Salado Del Rio at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
Fort Sam Houston is home to two 18-hole courses, Salado Del Rio and La Lorna. The Salado del Rio course is the more scenic of the two, offering spectacular views of the rustic countryside. The historic facility boasts some famous players including Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer. The layout is also more difficult than the other championship course at the club due to the presence of numerous blind shots and water hazards. Both Fort Sam Houstan golf courses feature tight, tree-lined fairways and greens that are medium in both size and speed. In addition to the two golf courses, Fort Sam Houston also houses extensive practice facilities including a practice chipping green and lighted driving range.
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|White M: 71.2/123||373||392||533||368||167||385||338||364||329||3249||592||167||491||187||524||401||366||176||374||3278||6527|
|Gold M: 66.9/109 W: 72.1/123||335||345||482||225||121||343||301||322||298||2772||549||126||438||148||464||340||319||141||323||2848||5620|
|Red W: 68.6/113||296||256||410||220||103||298||284||302||285||2454||479||99||362||135||443||316||297||122||282||2535||4989|
Great course for the money. Must have a pass or play with someone that has a military ID ACTIVE OR RETIRED.
I had avoided the “base” golf course for years, but was pleasantly surprised at how nice it is. Salado played well with only a few quirky holes. Signage on the course isn’t great, so knowing which hole is next could prove challenging. Great mix of doglegs and straight holes. Nice elevation changes. Plays wider than it would suggest. Greens weren’t quick, but average speed. Rolled very smooth though. Definitely a positive. Bunkers were all sanded and looked good. Strong group of par 3s with great bunkering. Pleasant experience. Look forward to playing La Loma.
Good course for the price
A great course, but you must have a military ID (retired, Active or one provided by the Base). Greens are in spectacular condition.
Course is nice. Sand (dirt, mud, etc.) traps not consistent material in and some well watered. Staff was very welcoming.
The young ladie working in the pro shop in the morning was extremely rude to the point that I almost left and just forfeited my pre paid green fees. The course was in great shape and greens were nice besides the rude employee in the pro shop it was a good day
Salado Rio Fort Sam Army base
Fort Sam has 2 courses side by side. Pace was a little slow today as they were having a tournament on the La Loma course. Course was in great shape considering San Antonio is in a drought at the moment. Since it is on a military base, civilians will be required to fill out a form and show proper ID. Military and retired military just need to show ID. Great courses for the money
The course was in good condition.However you need to have an sponsor (a retired or active service man) or a pass from the base to be able to play.
Excellent Course - Great Value
Great value course for a great cost. Got a Hot Deal and thoroughly enjoyed my round, playing some of my best golf. It has been drought like conditions the last 6 weeks and the course is holding up great. The greens were not too fast or slow. 90% of the fairways were well taken care of. They were plenty of opportunities for ice cold water from coolers at every other tee box. Unfortunately the course does not go by the club house after the first 9 and the 1 vending machine was not on. They do have a 2nd course La Loma that does go by the club house after the first 9 and that is in great shape too.
Don’t Waste Your Time
The greens were very bumpy and slow. Some of the worst rolling greens I have played in a long time. The fairways were hit and miss, some ok, others a mixture of grass and weeds. Traps were mostly dirt, not sand.
For the money we paid to play this course there are many better options in SA. Will not plan to play there ever again.
Easy course, bad conditions
I’m a member here as I’m in the Air Force. I’m relatively new here and I’ve been told the course is normally in good shape, however it just isn’t right now. Can’t tell what’s fairway and what’s not from the tee box, tee boxes apart from hole 1 are in bad shape. Greens aren’t great at all, the course is pretty easy and can go low here. Pace of play can get pretty slow with all the retirees. Really hoping the course can get into better shape. Would be a great value if they do.
This is my favorite Course in San Antonio. The Staff is always friendly, even w/ GolfNOW Reservations. Pace of play today was excellent-- the Wednesday Marshall was doing a good job out there. Salado del Rio is forgiving if playing to the course architect, but not if trying to cut corners. Paying attention and playing to the layout is rewarded by a generous number of pars. I was hitting 3-ft., 4-ft., and the occasional 8- and 10-ft. putts all day. LOVE SDR!
Lot of elevation changes and each hole is unique.
Some of the fairways are a bit narrow.
Course needs some warm weather to thicken the fairways and start greening up the greens.
Enjoyed the day.
Dont bother playing this course!
So months ago I went to play this course because I saw them on Golfnow. However, when I got there the attendant (who was quite rude I might add) told me that I needed to be military personnel to play the course. I was confused because they were on Golfnow. Being upset I just left and didn't feel like arguing. I called about 3 weeks ago and spoke to a Joseph who was the manager and he said that if anyone tells me that again, to call him and let him know because that was not right. I went the following day and played with no issues. Just this past week on the 28th I went to play again, however, the same rude attendant was working again and told me that it was military personnel only again. I asked to speak to a manager and a woman came out saying that the "General" says only military can play on the course. Here it is a week and a half later and they are still advertised on Golfnow not advising the public of this inconvenience. Please do not bother to book on this site or go in person unless you feel like wasting your time.
There Has Been a Major Change at Both Fort Sam Golf Courses
Effective Monday, March 4, 2019, the 36 holes at Fort Sam Houston are no longer open to civilians without prior issued permits.
In order to maintain tighter security at this large base you cannot just walk on here and play.
There will be a pass/permit issued to all non-DOD personnel after submission of an application with photo ID...
We had a tee time with Golf Now but were not allowed to play golf.
Of course, Golf Now knew nothing about the policy change.
There are good layouts here but they NEED more maintenance.
We played here last month. There was hardly anyone on the course so we had a 2.5 hour
round. They have so much maintenance to catch up on here. The weeds are winning the fairway battle, the greens were spotty and bumpy, and the tees were terrible.