The Quarry Golf Course

444 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Pricing: $76 - $100
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The Quarry is located just south of the San Antonio Airport, and was built, at least the back nine, in a former rock quarry, and where Keith Foster received his initial recognition, and deservedly so.

The front nine is links style with slightly rolling fairways bordered by tall native grasses with frequent bunkering. The back nine is a drastic change as you play through the pit with elevated tees and forced carries over chasms framed by a lake and limestone cliffs at least 125 high with fantastic views over the course. It can play to 6,740 yards, 72.4/132, course/slope ratings from the tips but has 3 other sets of tees.

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Posted by: graeme64

Oct 14th, 2011

played at The Quarry last year and enjoyed it, $55 on sunday. the back nine is what made the course, very beautiful. it was cold and rainy the front nine so i dont remember much, it cleared at the start of the back nine and will pay $55 just for the back nine again. i plan to go back on a better day.

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Posted by: al_the_x

Jul 28th, 2010

Played this week and thought the course design was excellent, conditions good, and reasonable rats. The front nine is almost links-like, devoid of trees and it winds around several water hazards. Starting with the opening hole, they come into play on five of the outward nine. Unfortunatly, there's some visual distractions, a strip mall runs down the left side of the first hole, taking away a little bit of the ambience. Tthe front nine plays quite shorter than the back, it's still a test, specifically when the wind is up and you need to hit your approach over water, like on the first and third holes. When you make the turn, you'll be seeing the more challenging stretch of the course. The inward holes at The Quarry are really the most interesting, especially Nos. 12 and 13 and 16 through 18. Despite being under 400 yards, the 17th not only is quite deceiving, but one of the most difficult holes on the course. We found it overall very challenging with forced carries over water and ravines, uphill towards greens, strategic choices off the tee.

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Posted by: EvanH

Jul 3rd, 2010

The Quarry has elevation changes on every hole and no two holes are remotely alike. It is very challenging with extremely hard to read greens that are very fast. The area has a fault line which runs through the course and the putts break towards it, so add more to your read. The wind was blowing 25-35 mph today and the course has many holes in this Texas Hill Country around the top of those very hills. There are no out of bounds… The entire course is played as a lateral hazard and you can play them if you find them. The course is laced with live oak trees which are native this area of Texas. Sand traps had the white silica-type sand and were very soft, deep and playable. Go back one or two tee boxes on this very difficult course.

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