La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

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3.8
24
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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4.2
10
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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3.8
24
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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About

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

3.8
24

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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jon N.

Great morning for a round of golf! Played this course back in 1971 while Fort Sam Houston was my duty station. Enjoy playing either course!

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

Slow..Slow...slow

My Brothers and son and I play the 2 courses here at Fort Sam quite a bit and we love it but Marshall's are needed at times because the foursome in front of us since hole 10 would not let anyone thru..not taking bunkers and took forever to play. We had to yell out on hole 17 because they decided to go to the restroom after they tee off and decided to finish play after stepping out of the restroom. We were a foursome and let a single go thru and notice a 2some coming up which 1 of then works at the course and we were going to let them play thru..anyone looking to play FortSam..Great Courses..Awesome Staff...NO Golf Etiquette on course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

Course was very good for my first round. Weather was mildly warm, but very windy for the first 9 holes. Pace of play was excellent. Difficulty finding some holes due to marker's missing and a bridge washout, but excellent overall. I will play this course many more times as it was enjoyable.

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

One of my favorite

My girlfriend & I have officially played both courses on this property and loved them both, however it’s hard to decide which one is my favorite.... love them both :)))

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

the staff is very abrupt and not very helpful. Course was fun and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A genuine cow pasture

The course was in horrible condition. The greens were in atrocious shape. There were burnouts and high-cut green patches on almost every Green. The sand traps had no sand and we're mostly mud and gravel. The course needs massive work before it can be recommended for Outsiders to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Pace of play was horrible

The course is nice, however the pace of play was rough to get through. Had two groups (4 some and 3 some) in front of my twosome. Pulled up to the group in front of us multiple times at the next tee box, but never given the opportunity to play through.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

La Loma

The fairways are kind of bare, it had been raining for several days. Greens are in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course

Despite winter dormant conditions greens were very playable. Layout was interesting. Great value course that did not disappoint.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

This Course Suffers From Fatique

We played the brother course here Salado Del Rio several years ago and liked it.

La Loma Grande in the midst of winter is in brutal condition.

There are too many bare spots on the fairways and tee boxes. The fairways are full of bumps and ruts.

The greens while dormant are still easy to putt.

There are a lot of retired guys playing slowly out here. The slowest foursome would not consider allowing a much faster twosome to play through.

later I spoke with Francisco in the pro shop and he suggested we call him and they would take care of it.

There are no rangers on this course.

This layout will get lots of play in season. It is a great deal for active duty military.

They will want to see your Golf Now receipt here. I told Joe the manager that this was the first time I have been asked.

Your reservation number is posted on the tee sheet daily along with the time and name by Golf Now.

The greens keeper here has a big challenge going forward. We will return to later in the season looking for improvements.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice layout and value, and you don't have to be military

First off, I need to disclose that I played nine holes from La Loma Grande and nine holes from Salado Del Rio. The reason is because those holes are the original holes (front nine on La Loma and holes 1-3 and 13-18 on Salado) designed by legendary architect A.W. Tillinghast. Turns out Tillinghast did much of that work some 80-plus years ago when he was working on Brackenridge Park, which was restored wonderfully a few years ago. But back to the Fort Sam Houston course and those 18 holes: First off, it's a terrific routing anyway you slice it. Play either course and the 18 integrated into the original designs really works well. There's plenty of room off the tee and both courses are very walkable. With classic greens complexes, a smattering of bunkers and even a little elevation change and a few water hazards, playing here is solid golf. Both courses tip out at around 6,800 yards, so the golf will challenge good players as well as higher handicappers. No. 3 on La Loma, by the way, is right next to the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. And at just $35-$45 or so for civilians (less for military and retired military), it's also a bargain.

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