A Guide to the Best Golf Courses in San Antonio

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If you’re a golfer visiting or living in San Antonio, you’re in luck. Our warm weather (and wonderful lack of winter) means that our city has tons of fantastic golf courses.

Even better, they’re available year round and all across the city. So, no matter when or where you’re planning to golf, there’s a San Antonio course for you.

But some days, the sheer number of courses can be overwhelming. Luckily, I’ve put together this list of the best courses in our area.

In this post, I’m sharing the 10 best golf courses in San Antonio.

Map of the best golf courses in San Antonio

Most Luxurious Golf Course in San Antonio: La Cantera Golf Club

Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, you don’t want to miss out on the two courses at La Cantera Golf Club: the Palmer Course and the Resort Course. Most people find both of these courses challenging, but in a good way, with tee sets for all skill levels. I’d have to agree, although the Palmer Course was designed by Arnold Palmer himself (and has a bunch of gorgeous waterfalls!), so it’s a slight step above the Resort Course.

It’s on the pricier side, but if you’re a luxury player (or want to be for the day), La Cantera is a great price for the experience. Pro tip: Look for 2-for-1 specials or get a tee time during off-peak hours to save a little money.

Most Unique Golf Course: The Quarry Golf Course

If you take one look at this stunning golf course, you’ll know exactly where it got its name. With sweeping hills and giant rock peaks, you step into not only what I consider to be a next-level round of golf, but into a bit of history as well. The back nine takes you straight into the Alamo rock quarry, which dates back to 1908.

If you want a unique day on the green, the Quarry Golf Course is a must. The course is smack dab in the middle of San Antonio, so it’s easily accessible for most visitors. And the course is more fun than it is challenging, so no matter what your skill level is, you’re sure to have a great time. Plus, the whole place is well-maintained and the rock-enclosed back nine never disappoints!

  • Address: 444 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Website: Quarry Golf

Oldest Golf Course In San Antonio: Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Fun fact: the very first Texas Open was played at Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge has hosted plenty of other Texas Opens in the years since, too.

Despite this history, “Old Brack” was restored in 2008 to keep up with the other premier courses in the area. The course was rerouted to its original layout from 1916, so the features are updated but still true to the original.

With a relatively quick pace, this course is a great stop for anyone near downtown San Antonio looking for a shorter playing time.

Best Championship Golf Courses: TPC San Antonio

TPC San Antonio boasts two stunning golf courses: the Canyon Course and the Oaks Course. And because they’re both championship courses, you can expect a difficult but rewarding time on the green.

If you want to say that you’ve played where the PGA Tour’s played, then you’ll have to check out the Oaks Course: the Valero Texas Open has played here for the last decade!

  • Address: 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78261
  • Website: TPC San Antonio

Best Hidden Gem Golf Course in San Antonio: Cedar Creek Golf Course

If you love the Hill Country, you’ll love Cedar Creek! Full of valleys and intense elevation changes, Cedar Creek makes for fun play and a memorable experience.

You have to look out for fast greens, doglegs, and a fair amount of hazards, so this course will certainly keep you on your toes. Even still, Cedar Creek has four different tee boxes making it decently accommodating for multiple skill levels.

Cedar Creek won’t be one of the easiest courses in the area, but it’s highly reviewed as one of San Antonio’s hidden gems.

Most Beautiful Golf Course in San Antonio: Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club

When you golf at the Hyatt, you’ll have the opportunity to play on three different nines, each one characterized by unique landscapes. I’m talking lakes, oak trees, creeks. There are all sorts of hazards here to keep you on your toes!

The three nines have a quick pace of play, although on some busier days it slows down.

This is one of my favorites because it’s conveniently located near the city. It’s also an excellent escape for a weekend getaway, especially because of the attached Hyatt Resort and Spa, if that’s your thing.

Most Beginner-Friendly Golf Course: Olmos Basin Golf Course

Olmos Basin is one of the most played courses by San Antonio locals, and that’s probably because of how beginner-friendly it is. It’s also really affordable if you’re looking for a decent municipal course that doesn’t break the bank.

Don’t let the price tag fool you, though! There’s a creek that winds through the course, a fair amount of trees, and the 2nd hole is pretty challenging.

I recommend checking out this course when you’re looking for a casual, fun time.

The Best Public Golf Course: Canyon Springs Golf Club

The course at Canyon Springs was named the “Best New Public Golf Course” in America back in 1998. It’s still a really great place to play, too, with a good pace and friendly staff.

I wouldn’t say that Canyon Springs is for the faint of heart, though. The elevation changes, bunkers, and challenging layouts can trip up even experienced golfers. But the scenery is amazing and the course is well-kept, so you know you’ll have a good time.

Cheapest Golf Course in San Antonio: Fort Sam Houston Golf Club

The Fort Sam Houston Golf Club has two championship 18-hole courses, La Loma and Salado Del Rio. Both are well-maintained and the perfect spot to play if you’re serious about improving your game.

Because these courses are so close to Fort Sam, you do have to fill out a form and show your ID to sign up for tee time. Even so, the course is great for the price and definitely worth checking out.

Hardest Golf Course in San Antonio: The Dominion Country Club

And last but not least, we’ve got the fancy AF Dominion Country Club. I’m not going to lie, the course here is a bit of a challenge. But if you’re up for it, you’ll love how they incorporated the rolling hills into each of the 18 holes. They have uniquely situated tee-off spots, so players of varying levels can enjoy the course too.

People love this course because the greens run true and each hole is fun and rewarding… As long as you can stay out of the 25 acres of man-made lakes, that is.