Olmos Basin Golf Course

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3.8
40
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
78.6%
Recommend this course
34 out of 40 reviews
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3.7
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6847
Slope 131
Rating 71.8
Type Municipal
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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6847 yards 71.8 131
White 72 6394 yards 69.3 125
Gold 72 5909 yards 67.1 116
Red (W) 72 5612 yards 71.0 120
Scorecard for Olmos Basin Municipal 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: 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
Handicap 7 1 13 17 5 15 11 3 9 10 12 16 8 4 14 2 6 18
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 15 17 1 13 11 3 9 14 16 18 2 10 12 6 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Tifgreen 328 Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Hoffman

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.8
40

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9
Near the Airport 8
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Good course for the value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Olmos Basin

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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