TPC San Antonio - AT&T Oaks Course

4.6386588235 4.6 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7435 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 76.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "TOUR Academy TPC San Antonio"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tiburon 72 7435 yards 76.5 148
Tournament 72 7034 yards 74.7 145
Players 72 6624 yards 72.7 142
Club 72 6242 yards 71.1 138
Club (W) 72 6242 yards 78.4 143
Forward 72 5514 yards 74.1 132

TPC San Antonio is home to two championship courses, the AT&T Canyon Course and the AT&T Oaks Course. Greg Norman designed the Oaks Course with the intent that it would be a host venue for PGA Tour events. With that in mind, Norman designed a challenging golf course with lengthy holes and sheer-faced limestone walls facing some of the holes. The layout features large, rolling greens and tree-lined fairways. Cavernous bunkers that are strategically placed throughout the course provide a challenge for even skilled golfers. If that is not enough for you, water hazards come into play on several holes. TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course closes with a formidable test, a 591-yard par 5 that requires a carry past a creek to a green that is flanked by bunkers.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 12 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for a bucket list/top 100 pick a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers plays long undulating greens  

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"Best in San Antonio"


joshsmith12's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The TPC San Antonio Oaks course in my opinion is the best course in San Antonio. I've played every course around the city and this one was my favorite pure golf course. I played a few days after the pros finished at the VTO, so the course conditions were nothing short of perfect. The greens rolled smooth and very quick, every bunker was sanded and in pristine condition, all ponds were full, and every fairway looked great. The course sits in Texas hill country and has some elevation change but isn't gimmicky with the elevations at all. Many holes are framed with beautiful live oaks, bunkers, and rock outcroppings that make them a thing of beauty. The par 3s are strong throughout the course, maybe one of the best collections of them I've played to date. If I am comparing the course to other truly top facilities, I must admit the service was slightly lagging behind them. I've played many places where Valet service was standard, tee times were adhered to strictly by the starter whom normally gives a great overview of the course itself to guests, and the cart girls are ever present. While none of this really is necessary to me and I am splitting hairs between the top facilities, it needs to be mentioned in reviews to stay valid. Still, if given the chance to get a round on this course, I would highly suggest making it a golfing priority. Practice bunker play, chips from tight lies, and play the correct set of tees in order to have a chance at scoring at all here. The course is tough, but sometimes tough can bring out the best. In this case, it brings out the best San Antonio has to offer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



izzylipscomb's avatar
Age:  65+
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good quirky course with a so-so front 9 and very good back 9"


LICC's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018

Reviewed on

This is a good course, very well-conditioned, with some quirky/gimmicky features. It rolls through Texas hill country but the elevations are not severe. It has large, deep cavernous bunkers. Greens are fairly large but if you miss them anywhere you are punished. The front 9 is surprisingly fairly plain other than a few quirks like the shared green that wraps around a monstrous bunker. I played a couple of weeks before the Valero tournament so the greens were lightning fast. The back-9 makes good use of the topography and the streams to make a nice-looking course and to make you think through your shot selection.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Fun Course, Pro Tournament Puts a Premium on Price"


Bunkertown20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It's always fun to play where the pros play. This is a cool layout through the tress and plays fairly difficult. The main defense are the deep green side bunkers, if you miss the green by just a little bit you are most likely in one. The sand was super soft which made them hard to get out of. I played this course in August 2017 through a stay and play package so the rate was pretty cheap, this is definitely not a course worth playing during peak season and peak rates. Definitely better than the Canyons course though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


m83434n's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was a fantastic test of golf. This course had some very difficult holes but it also had some birdie holes. Course was in fantastic shape. Greens rolled very well and the grass was in pristine condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course I've been on"


tiburonazo's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

I was lucky to have played in a course that's part of the PGA tour. I played a week after the Valero Texas Open and was pleasantly surprised at how pristine the entire course was. I figured that after the pro's went through, that it'd be a mine field of divots the week after, but that was not the case at all. This course plays long and it is super challenging with lots of sand traps. It has a lot of elevation changes, typical of a Texas hill country course. The fairways and greens are gorgeous. I've never seen fairways this pretty, they almost looked fake to me how smooth and green they were. Perhaps the best thing that complements this course is the JW Marriott resort, with its awesome pools, slides and lazy river. This course is a must for a weekend getaway with your family. Get a round of 18 while you're family is enjoying the pool and other amenities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Round Evah!!"


tdwafdoc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

While the dead patches in the fairway were very impressive, I was even more impressed by the superintendant's choice of crafty pin placements. The Valero Texas Open was played well over two months ago, and I got the impression the grounds crew wanted to treat ME like a pro!! I mean, who doesn't love seeing most of the pin placements on steep ridges? I really enjoyed seeing my putts that missed by a few inches travel 30 feet from the hole. I got bonus putts--for free!! Thanks, TPC San Antonio!!

