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The Palmer Course at La Cantera Golf Club

La Cantera Golf Club (Palmer) in San Antonio, TX

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Greg and I

The Stats

Tee Time: September 9, 2011, 11:22, 99 F, Breezy

Designer: Arnold Palmer, 2001

Playing Partners: Greg Ryan

Tees: Gold, Par 71 (72.4 rating/139 slope/6,535 yards)

Course Handicap: 11 (8.7 index)

Stats: 93 (52-41); 33 putts; 9/14 fairways; 7/18 greens; 11 penalty strokes

The Course

The Palmer Course La Cantera in San Antonio, TX is an exciting one. It features massive elevation changes and stunning views of the resort as well as the San Antonio skyline off in the distance. Along with its sister Resort Course that once played host to the PGA Tour’s Valero Open, La Cantera is ranked one of the best resorts in the country. I will preface this by saying that my score looks schizophrenic for a reason. It was hot and even the wind was burning and I was largely hungover, so the first nine holes was just spent trying to keep triple-digits from my final score as Greg Ryan and his 33 strokes raced out to a large lead in his eventual 4&3 win. There, I’ve made my excuses. Next time I play in heat like this I will wish to see real snowmen, not the two I put on my card. Continue reading The Palmer Course at La Cantera Golf Club