Although there are literally hundreds of great choices for golfers to go to in the Texas Hill Country, from driving ranges to par 3’s to full-on, professionally designed courses, you might be happy to learn that simply being a laid-back duffer has its benefits. There are a couple of courses in the San Antonio area where you can relax, let others play through if need be, and enjoy a sip or two on some suds. When the weather’s just right, their scenery simply sings to you, watching as you quietly make that once-in-a-lifetime shot when nobody is around to see it! And those are some good reasons to golf in San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country this spring. A couple of courses to check out for those very reasons are provided here.
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Where to Golf in San Antonio This Spring
La Cantera Golf Club
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La Cantera Golf Club provides 36 holes on which to practice your imaginary championship swings, with some of the prettiest views in the Texas Hill Country. From its perch at one of the highest points in the area, golfers can look out over downtown San Antonio from a luxurious fairway. The Palmer Course, which was built in 2001, was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, which includes 18 holes, amazing scenery, and is a 6,926-yard, par 71 championship course. While you’re following your ball, you may even have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of some Hill Country wildlife.
The Golf Club of Texas
The Golf Club of Texas reopened its doors in the summer of 2015 after a $6 million overhaul. Formerly known as The Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch, the course was redesigned by architect Roy Bechtol, maintaining its original routing with the additional benefit of being able to play a round on some of the best grasses available. Large greens and tee boxes, as well as golf carts outfitted with GPS (providing accurate pin distance and green contours) only add to the already beautiful Hill Country scenery and peaceful golf experience.