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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
97.1%
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
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4.4
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Conditions
4.7
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6864 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.0

Conveniently located near downtown San Antonio not too far from Austin, Vaaler Creek Golf Club has a memorable layout of gently rolling hills dotted with creeks, ponds and lakes. The course begins with a challenging front nine and then eases up a bit on the back nine, but overall it is a formidable test. The greens are tricky and demanding, especially on the front nine where there are some severe slopes and undulations. The back nine greens are a bit flatter but they still require careful attention. The rolling, contoured fairways are lined with trees and there are deep bunkers strategically guarding the greens, but luckily there are only seventeen of them. Water hazards come into play throughout and there are also several doglegs and blind shots if there wasn’t enough to keep you on your toes.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6864 yards 73.0 140
Blue 72 6299 yards 70.6 129
White (W) 72 5692 yards 73.4 133
White 72 5692 yards 68.6 121
Red 72 4577 yards 64.1 111
Red (W) 72 4577 yards 67.0 115
Scorecard for Vaaler Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.0/140 W: 73.0/140 343 350 435 587 175 415 355 520 163 3343 511 446 195 462 377 185 515 425 405 3521 6864
Blue M: 70.6/129 W: 70.6/129 315 327 416 551 155 393 322 480 143 3102 480 401 167 404 343 159 478 398 367 3197 6299
White M: 68.6/121 W: 73.4/133 282 302 392 432 136 372 293 445 124 2778 447 366 140 346 315 150 442 368 340 2914 5692
Red Men M: 64.1/111 244 292 311 340 94 239 219 353 100 2192 361 311 105 304 254 117 375 328 230 2385 4577
Red W: 67.0/115 244 292 311 340 94 239 219 353 100 2192 361 311 105 304 254 117 375 328 230 2385 4577
Handicap 15 3 1 9 5 7 13 17 11 10 12 14 6 16 8 18 4 2
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 1 3 17 11 5 9 13 7 6 14 12 8 16 10 18 4 2

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Fairways Bermuda 419 and Tif Sport grasses
Greens MiniVerde grass
Golf Season Year round (closed on Tuesdays)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.6
506 Reviews (506)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 30
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 69
Undulating Greens 64
Bunkers 60
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 61
Locals 57
Advanced Golfers 56
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 94
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 10

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Handicap 20-24
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Did Not Disappoint

After wanting to play this course for several years it did not disappoint. Got a great deal on GolfNow and drove the hour from my house in Kyle with great anticipation. Upon arrival the golf shop girl was very friendly and pointed me in the right directions for cold water, 1st tee, etc. The starter was also very friendly and helpful. Pace of play was good. I started out as a single but another single who teed off behind me joined up and then later we joined another single who teed off before me. So we had a leisurely threesome for the last few holes. A few of the tee boxes were a little rough and most were "domed" a bit, so getting a level stance was problematic at times. Hugh greens and in very good condition. GPS were on carts and made it easier for a first timer. Just one real negative, the location of the range. I'm sure this is out of necessity because of the layout of the neighborhood, but I saw signs pointing to the range but never actually saw it while driving the course and the grounds. So I can't review that amenity since I never visited it. Nice practice chipping and putting green though, right beside the golf shop. Very positive experience overall and will definitely return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Conditions

The course is in great shape. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Gem

Course was in excellent shape! Greens were very receptive and fantastic shape! Best in this area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Biblically Horrific Greens

My foursome drove in from Austin and we were shocked to see the practice green covered with sand. There was no warning or indication on GolfNow that this was going to be an issue. We broached this issue with the gentleman that collected 60+ plus dollars from my brother ( the rest of us got a Hotdeal price of $40 ) and he couldn’t care less. It’s going to be some time before I ever consider playing this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/10/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying and maintaining the greens as part of our regular schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Vaaler Creek Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Find Somewhere Else

This is not a local course; you've got to travel and want to play it unless you happen to live near. NO notice was given that the greens were heavily sanded and unplayable. No discounts were given, no range comp, etc. When asked in shop about lack of notice regarding the greens, they claimed it was "posted" and dismissed the fact we all traveled an hour to play. Tee boxes are domed (doomed) and sloped (sloppy). For the money there are many better options in central TX. It's the last time we play there.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Commented On 06/10/2019

Hi JPeace. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Vaaler Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect condtion & weather!!

great course for the $, excellent pace of play.
Perfect weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Must play! Go play!

Vaaler Creek is a must play. The setting in the hill country is beautiful. The course looks fantastic at the moment. Don’t think. Just go play and enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
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 Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

The course is beautiful and great shape and challenging.
Green was slow though... Only thing don’t care about it was club House and bathrooms are terrible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Vaaler Creek meets expectations

One of the best conditioned courses in the San Antonio area that we've played recently. Great greens, plush fairways. Pace of play was great, finished in 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Strongly recoommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Emerald Green

The course was in great condition. The fairways were perfect with a great lie everywhere. Rough was cut low and not very penal. Greens were in great shape, rolled true but were not very fast. A number of very pretty and memorable holes on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Shape!

This course is by far the best in the New Braunfels/Blanco area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Winter, Spring or Summer

.....course is in great shape. Beautiful and challenging layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In great shape

Played early May and the course was in great shape tee to green. Finger's crossed the course will stay this way all summer long. What a treat! We did get behind a tournament of some kind and the pace of play went from very fast to a turtle. I'm guessing it was a men's member league as there was not a marshal in sight. Oh well, these things happen.

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

shhh

don’t tell it was amazing!
just the right amount of people on course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Vaaler Creek Golf Course

Course had much rain night before, so cart paths only. Greens & fairways were in great shape. Very nice setting and a well manicured course.

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

Best Course played this spring

We are in San Antonio TX for the month of April and have been playing courses. This course is in the best shape and has some beautiful holes in all the courses we have played. Will come back again! Narrow Fairways but great layout.

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