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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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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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Spectacular Course with great views and some challenging holes

The Palmer course is one of two courses at LaConterra. Palmer is more tree lined and has some great elevation changes. It's somewhat more difficult than the Resort course but if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Steve M
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Texas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palmer course is one of two courses at LaConterra. Palmer is more tree lined and has some great elevation changes. It's somewhat more difficult than the Resort course but if you enjoy a challenge, then play this course. There are a few holes where you are hitting towards a hidden green due to rolling hills. If you aren't the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Played this fathers day and the course wasn't very crowded at all. The driving range is very short, irons only. With that being said the course is only 6800 from the tips so most of the course is irons only. I was able to play the ball down with only a little trouble from shots that were in the rough... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on a quick getaway, so while I lounged by the pool, he went to play the Palmer Course. I went to meet him and rode with him on the back 9, and I'm so glad I did! It was absolutely gorgeous, and the views are stunning! Despite the 90 degree heat, the breeze was enough... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I played the day after a hard rain and it was cart path only and there were a few traps washed out or full of water. Other than that the course was in great condition and very playable. The front nine you play in a valley and the back nine on top of the hills. It is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

we were received promptly in the pro shop. the practice green is nice and in good condition. the course is in good, overall condition. we were disappointed that the greens had been recently aerated. we were told that they were fast, but i guess that is very subjected. as my wife and i found them very slow. overall it is... More 

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Beamsville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

As we arrived we were welcomed greeted and shown around, had lunch there shrimp salad was very good. my wife rode along a with me the charged 25$ I get it but don't agree. the greens were very good and tough to putt lots of breaks local knowledge definite advantage, lots of picturesque holes too many hidden the shots, 12... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Its a tough course. Lot's of blind fairway shots to the green. Well maintained fairways and greens. A little pricey, but worth the challenge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The Palmer course is about 5 miles away from the resort but the effort to play here is well worth it. The greens are lightning fast and many slope from side to side so playing with a member or reading the yardage book will be a big help. This is not a course for beginners or young kids unless they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We played this course today and it was in great shape for early January. This course will challenge any golfer and punishes errant tee shots (and even some accurate shots with tough lies), but the scenery of this course is really nice, especially for Texas. 18 is an incredible finishing hole, and no matter your score at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We were lucky to play this remarkable golf course under ideal weather conditions and the result was an unforgettable round of golf. Our group was all seniors so we played the appropriate tees otherwise it would be a very long day of golf. The course is without question the most scenic and challenging course in San Antonio. We have played... More 

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