Olmos Basin Golf Course

3.9430705882 3.9 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6847 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 7022 N McCullough Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78216, Bexar County
  • (210) 826-4041
  • (210) 804-0714
  • www.alamocitygolftrail.com

Year built: 1963
Architect(s): George Hoffman
Type: Municipal
Greens: Tifgreen 328 Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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 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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

34 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals  

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"Good course with terrible surroundings"


hogan555's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Slow greens, but good overall."


u000006442348's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Olmos Basin: Venerable Muni Golf in SA"


caknox1's avatar
Arizona Advisor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Loved this course"


Taylorlangston's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


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


"Do not play if it rains"


u00000429651's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Third best muni in San Antonio"


tiburonazo's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


mattreasor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very Wet Conditions"


rjanzen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great pace if you can stand the heat"


Ethan8369190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Olmos Basin"


Sleepey60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An average intermediate golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Jewel in San Antonio"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course great value. Pretty challenging for a muni...greens were great!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is in great shape"


mike23532's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were great, greens were even better! Would definitely play here again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Keep it in the fairway"


u961692351's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rough is US open style. Lost 2 balls in high rough. Pleasant day with a good playing companion. Greens have plenty of grain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good


I recommend this course


"hidden info"


pattersondt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Lots of Traffic"


sikemaenz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Ram"


Ram4132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Conditions of fairways and greens are in good shape for this time of year.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"olmos san antonio"


Brandon1088843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bob"


Robert2737382's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition. Not busy on Saturday afternoon greens excellent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"the price is right"


salinasqbcoach11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad place to play for an 18. Not in perfect condition, but very playable.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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