Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Conveniently located near downtown San Antonio not too far from Austin, Vaaler Creek Golf Club has a memorable layout of gently rolling hills dotted with creeks, ponds and lakes. The course begins with a challenging front nine and then eases up a bit on the back nine, but overall it is a formidable test. The greens are tricky and demanding, especially on the front nine where there are some severe slopes and undulations. The back nine greens are a bit flatter but they still require careful attention. The rolling, contoured fairways are lined with trees and there are deep bunkers strategically guarding the greens, but luckily there are only seventeen of them. Water hazards come into play throughout and there are also several doglegs and blind shots if there wasn’t enough to keep you on your toes.
|White (W)||72||5692 yards||73.4||133|
|Red (W)||72||4577 yards||67.0||115|
|Gold M: 74.1/139||343||350||435||587||175||415||355||520||163||3343||511||446||195||462||377||185||515||425||405||3521||6864|
|Blue M: 71.8/135||315||327||416||551||155||393||322||480||143||3102||480||401||167||404||343||159||478||398||367||3197||6299|
|White M: 68.9/125 W: 73.8/133||282||302||392||432||136||372||293||445||124||2778||447||366||140||346||315||150||442||368||340||2914||5692|
|Red M: 64.0/114 W: 67.7/119||248||298||307||338||81||260||218||346||96||2192||361||311||105||304||254||117||375||328||230||2385||4577|
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Par 3 12th Photo submitted by u809062163 on 08/05/2021
Photo submitted by u314160812493 on 06/12/2021
Need to buy a property on this course!! Photo submitted by u314161548152 on 05/19/2021
Photo submitted by johnkelley on 03/28/2021
My shot into the 18th green Photo submitted by djamerson on 09/03/2020
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Photo submitted by sportnwood on 05/21/2020
Photo submitted by sportnwood on 05/21/2020
2nd hole. Photo submitted by theglasseyegolfer on 01/30/2020
Photo submitted by theglasseyegolfer on 01/30/2020
Photo submitted by djamerson on 01/27/2020
World Class Par 3 Photo submitted by Robert9887468 on 08/07/2019
Hill country setting off of 8 fairway Photo submitted by joshsmith12 on 05/26/2019
Photo submitted by GreerGolf on 09/29/2017
Photo submitted by u1086038722 on 06/28/2014
Photo submitted by DEHDAVE on 03/07/2014
Photo submitted by rfajkus on 01/30/2013
Photo submitted by IsamB4 on 09/25/2012
Love this tract. Always good and challenging. Course is in great condition.
Course layout lacking. Too many irons off tee on par fours. Too much cart time between holes . Felt lost most of time due to road travel between holes. Had 8:30 tee time booked,arrived at first tee 8:20 as threesome was leaving box. Starter said there was a mistake because the group had 4 players not three and he would work me in somewhere. I said it looks like one of the carts had a ride along because only one set of clubs on cart. Starter said wait on box and he would go check. Sure enough one was a rider only and he said tee off and join the group. Awkward way to start the round to say the least. If I book an 8:30 time a week in advance, check in at 8:00 arrive at first tee 8:20 and this occurs there must be communication problem between pro shop and starter.
Really fun track. Overall fairly short, but enough hazards to get your attention. Greens were fun with a ton of undulation. You need to know where to leave your approach shots.
One suggestion if you are playing for the first time. The driving range and first tee are not close to the clubhouse and directional signage is lacking, so be sure you inquire where things are. Unfortunately, even if you have a general idea of where you think you are headed, there needs to be more signage.
Now that we know the ropes, we will definately be back!
Vaaler Creek's two nines were built at different times and appear to have been designed two by different designers. The front is tighter. The back is more expansive. Both sides feature a nice variety of holes. The course conditions were very good, with lush fairways, good bunkering and healthy greens that held well-struck shots and were moderately fast and true. The staff was pleasant and professional. The carts were new and had plenty of juice. Concession prices were reasonable. What more can a golfer ask?
Love this course
Fun course to play. Great layout. Early on lots of shot making. 17 is a beast
Love this course. Play it every time I’m in the area. Requires some tight shot making. Greens were perfect. 17 is a beast.
This course is in excellent shape it’s like playing in a upscale course coating hundreds of dollars except the cost was only 40 dollars. I cannot talk enough about the pace of play nobody holding us up and no nipping at our heels. It was excellent can’t recommend enough.
Worthy course, for now
Overall positive, but constructive criticisms follow:
- many of the pins were placed in extreme locations.
- the greens seemed slower than normal.
- too many tee boxes were rough and/or crowned.
Practice range and practice putting green are good. The starter is friendly and engaging. The cart person is delightful. Sad to see so many homes being built on the course; in time, it will be just another course in the middle of a neighborhood.