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3.9
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
86.6%
Recommend this course
39 out of 45 reviews
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3.3
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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3.9
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 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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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
45 Reviews (45)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solado

Enjoyed the round today, however the greens were in pretty crappy condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

Golf Course

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
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
Difficulty Moderate
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
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
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
Difficulty Moderate
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