Brackenridge Park Golf Course

San Antonio, Texas | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6243 yards

Brackenridge Park #1: Flat-bottomed bunkers in the fairway and around the greens at Brackenridge Park Golf Course also feature grassy slopes
Brackenridge Park #1: Flat-bottomed bunkers in the fairway and around the greens at Brackenridge Park Golf Course also feature grassy slopes

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
Back 72 6243 70.3 126
Forward 72 5279 65.9 118
Middle 72 5807 67.9 122
Middle (W) 72 5807 74.3 137
Forward (W) 72 5279 71.1 126

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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: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

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

Services

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

Prices

  • Week days: $45 - $60
  • Weekends: $55 - $70

Gallery

Brackenridge Park GC: SandtrapThe 18th hole at historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course is a par 3 over water. Each of Brackenridge Park Golf Course's par 4s are tightly framed by mature trees. The Brackenridge Park clubhouse and facilities received a facelift along with the golf course in 2008. Brackenridge Park Golf Course plays just 6,300 yards from the championship tees, but is still a test thanks to severe bunkering and tight, tree-lined fairways. Brackenridge Park Golf Course's par-3 eighth hole was extensively redone, as there is no more water. The par-3 10th hole, played over water, is one of Brackenridge Park Golf Course's finest. Brackenridge Park Golf Course's par-5 12th hole, guarded by water in front of the green, is the first of back-to-back par 5s on the back nine. No. 15 at Brackenridge Park Golf Course is a short par 3, just 130 yards from the back tees. Though just 390 yards, Brackenridge Park Golf Course's 16th hole is a very long par 4 that plays around trees, a creek and uphill toward the green.


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


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 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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