Review: La Cantera Palmer Course
The front 9 is actually much tamer. It does change some elevation, but a number of holes are played in a valley. The 4th hole is a solid par 3 over water with very little room to bail, short, long or wide. The 6th hole is a solid par 4 that has a pond fronting the left side of the green that can easily gobble your ball. The short par 4 8th hole is a really cool sweeping dogleg right that goes up the hill and then flattens toward the green. The finishing par 5 9th is a brute. You start by teeing off very high on the hill and then work your way down through the valley and then rise up to the green guards by much of the same sand and water of 18 again right out in front of the clubhouse.
The conditions were excellent here. Everything was firm, fast and bouncy. I learned a great deal about grain on the greens that day as how much of an impact it had on speed and break. If you want to play the best in San Antonio, then the Palmer Course at La Cantera should be on your list. The king certainly put together a good test of your golf skills.
For more information: www.lacanteragolfclub.com
+Scenic Hill Country
–Too tough for many golfers