Willow Springs Golf Course

San Antonio, Texas | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 7221 yards

Opened in 1923, Willow Springs G.C. is the oldest golf course in San Antonio. The course has hosted several Texas Opens and many local amateur tournaments over the years and has been enjoyed by several famous golfers including Sam Snead and Ben Hogan

Opened in 1923, Willow Springs G.C. is the oldest golf course in San Antonio. The course has hosted several Texas Opens and many local amateur tournaments over the years and has been enjoyed by several famous golfers including Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. By today's standards Willow Springs Golf Course might seem pretty straightforward, but do not be fooled. The course's par-5 second hole is the longest in the entire city at 663 yards. There are also long, open fairways and a variety of elevation changes throughout the golf course. The popular Willow Springs course is located in eastern San Antonio, only about a 10-minute drive from San Antonio's famous Riverwalk.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 7221 74.6 130
Red (W) 72 5616 71.8 120
White 72 6979 73.5 128
Gold 72 6392 70.6 126
Gold (W) 72 6392 76.6 133

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Emil Loeffler, John McGlynn
  • Type: Municipal
  • Built in: 1923
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: No
  • Putting green:

Tuition

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

Services

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

Prices


202 Coliseum Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78219
P: (210) 226-6721
F: (210) 226-6744
W: www.alamocitygolftrail.com


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Joe Scott
    on August 29th, 2014 07:34
    Best Municipal Course in San Antonio, and one of the longest. If you have out of town guest on a moderate budget,,,,bring them to Willow, it is compatible to private courses. Easy to get to, cart girl accessible. Challenging and the greens rank better than private courses.
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Deller
    on April 03rd, 2014 14:52
    In San Antonio on business, played a fast nine holes with a friend. This course is in rough shape and in serious need of some TLC. Front nine closed for a college "kick ball golf" gathering. I have never seen this on a serious course.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Adan
    on September 30th, 2013 08:25
    I've played the course a few times now since arriving San Antonio and I have to say that I was surprised at how nice this course is. Nice green fairways and greens, pretty decent looking holes and challanging par 5's. I was very impressed with the course itself. The club hose/ pro shop needs some work, but I was there for the golf.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by kevin manning
    on March 29th, 2013 13:25
    I played this course 3-21-13 and it was in great shape, pretty challanging, tight , and great staff, for the price cant go wrong. I'll be back

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by T Harley
    on June 01st, 2012 15:26
    The greens on this course are as good as any other course in the San Antonio area, public or private. Yes, you read that correctly. The fairways are fair. The course is priced reasonably. Not sure who he or she is, but the greens keeper at this place does a great job.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by D.J.
    on March 25th, 2012 23:42
    after much rain the course looks and plays great. Grass hides balls well; no cracks in the earth; water hazards are real hazards and hole #2 is still a great challenge. The personnel is very friendly and helpful making it all worth while going back to play at Willow. It has some open fairways for the beginner and closed fairways and challenging dog legs for the better players.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Gordon
    on October 20th, 2011 10:52
    Just moved into area and read the reviews so was geared to have an unfriendly greeting. NOT SO!. The pro shop personnel were very friendly. The course is in great shape. Did not have a tee time but they filled us in very quickly. Liked it so much went back the next day and played it again. Personnel still friendly.
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Dave
    on October 17th, 2011 18:01
    Greens really good, course was in on shape good price
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Tim
    on September 04th, 2011 08:50
    I love living in San Antonio where you can golf 12 mos out of the year. Add to that the number of golf courses open to the public and it's "12 mos in Utopia!"

    However, don't waste a single thought on the munies! The only thing worse than the course conditions is the attitudes of the employees. I've actually been treated better walking into Oak Hills and asking to play without the sponsorship of a member.

    You will find dilapidated golf carts; unkempt bunkers and generally poor conditions on these courses. And you pay almost as much to play on these as you do at the daily fee courses with far better conditions where your patronage is appreciated.

    Enjoy golf in San Antonio, everywhere but the municipals!
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