TAPATIO SPRINGS HILL COUNTRY GOLF CLUB (830) 537-4197
Texas Golf Course Review
Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa in Boerne (pronounced "Bernie"), just 22 miles northwest of San Antonio, is an award-winning property built and perfected for the enjoyment of resort activities. The entire resort, from the guest rooms to the clubhouse, has undergone a complete facelift completed in November, 2011. The newly renovated resort is home to 27-holes of championship golf, 111 guest rooms and suites, the beautiful La Cascada dining room, Ta*Patio and over 12,000 square feet of event space. Guests can enjoy fine and casual dining in La Cascada, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts as well as over 5 miles of beautiful hill country hiking and biking trails.
The resort has been ranked in the "Texas Top Ten" for its 27-hole championship layout, with holes situated in a very secluded setting that reaches elevations up to 1,900 feet. The three nines (Ridge, Lakes and Valley) each offer distinctive challenges, along a layout that is tough enough, yet still user friendly - to vacationers, members and home buyers alike. There are numerous real estate opportunities here. For more info and for a link to the properties own website, visit our page for the resort by clicking here.
Property includes a driving range, chipping green and putting green. Private lessons and clinics are held by PGA Professional, Tommy Darland and Assistant Professional, Jonathan Leyendecker. The clubhouse is within walking distance to all the accommodations, and features a pro shop, locker rooms with showers and men's sauna, meeting rooms and a beautiful restaurant/lounge with outdoor patio - La Cascada. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.
The yardage marking system on all three nines includes Blue posts on each side of the fairway at 200 yards, red posts on both sides at 100 plus 150 yard stakes down the center. Color coded flags indicate front, middle and back pin placements.
The first five photos in this review are of the Lakes nine, the second are of the Valley, and the last five pictures represent the Ridge Course. Each is beautiful and provides unique challenges. There are 4 sets of tee boxes on all three nines, and are approximately 80 sand bunkers in total. Water comes into play in some shape or form on 16 of the 27 holes.
The tee boxes on the Lakes course measure 3128, 2882, 2679 and 2410 yards. This layout is built on a fairly level terrain, with trees shaping most of the holes. There is ample room off the tee, but this is the most heavily bunkered of the group, and water hazards are featured on 6 holes. These ponds and streams have beautiful, crystal clear water! The Valley nine is the longest of the three, and features some mildly elevated tees and diversity in terrain. Though some residential and resort buildings are found on the perimeters, this course offers tranquility and seclusion - and some wonderful golf holes.
The Ridge layout varies radically from the Lakes and Valley. This course offers some mountain target golf extreme! After the initial hole, the topography changes dramatically as the par four second doglegs to the left directly up a steep incline. Eleven through 17 feature spectacular elevation changes from tee to green. There are 3 outstanding par threes, all of which begin from tee areas carved into hillsides and play 1 or 2 clubs downhill. The third and seventh have ponds situated in front to make things even more interesting.
Number 15 is the toughest hole on the course, a snaking 601 yard par five with a serious drop off the tee to a snaking fairway that then plays uphill before finishing with a sever drop the green. The dogleg left 17th is also tough - as a pond situated about 150 out squeezes the landing zone - creating the need for some serious shot making strategy. As is the case with the other three designs, the greens here are medium and size and mildly sloping, and usually have significant room for recoveries.
Three very distinctive nines - all in wonderful condition, a great practice facility, good food, friendly service - it is no wonder this property receives high ratings for golf and resort experiences year after year. If you love golf, and want to stay outside the hustle and bustle of a big city, this is a great place for you! For more info on the course, visit our page, with direct link to their website by clicking here. For a link to the Two Guys Who Golf information page for The Resort at Tapatio Springs click here.