The Golf Club of Texas

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4.1
237
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.0%
Recommend this course
211 out of 236 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
27
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
78
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.6%
Recommend this course
73 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7121
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Semi-Private
The best testament one can give The Golf Club of Texas (formerly known as The Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch) is that it hosts some big local tournaments.  The large greens and tee boxes are some of the very best San Antonio has to offer.  This is truly a high end facility. If you have not been out to enjoy this course you really need to.  The place is all greened up and with the unique landscaping it's just a real pretty experience with great golf.   The golf carts are outfitted with GPS which gives accurate distance to the pin and shows the contours of the greens.  This track combines Links Style golf with Hill Country golf, giving players a taste of both types of golf.  The course is among the best that San Antonio has to offer. The senior staff is very experienced and the service is all that you would expect at a high-value public course.  The new clubhouse is beautiful and features a full service restaurant. After playing a round, you will really enjoy just sitting on the porch and taking in the view. Directions:  20 Minutes from downtown. Take U.S. 90 west to Texas 211 (2 exits past loop 1604) and we on the right.  From downtown take 90 west to Texas 211.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7121 yards
Gold 72 6578 yards
Silver 72 5559 yards
White 72 4838 yards
Scorecard for Texas
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: 74.1/130 384 448 186 359 553 222 439 526 465 3582 440 414 187 549 360 187 449 435 534 3555 7137
Gold M: 71.3/125 341 413 165 335 488 195 384 517 441 3279 407 377 167 513 351 175 415 395 499 3299 6578
Blue M: 68.6/122 W: 73.5/124 341 375 128 335 376 154 322 517 383 2931 366 333 130 513 351 147 338 395 499 3072 6003
Silver M: 67.0/113 W: 71.9/120 304 375 128 309 376 154 322 401 383 2752 366 333 130 476 288 147 338 309 420 2807 5559
White M: 63.7/106 W: 67.9/111 253 349 98 260 328 141 289 357 324 2399 325 309 88 438 259 108 311 215 386 2439 4838
Handicap 17 1 11 13 5 15 7 9 3 18 2 8 12 14 16 4 6 10
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Jamur Zoysia Grass
Greens L1F Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lee Trevino (2000) Roy Bechtol (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bryan Gathright Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.1
237

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Dinner 16
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 20
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 14
Entertaining Clients 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 11
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful south Texas Course

Very enjoyable course. Zoisia fairways were in great shape and make for a challenging second cut. Greens very hard and fast, but large to accommodate. Course is pretty and makes you feel like you are out in the country (because you are). Sand traps were unplayable but likely due to the amount of heavy rains San Antonio has experienced recently.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice layout, but rough is very overgrown

Great straightforward layout, facilities very nice, friendly staff. Fairways in great shape, greens very firm, but speed is perfect. Rough is way overgrown, even fairway first cut. Lost 2-3 balls just off the fairway. Bunkers still need work. Pace was a bit slow on front 9, backed up 3 groups on several holes. Never saw a marshal. Overall a very good layout, and lower green fees more in line with comparable courses. Definitely a course worth playing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointing course conditions

Course has the obvious appearance of neglect and poor maintenance. Have played it for years and it is currently in the worst shape since reopening in 2015. Traps were hard packed sand & rock, and had lots of weeds growing in them which indicates they have not been maintained for many weeks or months. The grass on the greens was sparse, yellowish, dead, with bare spots in many places, Looks like a severe of lack of water, aerification & maintenance. The rough is way too thick and high, forcing you to spend a lot of time looking for your ball, thus slowing down play considerably. Many places of knee high rough along and in fairways. Noticed lots of dried grass clippings & "hay' piled up in places indicating lack of timely mowing, Severe lack of drinking water available on the course. No beverage cart service and only one water jug out on the course, other than the one at #1 tee box. The jug out on the course ran out of water when I stopped there about 4:00 PM. They used to have ice chests filled with iced down water bottles....what happened to that? this is August in Texas! Overall, a very disappointing experience and I strongly felt like I certainly did not get value for my money. Pace of play was "excellent" but a two edged sword, because no one was out there! If they do not turn this thing around soon, they will loose it like before and become history.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 08/15/2018:
We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We'd like to address some of the concerns you raised. The bunkers are not at their best and we are working on a plan of action to improve, which will take time for us to resolve. As far as the water on the course, there are ample options for water and are sorry our staff did not communicate the locations. We have water on the range before #1 and #10 and on our restroom where golfers pass 3 times. Due to the heat this time of year, the greens generally struggle. We are in stage 2 water restrictions so some yellowing is expected. Weeds are being addressed now. A rough mower broke down, which happens in our business and we are prepared for that sort of thing. This created a delay in our ability to mow the rough. We are hoping we can get some capital to improve for next year and recovery should be underway! We hope you give us another shot in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 08/06/2018:
We're sorry to learn about your experience with the course was anything short of 5 stars. Please, do not hesitate to call us directly with any concerns you may have. We hope you give us another shot soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Golf Club of Texas on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star rating! Be sure to book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot one

