Brackenridge Park Golf Course

4.1475294118 4.1 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6243 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

76 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards  

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"History and Charm"


agwade89's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003960715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best Golf Course In Town!!!!!"


SAgolfer71's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wow!!! What a amazing course. Super friendly staff, beautiful golf course, pace of play was spectacular. This is a must play in San Antonio. Buy the casual or committed membership to make very affordable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a bad muni...but definitely over priced"


ikeandarb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is definitely one of the better municipal courses I have played. Was in town visiting my buddy and he raved about the course. The staff was fairly friendly, the course was in solid shape for a muni and the greens were extremely impressive to get that much play. The layout is pretty basic though there are some interesting holes with water. Overall though, the price was waaaay too high. For a municipal course, you shouldn't be paying more than $50 in March. I paid over $60. I paid the same amount to play TPC San Antonio. Again, good course but definitely overpriced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"In Defense of Old Brack..."


pdicosim's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

So, I've written a review before Old Brack and play the course quite often as a member of the Alamo City Golf Trail. Recently, I've played with a number of outta-towners at other area courses who haves said the ratings for Old Brack weren't good so they hadn't considered playing it.

Here are my thoughts - which are the thoughts of a low handicapper who has had the privilege to attend 8 US Opens, The Masters & play many of the US Top 100 courses...

Here is what Brack is not... It is not a Resort Course - it is a municipal golf course in San Antonio. It doesn't have lil cart boys who come over and rub your clubs down for you. It doesn't have pretty lil 18 year olds to pop your beer cans. It doesn't have GPS carts (it does have lasers on the carts) because this course is meant to be walked. Some think it doesn't have a driving range - it doesn't technically but the First Tee Driving Range is a sand wedge from the 8th tee box on Mulberry.

Here is what Brack is... Brackenridge Park Golf Course is part of the Alamo City Golf Trail (ACGT) and is its signature course. Why do I love Old Brack? History & character - something 99% of golf courses these days lack. Brack is the oldest public course in Texas and opened in 1916. The course design is by A.W. Tillinghast. Why is this cool? Tillinghast is probably one of the most prolific golf course architects in the history of golf. The guy designed 265 different courses and a few that you may have heard of... Baltusrol, Bethpage State Park, Winged Foot, Newport C.C., Ridgewood C.C. and the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Brack is also the home to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and was the original site of the Texas Open (now held at TPC San Antonio). Finally, Brack has become home to many of the top local amateur tournaments and will be holding the city's first Public Links Championship this fall.

Brack is great course for every type of golfer. All 18 holes are contained with OB around the external perimeter on the course. This allows for players to get a little forgiveness on some misses. It isn't uncommon to find a player playing the 9th hole playing from the first fairway or vice versa. I like playing the 14th hole down the 13th fairway (so watch out!). The course is ALWAYS in great shape and the greens ALWAYS roll true. The front 9 features some tighter fairways and smaller greens than the very scorable back 9 with the two short par 5s 12 & 13. It's pretty neat to play Tillinghast's classic square cut greens on holes 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15 and 18. Also, when the rounds done take a peak in the locker room where you see old lockers featuring the names of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, and Sam Snead.

If you are a true fan and lover of the game of golf you will appreciate Brack. If you are looking for someone to hold your hand and tell you how great your white belt looks with your white shoes go to Austin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overrated Muni"


duntont's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Being rated so high for one of the best courses, I was severely disappointed in the overall condition of the course and amount that was charged. This course while it has history is old and dated as far as course management. The layout was great overall and greens were in top shape. No driving range was a big let down for the price. The pace of play was excellent. However, let's just call it what it is, a low end municipal golf course with a great history.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Muni Golf"


golfsully's avatar
Nevada Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Brackenridge gets a ton of run every time "where to golf in SA" gets brought up in a conversation. The golf history that is tied to here is legendary and possibly what draws the attention of most golf fans. It's what brought me here to play. It is a muni, so if service, frills, a range, food, & pristine conditions are what you're about, considered yourself warned.

The starter got us going right on time this morning and the pace of play for the entire round was spot on and we were done in 4 hours. Course design and layout was excellent, as to be expected. Getting into the right position off the tee was key on a number of holes or finding the large trees or long bunkers would force you to tap into your creative hero shot repertoire.

Course conditions were average. Greens were the highlight and a rating saver. They rolled extremely well, with solid speed and the pin placements this day were crafty and did not follow the pin sheet - something that was not mentioned by the starter. Carts have no GPS, but have a laser range finder attached. Tee boxes & fairways were decently mown and the rough somewhat thick, but most lies were flat and fair. Bunkers had sand, but had not been groomed. Overall the conditions did not match the green fee.

