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La Cantera Golf Courses

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The Resort Course

Designed by noted golf course architect Jay Morrish and PGA professional Tom Weiskopf, The Resort Course at La Cantera winds through the Texas Hill Country offering breathtaking views, the most notable being a sheer 80‐foot drop from the 7th tee to the fairway.

The 7,001 yard par 72 golf course in San Antonio features five sets of tees on each hole to accommodate every skill level. Six holes have breathtaking views of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the scenic Texas Hill Country. Natural features include natural water features, streams, live oak groves, limestone rock outcroppings and 75 dramatic white sand bunkers.

Resort Course Stats: 

  • 7,021 Yards, Par 72
  • 72.5 Rating, 134 Slope

Resort Course Awards: 

  • #9 Golf Course in Texas - Golf Advisor 2014
  • #1 Luxury Golf Course in San Antonio - AvidGolfer Magazine 2014
  • Resort Course of Distinction by GolfWeek 2011

About Resort Course Renovations (2017)

The Resort Course at La Cantera Resort & Spa underwent extensive renovations in 2017. The course now boasts new green complexes, tee complexes and bunkers. Tee boxes were leveled and enlarged to gain additional tee space, while greens returned to original sizes and were resurfaced with TifEagle grass.  Green contours also changed to match the increased green speeds. The total number of bunkers was reduced and locations changed to better define the direction of holes and accommodate the advancements in golf equipment and distance.  Bunkers were regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system.  Finally, white sand was used to create a more appealing aesthetic.

“The Resort Course opened in 1995 and has consistently been rated one of the top courses in Texas ever since,” said Steve Shields, PGA, director of golf. “This renovation strikes a good balance between playing strategy, course aesthetics and environment. Golfers will experience the game with the challenges they've come to expect and the same spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and San Antonio skyline.  It will feel as though their playing a brand new course" 

Rating/Slope: BLACK 72.5/134   GOLD 69.6/127   SILVER 68.2/119   COPPER 66.1/113   JADE 67.1/108

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palmer golf course at la cantera

The Palmer Course

The name says it all, as the legendary Arnold Palmer designed this Texas Hill Country golf course. Thoughtfully designed on 225 acres, the par 71 Palmer Course offers 18 holes on 6,926 yards of golfing bliss. Among its signature holes is the par 3 No. 4, boasting dramatic waterfalls along the entire front edge of the green and connected to the fairway by the Winnie Palmer Memorial Bridge, a tribute to Palmer's late wife.

Want to map out your strategy for each hole? No problem. All carts are equipped with a state‐of‐the‐art ProLink GPS system. Arnie himself played a six‐hole exhibition on the course during the grand opening and unabashedly exclaimed, "The Palmer Course at La Cantera is one‐of‐a‐kind and a first‐class golfing experience."

Palmer Course Stats:

  • Designed by Arnold Palmer
  • 6,926 Yards, Par 71
  • 74.2 Rating, 142 Slope

Palmer Course Awards: 

  • #2 Golf Course in Texas - Golf Advisor 2014
  • #6 Best Courses You Can Play in Texas - GolfMagazine 2014
  • #2 Luxury Golf Course in San Antonio - AvidGolfer Magazine 2014

Palmer Course Overview - Par 71
 

Black Tees - 6926 Yards | 142 Slope | 74.2 Rating

Gold Tees-  6535 Yards | 139 Slope | 72.4 Rating

Silver Tees-  6115 Yards | 128 Slope | 69.3 Rating

Copper Tees - 5784 Yards | 134 Slope | 70.6 Rating

Jade Tees - 5066 Yards | 116 Slope | 65.3 Rating

HOLE 1 - PAR 4

hole 1 at la cantera golf course

Black 390 yards | 11 Handicap

Gold 365 yards | 11 Handicap

Silver 336 yards | 11 Handicap

Copper 312 yards | 11 Handicap

Jade 282 yards | 11 Handicap

HOLE 2 - PAR 4

hole 2 at palmer golf course

Black 449 yards | 5 Handicap

Gold 419 yards | 5 Handicap

Silver 398 yards | 5 Handicap

Copper 376 yards | 5 Handicap

Jade 332 yards | 5 Handicap

HOLE 3 - PAR 5

hole 3 palmer course at la cantera

Black 540 yards | 17 Handicap

Gold 513 yards | 17 Handicap

Silver 479 yards | 17 Handicap

Copper 451 yards | 17 Handicap

Jade 425 yards | 17 Handicap

HOLE 4 - PAR 3

hole 4 palmer course

Black 188 yards | 9 Handicap

Gold 177 yards | 9 Handicap

Silver 154 yards | 9 Handicap

Copper 130 yards | 9 Handicap

Jade 93 yards | 9 Handicap

HOLE 5 - PAR 4

Black 448 yards | 1 Handicap

Gold 426 yards | 1 Handicap

Silver 399 yards | 1 Handicap

Copper 378 yards | 1 Handicap

Jade 335 yards | 1 Handicap

HOLE 6 - PAR 4

HOLE 6 PALMER COURSE

Black 399 yards | 13 Handicap

Gold 384 yards | 13 Handicap

Silver 365 yards | 13 Handicap

Copper 327 yards | 13 Handicap

Jade 296 yards | 13 Handicap

HOLE 7 - PAR 3

HOLE 7 PALMER GOLF COURSE

Black 204 yards | 15 Handicap

Gold 184 yards | 15 Handicap

Silver 161 yards | 15 Handicap

Copper 138 yards | 15 Handicap

Jade 118 yards | 15 Handicap

HOLE 8 - PAR 4

HOLE 8 PALMER GOLF COURSE

Black 361 yards | 13 Handicap

Gold 324 yards | 13 Handicap

Silver 300 yards | 13 Handicap

Copper 240 yards | 13 Handicap

Jade 210 yards | 13 Handicap

HOLE 9 - PAR 4

HOLE 9 PALMER GOLF COURSE

Black 436 yards | 3 Handicap

Gold 411 yards | 3 Handicap

Silver 383 yards | 3 Handicap

Copper 360 yards | 3 Handicap

Jade 334 yards | 3 Handicap

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