Salado Del Rio at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

3.9074166667 3.9 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6755 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 19 reviews


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"I enjoy the courses at Fort Sam"


jgh1204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just know that you can get bumped for a military player.

We booked 3 slots at noon. Somehow another 2 some was booked and one of players was going to get bumped as the other 2 players were soldiers.. Then they said we could move to 12:33. Which was fine with us, but luckily the 2 some ended up running late and we went off at our scheduled time. We were told that it was a military installation and soldiers had priority. Which I am okay with, just know the risk going in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Juan8819155's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Blind shots."


imatex's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Great track, but a lot of blind shots. Unless you have played this course, you will be guessing on shots until back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u452425253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Truly enjoyed"


Ganolife's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course & will play it many more. Thanks Golfnow:)))


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Print GolfNow confirmation!"


u4246792's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front desk was annoyed that a golfnow printout was not provided even though I had the confirmation on my phone through the golfnow app. They should focus more on customer service if they offer external booking options and wish to keep those new customers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ron9930685's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uGWCO3127GW's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u1359463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000006446093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Winter conditions"


u00000166143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The showed the results of the recent freezing spell.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dry and Sometimes Confusing"


u801114878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

When my friend and I played, though it was winter golf, the course was very dry and only a few greens rolled well. The course has parts which are under construction, such as number 16 ( I think) which had a cup placed in the middle of the fairway. While I did enjoy the creativity of that hole it was impossible to put on. Not the worst course for its value, but there is better golf in SA.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course has many challenging features"


smithg52's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played long after 5 days wet weather. You have many doglegs. Greens were slow due to dampness. Great fun and met some real nice people.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"About like a d cent muni"


Nick6844119's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quite a number of blind holes on he Salgado course and a few holes where we had to ask directions to the next tee. Not a very visitor-friendly course. We even had to ask directions to the pro shop upon arrival in the parking area. Fairways were rather hard which meant that club selection was problematic at times and greens had grass that either caused a fast or slow roll depending on which way the grass was mowed. The layout is Interesting and there were some nice elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dry, Dry, Dry"


John5625868's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Was very disappointed in the course conditions when we played. Fairways were dry and thin. Rough's grass was weeds and rocks. Only a few greens had thick grass. The only thing that made them puttable was they were kept moist. Played Silverhorn the next day, what a big difference.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u7395279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good condition....good value"


u00000847262's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven’t played Salado in several months and was pleasantly surprised that the course conditions were really good. 20.00 after 12 is a great deal!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Step Back in Time"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

There are two 18 hole golf courses at Fort Sam.<br/> The original 18 was created by A.W.Tillinghast, an iconic golf course architect in 1929,<br/> In 1937 the only PGA event ever played on a US military installation was here at the Texas Open. Sam Snead and Palmer have played here.<br/> In mid 1976 the original 18 holes were divided between the two new revamped courses. Kevin Tucker Design Group handled the redesign.<br/> Las Lomas includes holes 1 through 10 from the old course, and Salado Del Rio includes hole #1 and 13 to 18 of the 1929 design.<br/> We played the Salado del Rio course on a Saturday AM.<br/> The greens and fairways are as good as any in town. The putting surface was a thick green carpet and rolled straight.<br/> This course wind among a forest of huge trees. Trees play an important part in so many green approaches, this can be areal challenge.<br/> There are creeks throughout these fairways and lots of<br/> hidden lakes to catch the errant golf shot.<br/> There's a big practice facility here. The placement of drinking water stations and bathrooms is about the best in the area.<br/> Salado del Rio has scenic views, a tricky parkland layout,<br/> great playing conditions, and good pace of play.<br/> Fort Sam Houston golf is a fine golfing experience in San Antonio. It's heads above the local municipal courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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