Salado Del Rio at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

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3.8
29
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
88.1%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
19
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
28
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6755
Slope 121
Rating 72.7
Type Military/Public
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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Fort Sam Houston - Salado del Rio
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6755 yards 72.7 121
White 72 6248 yards 70.3 117
Red (W) 72 5390 yards 70.1 113
Scorecard for Salado Del Rio
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/126 393 402 552 384 184 408 356 381 343 3403 606 187 515 211 554 418 380 193 390 3454 6857
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
Handicap 11 3 1 5 17 7 13 9 15 2 18 6 14 4 8 10 16 12
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 5 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 1 15 17 3 11 7 9 2 18 6 16 4 8 12 14 10

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.8
29
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I reserved for Salado but it was closed for maintenance so they let me play the La Loma course.The course was cart path only due to the rains the past days.The course was still in good condition although there were still some areas of some fairways flooded.I definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

This could be a great course if better kept

This course is much nicer looking and challenging than La Loma, its neighboring course. Pros: really challenging, plays decently long, nicely kept greens, great design, and scenic looking holes. Cons: the fairways are pretty beat up, no GPS on the carts. I would probably play at this course again, but I would rank this course below the other munis in San Antonio. This course would be a last resort.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Fun

Course challenging due to design. Lots of fun. Greens in great shape for July. Some work being done but no very distracting. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Shot poorly, but still had a good time.

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

Fabulous

We had a great time would highly recommended!!

Thank you so much

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Had a good time

Husband and I played the course on a day after it had rained the night before and the morning of our afternoon round. The course was still a little wet so it was cart path only for the round, even though there were several who either didn't get that info or just didn't care. The round was enjoyable despite the oppressive humidity of that day. The pro shop staff was super friendly and explained to us that going from #3 to #4 is quite the trip and that we would not be back at the clubhouse until we finished our round. He was not kidding!!! Number four is fairly easy to find if you're a white or blue tee player. For those of us who play gold or red, it was a little more difficult. If you fall into the red or gold group, just keep going down, down, down the hill to the bottom. Once you're down there you'll play 4-8 before you climb back up for #9. After number 9 you will still be way out on the course. From #9 and #10 you will be able to see Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Quite an experience to hear a 21 gun salute and then TAPS while playing a round. Once you finish #12 you'll cross the street somewhat headed back to the clubhouse.

One thing we would have liked to have was a better idea of where we were hitting. There are several blind holes and having a better understanding of how far the corners were from the tee box or how much was needed to carry certain areas would have been nice. The only place we had an idea was from a sprinkler on the long par 5 #14. The sprinkler just short of our tee shots said "RIP IT!"

Overall we had a great experience and look forward to another round at Ft. Sam.

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

Slow play

From the time we tee off the group in front of us was talking in the fairway, on the greens and teeboxs. No respect for others. This isn’t the first time playing this course. It took almost 5 hrs to play. Wasn’t to happy about the situation.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

6.5 hours to finish 18

The golf course closed Salado on Monday without notice, forcing everyone onto Laredo. My tee time through Golf Now was for 8:33 AM, finally tee’d off at 9:15. Pace was ridiculously slow. Finished 18 in 6.5 hours! Thursday of the same week, they closed Laredo for a junior tournament without any notice. Rate of play was horrible with many novice golfers and no staff on the course! I’ll pay more to golf somewhere else.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Crusty Greens

The greens were aerated, sanded and, evidently, left to bake w/o any water. They were roughly as firm as the parking lost though quite a bit bumpier.

The layout is nice enough and the overall condition about what you'd expect.

Nice folks in the pro shop and excellent pace of play (4 hours, 5 minutes on a Saturday)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where am I??

Course layout was horrible. Had no idea which hole I was playing or which course I was on. Couldn’t find the 15th hole so we just called it a day and drove back to the clubhouse. Fairways and greens were ok.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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