La Cantera Resort - The Resort Course

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4.6
245
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
97.5%
Recommend this course
233 out of 245 reviews
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4.7
15
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
32
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 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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La Cantera Golf Club - Resort Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6954 yards 72.5 134
Gold 72 6326 yards 69.6 127
Silver 72 5936 yards 66.1 113
Copper 72 5497 yards 66.1 113
Jade (W) 72 4878 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) 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
245

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course for all levels of players

Excellent course, recommend playing from the right tee boxes if its your first time. The greens are in excellent conditions, but they roll at a pace that if you are not careful you could putt off the green. They are new greens, if you attack the greens you could find your ball over the greens on the back. Overall I look forward to playing there again. I play the Palmer course in the past, but enjoyed this course much better. By the way, I shot a 88 after three putting five greens.

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

Another good round

Wouldn’t change a thing. Go in early for breakfast and stay late for drinks. Great menu and happy hour specials

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great but very challenging green

The course is in excellent shape my only issue was the green were perfect but my reading and putting did not measure up. I love this course a must play when in San Antonio.

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
First Time Playing

Wonderful course, yet humbleing!

The 4 Amigos gathered for our first go at LaCantera resort course. What a beautiful layout, and the staff and ammenities are top shelf! Send mama to the spa, pack the ice chest, get the camera, and tee it up!

From the moment we dropped our arsenal of overly expensive and overly analyzed clubs for this type of course, we were met by the friendliest staff from check in to the 19th hole. The starter met us on the practice green and gave us all the course tips you could ask for if you were a first time victim of this course. The tee to green conditions were excellent, and the greens were excellent, running 12 downhill and 10.5 uphill. There lies the delimma!! Figuring that out!

We're pretty good golfers, but take a word of advice. Walk around your putt!!! Maybe it's the recent possibility of shifting magnetic north and south poles, but there were a LOT of 3 putts! By the 10th hole, we were lag putting 15 footers! Maybe it was the bloody Mary's? If you plan to play again, take notes on the greens!

Overall, it was a wonderful day, and can't wait to play La Cantera resort course again! I know I left 10 strokes in the greens, and I'm going back to claim my 75!

We played in January, and course conditions were very good. I can only imagine playing this course when its plush and in pristine condition! Don't pass this course up!

Thanks to everyone at La Cantera. It was a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Round of Golf.."BUT"

Course was in great shape for this time of year. Greens are lightning fast but track very true!

Was very surprised they let us go so early with a MAJOR frost problem! All the holes from 1-4 had ice on the flagstick and frozen grass all around! Once in the sunshine it was very good shape! Love the Bermuda greens rolled and painted green.!

Sand traps in excellent shape and raked to perfection. Just had to try out a few to many of them!

Excellent staff and great breakfast. Great time for the price in the winter!

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

The course is in great shape.

Nothing bad to say about this course. Had a great time. The greens are true, fairways are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must play

We played in the rain and drizzel. Course stayed playable throughout round. Excellent drainage. Tge new greens were fast and firm. They rolled true and were a good challenge. I will definitely play again when next in san Antonio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great resort course

Very friendly staff. Many tee box choices to match your skill set. We saw deer and turkeys during our round.

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

Wonderful Course

One of the very best golf courses in Texas. Pristine conditions. Interesting layout. Greens were fast, smooth and undulating. Look forward to a return.

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

Overall an overall good course, but not worth $100+ a round.

Without the Hot Deal I probably wouldn't play the course again. It just isn't worth $100+ for each round. The layout is interesting and fun, the greens are challenging to putt and your approach needs to be near the flag. The greens were in overall good condition, however the fringe and short grass around the greens needed work. They don't even verticut cut around the edge or keep the weeds under control. In one instance I was forced to putt over a poorly repaired sod repair on the green that wasn't marked GUR. The fairways are fairly consistent with a few sparse places. The views are nice and the best part of the course. Having the GPS in the cart surely helps as distance control is important off the tee. Overall a decent and interesting course that allows for low rounds provided your approach to the green is working that day. I would play maybe once or twice a year at the maximum. Without the Hot Deal I would probably go elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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!
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