Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, Texas, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
907 Reviews (907)
5 Stars
609
4 Stars
262
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
96.8%
Recommend this course
887 out of 907 reviews
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4.6
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.0%
Recommend this course
72 out of 75 reviews
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4.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.7%
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118 out of 122 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6864 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Fairways Bermuda 419 and Tif Sport grasses
Greens MiniVerde grass
Golf Season Year round (closed on Tuesdays)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
907 Reviews (907)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 30
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 69
Undulating Greens 65
Bunkers 60
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 61
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 57
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 95
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great shape slow pace

Course was in great shape however the group of 6 playing ahead of us slowed us down to a crawl. Several chances for them to have allowed our twosome to play through however they all had their private carts so they are residents and couldn’t be bothered to maintain course rules and keep pace or allow groups to play through. Has been a common theme every time I have played this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
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 Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of my Favs...

Love playing this course. The course folks are awesome to work with, and it is always in beautiful shape.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly Recommend

Great course with very friendly staff. I will definitely be back.

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
5.0
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Previously Played

Course in great condition

The course is in great shape despite the drought conditions in the hill country.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Thumbs up

Fairways were in great shape. Greens were beautiful, but too slow. Tee boxes were in good shape, but the crowning is very unhelpful. The pro shop staff was great, and the starter was great! Overall, a good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Amazing Experience

Had wanted to play this course since moving to San Antonio, but either didn’t want to travel that far or cost was an issue. They had 1 spot left for a 12:10 tee time at a great price so I bit.
I am kicking myself for waiting so long. Even given the extreme heat and the tough times other courses are having the conditions are superb! From checkin I was treated with a welcome and explanation of the course layout. Small bucket of balls was $3 on top of my $32 round. Unheard of for a course in such shape. The carts are new, GPS equipped and even stocked with towels. Ball washers and trash cans on every box. Water jugs all over as well. No bev cart, but a cooler on each cart if you buy drinks before the round.
The other 3 that booked never showed so I played alone. I caught up to one group of 4 on #8 and they waited on the next box to allow me through. Entire round was 2:30 long. I can’t say enough good things about my experience. Don’t waste your money at the other tracks in town. It was well worth the extra distance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Great value. The layout is a little quirky at times, but fits in well with the terrain. Very well maintained even in drought conditions, greens roll true and was a bit challenging. Target golf, you have to hit irons off the tee and be in the right spots to be successful.
Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JMG

Love this tract. Always good and challenging. Course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Playing thru

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.

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

Fun Course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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