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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.

About Resort Course Renovations (2017)

The Resort Course at La Cantera Resort & Spa recently underwent extensive renovations and 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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The Palmer Course

The name says it all, as the legendary Arnold Palmer designed this Texas Hill Country golf course. The Palmer Course, together with The Resort Course at La Cantera Resort, are public courses in South Texas that provide 36 holes of championship golf. Thoughtfully designed on 225 acres, the par 71 Palmer Course offers 18 holes on 6,926 yards of golfing bliss. Given the spectacular scenery and diverse Hill Country wildlife, it may be hard to keep your eye on the ball. 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."

Rating/Slope: BLACK 74.2/142   GOLD 72.4/139   SILVER 70.6/134   COPPER 69.3/128   JADE 65.3/11


Designed by Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf
7,021 Yards, Par 72
72.5 Rating, 134 Slope


#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


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


#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