TPC San Antonio - AT&T Canyons Course

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4.5
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7106
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
Type Private/Resort
The AT&T Canyon Course is one of two courses at TPC San Antonio, the other being the AT&T Oaks Course. Pete Dye designed the Canyon Course, keeping the Texas Hill Country terrain completely natural and intact. He wanted to take advantage of the rolling hills, indigenous flora, and spectacular views of the nearby Cibolo Canyons. The layout features wide fairways, a Dye Trademark, and majestic stands of oak and cedar trees. Both the Canyon Course and the Oaks Course, which is a Greg Norman design, were created as host venues for PGA Tour tournaments, making them both an enjoyable challenge to play.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cibolo 72 7106 yards 74.1 136
Tournament 72 6622 yards 71.9 131
Players 72 6142 yards 69.8 127
Club 72 5609 yards 67.5 120
Club (W) 72 5609 yards 73.7 131
Forward 72 4968 yards 70.4 118
Scorecard for AT&T Canyons
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Cibolo M: 74.5/139 354 571 381 182 451 565 362 165 435 3466 400 423 532 216 453 575 224 335 482 3640 7106
Tournament M: 72.3/134 354 532 370 165 421 540 362 165 400 3309 376 406 515 190 405 541 199 319 441 3392 6701
Players M: 70.2/129 325 500 330 152 400 525 343 154 370 3099 339 383 495 172 370 501 175 304 398 3137 6236
Club M: 67.7/125 W: 73.8/131 293 463 306 120 349 479 302 124 340 2776 313 345 462 151 346 452 160 289 361 2879 5655
Forward M: 64.8/119 W: 70.9/126 280 423 290 104 304 468 270 109 303 2551 285 308 384 116 309 415 150 207 328 2502 5053
Handicap 13 9 11 15 3 5 7 17 1 14 10 8 18 6 4 16 12 2
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 3 11 15 9 1 7 17 5 12 10 6 18 8 4 16 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champions Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (2010) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "TOUR Academy TPC San Antonio"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
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Handicap 5-9
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3.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

TPC San Antonio - Canyons: Fun in the sun

The Canyons course is less heralded than it's PGA hosting big sister Oaks course, but it's still a fun course to play. Both courses share the same facilities, so it's all top notch. Staff is very friendly, and everything you need for a great golfing experience is right there... good food, good practice facilities, etc.

On this particular day, I started off playing the Oaks course for the third time, but took advantage of favorable replay rates to hop on Canyons for a second 18. I'm really glad we did!

The layout of the course is considerably more open than Oaks. There are fewer trees, fewer bunkers, fewer places to get into trouble... but that's not to say there aren't plenty of those things! I guess I'd say that on Canyons, the course is a little more in front of you, and there aren't as many hazards waiting to sneak up on you. The most obvious difference is the elevation changes are a little more dramatic on Canyons (as the name implies). There are some great hill country views as you make your way around the course.

The back 9 is particularly enjoyable. 12 is a really fun par 5 up a hill. 13 and 16 are cool par 3s. But 18 is my favorite hole. It looks great from the tee box, and is good challenge to end the round.

Conditions at Canyons are very good. I'd say the greenskeeping is less intricate than Oaks.. simpler bunker designs, less variation of rough, less sprawling native areas... but still enjoyable and well maintained.

If I was only able to play one of the TPC San Antonio courses, I'd probably pick Oaks the vast majority of the time. However, I highly recommend this course if A) you are staying at the resort and have time for two rounds, B) you have time for a second 18 after playing Oaks - this course is a good wind down after a tough round, or C) you're not the most skilled/confident golfer and want to have a good time without getting beat up.

As a final note, I just want to again compliment the staff at TPC San Antonio for being extremely friendly and professional. Truly excellent customer service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Very good strategic course in Texas hill country

This is an enjoyable strategic course routed wonderfully through hill country. Very fair with great risk reward strategy options. Quite a few long bunkers parallel to fairways typical of Pete Dye. Nice fairway movement and angles. Very nice interesting greens. Misses lead to challenging but not punishing shots. Wind and elevation are factors. Need a cart. My favorite of the San Antonio and Austin area courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Our group played from the Tournament tees 6700 yards 72.3/134. Started at 50 degrees and warmed up to 70 degrees with moderate winds that affected shots. First time for me playing at TPC San Antonio. First impression was great seeing Greg Hiller on the instruction tee. Nice to have a former tour player on staff.