Course is in excellent condition even with temperature well over 100 degrees the past few weeks. Green fast and fair and fairways green and cut short. Worth the time and drive to play Golf club of Texas soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/23/2018:
Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We are glad you found value in the course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad traps

Overall the course was in decent condition, with a couple of serious exceptions. The sand traps are in horrible shape. Partly is because of the recent rain, but that’s not the only issue. Several are overgrown with weeds and grass, and borders on most of them are really bad. On some of the traps the protective plastic is sticking out! The next thing is the maintenance of the rough. Seems they recently got mowed, but a ton of grass clippings all over the edges. Idk what is going on with their maintenance team, but there seem to be some serious maintenance issues. The worst part is that they have increased the price and gotten rid of some nice perks recently.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/20/2018:
We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and we will look into your concerns to build upon them accordingly. We do hope you give us another shot in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

Great layout. The bunkers were unplayable. No cart girl. Only two places for water. The greens were hard as a turtle’s back. Can see potential, but not today.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/18/2018:
We appreciate your feedback and will use it to build upon. We hope you give us another shot soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Club of Texas ...a hidden gem

Have played this course for years before and after renovations and I can honestly say it's in fantastic shape now. Fairways are no longer dry from summer heat and green speeds are true. Glad to see this great track is back on course for the locals/or tourists. GCofTX offers wide open fairways for novice golfers as well as some challenging and tight 3s and shapely 5s for experienced amateurs as well. Enjoy a few picturesque holes as well as a launcher over the water. Great value!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review! We are honored you consider our golf course a hidden gem. Come play again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

needs better directions to course street name not accurate can be marked better. staff was great. pace of play was good. course was well designed for all skill levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/16/2018:
We are glad you enjoyed the quality of our course staff as well as the pace of play! Come play again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! Come play again soon.
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars. Book your next round with us soon!
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 The Golf Club of Texas on 06/26/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating. Book your next round with us soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 06/20/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star rating. Book your next round with us soon!
Played On
Skill Beginner
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 The Golf Club of Texas on 06/11/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! Book your next round with us very soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 05/31/2018:
We are glad you value The Golf Club of Texas over other courses in San Antonio! Come play again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic Stroll

This course from the moment that you pull up alongside it is very scenic. The staff that greeted me was very friendly. The driving range could use some work. The course has a very good layout. The course and the greens are very fast due to the dry nature. It gives you several challenging looks. Watch for a rattler on 12, in line with starters review. It was a very good time for the amount paid. Met some really nice people. It was a great time overall.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 05/21/2018:
We appreciate your feedback and are glad you found value in the golf course. We hope to see you out there again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers

I know the course is trying.but they need to gix the bunkers .forget the new golf carts.the carts you have are just fine .other than that! This is a awsome course to play.go play it .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 05/15/2018:
Thank you for your feedback. We will look into your bunkers concern. We look forward to your next round with us!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Golf Club of Texas on 05/09/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are glad you enjoyed your round with us. Come play again soon!
Course renovation: New owners took over the Golf Club of Texas in 2014 and the course re-opened Sept. 1, 2015, renovated and re-grassed. The course was closed from 2014 thru August, 2015 Find out more
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