Brackenridge Park Golf Course

San Antonio, Texas | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6243 yards

Brackenridge Park Golf Course, which is the oldest public golf course in Texas, was the first ever host to the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922. This historic golf course has the honor of being the first inductee into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

Brackenridge Park Golf Course, which is the oldest public golf course in Texas, was the first ever host to the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922. This historic golf course has the honor of being the first inductee into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Brackenridge Park may not be as challenging to today’s golfers, but it is still an entertaining round. The layout has a tight front nine with plenty of trees, demanding accurate tee shots. The back nine is more open, subjecting it to strong winds. Water comes into play on a few holes and there are also numerous doglegs and well-placed bunkers to watch out for. Elevated greens and tight fairways lined with trees add to the challenge at Brackenridge Park Golf Course.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 71 6243 70.3 126
Red 71 5279 65.9 118
White 71 5807 67.9 122
White (W) 71 5807 74.3 137
Red (W) 71 5279 71.1 126
Gold 71 5460 66.8 120


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: A. W. Tillinghast, John Colligan
  • Type: Municipal
  • Built in: 1916
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: No
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $45 - $65
  • Weekends: $55 - $75

2315 Avenue B
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Bexar County
P: (210) 226-5612
F: (210) 227-6071

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Been There
    on June 16th, 2016 20:39
    Beautiful layout but the redesign of the back nine unfortunately ran out of real estate. It is a poor substitute for the original back nine with last few holes being squeezed in to finish the course.
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by rik
    on June 13th, 2016 21:09
    had a family tournament this past weekend and this place was not ready for us. the range finder was not working on either cart, the proximities were not in place. I talked to the black man behind the counter and he was not able to help me at all. I had to use my own goodie bags as the lonest drive to location. The course ran out of water and at 4pm the cart girl stop working. Players were complaining about over heating and no water to rehydrate . Basically the course did a lousy job for us. We had to do our own score card and no large poster to post the scores . They think this is a high end golf course but their are not. A few players wanted to play a practice round on Friday at a cost of $75.00, but we went to the Republic on southeast at $33.00 , they has water cold towels and was a better golf course.. This will be the last time for us. Someone needs to take a good look at them self and be a better manger of this place. Just real bad outing
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Karl Hoffman
    on July 07th, 2015 09:44
    First of all, Brackenridge is a Par 71, not a 72.

    Great muni with a lot of rich golf history.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Roger Anderson
    on June 02nd, 2015 13:02
    I played this course in mid April. The course was in excellent shape. I walked it with three other gentlemen and it was awesome. I am planning on going back there in October for my birthday. This course is challenging, yet not hard. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. However, the only downsize I see that is the green fees are a bit high. I paid 50$ to walk the course whereas with many other courses, this is for cart fees also. Overall, the course is A+ to me. Yes, I am going back!!!
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Mike B
    on October 20th, 2014 21:12
    Nice layout. plays longer than yardage. greens were horrible. price was way too high for the conditions I played on (>$70 on a Friday 9:40 tee time) . Sprinklers were on during round. very nice sand traps, placed perfectly. trees are awesome. no driving range but can drive about a mile to a First Tee on Mulberry street. Cudos to the redesign! Maybe the mowers are all broken or stolen. Greens rolled at about a 1 or 2. Fairways were cut shorter than the greens (ok I am exagerating but only a little bit). Easy to play, little to no hills, could have walked/carried but i am too lazy. Nice feature in cart is lazers which I noticed when round was over. Would like to play again if they would mow the greens or cut price in half. Prefer the greens be mowed. Price should be around $50 for this course.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Christina
    on March 27th, 2012 07:57
    A great municipal golf course with tons of golf history. Exciting Tilinghast layout! You can expect to see good golf course conditions as well. They also have the Texas Golf Hall of Fame located there. You get to play golf and see where some golf history was made all in the same day! Worth every penny!
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Larry Miller
    on February 15th, 2012 10:25
    A great old course that has aged well with the renovations over the years. Only complaint is the freeway encroachment that took away part of the back nine that I played as a young boy in the 50's and 60's.

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Jeff D.
    on August 31st, 2011 13:55
    As good as a muni gets...usually in great shape tee to green. Interesting Tillinghast layout. Only 6,200 yds from the tips, but lots of trees, four long par 3's and plenty of bunkers.
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