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4.6
453 Reviews (453)
5 Stars
338
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
94.4%
Recommend this course
428 out of 453 reviews
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4.7
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
46 out of 48 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
453 Reviews (453)

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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First Time Playing

Did not disappoint!

I was in town for a wedding and decided to play this course last minute. From the time I arrived I was greeted at the bag drop and taken care of with great customer service. After I checked in the pro shop guy introduced me to the men I’d be playing with and showed me the way to the range so I could warm up. As we got ready to tee off the same guy made conversation and gave me a few pointers about different holes and told me about the restricted areas where the carts wouldn’t go due to GPS. The course was in amazing shape and while it was tough it was still really fun to play. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to playing it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 11/22/2017:
Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience! Customer service is very important to us and our golfers. A day of golf is always better with a great group, especially when they're able to provide helpful advice.
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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 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 13
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
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall this course design and layout is amazing and pretty challenging. Course conditions are sub par for a Troon course. Bunkers have rocks in them and the irrigation system looks like it needs work. Their sister course in San Marcos (Kissing Tree) is in much better condition and cheaper green fees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very scenic

Excellent condition tough but very fun. Greens beautiful but very hard to read. Pay attention to terrain. Loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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