La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
|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|
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
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!
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
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.
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 :)))
the staff is very abrupt and not very helpful. Course was fun and challenging.
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.
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.
The fairways are kind of bare, it had been raining for several days. Greens are in better shape.
Despite winter dormant conditions greens were very playable. Layout was interesting. Great value course that did not disappoint.
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.
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.