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4.7
526 Reviews (526)
5 Stars
400
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
96.0%
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4.8
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
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50 out of 52 reviews
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4.8
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
77
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
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.7%
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87 out of 90 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
526 Reviews (526)

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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5.0
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Immaculate, challenging, and beautiful!

Took a buddy to go play sinc she'd never been there and it was fitting to also go honor the king. Winnie died prior to this course being completed, so she never saw it in all its beauty. Every hole is unique, great views, greens were pure and fast, and since we teed off at 823, we were first on the course and played in 2 1/2 hours! $80/man was well-worth it to play this gem! And we raised an Arnold Palmer drink afterward to toast him!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 10/24/2016:
Hi Tim2256736, Long live the king! Thank you for the 5 star review. It sounds like you and your buddy had a great day on the course. We take pride in our unique hole designs and great views. See you soon! Best, La Cantera Management
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Bucket list

This has been a bucket list course and it did not disappoint. Everything was perfect from the facilities, staff in pro shop, practice facilities, cart had ice in the cooler, trees in the holders, even the beverage cart was used multiple times on there front and back. I will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Palmer

Great course, however the resort course wasn’t worth the money! The tee boxes are uneven and pace of play was bad .

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Outstanding value for money

Great views. Great layout. Tough course for experienced players. Loved it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 18
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 2
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
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