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
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Needs some TLC during the winter

I've played this course a couple of times over the summer and was surprised on the condition of the course at that time. Unfortunately that surprise didn't carry over during winter play. The tee boxes were dark green, just as I anticipated. The fairways were mixed some dorment grass some growing but as anticipated. The greens were a absolute nightmare. I'm very surprised at the conditions and the dorment grass considering the tee boxes were in such great shape. I'll not be playing this course again in the winter.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy Day at the Flying L

It was very windy at the Flying L (20 mph and gusts to 25 inconsistent.) The course is starting to transition from winter to spring. Tee boxes were good and fairways and rough are softening. The greens are in sub-par shape due to the Poa Annua growing in patches Also if you get off the fairway too far it is very rocky. If you can get this deal under $25 then it is worth it. The restaurant food is very good and the staff is very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We thoroughly enjoyed our golf day at the Flying L. The course is in wonderful condition. It is a challenge to play and yet not punishing. We very much enjoyed the beautiful views and the wildlife.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day on a super course

This was my first time on this course. It was a great day and the course was in much better shape than I had hoped for.
The greens were in good shape and the tees were very nice. The fairway was better than most courses this time of year.
I would recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Everything you need at a great price

Even though the fairways were not Green and manicured like the pictures, how can I complain? Being from Portland, Oregon it was great to be able to play at the end of December! The course provides ample shot making challenges but there are a few completely blind shots. The greens were certainly not fast, but rolled very true. At a hot deals price, I will definitely return to play this course again before leaving the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stack'em Deep and send some walkers!

Course was in decent shape. I really don't understand why have a tee time when you allow players to line the #1 tee box. We had a group of walkers, 2 threesomes and then our group. All groups went off within 5 minutes, so much for controlling pace of play. This called for a long day, when I asked if we could tee off from back 9 the pro shop said "that would be a problem", so much for that....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens conditions

Greens need attention. Slight overgrowth and bumpy. Poor quality compared to past typical conditions.

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

I like it

Very good course and the food it is great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for the money

Played this course 3 or 4 times in the last 6 weeks. The course is in excellent condition despite little rain and 100 degree temperatures . Staff is friendly and from the blue tees it is plenty long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Felt Unwelcomef

Course does not appear to welcome Golf Now tee times

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/17/2016

i agree. its a different rules for golfnow holder. will not go back anymore.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

In need of a greens keeper!

The course was in very good shape, failways well cared for.

The grass on the greens were poor at best, not your typical cut, like playing winter greens.

Over all had a fun round, saw ton of wildlife and enjoyed the quiet.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Flying L

Course was in great shape greens still need a little work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great time

The fairways were in good condition, but the greens were rather bumpy. I had both of my sons (junior golfers) with me and I had no idea for a junior golfer they only charge 10 bucks. I would have saved money because I bought our times on golfnow. It was a nice round and I will be back soon. Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible condition

This course had a decent layout and in the spring when everything is green I'm sure it's nice.
But when I went it was completely dead and dry plus greens were very bumpy. Course was busy so pace was slow.
Not worth the one hour drive from San Antonio and $30 I payed on golfnow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Value in the country

Great course for fun with friends.
Great value for the money with your round easily under 4 hours.
Great place for group to play the are mid to high handicap as it is wide open.
Good food and drinks after the round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A hill country beauty

Put this course on your list of courses to play in the hill country. Located in the cowboy capital of the world, this course is loaded with charm. Even the ride getting to the course is beautiful.

Your course was in great shape for January, the staff was extremely friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day there.

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

Flying L golf course

Nice course. Quite challenging for first visit. Would definitely go again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for novice golfee

Middle tees are a good distance for short hitters. Mix of challenging and forgiving holes. Staff is great. Have never seen course in horrible shape

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

Good course

Overall, it was a very good course. The greens were in great shape as well as the bunkers. The staff members were friendly and helpful. I will be a repeat customer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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