La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas, USA | GolfPass
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4.3
449 Reviews (449)
5 Stars
286
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
417 out of 449 reviews
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3.6
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
64.1%
Recommend this course
25 out of 39 reviews
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4.0
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
77.3%
Recommend this course
51 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6954 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.5

La Cantera Golf Club opened in 1995, when it also hosted one of the oldest PGA Tour events, the Texas Open. It is no wonder the spot was chosen, with its numerous natural water features, mature oaks, and limestone rock outcroppings it provides the perfect terrain for a challenging round. There are also 75 white sand bunkers strategically placed throughout the golf course. In combination with the spectacular views provided by the course’s elevation changes, the course has quickly gained favor as one of the best public-access golf courses in the country.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1995) Jay Morrish (1995) Roy Bechtol (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Academy at La Cantera"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Spa, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
449 Reviews (449)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 53
Bunkers 42
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 37
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Advanced Golfers 34
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 51
Near Local Attractions 43
Convenient to the City 39

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

From the time you pull up till the time you leave it’s a 5 star service. They made sure to express their apologies for the condition of a few greens as the drought has hindered the grass from growing adequately. Other than that loved it!! Also the view on hole 7 was AMAZING!! Have your phone ready for some pictures.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Patchwork Greens

Everything but the greens was in great shape. However, about half of the greens have major sections that have been recently resodded and the sod squares are hit or miss as to whether they are surviving. All of this makes putting a challenge, unless you hit them all within 10'. I do not.
I know it's hot, but other areas in some fairways were still soggy after 11:00 a.m, so they are watering.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

San Antonio Golf

Course conditions were good at this time of year Greens were fair but understandably it was hot And no rain

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun round

Class act from staff; sweet practice area; great views.and great hill country layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great time

Tuve una gran experiencia con mi hijo.
Nuestra salida era a las 8:40 am pero como la de las 8:50 am estaba disponible nos la ofrecieron para poder jugar solos. El campo está en perfectas condiciones y las personas que trabajan ahí son muy atentos.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
3.0
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First Time Playing

No Greens

Staff, coarse layout, amenities excellent, the worst greens I have ever seen for an elite coarse15 out of 18 were completely bare dirt. I hope the person got fired that messed them up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Thank you for playing La Cantera and providing your feedback. We are aware of the herbicide damage we received on the greens this spring. We have been informing our guests prior to arrival. We have started to resod the needed areas June 22nd and will continue throughout the month. The greens will be vastly improved in 2 weeks. Thank you again.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love the Atmosphere

This was a great experience. However, my date and I were pushed a bit in the front side despite being five to 10 minutes ahead of pace for a time. We were about a hole behind so some of that’s on us. The greens are in terrible shape. Course management is doing the best it can, but even sodding the worst places won’t keep management from shutting down the course to renovate the greens due to human error with chemicals. Still love the course - Hole No. 7 is a treat.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Thank you for playing golf at La Cantera and your nice comments on the atmosphere. We will be closing the back 9 for several days over the next few weeks to sod the remaining areas on the greens. The greens will be in normal condition in early July.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Everything was great, but the greens. They are un-playable. If you can look past this issue, the course has amazing views. The greens look like they need to be completely re-done. It's really unfortunate.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Thank you for playing La Cantera recently. We acknowledge the greens are not in good condition. The greens are improving and we will be sodding all the areas not filled in over the next few weeks. We should be back to normal conditions on the greens in early July.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in HORRIBLE shape

Greens all burned out and basically unplayable. Go somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Thank you for playing La Cantera. Please note that we are in the process of sodding all areas on the greens through the end of this month. We will be in good condition on the greens by early July.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were absolute trash, they said it was aerated to give a slight discount but in reality it should have cost $50 or less to play here. They waited till we were at the tee box to tell us the greens had fallen into disrepair but tried to act like they were still playable, it was like concrete with the occasional lump of grass to throw your ball offline or into the air. Wouldn’t play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Mr. Robinson,

Thank you for playing La Cantera recently and providing feedback. Our greens are struggling right now as you mentioned due to the timing of a fertility application. This was not predicted but the greens will be much better in the near future. Hopefully you enjoyed the conditions of the rest of the course. Thank you again.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are ruined. They won’t get better this year. Your putt will bounce All over the place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Thank you for playing and the comment. We acknowledge the greens are not good like the rest of the course. Please know, this was caused from a chemical application unforeseen. The greens are not ruined and should be significantly improved in the next 3-5 weeks. Hopefully you will consider playing La Cantera again in the future. Thank you again for the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad shape

The sad thing about this course is for the price you pay it should be the nicest course here in San Antonio. At this moment it is by far the worst option due to the greens. They should shut the course, rip up all the greens and redo all of them and be closed until they can get them in decent playing condition. I will not go back for a while after seeing how bad they were. Pretty sad due to the prices they try and charge for a round. Might be worth it if the round was $20 but geez it’s not worth paying anything over that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They should shut it down!

Greens are the worst I’ve ever seen anywhere. All of them are completely trashed. Not worth it if it’s free!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in terrible shape

The greens were in terrible shape. Seemed they were dried out and poorly maintained. This is a course I play often and I have never had a bad experience. If I was told about this prior to the round, I would not write this review. But unfortunately the staff failed to mention anything about it. I have never played on greens that were this terrible. I wouldn’t be upset if the round was 30 bucks but for almost 90 I find it a little unacceptable. I will definitely play again but not until the greens are shown a little TLC. I will also have an issue sending my customers from my resort to go play the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Thank you for the feedback. The greens are showing progress but are still not up to par with our standards. They should be recovered in 3-5 weeks. Thank you again.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course not ready to play yet

As other reviewers stated , the greens are currently almost unplayable. A beautiful layout but the condition of the greens really ruins the experience. They have a long way to go before they get back to where they need to be ! We played The Quarry and The Bandit after this course and both were in very nice shape !

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst green ever at this course

Crazy to charge premium price when there is no green or grass on the putting green. Played round without having to putt. I felt cheated.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were AWFUL

Course set up and staff were awesome! BUT, had I known ahead of time about the conditions of the green, I wouldn’t even think of playing here. It was like putting on colored dirt. We played 3 other courses that had great greens and wasn’t close to price of this. We were offered 15% off but it should’ve been more. Hopefully next time they will be better.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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