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 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not worth the drive

The course is in bad shape, lots of weeds on the greens and definitely impacted putts. If you get off the fairway, you will see a ton of rock, not worth damaging your club over. Staff is always very friendly but since its a 30-40 minute drive from Helotes, its not worth the drive. We got behind some folks on the second 9 that had no clue what "ready golf" was and really slowed down pace of play to add to the misery of this course. Sorry, but I have tried this one 3 times now and probably not going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

player

good challenging course course and beautiful environment . Fairways a bit spotty but greens good .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

No cakewalk for sure

Decent shape for winter. Greens were really pretty smooth and no bad spots - also pretty fast. Pins were in tough places on many holes. Just enough slopes on greens to make some puts very difficult. Rough is fair in some spots but a lot has rocks and mud after recent rains. 8 & 9 very difficult to end front 9 and then 10 stays difficult . Eases a bit for few holes then toughens up again. 18 is very difficult unless you hit a long drive and don't get too close to right side.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice course

Nice course, with a great staff. Fun to play And a good challenge for all players.

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

Good roll

All the fairway grass is dormant this time of year in Texas. You can get some "ego" drives-the ball just rolls and rolls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Played solo between two groups and the pace was fast enough to stay there
Greens in great shape! First hole I putted too fast so i slowed it down and did better
Overall great course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Day in Bandera at the Flying L

Had a Great Time. Staff is helpful. The Course was in great shape for a winter round. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Friendly people, fun course

Staff was very courteous and welcoming. Other golfers on back deck after round were friendly and happy. Course was in usual central Texas winter condition. Greens rolled true, but fairways were very tight and dormant. Fair though. Started at 11:30 with threesome. One group let us through on 5th hole, and finished in 3.5 hours!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

The staff was very friendly. Food is great. Pace of play was under 4 hrs. Course was in great shape although greens were rolling a bit slow. Overal experience was a 9 out of 10.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good deal

Been playing here for years. Great shape for time of year.

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

Great Views friendly staff and clientelle...

The Flying L 18 Hole golf Course in Bandera is simply a very cool little Hill country Course. The staff is always professional and willing to assist you.
the course itself is very well kept and is a pleasure to play. Added plusses are the Texas Hlll Country clime and majestic hlll country views. For those who haven"t yet , they should take the time to explore this Texas Hill Country Gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice corse with very friendly staff

The pro shop staff were the most friendly and professional

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Great price, it rained night before and course was great next day. Little challenging but, great overall had family in town and they enjoyed it too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First timers

The course was in excellent condition. The staff was friendly and so were the residents who line the course. The only draw back was we were a foursome and everyone else was a twosome. We play at a fast pace but the twosomes kept riding up on us teeing before we were off the fairways. After letting two twosomes play thru the next set were doing the same thing. They didn't show any kind of curtesy by riding up on us. They should know that a twosome in separate carts will play faster. It looked like a race behind us with no Marshall in sight. We finish in under 4 hours but still felt rushed. Would I play this course again ? YES. But I would bring my running shoes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Fun course with some interesting rough areas. Always enjoy playing this course.

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

great place to spend an afternoon.

Love the layout. Still have not figured out number 8.
Tricky layout on this hole. Almost an optical illusion.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, great town

This a great course for the price. The greens are always we maintained.

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

Enjoy full

Staff made it even more pleasant! Open areas; good for practicing and pace was great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun times

Have always enjoyed playing Flying L
and will continue to play there

Conditions Excellent
Value 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
Previously Played

fantastic and improved conditions

Wow what an improvement. Tee boxe a were green and soft. All fairways were in excellent conditions. Soft green and noticed that most people were sanding tjeir divots which is a sign of gratefulness in return. Greens were also soft and well covered. The bunkers were properly sanded raked and well maintained as well. Full round in 3.5 hrs for a high handicapper. The scenery was breath taking. The drive from san antonio was easy driving w no traffic either way. I was happy w the place and do plan on coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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