The course appears to play short visually but is definitely longer. The course conditions are good. Playing dry and ball is running. Starter told us greens were 12 to 13 on the stimp. They were fast but played true. The green complexes did show Pete Dye bunkering but green size was a moving target. Some very small, some amazingly large. We played on a Monday so the greenskeeper had most pin placements on ridges. Made for some tricky putts.

The layout ran both sides of a gully (Canyon?) that will filled with live oak, wildlife, and cactus. I lost five balls but found a dozen more. The fairways are wide. A few have narrow openings off the tee. Several doglegs offer big hitters a chance to cut corners for easy scoring. The par 3 holes are all exceptional.

I enjoyed the course immensely. It was mostly empty. We did have two member twosomes play through us and we finished our round in slightly over 4 hours.

I look forward to playing the Oaks on my next visit.

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

TPC San Antonio Canyons

Beautiful course! From the time we got there until we left staff was unbelievable great! Course is great also. Lots of great holes and course conditions were .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

2 rounds - both excellent!

Played 2 rounds at the Canyons course during my stay at the resort. Booked online and was pleasantly surprised by the twilight rate at 1pm that was not advertised on the site. Played one round as a single, didn't see another person on the course, and did a loop in 2:45. The second round was a planned 5 some, still didn't see anyone else, and got around in 4 hrs. Beautiful condition of everything. Punishing approaches to greens. Would definitely consider playing up a set of tees. Really nice practice facilities, including short game/bunker area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

A must if you come to San Antonio

Lots of pros.

1) Me and my military veteran buddies from out of town received amazing green fee discounts. Greatly appreciate that this course can be affordable for us.

2) The layout is fantastic, a bit more scenic than neighboring TPC Oaks. More elevation changes than its neighbor as well, which makes it a hill country gem.

3) Great facilities, loved the snack/drink shack at the 9th.

4) Pace of play, fastest round I've ever played in the past couple of years. (3.5 hours total)

5) Best resort in the area, nothing tops the JW Hill Country.

The only minor cons

1) greens had been aerated a few days ago, nonetheless putts rolled decently fast and smooth

2) weather in the summer in San Antonio is brutal, nothing can't be done about that though

Bottom line, me and my buds are hoping to return to this course and try out the TPC Oaks over and over and over... Thanks TPC San Antonio for taking care of the military!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great views and fun test

Fun "resort-style" course. Not what you'd expect from Dye, but that's not a bad thing. Very fair with room to bail out. Bunkers aren't as deep as most Dye designs. Really enjoyable, fantastic views of the nature preserve and surrounds. Open off the tee, greens protected but not brutal. Great practice facilities but they charge you $16 for them on top of a hefty green fee. Best deal is to the stay and play package for sure (we did not). Great 19th hole at 18 Oaks. Great service there. Blue cheese olives in the martinis finish a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

TPC San Antonio - AT&T Canyons Course

Pro: This course hosts a tournament for the Senior Tour. The course was a nice Pete Dye design. The tough finishing hole number 18 had a lot of bunkers that made the hole challenging. I played there in a college tournament with some bad weather conditions that made the course tough. Bunkers were in excellent shape. Cons: The greens were rolling smoothly but there were some Poe Anna grass growing on the Bermuda greens. They looked like weeds but overall the course was in nice shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

A dramatic, Hill Country test of Dye

Rare is it when a Pete Dye course is considered to be the "easier" of two courses at a resort, but the Canyons is just that, sitting next to the famed Oaks Course that hosts the Valero Texas Open. Dye's effort here is a good one, full of elevation changes, water and dramatic shots. Do I like it more than Norman's offering next door? Probably not, since I find the Oaks a little more artistic compared to Dye's more rugged look here. Both courses are certainly different from one another in look and playability, and the JW Marriott here, all 1,001 rooms of it, is a pretty incredible property to stay-and-play at (only members and guests of the resort can play here, making tee sheets generally more open compared to some of this golf town's more accessible courses).

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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