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4.6
460 Reviews (460)
5 Stars
343
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
94.7%
Recommend this course
435 out of 460 reviews
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4.7
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 30 reviews
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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 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

4.6
460 Reviews (460)

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

The Palmer Course @ La Cantera

From Tee to Green this course is in pristine shape! The subtle nuances on the greens make them some of the toughest I have ever played on. Pay attention to the GPS, there are a few blind tee shots and if you have never played the course it is an invaluable tool. The starter ( I think his name is Bud) gave us a quick demo of the GPS unit. With the views and the course condition, this is a must play!
The course is so well maintained it hard to find issues with it. Everyone on the course was extremely friendly and made you feel welcomed. You need to play this course! Why are you still reading this? Go book a tee time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/28/2017:
We really enjoyed reading your 5 star review! The GPS is definitely a cool feature and adds value to any round of golf with us. Our staff appreciated the comments on pristine course conditions and friendly customer service. See you soon!
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the Best in Texas

Tris si one of the best golf courses in San Antonio and Texas. Very challenging with high hills and steep slopes.

My only recommendation would be to provide the tool and ask to all golfers to do their sand traps, as a courtesy to the next golfer is playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Resort golf with a challenge

The Palmer course is a great challenge. Not for the faint hearted or beginner golfer. Many twists and turns and changes in elevation. Heavy bush on either side of the fairway making it important to hit straight and know your club distances.
There were numerous holes where we wanted to go back and play it again cause only discover the surprises of the hole after you play it.
Overall a great course and well worth the cost.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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 Good
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
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Upper Echelon

Don’t question it, book the round. You won’t regret it. The Views are immaculate. The course is in great condition considering it’s winter golf. Greens are fast as $#¡+ lol but it’s okay because they’re catching as well. Lots of blind shots & elevation changing shots which are always fun. The Palmer really tests your overall game. 10/10 overall recommend unless you’re a high handicapper & looking for an easy course, this isn’t for you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

We booked a late tee time and was able to finish in 3:30. Front 9 is laid out well. Back 9 - you need to know where to hit it. Overall. Great experience for a late Saturday round

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery, layout is challenging but great to play

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

Very challenging

Love the course layout and continues to be very challenging

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palmer Course at La Cantera

Challenging, but fair holes. Greens were fantastic. Fast and true. Pin positions were competitive but not too punishing.
Great course !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play/Sub par service

Course is is decent condition; just sanded greens within the past few days. Great layout. Pace of play was less then adequate. I saw the Marshall ( Greg) once on the front and once on the back (#16). When I saw him on the back side I asked him if he was the marshal. He replied yes both the statue and the marshal. I said we could have used you on the back side; it’s been really slow He just replied again that he’s both the starter and the marshal. I played her a year ago. Quality of personnel has slipped

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Round!

The Parmer Course was fantastic! La Canteras hidden gem, given that most prefer the resort course. Course is tucked in the hills with rolling fairways and serious elevation change. Bunkers are well kept. Greens are receptive but GLASSY! Thoroughly enjoyed my round and will be back!

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

Amazing course!

First time playing here and it was absolutely outstanding! Course is in great condition and the greens were on point. For me there isn’t much worse than slow greens and these were super fast. Pretty tough course but plenty of holes to score on. I will most definitely be back to play there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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