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4.6
532 Reviews (532)
5 Stars
359
4 Stars
154
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
96.9%
Recommend this course
522 out of 532 reviews
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4.3
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.6
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.2%
Recommend this course
76 out of 79 reviews
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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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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
532 Reviews (532)

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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Just a great golf course

This is a beautiful yet challenging course. The greens tend to have significant slope but they are fair. This course rewards you for strategically place drives off the tee. That means leaving the driver in the bag on some holes. This is an overall great value and fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Drop Zones Needed

Holes 2, 9, 12, and 18 need drop areas for balls hit into the water. Those holes are beasts (too hard) for anyone but low handicappers. Number 2 demands a drop area.
The course is supposed to be fun for older retirees that want to play often.
The course is extremely well maintained and very picturesque.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Cold weather
Used cart

Golf Now cheated Me !

Course was fine but I had a $20 discount code for Hot Deals and you would not honor it when I booked ....
Seems like every time I want to use any of your discounts there is some catch to cheat me out of It !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Overall Very Pleased! Will Be Back!

The layouts on every hole make this course very fun. Each hole has a little twist and can be challenging to the beginner/ average golfer. The greens were in admirable shape for being November, and they overseeded the fairways to compensate for the colder weather ahead! I will definitely be back for another round out at Vaaler Creek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course maybe play again, Golf now never again!

Course is nice but over priced in my opinion. $72+tax for a Weekend round is the regular rate and that is a bit much . Golfnow hot rate is $69.50 after all the fees. One buddy got hurt the night before and he couldn’t even play still cost $69 bucks. I get it it hot deal, but not worthy $9 Saving for the risk, I wont use golf now again, just book straight with any course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hello, KasipsB. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. If you have any questions regarding your GolfNow reservations in the future, please do not hesitate to contact their team at 1 (800) 767-3574. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another round soon. Thank you for playing Vaaler Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course, great lay out and challenging, greens were not as fast usual but smooth

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time.

This is one of the best courses in south Texas. Great layout and staff. It is worth the drive from San Antonio.
Unfortunately for us they had just punched and sanded the greens. But you can tell this place is well maintained. The course presented a good challenge but still was forgiving. The greens have so much character and we can’t wait to try them again in a month or so. Try this place out. You won’t be disappointed.

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

Maintenance

Golfnow should alert consumers of course maintenance

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding regarding your recent reservation. If you have any questions regarding your GolfNow reservations in the future, please do not hesitate to contact their team at 1-(800)-767-3574. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in TX!

The course is in amazing shape in the middle of Texas summer. The staff is very friendly and professional. The price for this course is unbelievable! A course of this quality in San Antonio or Austin, would be triple the price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hill Country Excellence

Vaaler Creek is one of the best golf courses I’ve ever played. Every hole is very unique and the course is always in great condition. It’s about 40-45 miles from San Antonio and 100% worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome

Course was in great shape. Scenic layout that is challenging but fair. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the trip!

Vaaler Creek is a great "off the beaten path" course that is worth the trip. Conditions are always good to excellent. The past few years they have over-seeded in the winter, so you can still play a green course in January.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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