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You can't swing a Callaway or TaylorMade in San Antonio without hitting a great opportunity to golf. No surprise, then, that one of the best golf courses in the Lone Star State is located in the Alamo City, according to a new 2023 guide by Texas Monthly.
Texas encompasses the fifth most public golf courses in the country, with about 600 tracks spread out throughout the state. With that in mind, the Texas Monthly team traveled thousands of miles to collect their data about the most unique, reasonably-priced, and accessible golf courses in Texas.
The oldest municipal golf course in Texas — Brackenridge Park — perfectly fits this criteria, while offering some of the best experiences for players of any skill level. It has had time in the spotlight before, when it earned a title as one of the best municipal courses by Golf.com. So it's almost expected that the famed course would be included in Texas Monthly's guide.
What sets this course apart, according to editor in chief Dan Goodgame, is its rich history and the challenges it provides for avid golfers.
"Measuring just 6,200 yards, the course plays longer, thanks to strategic placement of bunkers, trees, doglegs, ponds, and creeks," wrote Goodgame. "Many of the greens are narrow, elevated, and guarded by traps, including at the signature eighth, a lovely and wicked 188-yard par 3."
Since Brackenridge Park's inception in 1916, the course has earned recognition for its design (completed by none other than A. W. Tillinghast), and for hosting for the Texas Open for almost 40 years. It is the only course in San Antonio to make it onto Texas Monthly's list.
The remaining 17 courses in Texas Monthly's "A Guide to Texas' Best Public Golf Courses" can be found on texasmonthly.com.