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Palmer Course at La Cantera

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Address: 17865 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78255
Phone Number: 210-558-2365
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Designed by Arnold Palmer, this public 18-hole championship course, at...
Designed by Arnold Palmer, this public 18-hole championship course, at Par-71 and 6,926 yards, is set dramatically over 250 acres in the Texas Hill Country.
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Beautiful Mountain Course

We loved the Palmer Course at La Cantera. This is a beautiful course that is well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a true mountain course with big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Jericho, Vermont
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Jericho, Vermont
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We loved the Palmer Course at La Cantera. This is a beautiful course that is well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a true mountain course with big elevation changes. There are a quite a few blind tee shots but also a lot of places to enjoy gorgeous views. The greens are fast and true. The... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was my third visit to S.A. and I continue to try different golf courses but always end up playing the Palmer course at LaCantera the most. It isn't the cheapest by any means but you get a quality course that will test ANY level of player. We play one up from the tips and it is fair but challenging... More 

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SAN ANTONIO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For the serious golfer, this is a tough and fun course. It takes at least two times to get used to the landscape. I like the up and down of the course. Very challenging.

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We played on a day when the wind was blowing and the temp was very cold. The course was in excellent shape.

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Beautiful Arnie Palmer course. Top notch golf. Greens and fairways were fantastic. If you are in San Antonio you have to play. Scenic w/wild life abound.

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San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Yesterday, November 19, 2014, I played on the best greens in San Antonio. My guy Mike told me they had just double cut the greens and that they would be fast. I asked how fast and Mike estimated a 10. I am here to report that you do not want to get above the hole and downgrain on any of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A challenging course for the average player. Terrific views of surrounding area and all the way to downtown San Antonio. Lots of elevation change including some "blind" tee shots. Watch for "critters" in the rough---a ball just is not worth an unexpected encounter with a native snake!!

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Sanford, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My foursome played this course in early October and the weather was spectacular. The views from this course are also spectacular. This is a high-end course with high-end amenities and a high-end price. I believe at one time it was a Senior PGA tournament site but the hilliness was not particularly attractive for senior golfers. We played this course on... More 

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USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful property/course with great views. It just costs more than it should w/all the great golf courses in town.

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Friendswood, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

La Catera has two courses, he Palmer Course and the Resort Course. Both are challenging with tee to green elevation changes. The layouts are good and course was in excellent condition, but you pay a price if you don't keep the ball in the fairway; 2nd cut is dep enough to swallow a ball. Staff is courteous and helpful.

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