Swinging a golf club on a well-maintained course allows golfers to release pent-up aggression that would otherwise be released by swinging a golf club at their boss's luxury sedan. Relieve the stress in a healthy manner with today's Groupon: for $349, you get one year of unlimited green fees at Woodlake Golf Club, located on Woodlake Parkway (a $1,900 value).
Built in 1972, Woodlake Golf Club is a PGA-regulation course that saw Ben Crenshaw's first PGA tour victory in 1973, hosted the Texas Open from 1972–1976, and currently welcomes green-horned golfers and seasoned swingers alike. Nestled snugly in scenic environs, the Desmond Muirhead–designed course snakes through hilly terrains and well-manicured greens, offering tees for all skill levels and maintaining challenges for orb-walloping gurus—including narrow fairways and multiple water hazards hosted by the Sirens from The Odyssey. A cadre of professionally trained course officials stands by to assist with deep-sea water-hazard rescue or to balance golf balls on their noses in lieu of a tee.
Woodlake Golf Club
The hilly terrain of Woodlake Golf Club has hosted five PGA Tour events, including the 1973 Texas Open, in which Ben Crenshaw notched his first PGA Tour victory. Built in 1972 by Desmond Muirhead, the par-72 course meanders along slopes spattered with such dangers as water hazards and sand traps, which trap sand as part of a scheme to produce low-cost hourglasses. On the sixth hole, a vast pond maroons all three tees far from the green, the fairway stretching tantalizingly just beyond the boggy, aquatic prison. A pair of water hazards squeezes the par-5 ninth hole, where Crenshaw’s first title ambitions were nearly dashed in the final round of the ’73 Open.
Customers looking to polish their game can work with John Clay, a 35-year PGA professional with 40 years of teaching experience. For one hour, John help pupils identify swing imbalances, bolster consistent muscle memory, and distinguish a pitching wedge from a wheat scythe. Freshly minted techniques find their form with a post-lesson round on the Woodlake Golf Club course and a bucket of range balls at the driving range.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 6,691 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 130 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
Estates / Mission Hills
6500 Woodlake Pkwy.
San Antonio, Texas 78244Get Directions