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La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

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3.9
36
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
91.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 36 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
13
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
27
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Military/Public
Par 72
Length 6819 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.0

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.

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Fort Sam Houston - La Loma
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6819 yards 73.0 126
White 72 6412 yards 70.2 119
Red (W) 72 5235 yards 72.0 118
Scorecard for La Loma
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: 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
Handicap 3 1 17 13 15 5 11 7 9 10 12 16 14 6 2 18 4 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 9 1 11 17 5 15 13 7 14 4 16 10 6 2 18 12 8

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
36
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3.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

Golf round

Very good value for the money.. fairways were poor.. played winter rules

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

Golf outing

Very good value for the money.. nice layout with pretty good greens.. fairways were a little ratty

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was good,however my credit card was charged twice,how did this happen?

My bank is working on the disputed charges as I write this.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf round

The course layout was nice, the fairways were not in very good condition, but the greens were good. We (a threesome) were stuck behind a fivesome on the back nine and as a result took 2 and a half hours to play it. ( the front nine took an hour and a half) If fivessomes are allowed then there should be a Marshall present to monitor pace of play.. All in all very good value..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Historic Course

I was keenly aware of the venerable history of La Loma-- 1937 A.W. Tillinghast design; its the only military course to host a PGA event; and site of Sam Snead's 1950 Texas Open victory win. Ample use of bunkers, thoughtfully placed. Greens were a little beat up-- does anyone repair divot marks any more? Fairways were in decent condition for this time of year-- falling leaves, loads of rain. Plenty of decisions for carry through or layup shots. Since Fort Sam has opened its doors, civilians now have a chance to follow in the footsteps of many professionals who played in the Texas Open championships played at La Loma in the 1950s and 1960s. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a Mess

Do know where the screw up was,either the golf course or golf now. But when I checked in the told me I would be playing on a different course and the times were double booked. Henceforth a real mess at the first tee. Now through in no starter and things almost got ugly. The course was good and the greens were fast. Maybe next time they’ll get their act together!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Course is in great shape! The staff was friendly and also had a delicious lunch. We had so much fun we ended up playing 36 holes. Both courses has really nice greens. 5 stars for the Ft Sam golf course!!

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

Salado

We had booked La Loma but there was a Junior tournament that was scheduled before our tee time. We moved to Salado to make sure we didn’t weren’t on the heels of the boys and girls playing in the tourney.

Nice course layout. Lots of doglegs, so club choice is important. Greens were aerated in the past few months, most greens were grown back but one or two still had some signs of the punching (our Texas summer is hard on them). Fun course and I would definetly go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was pretty beat up

The course was pretty beat up. The fairways are in bad shape, super bumpy, dry with dead grass, and with weeds overgrowing. The greens however were in decent condition compared to the fairways. This course needs some serious upkeep for it to compete with the other munis in San Antonio.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great test of golf from the tips.

Played La Loma again after twenty years - greens are in great shape better than most Alamo trail greens. Fairways have some bad patches including some areas where st Augustine grass has invaded.

Pace of play was great - had a great time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

All Around Pleasant

Greens in superb condition, evenly trimmed and well cared for across the 18 holes. This is obviously a well tended course. Always a pleasure to play Fort Sam from the friendly staff to the beautifully laid out course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

La Loma

Course overall was in really good shape. Lightly sanded greens made for Slow putting would be the only complaint

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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