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4.7
438
5 Stars
295
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
0
99.1%
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432 out of 438 reviews
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4.7
438
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
98.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 49 reviews
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4.7
438
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
98.8%
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80 out of 81 reviews
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About

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

4.7
438

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 30
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 68
Undulating Greens 63
Bunkers 59
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 60
Locals 56
Advanced Golfers 55
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 93
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 10

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A must play course....

Great course, challenging and excellent staff. The greens and fairways were impeccable. As hot as it has been the course was beautiful and green. There was a twosome in front of us that thought they were pros and were hitting from the tips. I've never waited so long and saw so many trees hit by them. I knew we were in for a long day when on a par 5, one of the guys pulls out his range finder while standing on the tee box to spot the flag 550+ yards away...really you thought you needed to know. Other than that it has been great.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Always have a positive experience playing Vaaler Creek. Conditions are always great, although greens were just top dressed the day before but understand that is part of the process. Staff is always friendly and beverage lady, Courtney, makes rounds very frequently! Look forward to my next visit!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Several bunkers have finally been rebuilt. Good codition
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Where's the water?

Overall this was a fun golfing experience. the course is very nice, with the exception of a few holes where the water features/hazards were either under repair or had just been neglected to the point where weeds had started growing in those areas. Also, please don't torture us by having that nice swimming pool on the premises & then not letting us cool off after a round! It was over 100 degrees when we played, and we could have used a cool down that day, especially since there was only 2 people in the pool. I will be playing there again though.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Good all around course

Nice course with short and long holes. Use almost all clubs. Uphill, downhill, around the corner. Nice greens. One word-nice.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition

Course is in excellent shape. Fun layout and friendly staff. Only drawback was pace of play due to a slow foursome and no marshaling.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course!

Booked on special on GolfNow. Course was in great shape. There are definitely a few holes where you have to pay attention to subtleties of the layout, others where you can cut loose. My son and I signed up, and was paired with a couple of nice guys for an enjoyable round. Course was generally clear, had to let a few singles play through and did catch a slow foursome on the last few holes, but not too bad overall.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome

Course is in great shape and you can barely tell we are in a drought, greens were very nice, fairways were great. Hill Country Golf at its best.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is beautiful and great staff

My buddies and I try to play Vaaler at least once a month. Sometimes twice a month. We keep going back because of the challenging course and its overall beauty. The staff are good people! They're helpful and easy to talk with. I have a great time when I play at Vaaler! My score doesn't reflect the enjoyment I get from playing Vaaler but, I always enjoy the course!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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