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4.5
428 Reviews (428)
5 Stars
317
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.9%
Recommend this course
404 out of 428 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.5
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
37 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6926 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.2

The Palmer Course is one of two golf courses at La Cantera Resort, it is named after its famous designer, golf legend Arnold Palmer. Firmly situated on 225 acres of Texas Hill Country, the golf course features plenty of elevation changes to keep golfers on their toes. There is also an abundance of mature oaks covering the course, requiring accuracy off the tees. The unique layout incorporates dramatic waterfalls, lakes, and numerous white sand bunkers throughout. La Cantera Resort’s Palmer Course has several signature holes, most notably the fourth hole. This demanding par 3 requires a long carry over a lake with waterfalls along the front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2001) Ed Seay (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Spa, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
428 Reviews (428)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 38
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 22
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 75
Undulating Greens 49
Bunkers 43
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 57
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 55
A Weekend Splurge 49
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 56
Convenient to the City 52
Worth the Drive 45

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Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Palmer course is in great shape and like always staff is always on point!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hard

This course is very beautiful and exceptionally designed by the late great Arnold Palmer. This course is a very challenging course. Rough is exceptionally thick. You can lose your ball in the rough if it landed in the fairway and bounced off to the 1st cut. You just simply can't see it.

I would definitely play here again, I know what to expect and I know how the holes are laid out now. I recommend going with someone who has played here before.if you're going for the first time. I shot a generous 102 when I usually shoot high 80's and municipal courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

San Antonio Golf at its finest

Hands down the best Public course in the San Antonio area in my opinion. It has an interesting layout and it’s always in great shape from tee to greens. This course, on a clear day, will also give you some of the best views in San Antonio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

little too tough for 70 year old 18 handicap

tough layout, with very long rough, the carts would cut out without warning sometimes as far as 90 yards from the green

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent conditions

Greens and fairways were in fantastic condition......especially for this time of year. Bermuda rough made errant shots a bit more difficult to find. Pace of play was great. Challenging course with gorgeous views. Definitely recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout.

Pace of play got slow at the 14th hole. I have to take out a loan to pay for a mixed drink. Canyon Springs is just as nice for an average of $35. I like the Palmer because it is usually not crowded. Perhaps that is because of the cost. Don't mind deals if you have them. I am a senior citizen on a fixed income, so I will have to play more at Canyon Springs because of cost.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played here a few times and course lay out is really cool. Conditions are sub par for a high end resort course and being a Troon course. If you are looking to play a nice Troon Course head north a little and go to Kissing Tree.... Cost is lower and course conditions are always top tier.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A true “Hill Country” course. More elevation change than any course I have played in Texas. In good shape and I totally enjoyed playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout

A little cold to start with, but weather got better. Great layout (Palmer course) with a lot of blind shots. Greens were true but very slow. Need to play this course a couple of times to play your best . Beautiful course and I would recommend this to anyone coming to San Antonio.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Foggy Day at the Palmer

Excellent time finding our way around this difficult course with fog so thick you could not see more than about 100 yards. Great course with interesting holes and beautiful vistas. Great lunch after in the bar and great service all around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The rough is no joke

Played July 1st, I believe they just sanded the greens recently so they were not as fast as expected but it did not take away from the value of the course. The rough however was tricky, not long but just long enough so your golf ball disappears . Had a great day, played fast everyone was super friendly and would I recommend playing here. Yes absolutely

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