Fort Sam Houston GCLa Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78234
Bexar County

Phone(s): (210) 222-9386, (210) 221-5863
Fax: (210) 221-3967

Fort Sam has more character and history than any other Texas military course, sporting a 1937 A.W. Tillinghast design that hosted the Texas Open back in the 1950s and 60s, and is the only military course ever to host a PGA event.

Old man Tillie's course is known as La Loma, and it's laid out near the giant national cemetery. Its colorful history includes Sam Snead's 1950 Texas Open victory, as well as a win by Arnold Palmer before the event was moved across town to the Oak Hills Country Club.

La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course.A view from a green at Fort Sam Houston Golf CourseA view of the clubhouse and putting green at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: A. W. Tillinghast, Kevin Tucker
  • Public/Private: Military/Public
  • Year opened: 2007
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $15

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $17 - $25
  • Weekends: $22 - $30

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6819 126 73
Red (W) 72 5235 118 72
White 72 6412 119 70.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Christina
    on February 06th, 2018 11:11
    The coolest place / military course ever. Staff very knowledgeable about the history and so welcoming to all visiting. My husband and I stood around watching the asst pro check people in and referred all to “brother or sister” I was honored to watch him greet all the enter their pro shop. Played Loma husband had a hard time really long course I enjoyed myself. When completed the assistant pro insisted on us playing Salado course for only 10 cart fee ( thank you ) superb course and golfer friendly. Highly recommend all visiting San Antonio to stop at Fort Sam. Thank you for the friendly staff in the kitchen area and the cool carts staff and hats off to the pro shop staff.
  • La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by carlos de luna
    on April 14th, 2017 09:26
    as of april 2017 greens not to good as of yet, and veterans do not get a discount for playing golf here your medal of honor, purple heart etc, not good here unless you are retired but you were wounded have 100% not good here did you retired?etc etc etc but did you retired--- something that can be on eye witness wants to know tv program--- this is only a thought. I have brought this at the pro-shop and their office-- they will listen but but are you retired. oh almost forgot, some tacos places in the west side and south side give discounts to veterans but do not tell nobody so rating hmmmmm.
  • La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Phillip
    on January 16th, 2016 08:12
    I would like to play the course, however the staff is extremely rude even to activr and retired military members. They have an attitude that they so not care and their sh?t don't stink.
  • La Loma at Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by bobemac
    on June 15th, 2014 12:00
    “Step Back in Time”
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

    There are two 18 hole golf courses at Fort Sam, Las Lomas and Salado del Rio.
    The original 18 holes were created by A.W.Tillinghast, the iconic golf course architect, in 1929,
    In 1937 the only PGA event ever played on a US military installation was here at the Texas Open. Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer have played here.
    In mid 1976 the original 18 holes were divided between the two new revamped courses. Kevin Tucker Design Group handled the redesign.
    Las Lomas includes holes 1 through 10 from the old course, and Salado del Rio includes hole #1 and 13 to 18 of the 1929 design.
    We played the Salado del Rio course on a Saturday AM.
    "On this course the Tillinghast-designed holes are standouts, namely the final six. The 211-yard, par-3 13th runs downhill to a green that slopes front to back, and the 554-yard, par-5 15th moves back uphill and concludes at a green protected by three bunkers."

    "Grab enough club to get over the ridge at the deceptively tough uphill closer or you will find yourself with a blind shot to an elevated green squeezed by a bunker front-left. The par-72 Salado Del Rio stretches 6,857 yards, where it receives a 72.6 course rating and a 126 Slope."

    The greens and fairways are as good as any in town. The putting surface was a thick green carpet and rolled straight.
    This course winds among a forest of huge trees.
    Trees play an important part in so many green approaches, this can be a real challenge.
    There are creeks throughout these fairways and lots of
    hidden lakes to catch the errant golf shot.
    There's a big practice facility here. The placement of drinking water stations and bathrooms is about the best in the area.
    Salado del Rio has scenic views, a tricky parkland layout,
    great playing conditions, and good pace of play.
    Fort Sam Houston golf is a fine golfing experience in San Antonio. It's heads above the local municipal courses.
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