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4.7
519 Reviews (519)
5 Stars
393
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
95.9%
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492 out of 519 reviews
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4.8
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 56 reviews
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4.8
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.5%
Recommend this course
83 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6926 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.2

The Palmer Course is one of two golf courses at La Cantera Resort, it is named after its famous designer, golf legend Arnold Palmer. Firmly situated on 225 acres of Texas Hill Country, the golf course features plenty of elevation changes to keep golfers on their toes. There is also an abundance of mature oaks covering the course, requiring accuracy off the tees. The unique layout incorporates dramatic waterfalls, lakes, and numerous white sand bunkers throughout. La Cantera Resort’s Palmer Course has several signature holes, most notably the fourth hole. This demanding par 3 requires a long carry over a lake with waterfalls along the front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2001) Ed Seay (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Spa, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
519 Reviews (519)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 38
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 22
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 75
Undulating Greens 49
Bunkers 43
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 57
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 55
A Weekend Splurge 49
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 56
Convenient to the City 52
Worth the Drive 45

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Palmer Course

i was a little disappointed with some of the grass conditions around the greens.
the back 9 definitely needs more courses knowledge than the front nine.
the golf carts were very frustrating g in there speed- SLOW - and restrictions. i hane played many Palmer courses and would not say this layout is consistent with those. good course, front different than back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Rain

Well we almost go in a while round before the rains came. Course is in good shape, just wished we would have known the greens had been punched. Over all nice and tough for first time playing there

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Exceptional staff. Lots of elevation changes on every hole. Play the right tees for your handicap or suffer the consequences. Greens have lots of slope and are exceptionally quick when on the wrong side of the hole.
Rough is extremely challenging. One of the best courses in the hill country. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great experience

This was our second time playing this course after 12 years and it was definitely worth every mile we drove from Austin. Great course design, beautiful sights. Everything is neat; the club house, the carts, fairways and greens.
Staff is also very professional and kind.
Overall a great experience worth repeating once in a month if you live in the ATX/SAT area and a must if you are visiting San Antonio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Incredible course

Played Palmer today. The facilities, the course, pace of play were near perfect. The staff was over the top friendly and helpful. They even went searching for my wife’s 9 iron and FOUND IT!

We had also played the RESORT course last week and it was equally as good. Both these courses are challenging and have lots of elevated tee boxes and grand vistas.

I will definitely be back!!
REX

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

La Cantera Palmer

Highly recommend this course. The layout and elevation changes make it a challenging and unique play. Great staff. The range at the Palmer course is Irons only. Beverage cart was frequent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid

Nice course.. Always heard it was more hard than the resort course but I didn’t find that to be true. Relatively wide open. THICK rough made hitting the fairways a must. Greens were fast and rolled true.. No bar open but they did have a mini beverage stand. Overall was a good time but I’d personally rather play the resort course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

OGwille

Great looking course. A lot of elevation change. I will play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful place to play

Thoroughly enjoyed playing the Palmer course. It was my first round there and a few blind tee shots on the back nine cost me a few strokes. Beverage cart gal was personable and helpful. Great views from many of the holes...you can see for miles!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Bucket List Box Ticked

7:20am Tee Time, misting to light rain most of the morning, but still had a GREAT time. The course partnered me up with a vibrant young lady "Mia" and a seasoned low handicap member "Skip". Skip surprisingly walked; I was not going to dare, but I followed Skip in a trek after that elusive white little ball, because of the elevation, but with the help of my GF who was with me, I got the golf UBER when I needed it :P The course was lush and green and very well kept. The greens were immaculate . All SMILES all day.
Joe Z.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Heck of a time

We played at 4pm on a Friday, the range was set up with balls waiting, the carts were ready to go with ice chest loaded with water and ice, and staff was super friendly. Cart girl made frequent rounds and the beer specials were good. Incredible experience overall

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth it!`

have played the Palmer several times over the years. We were in SA and wanted to play it again. it did not disappoint. the course was in excellent condition though the same folks that dont rake bunkers, or fill diviots play there as they do at our home club. it is a great property, outstanding views and of course very good service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Golf Packages
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SAN ANTONIO, TX | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at La Cantera Resort & Spa and 2 rounds of golf at La Cantera Resort - Palmer Course and La Cantera Resort - Resort Course.
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