Bottomline, I can say I've played it and I played it well this day. It pairs well with my game and is worth consideration, however labeling it a must play when in SA might be a stretch. I usually photo-doc my trips to a new course, however here there just wasn't much to capture that easily highlights the attributes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like stepping back in time"


g01fertxncaz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Even though the temperature was 100 degrees when I played, I have no regrets braving the heat and experiencing a piece of Texas history. I played the front nine and am looking forward to playing the back in the near future. The course is narrow, but fair. The turf was immaculate from tee to green. I love the square greens! Play this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautifully designed"


David9092845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautifully designed course, a little tight but very manageable, a must play course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great start. Tricked up close"


Tim8586617's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like the course but can't feel good about the closing holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Track, Couple of Suggestions"


davidnabors's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1) Update score cards to offer more accurate yardage, tee-to-green.

2) Tee box markers could provide a lot more info regarding layout of each hole.

It is often difficult to know what is the direction of play for any particular hole.

3). Place more yardage markers in field/fairways (sprinkler heads, barber poles,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"ONCE IN A LIFE TIME"


PADIT2's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

HISTORIC 100 YEARS OLD, WE ARRIVED JUST AFTER A RAIN STORM THAT HAD BEEN RAGING SINCE SUNUP. THERE WAS A LITTLE RAIN ON THE WINDOW WHEN I HEADED TO THE CLUB HOUSE. AT ONE HOUR EARLY WE WERE THE FIRST OFF THE TEES AT 1:15PM, THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE ON THE FRONT NINE THAT BACK STILL CLOSED. FINISHED THE FRONT AND THERE WERE STILL ONLY THREE FLIGHTS ON THE COURSE. WE WERE THE FIRST OFF THE BACKSIDE AND SEEN NO OTHER FLIGHTS UNTIL THE 15 TH TEE. THE BEST GAME EVER IT WAS MY 67TH BIRTHDAY. EVERY YEAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY I GIVE A GIFT TO SOMEONE ELSE. THIS YEAR I GAVE A FRIEND 18 WITH ME AT BRACKENRIDGE. IT WAS THE BEST EVER. THE SUN CAME OUT ON THE 1ST FAIRWAY AND WAS OUT THE WHOLE ROUND, THE RAIN LEFT A SMALL AMOUNT OF MOISTURE ON THE FAIRWAYS, THE GREENS WERE DRY AND A PEASURE TO PUTT ON. TO BE THE FIRST TWO GOLFERS ON AND WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY TWO ON THE COURSE ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY HARD TO BEAT 5 STARS ACCROSS THE BOARD SIMPLY ONE IN A LIFE TIME WOW WOW WOW


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"service"


thegrats's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

this is our second time playing here in a week. first time the service was bad. we thought the staff might be having a bad day. but the same happened again. no southern hospitality at this course. we called previous to our round to find out the cart rules, but were left on hold for minutes on each of our 3 calls. when we arrived at the course check in counter, no smile, no hello, no how are you, just, here your slip. outside, no starter, people just lined up at the first tee. terrible way to deal with people. it is too bad as the course is nice, but the people do not seem to be happy to work here. we have played other municipal courses, such as northern hills, and they are great with their service.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good historic course but fairways could use some work"


jkingsland's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pros: historic course and proshop, good greens, friendly staff.

Cons: no driving range or chipping green, next to highway, bad fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"alright"


thegrats's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in good condition. good tee blocks, fairways and greens. the staff do not make you feel welcome. even after we told the pro shop that it was our first time here, he did not give us any details about anything, like no washrooms inside. or gps on the cart in a little box, which was only brought to our attention by other golfers on the 16th hole. it was still a good value for the money. but southern hospitality it was not.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"bunkers"


u407451282's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand traps were in excellent condition. all the greens were in excellent condition. The best I have played this winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The price is way to much for city course"


bmyler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much money for the pace of play. Nice improvements to new layout.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Horrible"


adamkelley's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst golf experience yet. Group of 25 walking kids in front. With me and my buddy in a cart following. Not once did the kids show any golf ettiquette and offer us to pass. Greens very tore up with unrepaired ball marks. Paid for 18. Took over 3 hours to play 9 holes. Didnt get to finish.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Only 10 minutes from Riverwalk"


lchornung's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good shape for city/public course. Love the historic club house.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Brackenridge Golf Course"


Greg6271309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and outstanding staff! The course itself was in excellent condition even after several days of heavy rain. Pace-of-play was a little slow, but was still able to play 18 holes in a little over four hours. One of my favorite courses in San Antonio!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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