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4.3
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.4
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46 out of 50 reviews
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4.5
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4 out of 4 reviews
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4.5
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6904 yards
Slope 119
Rating 72.5
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San Saba River Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Tifdwarf grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Sorrell Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
50 Reviews (50)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 7
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Seniors 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Lots of trees, most all of the greens were in very good shape. Course will make you think about not only your first shot, but how to make sure you have a second shot to work with. Friendly staff and good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
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

golf at San Saba

A river runs through the tree lined course and is visible on a number of holes. Most holes force you to decide if your stock shot is going to work or risk hitting next shot from jail. I found jail a few times but there is not dense underbrush so escape is possible. The greens were in decent shape even though its August and hot. The last hole is a par five with an interesting forced water carry to the edge of the green. Staff were super friendly. Course has a range and practice green. Excellent value and fungus had by all

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

nice course the only thing that I would change is water at night not during the day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
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

Best Public Course in Texas

The staff is always friendly and helpful. Even though the course had recently been flooded it was in great shape thanks to the maintenance staff. Even with mowers everywhere (that's a good thing) and some fairways still needing cut, the course was excellent as always. Chuck is the best in the business and many others could learn from his style.. Friendly town and I have never encountered a rude golfer on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Find

A little off the beaten path, but worth the drive. Nice course for the price and will definitely be playing there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Although the area had a tremendous amount of rain the course drained well, the water holes forced accurate shots, the greens received the incoming ball well if enough loft was achieved. A tournament had been played the day before with dozens of extra carts and players. You would have thought there might be considerable ruttage due to a high traffic volume but fairways, greens and tee boxes held up well. I really enjoyed the layout and locals will not tire of playing frequently because of the uniqueness of the pecan trees, water lined fairways cut of the greens and we'll thought out design. I will definitely return on my way back and forth from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to my home in Missouri.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

If you like trees and tight fairways you will love this course

The course was a well-maintained greens good and fast and enjoyed play on the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Previously Played

Great course

Very fun course! Fairway and greens are in good shape. Love the challenge of hitting between the pecan trees! Only complaint is the sand traps were filled in with rough patches,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Country Golf

Spent the day in a relaxing country golf atmosphere where you could take your time and enjoy the game!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friends

Took 3 friends, had a good time. Course is a little long from back tees but greens were good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good course for the money

An older course with a great layout. Plenty of trees and just enough water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

The course is could be wonderful.

WE used to be members but since new people took over a few years back, it is the worst course to play on the greens are bad the fairways are bad we don't go very often.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

So much potential...

This course has potential to be great. The back 9 is quite nice carved out among the trees. The trees however are quite challenging, as all too often your second shot is blocked out if you are anywhere other than the absolute middle of the fairway...even off the tee box, the trees blocked a few shots.

The greens are wicked fast, too fast to land a chip on even. Nice greens, just very fast. The fairways are not great, hard as a rock, and plenty of dirt spots.

The golf carts are also very old and tired. I had to change my cart halfway though my round, as I was worried my cart would not make it another hole.

Not bad for $16, but I don't think I would pay much more to play this again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

disapointing

I'm a 8 handicap golfer. I first drove to this course in the "winter" and thought the setting was beautiful. The grass looked a little sparse but I figured that's because it's "winter" and when the weather warmed up it would probably be a great place to play. Well, WRONG! The course setting is still beautiful, but don't look down!!!! The fairways are very sparse and basically weeds. The "greens" are a combination of minimal grass and bare dirt - really rough shape where a 3 foot put could go anywhere. We were actually thinking about moving to San Saba, but since I like to play real golf several days a week, that's out! I believe this is a city owned course, and it appears there it no money for maintenance. I guess when you have a captive golf membership with no other nearby choices, you don't have to spend money on the course! Sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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