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PGA Tour - The LaCantera Golf Resort Course
Home of the 2005 Valero Texas Open
Address: 16401 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 Opened: 1995
Course Par: 72
Male Yardage: 7001
Course Designer: Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish
The par-72 The Resort Course at LaCantera Golf Club is 7,001 yards from the championship tees. The Resort Course's design includes natural water hazards, such as swift running streams and waterfalls, which come into play on several holes. Six holes offer panoramic views of the San Antonio area. Seventy white-sand bunkers are spread throughout the course's design. This course has two signature holes. The first is #7, a 316-yard, par 4, which is a breathtakingly beautiful quarry hole called "The Rattler," and featuring a unique rattlesnake-shaped sand bunker on the left side of the fairway, along with several other fairway bunkers you'll need to avoid. Your tee shot is from a cliff eighty-feet above the fairway. In the background there is a great view of the roller coaster at Six Flags and many of the other amusement park rides. The second signature hole is #12, a 415-yard, par 4, in which the fairway is protected by "church pew bunkers" on the left, and the green is guarded by a natural waterfall and creek. The green sits back and to the left requiring a longer approach shot when the flagstick is on the left side of the green. Without a long tee shot, this is a definite "lay-up hole." The course offers a variety of other holes, including each of the par 3's playing to a different yardage and direction, all requiring a variety of club selections. Also, each of the par 5's play in a different direction, so you can expect to play in a variety of wind conditions, see varying scenic views, and experience playing an assortment of different strategies.
Previous winners include, Bart Bryant, Tommy Armour III, Loren Roberts, Justin Leonard (2), Duffy Waldorf (2), Hal Sutton, Tim Herron, David Ogrin, Bob Estes, Jay Haas (2), Nick Price, Blaine McCallister, Mark O'Meara, Donnie Hammond, Corey Pavin, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino and more.
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