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|
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.. fairways were poor.. played winter rules
Very good value for the money.. nice layout with pretty good greens.. fairways were a little ratty
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.
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..
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
Course overall was in really good shape. Lightly sanded greens made for Slow putting would be the only complaint