Olympia Hills Golf Course

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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6918
Slope 139
Rating 74.1
Type Public
Olympia Hills Golf Course is very exciting and enhances San Antonio's reputation as a golf destination. A unique combination of natural topography and man-made mounds and bunkers make this a super course. Native South Texas vegetation and golf course grass seed formulations on fairways and greens will provide state-of-the-game playing surfaces. The views are spectacular, with several holes playing to greens well below the tees, while other lead to a significant rise to reach the putting surface. Fairways, which on some holes are tight, are often sloped and guarded by bunkers. The tips will not be played by the faint hearted, but with four sets of tee boxes, the course can be enjoyed by all levels of players.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6918 yards 74.1 139
White 72 6543 yards 72.0 136
Gold 72 6023 yards 70.2 125
Red (W) 73 5534 yards 73.1 131
Scorecard for Olympia Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 74.1/139 381 513 342 310 189 551 239 474 350 3349 437 232 345 192 470 396 463 515 445 3495 6844
White M: 72.0/136 357 479 335 294 172 530 220 462 320 3169 411 221 321 173 453 376 438 503 410 3306 6475
Gold M: 70.2/125 339 432 300 262 158 503 201 427 303 2925 375 192 305 147 402 343 398 481 378 3021 5946
Red M: 69.4/121 W: 73.1/131 305 405 275 248 134 473 158 415 280 2693 351 159 285 114 374 317 366 458 343 2767 5460
Handicap 13 3 7 15 9 1 11 5 17 6 14 16 18 4 8 10 2 12
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Finger Dye Spann (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good from start to finish

Really enjoyed this golf course, which presents a very nice variety of holes, good conditions, and interesting greens. This is a challenging course by public golf standards, and demands reasonably struck shots right up until the finishing holes, which open up and allow you to end with your foot on the gas.

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
Nevada Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tale of Two Nines

I spoke with the pro shop the day before playing that I would be coming alone and he assured me they'd take of me and they did. Every staff member I encountered was cordial and helpful. I loaded up in an EZ-Go cart w/out GPS and headed out to the practice area. The grass on the range was nice & green while the balls are limited flight and are a little worn. The short game area is tight but just having one is a big plus. The putting green was in very good shape and mirrored the greens on the course.

The starter was very friendly and got me off without a hitch. Pace of play was not an issue today. The first nine winds through and up and down some narrow fairways shaped by dense trees vegetation on both sides. Playing for "ground slice" is something that needs to be considered with the sloped, dormant fairways offering extra run out but not always in the right direction. Following your tee shot on #11 you drop down into a flat, less wooded tract of land where the paralleling holes become visible and the wind more noticeable. #16-#18 offer a nice finishing stretch with a challenge, yet an opportunity to pick up a shot.

The highlight of this round was definitely the greens. They had excellent speed, tracking as well as a firmness that still held well. All very consistent throughout. The undulations help defend and being on wrong side of some pins could quickly become frustrating. The bunkers had decent amount of sand, but some could use an additional rake.

Top notch experience and value. Definitely a re-play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course on a budget

Olympia Hills is a fantastic course. Conditions are always very nice. Conveniently consolidated driving, chipping and putting areas. Military friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

This Course is All Grown Up

When this course was first completed back about 14 years ago it was a nice and scenic, but relatively easy, course. Not any more. The trees have filled in nicely and the fairways are much narrower. The front nine is a narrow parkland design, but the back nine is more links style tract. This is a tough but enjoyable course to play. We played behind a slower group that allowed us to play through at the turn. The tees and greens are in good condition as well as the fairways. There are many elevation changes here. There's also a fair amount of high level noise from Randolph AFB, and IH 35 on the back nine. The pro shop was friendly and the course Marshall is very effective. There was some unexpected interference from the mowing crews. They move around without concern for the golfers on this course. Overall, the course is in great shape and plays pretty long. Straight drives are required here, as there are many hidden creeks on the perimeter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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