Pecan Valley GCPecan Valley Golf Club

Pecan Valley Golf Club
4700 Pecan Valley Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78223
Bexar County

Phone(s): 1 (800) 336-3418, (210) 333-9018
Fax: (210) 333-9023
Website: www.pecanvalleygc.com


Pecan Valley, now considered one of Texas' top public courses, is distinguished by its storied past and traditional layout. The 1968 PGA Championship was held here on its 50th anniversary, and this Press Maxwell design has also hosted several Texas Opens. Maxwell's layout, which features majestic oaks and pecans along with meandering Salado Creek, was updated to the tune of $6 million in 1998 by Bob Cupp.

The front side is highlighted by the difficult par 3 No. 3, which was thankfully shortened by 60 yards during Cupp's renovation. The hole drops 60 feet and is guarded by a ball-sucking pond on the right side. Make sure you watch the wind on this hole.

The back side is known for its tough finishing holes, which some consider the toughest ending holes in Texas. The 14th is the signature, a mean, 460-yard dogleg right that requires a monster drive to the corner to have a reasonable chance to get home in two. Both par 3s on the back play 200-yards-plus from the tips (Nos. 12 and 16), and the famous 18th hole is known for its role in determining the 1968 PGA champion.

After hooking his tee shot, Palmer drilled his 3-wood uphill within 10 feet from the pin, giving himself the chance for his eventual playoff-forcing birdie putt miss. A plaque honors the spot where he hit the shot, and his 3-wood is on display in the clubhouse. During that same tournament, Jack Nicklaus missed the cut and complained of the course's difficulty, comparing it to a hayfield.

Getting there : From Highway 281 south, exit South Cross Blvd. and drive east to Pecan Valley Drive. The entrance to the club is on the left-hand side of the road.

Pecan Valley Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of green guarded by bunkers at Pecan Valley Golf ClubA view of the clubhouse at Pecan Valley Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bob Cupp, Press Maxwell
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1963
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $32 - $67
  • Weekends: $39 - $89

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Gold 71 7047 132 74.4
Stone 71 5310 112 67.1
Blue 71 6095 125 69.3
Forest 71 6564 127 71.7
Stone (W) 71 5310 121 71.6
Copper 71 4222 106 62.8
Copper (W) 71 4222 116 64.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Pecan Valley Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Bob
    on April 17th, 2014 15:06
    My favorite course in San Antonio when I visit my 95 year old mother who still plays the game and her favorite too.

    Hope that it opens back up soon, I miss playing there.
  • Pecan Valley Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Pony Rancher
    on February 15th, 2012 13:08
    This course is closed. For information on it's 5 star future (rating given above), visit thevalorclub.com.
  • Pecan Valley Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by John T Domingo
    on February 19th, 2011 17:59
    I love this course, it is top notch in every way.
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