Mission Del Lago Municipal Golf Course
Mission del Lago Golf Course is nestled along the shores of Mitchell Lake across the flat lands of San Antonio’s south side. The golf course has a traditional links-style layout, meaning trees are sparse and windy, wide open spaces are abundant. The challenging golf course features more than a hundred sand traps and water hazards come into play on 10 holes. There are also multi-tiered greens, most of which are fast and undulating, and dry creek beds coming into play that require keen short game skills and careful strategy. The gusty Texas winds are probably the most challenging factor, though. Mission del Lago Golf Course is tricky, but five sets of tees give players of all skill levels a chance to play.
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|White M: 69.9/123||360||530||420||392||130||389||393||150||467||3231||370||450||150||370||412||508||175||355||357||3147||6378|
|Gold M: 68.9/125||338||512||400||350||100||358||356||124||438||2976||350||418||120||357||390||484||157||317||321||2914||5890|
|Red M: 66.5/119 W: 71.7/121||310||470||360||320||75||315||321||119||409||2699||328||399||98||313||353||441||125||305||310||2672||5371|
I played this course three years ago and really enjoyed it. Though the staff was very nice, the course is in horrible shape. Several holes have crab grass on the greens. I played Cedar Creek the day before (which is gorgeous and would highly recommend!) and there is a definite disparity. Alamo Trail who I believe runs both courses,, is charging a six dollar difference between the two. It should be a $25 difference. When I played the temperature was 96 degrees. Pretty common for the Summer in San Antonio, there is no water on the course until the 14th hole so take your cooler! . The rough is way to high (6 inches on some holes)! I will never return! If I could rate this below poor I would.
way too long to play a round of golf
Played Mission del Lago for the 2nd and final time last week, I left on the 11th hole because I could not take the long wait between shots. There were no marshals to keep the pace reasonable, and we waited...and waited...between EVERY shot!.
The only other time I played there, I had identical experience. I won;t give it a 3rd try.
would have been a 5 hour round, at least, if I didn't leave early
I played Mission del Lago for the 2nd and last time a week ago. I left on the 11th hole because of the pace of play. 5 to 10 minute wait between shots. No marshals to move things along. The only time prior to this, I had the exact same experience. Clueless golfers are one thing; management not doing a thing about it is another. No marshals!
Some Progress is Good
It's two years later and thing are looking up a bit.
They have a fresh and friendly bundle of energy in the pro shop named Kylie and she is a real asset to this property.
Kylie was very welcoming and even went out of her way to open the restroom on the back nine that maintenance had forgotten.
Speaking of those "on the course" Trolls, the two mower drivers who
spent their working hours bothering golfers today need to be retrained. These employees are clueless about keeping a low profile.
The course itself has benefitted from all the new saplings that were planted several years ago and they should be awesome in a decade or so.
The greens had been punched about a week ago and are a long way from being back to normal.
This course still holds the title Fire Ant Central of Bexar County. The nasty ants are all over and some times hard to see.
The tees are still a work in progress but the fairways are thriving. Too bad it isn't all grass growing out there.
Holes #14 and #15 are two long par fives back to back that will challenge. Holes #4 and #7 have lakes in play but there are not a lot of water hazards here.
The fairways are thick and so there is not much roll and that adds to
the difficulty here.
Mission Del Lago
Nice course overall. Greens were a little bumpy. Fairways played well. Got started at 10 am and finished in less than 4 hours, with a threesome walking ahead of our foursome.
I understand about the need to punch the greens it is just that these greens were horrible to try an putt on. If we had known how bad the greens were we would have booked a tee time somewhere else. I have played on greens that we’re recently punched but nothing this bad. Sorry but this was not worth the green fee we had to pay .
Greens are in bad shape
Pros: course is pretty long and somewhat forgiving off the tee, nice and challenging bunkers, GPS on the cart, it has a driving range. Con: the greens are in really really bad shap, real patchy with no grass in lots of spots. I probably will not return to Mission del Lago until the greens are in better shape.
It took over 5 hours to play 18. We were in back of 2 threesomes. Would not let us thru. First threesome was playing from the furthest T's and were all over the place. Thank the Good Lord that the temperature was in the upper 70s or it would have been unbearable. The course was a great, fun layout and the greens were fair and true.
fairways healthy, as of 4/12/2018 , the greens were plugged so expect sand and lots of small holes, bring your deep woods off cause the mosquitos are the size of sm birds, value was great and staff was friendly
Brand new carts w rangefinder
Course was nice...unfortunately behond a twosome that did not know the rules or etiquette of golf
Way too slow
They had a company event start at 9am. My tee time was at 12:57pm. The company's last group teed off at 1:15pm. It took 1 hour and 40 minutes to finish 4 holes. I called and asked the front desk to speed the process, since Sunday's are my only days off and I had other errands to run. They sent out a Marshall to tell me they couldn't do anything about the pace of the game. They shouldn't plan the events this way. They should either set the players up on each hole, or not allow other people to make tee times behind the event. So frustrating. Only ended up playing the front nine.
busy saturday pace
misting rain front nine plus poorly playing very slow threesome wouldn’t keep pace nor let our fast playing twosome play thru. greens ok
Mission is Back!!!
This hidden gem has come a long way! Course is in great shape.....YES really....course is in great shape!! And $25 with cart during the week!!! Best deal in town. And the new staff is super helpful and friendly. I recommend this course to everyone.
Best layout in San Antonio!!!
If you have not played Mission in a while then you need to come out and enjoy the course. They have put a lot of work into this place and it is showing. The only thing its missing is a decent bar/grill. If you think you can best this course.....think again!!!! Come out here and prove me wrong!!!
On The Rebound
This golf course has for too long been the red-haired stepchild of San Antonio golf courses.
The brilliant folks who built this track in 1984 forgot to install irrigation on the fairways and neglected to plant trees.
Two years ago they put in irrigation and last year hundreds of trees were planted.
This course is a sporty layout with wide fairways and tricky greens.
The cart paths are from 33 years ago and need replacing.
There are more huge Fire Ant Mounds here than any other course. Hello, Alamo Golf Trail Executives !!
The greens here are decent. The guys in the proshop, like Brian, are friendly.
They should monitor the pace of play. Several walkers were allowed to dilly dally around the
18 here. This twosome was completely uncaring that they were holding up golfers on carts.
Minor tweaks could make this place a top notch course.
Worst Course I've Seen In 3 Years
The only positive about this course was there was nobody on it so I finished in 3 hours.
Tee Boxes: C
Rough: F--not maintained
Cart died on 18th fairway. Paid $36 with a discount and this course is a $15 track.
US Open Rough
The rough on this course is absolutely ridiculous. I lost 12 golf balls in the rough. Most drives were only a few yards off of the fairway.
There were several areas on the course where the rough was several feet high. The rough course maintenance is terrible.
Sand traps are horrible. Almost no sand in the traps. I was fortunate not to hit a shot into any of the sand traps.
I won't be playing this course again.