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Visitor Guide / golf guide

San Antonio has a well-deserved and growing reputation as a major national golf destination. In addition to boasting dozens of fantastic courses within a 20 minute drive from downtown, golfers will also appreciate the mild, temperate climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

And for our bowl week guests, December has an average high temperature of 65 degrees and it is the city’s lowest rainfall month of the year.

For information on San Antonio’s best courses, please click the links below.

  • Westin La Cantera
  • The Quarry
  • The Hyatt
  • Republic
  • Silverhorn
  • River Crossing Club
Westin La Cantera Resort

Set atop one of San Antonio's highest points in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, The Westin La Cantera Resort provides 508 guest rooms, including 38 luxurious rooms in a secluded Casita Village, and 39,000 square feet of meeting space. The Resort offers five restaurants and a fine cigar bar, six pools, three hot tubs, the Enchanted Rock Kids Club, and the 7,600 sq. ft. Enchanted Rock Health Club and Spa.

www.westinlacantera.com


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The Resort Course at La Cantera

The Resort Course at La Cantera, designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf and host to the PGA Valero Texas Open at La Cantera, is a Par-72 course that winds through the Texas Hill Country. Carved from the walls of a limestone quarry at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, La Cantera is known for its breathtaking views, the most famous being the sheer, 80-foot drop from the 7th tee to the fairway. The course offers a spectacular view of Six Flags Theme Park and downtown San Antonio.


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The Palmer Course at La Cantera

The resort gained 18 more holes of golf with the opening of The Palmer Course at La Cantera in 2001. The Par-71, 6,998-yard course is dramatically situated over 250 acres. Carefully crafted into the natural landscape, The Palmer Course at La Cantera offers rock outcroppings, rolling hills, majestic views and native vegetation and wildlife. The course's #4 Signature Hole requires a long carry over a lake with dramatic waterfalls on the right and entire front of the green. The course is golf legend Arnold Palmer's first in South Texas and his fifth course in the state.


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The Academy at La Cantera

The Academy at La Cantera, led by Director of Instruction Michael Lamanna, features a custom-designed learning center complete with indoor hitting bay, covered tee areas and a spacious grass hitting area for both long and short game work. The teaching bay houses a state-of-the-art video system with multiple camera angles used to analyze your swing and explain principals that help you become a better golfer. The Academy offers a variety of instructional programs, schools and corporate programs.


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A Memorable Round...The Quarry

Designed by nationally recognized golf course designer Keith Foster, The Quarry is recognized around the country for it's unique setting and character. The front 9 plays through native rolling grasslands while the entire back 9 is nestled in a 100-year-old quarry pit. The golf course offers a challenge to any level player, from the scratch golfer to the weekend warrior. This will definitely be one of your most memorable rounds of golf you will ever play.

The golf course is available to play 364 days a year and conveniently located between downtown and the airport on 281. Tee Times are accepted up to 30 days in advance by calling the club at (210)824-4500 or 1-800-347-7759.
www.quarrygolf.com


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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

From the veranda of the ranch-style clubhouse, the championship course seems to have been there forever - not just since 1993. And that's a testament to designer Arthur Hills' subtle style. With plenty of cactus, native oak and Texas wildflowers, the course blends in naturally with its surroundings. Three par 4's are less than 340 yards - a reprieve from the three that are over 445. A huge double green serves both the 9th and 18th holes. Located across the street from SeaWorld® San Antonio, this is an authentic Texas Hill Country golf experience. Just keep the ball in the fairway or you'll see more of the countryside than you bargained for.

Par 72, Yards 6,913, Rating 73.9, Slope 136
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
(210) 520-4040
www.hillcountry.hyatt.com


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The Republic Golf Club

Described as being the 'one of the best designed facilities in Texas,' The Republic Golf Club is quickly becoming a San Antonio favorite! This pure-golf experience comes complete with large, fast greens and secluded oak-lined holes.

www.republicgolfclub.net


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SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas

Opened in 1997, SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas has earned the reputation as the best upscale daily fee golf course in San Antonio. SilverHorn has been ranked among "The Top 25 Courses in Texas" by The Dallas Morning News. Golf Digest listed SilverHorn in the "Places to Play" guide for 2001. Not only is SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas recognized as being the best in the state...it is also considered as one of the most challenging layouts in San Antonio. Time and time again SilverHorn offers a unique, stimulating challenge to golfing enthusiasts of every skill level.

The distinct Hill Country character of SilverHorn can be credited to designer Randy Heckenkemper along with PGA Tour Professionals Willie Wood and Scott Verplank. SilverHorn's tree-lined fairways, strategic use of sand and water, and beautifully framed contoured greens make this par 72 course a treasured Hill Country experience long remembered.


SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas
1100 West Bitters Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
210-545-5300
www.silverhorngolfclub.com
River Crossing Club

A premier Texas Hill Country private San Antonio golf club, offers an incredible golfing experience! Always considered one of the best maintained courses in this part of Texas, River Crossing Club is also known for being one of the most playable courses. It's a perfect balance of challenge and forgiveness that provides one enjoyable round after another.

For Valero Alamo Bowl Fans, River Crossing Club is offering $29 golf round if you show your Valero Alamo Bowl ticket during Bowl Week (Wednesday, December 26 – Sunday, December 30).

River Crossing Club
http://www.rivercrossingclub.com/
803.904.4653


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