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|Canyon Springs in San Antonio is a spectacular Texas public golf course, reader Brad Flechtner says. (Courtesy canyonspringsgc.com)|
Although the golf course never became the premier Texas golf resort it was originally planned to be, Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio still offers 18 holes of skill-challenging golf shots. It is a spectacular Texas public golf course that winds through several newly developed residential communities.
Gary Player protégé Thomas Walker laid this one out, and he's received accolades for the course's natural feel, despite the route through the homes and the overwhelming level of development.
His design features giant oak trees; huge, undulating greens; prominent bunkering; and elevated tees. Throughout the round you'll face a good combination of split fairways, blind tee and approach shots, forced carries, and fairways that are both generous and unforgiving. Rock formations and precision placed artifacts dot the landscape, as thick, gnarly rough awaits anything off the fairway.
Each side's finishing hole features a beautiful waterfall. The 18th is the most talked about: a 400-yard par 4 that plays from an elevated tee down to a fairway bordered by a creek and waterfalls.
This is an exceptionally developed golf course with all the ammeneties. I recommend anyone who visits the wonderful city of San Antonio, take time to plan a trip to this challenging yet relieving golf course.
- Brad Flechtner
November 13, 2007
Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.
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