Olmos Basin Golf Course
Located just north of downtown near the airport, Olmos Basin Golf Course is one of six municipal golf courses in San Antonio and it is also one of the city's most popular. The championship layout requires accurate drives since there are trees lining all of the narrow fairways. Numerous strategically placed bunkers come into play. There are also water hazards including natural creeks throughout the course. Olmos Basin Golf Course 's best features are the long and demanding par 3s, which are a formidable test for even skilled golfers. The golf course is quite forgiving towards beginners though and four sets of tees make it accessible to all skill levels.
|Red (W)||72||5612 yards||71.0||120|
|Blue M: 71.8/131||409||446||231||375||524||188||385||397||529||3484||380||483||200||410||221||380||378||393||518||3363||6847|
|White M: 69.3/125||388||416||192||366||482||167||369||365||499||3244||340||460||173||377||200||357||370||380||493||3150||6394|
|Gold M: 67.1/116 W: 72.7/124||371||346||181||291||464||147||355||337||475||2967||320||430||154||362||180||332||357||367||440||2942||5909|
|Red M: 65.5/112 W: 71.0/120||364||338||163||274||455||140||343||326||465||2868||301||403||131||350||161||316||344||318||420||2744||5612|
Close to being a cow pasture!
Course was just under water from a rain a day before they charged full price and cart path only. tee boxes where so long and beat up some fairways had their problems too. greens were just ok and 1 was not even usable with some kind of heat disease problem with grass. Course wreaked with standing water maybe sewage? My rating up top were being nice it was a waste of money and time. It was almost $50 to play too.
Good course with terrible surroundings
Good straight forward course. Cheap, only payed $26 to walk. Pace of play was annoying because they allow 5 somes. Greens were true and the fairways were fine. But I will never go back and play because of all the litter in the creeks. It was absolutely terrible. C'mon San Antonio, have some respect. I would not recommend this course because the litter is an embarrassment.
Slow greens, but good overall.
Greens definitely slower than most area courses. Green #2 was in bad shape, but others were ok. Fairways were in good shape and rough was fairly forgiving. Have played here a number of times and it is one of the most forgiving courses with chances to score lower than your handicap.
Olmos Basin: Venerable Muni Golf in SA
North of downtown San Antonio, lying dead in the middle of a flood basin, sits George Hoffman's Olmos Basin Municipal Golf Course. (Hoffman was also involved with the "new" 9 holes at Riverside and the back-nine re-do of A. W. Tillinghast's Brackenridge when they let Hwy 281 cut straight through the course.) The course is heavy with Live Oak trees, pecan and white oak, along with cedar elms. Olmos Creek meanders through the course coming into play on multiple holes.
This was one of the courses I grew up on: It was a stalwart track for what was then JGAST - Junior Golf Association of South Texas. We played golf here in junior high as well as high school golf tournaments. And it has hosted innumerable San Antonio Men's and Women's Amatuer Championships. While the terrain is quite flat, the requirement of shotmaking remains. The green complexes are not overly difficult, but the greens ARE quite large. It's still a golf course that requires your attention and respect.
Loved this course
I had a great time playing this course, the greens are in great shape, the pace of play was good, the staff was very friendly and they had reasonable prices!
Do not play if it rains
Course was in great condition. Greens rolled very well and fairways in great shape. Started to rain heavily and lasted about 1 hour. After playing 4 holes was told the course would be closing due to bridges flooding over. Disappointing to get only 4 holes in and surprised bridges flooded so quickly, but it is called a "basin" for a reason. Call first if it has rained recently. Was able to contact golfnow to get help with refund for round.
Third best muni in San Antonio
I put Olmos Basin in third place after Cedar Creek and Brackenridge. Olmos Basin is right across the street the highway from The Quarry. You can pay twice the price at The Quarry or half the price at Olmos and have just as much of an enjoyable time. The course condition was pretty good. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape. TIP: keep your drives in the fairways because otherwise you'll lose a lot of balls in the rough. The greens are fairly slow, balls don't break a lot, so make sure you putt fairly straight and with good speed.
Very Wet Conditions
It's amazing the course was playable. Fairways and greens were wet and the pace was slow due to the wet conditions. Without much roll, the course played tougher than normal. Olmos staff and maintanence have done an excellent job with the course this year and their hard work showed because the course was open yesterday after very heavy rainfall.
Great pace if you can stand the heat
My buddy and I held a consistent 3 hour pace for the majority of the round. The pace is awesome if you're okay with playing during the hottest part of the day. The course layout is forgiving and fun for the average golfer. It's hard to beat the price at 24 dollars. It's listed as 19 on the app but once they charge for the convenience fee it bumps it up. The only suggestion I would suggest would be to have these cheap rounds available for a single player or 9 holes.
Great Municipal course in San Antonio the layout is pretty challenging and the course is usually in good condition. The only improvement I would suggest is to have a real snack bar/restaurant instead of this being combined in the Pro Shop. They could also use a cart girl for drinks and food on the course as well.
For the price thru Golf Now you can't beat it. Golf Now booking is great and easy to navigate I will be using this on a regular basis
An average intermediate golf course
Olmos Park is an average, fun to play golf course. It is a great course for beginners or players of a low skill level From the white tees.
The blue tees offer slightly more challenge.
The ladies will like it because it is in their skill range, and the ladies tees are properly placed for the average ladies skill level.
Hidden Jewel in San Antonio
Fun golf course great value. Pretty challenging for a muni...greens were great!!
Course is in great shape
Fairways were great, greens were even better! Would definitely play here again soon.
Keep it in the fairway
The rough is US open style. Lost 2 balls in high rough. Pleasant day with a good playing companion. Greens have plenty of grain.
Although the coarse was in decent shape, except for the greens being sanded. I would like to know this info before making tee time. I would have selected a different coarse.
Nice Course, Lots of Traffic
Very slow play with a lot of older slower golfers. We had to wait on every tee box up to 5-6 minutes. Still, the course was easy and it played in 4 hours. The greens are painted green and rolled almost like a sidewalk with matted down grass; and they were spiked up pretty good too. Overall, it was fun and an easy track.
olmos san antonio
This course is actually one of the better public courses in town and the layout is suited for wide open drives and forgiving iron shots.. The par 3s are challenging and the greens have moderate speed. This course is always busy on the weekends and if you get a Morning tee time you may have to wait at the starters box for a bit but the course will open up after 4 or 5 holes. The locals play here alot because the course is fairly cheap to play and it always seems to be in great shape, even in the Texas Heat. A bargain muni in San Antonio no doubt.