La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
The La Loma course is one of two 18-hole, championship courses at the historic Fort Sam Houston. The facility hosted the Texas Open in the '50s and '60s, making it the only military facility to ever host a PGA event. La Loma has its fair share of challenges but overall the other course at the club, Salado del Rio, is the more demanding of the two. The fairways are tree-lined but not as tight as on the other golf course, lending a more forgiving quality to La Loma. The greens are medium in both size and speed and there are strategically placed bunkers throughout the course. Fort Sam Houston also has a practice chipping green and a lighted driving range for golfers to use.
|Red (W)||72||5235 yards||72.0||118|
|Blue M: 73.0/126||440||429||490||377||162||419||213||361||518||3409||338||557||189||368||405||425||210||473||445||3410||6819|
|White M: 70.2/119||426||404||478||351||150||367||187||333||507||3203||333||518||177||353||394||405||162||435||432||3209||6412|
|Gold M: 67.0/112 W: 72.3/121||374||357||448||318||125||339||165||288||430||2844||269||468||135||312||344||326||131||353||370||2708||5552|
|Red W: 70.4/117||363||339||442||300||107||318||138||271||401||2679||253||443||120||291||321||310||123||340||355||2556||5235|
48 HOURS TO GET A PASS!
Don't play if you are not military!!!!!! You have to have a pass and GolfNow doesn't tell you that until you book your round. If it's inside 48 hours you are screwed!!!!!
Great course great price
Their twilight price cannot be beat. Two separate courses to choose from, both set in scenic San Antonio. Greens are nice, fairways might be nice, I never hit one. The rough was not so rough. I may have hit every tree on the course... gotta justify their groundcrew budget.
Change of Courses
Normally play out at Lackland as a member, but we have a few free rounds of golf out at Ft Sam, so we decided to use of of our free plays. It was during the wee, so easy to get on the course. We have played many of times before. Course is well laid out, easy to walk. The condition of the course has declined just a little, but normal cost are very reasonable, and now it is opened for non-miltary members
Enjoy the course and always book the same time offered...but usually get bumped due to scheduled tournaments. Usually try to play La Loma but also usually get pushed to the other course that is less enjoyable.
Could be better
If you are just starting out playing golf and have no expectations of what a well maintained golf course is, then this is the course for you. I recommend this course for new players, hacks, drinking with friends. The course is not maintained well, no one enforcing pace of play, hard bunkers, long grass fairways, and okay greens.
They do provide water on most of the holes.
Pro shop staff is friendly.
I wish they took better care of the course as it could be great.
Even though my booking was for the La Loma course I was told it was unavailable due to a tournament and they put me on the other course Salado
Great course for price
The course was in decent shape. The fairways were good but greens needed some help. They were a bit hard and patchy.
Wouldn't expect this from the finest military in the world....
La Loma is a sad example of military golf. The lack of maintenance is obvious and most likely longstanding. The Fort Sam Golf app is useless as it hasn't been updated in at least 2 years, however, it includes an interesting 5 page USGA report of La Loma course conditions and their recommendations for improvement. Not sure if any were followed. Tee boxes, fairways, rough, greens and bunkers all need much improvement.(even the flags are worn and ragged) On a positive note, the golf cart paths are nice.
Fort Sam Golf Now Restricted
We have been playing the two eighteen hole courses here since 2012.
On March 4, 2019 Fort Sam Houston has become a restricted area.
Golfers who are not carrying official DOD IDs need to have a permit issued by the Fort Sam Visitors Center.
They can issue either a four day pass or a six month pass card.
The base MIS computer has been down since last weekend so they can only issue four day passes.
The La Loma course is more wide open and has an easy flow.
The fairways have bare spots and there are weeds all over. The rough consists of grass and weeds had become
Very thick. It is easy to lose your tee shot if you land in the rough.
The greens and tees are below average for the area.
On a balmy but windy spring day an early tee time was essential.
After we teed off, about 15 groups were lined up on the first tee.
This is a popular course for retired military and it is handy to most areas of San Antonio.
Great value and friendly place
Had a great time @ ft Sam Houston golf club. The only thing that could've made me happier would have been to golf with Major Tom. But he was called to Honduras
Second time, already booked again
This was our second time at La Loma. The weather wasn't great but the friendly staff and great layout more than made up for the grey skies. We have already booked another round here, great value.
This is a hidden gem in San Antonio the course is in good shape and is a very good challenge for the average golfer.
Very good value for the money.. nice layout with pretty good greens.. fairways were a little ratty