Now I don't want you to think I got bonus golf for free, because I'm pretty sure the $4 Gatorade I purchased was no different from the $2 Gatorade I am used to drinking (but I could be wrong?).

Sarcasm aside, the staff were friendly, and the layout is a good test. I wish they would understand there are lots of choices around San Antonio for my golfing dollars. Fair pin placements make the golf more fun, and good conditioning is a must when the greens fees are $$$. Given my experience today, I think I will spend my discretionary golf dollars elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome Experience !!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I live around the corner and finally got a chance to play TPC San Antonio.. It was a pleasure and I really enjoyed the course.. The practice area was unbelievable.. Being able to work on 50 yard wedge shots on perfect fairways and greens was a treat.. The course itself was in pristine condition.. Everything was green because of the rains and there were wild flowers everywhere.. The course is tough for average golfers.. I was strutting my stuff as I was even par after 5 including a birdie on #5.. I racked up a ton of double bogies after that and only managed a 92.. The greens are slick and as the day went on I found them hard to handle.. It was hard to get the first putt close.. We did play the forward tees (6200 yards).. I'm no pro and there are way too many folks that think they are good enough to play the tips out here.. Enjoy the course by playing a yardage that gives you a chance.. I am a local and would like to see more affordable rates in the late afternoon.. Right now, most of us are priced out of this course..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Worth the cost"


zoomiegolfer's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Having been able to play this course multiple times since it first opened up, it is wonderful to see some of the changes they have made, especially to the greens. With some tough tee and approach shots, it definitely takes some shot making skills to play this course well. On more than one hole, the landing area for the tee shot is a narrow part of the fairway that depending on the day could roll your ball an extra 20 yards forward or straight into the rough which is usually very high and thick. For the more novice of golfers, the course does offer some more welcoming landing areas for tee shots, you just have to sacrifice score for lie.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the Hill Country's finest"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Now open about five years now, the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio is really starting to settle into its groove. The fields just keep getting better at the Valero Texas Open and the course is maturing beautifully. That improvement is reflected in the fact it was rated at No. 68 on Golf Digest's most recent Top 100 public after not being on it at all the previous time.

The Oaks, designed by Greg Norman, is absolutely a Top 100 course and a real joy to play, even if you're a mid- to -high-handicapper and the layout dutifully slices and dices up your game. It's a gorgeous piece of Hill Country property with some nice roll to the land, but the larger hills are saved for the Canyons. It's a wonderfully walkable layout to boot, and hoofers were out in abundance on the brisk spring day I played.

I enjoyed playing the Oaks more than TPC Sawgrass -- architecture buffs can go ahead and skewer me with that statement. I can take it -- because of the two short par 4s, a fine collection of par 3s and artful shaping of the property that just oozes "Hill Country" at every turn. (Okay, maybe the 18th is a little over the top, but that's Texas, for ya) There are some devilish pin positions out there, and there really isn't an easy approach shot on the course, but TPCs are meant to be a supreme examination of your game, which this course absolutely is. But in spite of the inevitable scorecard carnage, it's still such a pleasant walk from No. 1 to 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Extreme test, immaculate conditions, high price"


mr79golf's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Course was in "tournament shape." Completely overseeded with rye grass. Deep green and beautiful. Really significant rough and most firm, fast greens I have played in many years. Green complexes are raised and run off into closely mown collection areas and deep bunkering. This is not a course for beginners or very high handicaps. I am a 7 hdcp and got beaten up badly. Hit some 9 irons to centers of greens that bounced and released over (with premium ball, not a rock). Not nearly as scenic as sister course Canyons, but 5x the test. Conditions were among best I have ever played. Price is brutal but this gives you the real feel of playing a PGA Tour venue. 18 is an outstanding hole to finish a match. Highly recommend the drinks and food at the restaurant (18 Oaks).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"TPC San Antonio - AT&T Oaks Course"


Golfcrazy23's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pro: Since this course hosts the Valero Open Tournament this course was in really great conditions. Bunkers were to be a challenge. The course was green all around. This is a must play course if you are around the San Antonio area. TPC courses are usually very good courses like this one. Rough was thick all the way around.

Con: The greens were rolling smoothly but tended to be slow. The walk from the parking lot is a big uphill walk. Overall I really like the course a lot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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