Brackenridge Park Golf Course

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4.3
90
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
94.3%
Recommend this course
84 out of 90 reviews
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4.5
4
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0
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.4
9
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6243
Slope 126
Rating 70.3
Type Municipal
Brackenridge Park Golf Course, which is the oldest public golf course in Texas, was the first ever host to the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922. This historic golf course has the honor of being the first inductee into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Brackenridge Park may not be as challenging to today’s golfers, but it is still an entertaining round. The layout has a tight front nine with plenty of trees, demanding accurate tee shots. The back nine is more open, subjecting it to strong winds. Water comes into play on a few holes and there are also numerous doglegs and well-placed bunkers to watch out for. Elevated greens and tight fairways lined with trees add to the challenge at Brackenridge Park Golf Course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6243 yards 70.3 126
White 71 5807 yards 67.9 122
White (W) 71 5807 yards 74.3 137
Gold 71 5460 yards 66.8 120
Red 71 5279 yards 65.9 118
Red (W) 71 5279 yards 71.1 126
Scorecard for Brackenridge Park Golf Course
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: 70.3/126 355 210 511 370 392 374 385 188 491 3276 183 348 501 498 446 133 370 306 182 2967 6243
White M: 67.9/122 W: 74.3/137 340 187 495 345 359 355 361 169 469 3080 149 331 477 471 424 103 325 290 157 2727 5807
Gold M: 66.8/120 325 171 480 329 345 342 347 148 451 2938 139 320 464 453 404 90 312 278 145 2605 5543
Red M: 65.9/118 W: 71.1/126 310 156 465 314 331 330 333 128 433 2800 130 301 451 435 385 78 299 266 134 2479 5279
Handicap 13 15 1 3 5 9 7 11 17 14 12 4 10 2 18 6 8 16
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 7 1 3 17 13 5 15 9 18 12 4 10 2 14 6 8 16

Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways TifSport Bermuda
Greens Miniverde Ultradwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1916) John Colligan (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.3
90

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 21
Narrow Fairways 14
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 13
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Near Local Attractions 11
Near the Airport 10
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

July 4th

Wanted to play oldest public course in Texas while on vacation. Played on a holiday was my only regret. Course was in nice shape for the heat conditions. Staff was very friendly.

Definitely would play here again

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

Excellent Muni with Unique Design

Had a blast on this course with muni with my grandfather. Don’t expect a monster course at just over 6,000 yards, but several of the holes definitely force you to think about club selection. Approach shot placement is also important as there are ridges bisecting many of the greens. Definitely recommend anyone to get out and experience some San Antonio golf history on this Tilley designed course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great old course

The course is in great condition. Greens are fast. It was my first time visiting San Antonio and playing this classic old course that has been around a while was very fun. I like that they also have square shaped greens. Staff was great, but a few groups of players were pretty rude which suprised me. I was hit up on like 4 times from the group behind me when I told them there was a group in front of me and I couldn’t push any faster. The only other issue was even though I booked it thru GolfNow I wasn’t on the tee sheet for the time I paid for but they worked it out

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

History prevails

The history of the legends playing this course just gives you the ora of playing along the same fairways puts good golf in prospective as the small greens demand accurate approach shots love the dog legs classic old school

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience, Great Value

From the moment you drive into the parking lot you feel the history of great golf! The golf course is always in great condition and the staff is very friendly! Brack is a must play for anyone visiting San Antonio. You will pay a little more than at other municipal courses but it is well worth it to experience this amazing course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Experience, Great Value

Brackenridge Park is one of my all time favorite tracks. From the moment you drive in to the parking lot, you feel the history of great golf all around. Course conditions are always good and the staff is very friendly. Old Back is a must play for anyone visiting the Alamo City!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Tillinghast Original

Old Brack is a fantastic piece of old golf charm. It’s a masterpiece of bunkering done by Tillinghast. Narrow in portions with the trees and bunkering but more than ample enough room is out there. All greens are raised with bunkers guarding all sides and fall offs. Long is dead and many times wrong angles are impossible to get close. The course is a muni, but it is the premier muni along the Alamo golf trail. No overseeding of fairways except 30/40 yards short and in. All Bermuda grass this time of the year was dormant. The course is definitely meant to be walked like a stroll in the park, but carts are welcome. No driving range or chipping area, but the practice green is very large and mimics greens on course. Greens are undulated with slopes more than average, but not as severe as other courses I’ve played. They rolled very true. 16 is the only odd hole on the course. I believe they ran out of real estate and the large tree is immediately in play for anyone trying to hit anything other than a 150 yard layup short of the creek. The front nine is truly memorable, and the collection of par 3s is some of the best I’ve seen throughout. Overall a definite play for anyone who enjoys old architectural gems.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old charm

Brackenridge Park had the charm of an early 1900s photo that has held the test of time. This is a beautiful golf course, that I would recommend to anyone in the area. Pace of play the day I played was unfortunately awful, I teed off at 1:30 and finished the first 9 around 4:30. But, I saw enough of the course to know it is definitely worth the play. Greens for December were excellent. Actually, the greens for any time of the year were excellent. Bunkers were all raked and looked fantastic. The course was dry despite the rain a few days prior. The golf cart laser rangefinder is a nice addition. It was decently at times. I would enjoy a GPS more to show distances to bunkers, etc. but it does help. No driving range on site, but the First Tee driving range is near. Just drive over there before coming to the course. The practice green was large and matched the speed of the greens on course perfectly. The course is not overly long, demands accuracy off the tee. The bunkers are extremely penal if you find yourself in them, but landing areas are fairly generous. Walking would be easily accomplished here due to the mostly flat terrain. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who wants the old world charm of a stroll in the park knocking a ball around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

History and Charm

From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you can feel the history and charm of Brackenridge.

My fiancé and I were continually impressed by the course conditions given that this is a muni course. Although a short course, Brack is definitely challenging. The fairways are narrow and the bunkers are strategically located. It was also nice that the golf cart had a laser rangefinder!

The biggest con for us was the pace of play. We started exactly on time and as the group in front of us was finishing the first hole, but there were two groups stacked up by the time we got to hole 3. Not wanting to play a 5.5+ hour round, we skipped 7-9 and headed to 10 where it was wide open.

Besides for the pace of play and the lack of a driving range, I would highly reccomen Brack. But, we also got a 50% off GolfNow deal. $75 per person is steep.

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