
Recommend this course
262 out of 275 reviews
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4.7
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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0
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0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.8
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 43 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
275 Reviews (275)

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

Challenging layout with epic views!

The Resort Course is a test of all aspects of your golf game. Some holes are great for “bombers” of the tee while other holes require precise yardage off the tee to set up your approach to the green. The elevated greens will test your iron game adding a little pressure to your short game, getting up and down around the greens. The marshals do a great job with pace of play and the rest of the course staff was very professional and courteous. La Cantera also provides plenty of variety for your 19th hole happy hour and dinning pleasure.

Christopher Lodek

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

A real treat

All parts of the course are in great shape from tee to green. The layout is challenging with plenty of risk-reward opportunities for skilled and recreational level as well. Practice facilities, pro shop, staff and the 19th hole were all top-shelf. Excellent value and a real treat, especially in this part of summer when many courses struggle with conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

The Marshall allowed me to get behind a tournament where players were playing for $$$$. After 30 minutes and one hole completed I called to complain. They did allow me to move to the back nine. No course should allow 6 hour rounds and a tournament like this without closing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love La Cantera

I always love playing La Cantera when I'm in the San Antonio area. Never disappointed.

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

La Cantera Delivers

The resort course at the La Cantera delivers a thrilling roller coaster of golf. We played on a HOT Sunday, but the course has tons of shade in places to keep cool. They also give nice scented ice cold towels to wet yourself which are a great touch! Course was in great condition. The greens were a little hard but in 100 degree weather that’s understandable. Just go play. Enjoy the scenic holes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hill Country Resort

Very nice resort course with teeth. Well maintained, attentive staff nice views

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

Hill Country Golf

The Resort course is a nice version of Hill country golf. Many holes have some major elevation changes and for visitors this is a great “views” and “awe” course. The La Cantera provides some of the best conditioning around town short of the TPC so always expect a nice round of golf. Unfortunately, my foursome were stuck behind a twosome of beginner golfers and our round lasted 4:45. Great course, great track. Go play, enjoy the roller coaster ride.

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

Great course

This is a great course . Can not beat the price that GolfNow managed to get us. Will use app more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course layout

I loved the layout, greens were really fast and very challenging. I used almost every club in my bag and I loved it. 100% recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Always Enjoyable

Course is in good shape for the winter. A couple tee boxes are showing winter wear. Greens are great and rolling well.

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

Great resort course

A great course with a few tricky holes that require attention and skills and a few others that are relatively easy and should allow some birdies. The greens were perfect. A very balanced course in terms of difficulty, scenery, and skills. I strongly recommend it.

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

Staff was extremely accommodating, course in excellent shape. Would definitely play this course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Amazing staff and course was fantastic. Lots of short par 4’s that make for a fun round and also amazing views from elevated tees. Greens were extra fast and a number of holes were placed right in a slope. So that was a little to much and a guy in my fourSome who is a 3 handicap and plays this course a lot thought the placement was bad on a number of holes. Overall really great course. I got a special price on golf now but it is worth the full price also as it is great course. Just be ready for super quick greens and bring your A game putting.

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

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