Vaaler Creek Golf Club

4.6753764706 4.7 stars from 5 (390)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6864 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 390 Reviews
5 stars:
261
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

385 out of 390 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Texas Rough"


johnclyne's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was a little rough around the edges but some fun holes over or around water. I walked it and there are a couple of green to tees that are quite lengthy, but I'd walk it again. Playing it the first time I had the benefit of playing with some regulars which made shot placement and shape much easier. They do need to put water in their ball washers and provide paper cups at water stations. It was a good (fun) experience for the money. Clubhouse staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a boring hole to be found"


chaven's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course in immaculate condition. Huge greens with lots of swale / slope. Great roll but lightning fast.

You can let the big dog hunt on most holes but water and other trouble lurks if you have too much bend in the ball flight.

Some short par 4s but beware... have to put the ball in the right place off the tee or you're staring at Mr Bogey.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Evan1956267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money this course gives you 5 star greens that rolled true and pretty fast. Only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is no fault of the course. The winter has been tuff on it and a drought is starting to take it's toll on the course. If Texas weather will cooperate this would be a 5 star course all day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Week day fun"


u000003594702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and some of the best greens around. They take such good care of this course. The locals turn out in large numbers so the pace can be a little slow. Love this course and the layout. Challenging and beautiful scenery.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course and some green fairways"


janes13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First course we’ve played in the hill country that has some green fairways. Some areas that were designed to have water were dry and therefore not attractive. Two carries were quite long. An interesting layout The starter sent us off on back nine to avoid slow play. We appreciated his thoughtfulness. Greens ran true and were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



mharston's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great place to play golf. The weather was a little cool when we started and they let us tee off 45 min before our original tee time which great. I have played here a few times making the trip from Austin and have a great round of golf each and you can't beat hot deals for this course from Golf Now. I look forward to playing Vaaler Creek again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Chetan9550081's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bambaa1943's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"wish all the water hazards had been full"


u162081564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an excellent round and will do so again soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Favorite Course"


u547358672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful, peaceful, rural but well maintained, and while challenging it’s still quite fair about giving you opportunity to score. Among my favorite places to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Special place"


u867453702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing Vaaler Creek (May 2017 was my first round here), and once again it did not disappoint. The course is lush and immaculately well maintained tee to green, and the greens are well manicured and rolled smoothly and true, just as they did 6 months ago.

The landscape is a rugged, remote feeling bit of Hill Country. An oasis of golf carved seamlessly into a wild, lonely place (which I love, personally). There’s a slowly developing residential neighborhood around the course which does not diminish or interfere with the experience in any way (for me at least).

I’ve played most of the public tracks in and around Austin (and worked at a pretty exclusive private club for a while that I played several times), and this is my favorite of the lot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play This Course for a Great Golf Outing"


u547358672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd time playing this course and even though I didn’t play as well as the 1st time, that’s all on me. The course is beautiful, very well maintained, and the carts have GPS systems. The holes are challenging, often with beautiful Hill Country vistas, yet still fare and scorable. I’m 62, a 25 HC, not a particularly long hitter, and have to drive 30+ miles to get there, but I’ll go back every chance I get. If you’ve not yet played this course, you’re in for a real treat!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


nijakery's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time playing this course and it was great. With the weather changes in the fall you would expect some brown spots or fairways to be not ideal. The course was perfect. Fairways and greens were in great shape. This course is definitely worth the drive from New Braunfels.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jose8029635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bambaa1943's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kayann9633449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MGWalker58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good track"


uBYFB1510BY's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

out in the country, good conditions, a challenge

recomended


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mauro6812574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course- Great Staff"


Jethompson724's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vaaler Creek is a course I have been waiting to play. It did not disappoint! The turf conditions were superb. A few of the traps were needing care, but that could be due to hurricane Harvey's aftermath. The course presented many challenges that made the day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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