675 Flying L Dr, Bandera, Texas 78003, US
(830) 796-7745
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About Flying L Guest Ranch

Flying L Guest Ranch is a family-friendly getaway full of outdoor activities located northwest of San Antonio. The former dude ranch has a long aviation history, purchased by Colonel John H. Lapham from Polish settlers, and the resort's opening was featured in Life Magazine. Today, highlights of this sprawling, family-owned property are the many outdoor activities for the family, staring with a swimming pool and water park, but also include horseback riding, wagon rides and miniature golf. Also onsite are horseshoe pits, playgrounds and tennis. Nightly activities feature western entertainment and campfire s'mores. Located on the San Julian Creek, guests can enjoy fishing. The 18-hole golf course features scenic, Hill Country backdrops, rolling hills and oak trees.

Facts

Price Range$$, $
Property Class★★★
Acres542
Year Opened1947
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas, Fractional Ownership
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Flying L Guest Ranch

Reviews

4.0
153 Reviews (153)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course If you get the right price

I got a great deal through GolfNow for $19 so price was good. It's a good place to go that's not crowded. Fairways were ok and greens were in good shape but maybe a little slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair condition course, however, good value for Hot Deal

Greens have some bald spots. Fairways about the same. Fairly easy except 3-4 holes. Similar to most munis, will lay again as "hot deal" only..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are getting better

This course is worth the money if you get a Hot Rate deal. Full price is too much for the current conditions, but they are working on the greens. Some of the tee boxes for ladies are not in great condition, either. The fairways are great, and we enjoy playing here, but think their regular rate is too high for the overall shape of the course at this time. As long as we can get Golf Now rates, we will be happy to keep showing up and working on our games.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Hill Country Course

Great hill country course in good condition with many challeging holes. Staff was excelleny and food onsite great. Cooler than playing in San Antonio and get to eat breakfast in Bandera before the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fore!

The greens are still recovering. They were way below average. Other than Norcliffe and Canyon Lake , possibly the worst greens in the S.A. area.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Greens and fairways in poor condition, Greens so rough almost impossible to putt, fairways thin no good cover.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Rough Greens

Greens were in pretty bad condition. Many greens had dead spots and were very bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Review

Nice course for the price. Greens in awful condition, but it was 16 bucks. Beautiful area, which is why I would ho back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the course, BUT

Enjoyed the coarse and the peaple had an excellent lunch. but the greens were terrible with hardly any grass on most.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time, great value

The course was in great shape,except for the greens. Greens were a little rough, but still worth the drive. I will definitely be booking here again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course was a joy!

Spouse and I had a nice time at Flying L. The course was not crowded and was in typical shape for April. The gentleman who checked us in was very pleasant and had an easy way about him. We had lunch at the grill, which was very tasty and the ladies were friendly.

We will return.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible greens

Worst greens I've played on. Fairways were below average and it certainly didn't help it was tough weather conditions! It was a 50 minute drive from San Antonio and certainly not worth it. Won't be going back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs better care.

Several out-of bounds areas have restricted access resulting in lost balls for those of us who hit errant shots. Greens are in very poor condition. Course could be very good with better maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/24/2017

Thank you for your review and the heads up on the course conditions I was thinking of trying to play that course next week when I'm on vacation in the San Antonio area but I'll look elsewhere

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Time

The four of us had a good enjoyable experience and the weather was great. Over all, the course was in good condition but the greens were in rough shape. The staff explained to us before we started our round the problem they were having with the greens. That said, this was in the middle of March and the greens were still playable, and they didn't interfere with our play. We will go back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course for the area

The staff was friendly and the course was fun and had some challenging holes. I would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter Conditions

Fun little course, a little rough and should improve by middle of April

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun resort style course but slow play

This was a fun course to play with lots of interesting holes. Good value for the money. As others have noted some of the greens suffer from weed growth but was okay for casual play.
Only problem was a really slow group several groups ahead holding up play so it was hit then wait.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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