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|
Enjoyed the round today, however the greens were in pretty crappy condition.
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.. 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.
Don’t play here
The course is not very good and the staff is so rude. It is a military course that has hot deals but they treat you like dirt if you not military. I will NEVER go back to this course again even if it offers the $20 hot deal. The fairways are terrible and the greens are worse. The layout is fine though. There are a million other courses in San Antonio that are better and have a reasonable price.
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.