The AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio - TPC clubhouse
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The AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio - TPC clubhouse
Both the Oaks and Canyons play out of the same clubhouse at the TPC San Antonio. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort
The next door JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort features a six-acre water park. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC San Antonio - Oaks golf course
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks golf course
The AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio was designed by Greg Norman with player consultant Sergio Garcia. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course
The AT&T Oaks is one of two TPC San Antonio golf courses that partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 16
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 16
The par-3 16th hole at AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio features a bunker in the middle of the green. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 18
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 18
No. 18 is an uphill par 5 with a creek dissecting the fairway near the green on the AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 15
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 15
No. 15 on the AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio is a par 4 that features a long, skinny green guarded by bunkers. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 13
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 13
The par-3 13th hole on the AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio can play as long as 241 yards. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 11
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 11
No. 11 is another par 4 on the AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio that is littered with bunkering. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 1
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TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - hole 1
The AT&T Oaks at TPC San Antonio winds through dense, Texas Hill Country forest. Courtesy of TPC San Antonio

The AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio

TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course was designed by Greg Norman and player consultant Sergio Garcia. It plays more than 7,400 yards from the championship tees, but there are five other sets playing as close as less than 5,000 yards.

The golf course features narrow fairways and difficult green complexes, not to mention loads of large bunkers. The Oaks plays on gently rolling land, and there is less than 100 feet of difference between the high and low point of the golf course. That's a stark difference to TPC San Antonio's AT&T Canyons course, which features much more severe terrain.

The Oaks was also designed differently than many of the TPC courses such as TPC at Sawgrass and TPC Scottsdale. Spectator mounding was not built in here, instead opting for a more natural look.

The closing stretch is genuine TPC, though, with a drivable par-4 17th hole and a par-5 18th hole that offers tremendous risk-reward opportunity. Shaping out as the signature hole thus far is the par-3 16th, which features a Riviera-esque bunker in the middle of the green and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country resort serving as the backdrop.

Located about 20 miles north of downtown, both TPC San Antonio golf courses are private, but guests of the JW Marriott have playing privileges here.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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Two of 2010's most anticipated golf courses officially opened in January: TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks course and AT&T Canyons course. The Oaks was designed by Greg Norman and consultant Sergio Garcia, while the Canyons was designed by TPC's favorite architect, Pete Dye, and consultant Bruce Lietzke. Both were built to host top tour events, but they come with many differences, too.
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