Old Brack 04062015
I had not played Brack in 11 years. The renovation is great. Many new bunkers on the front and back is totally different. The course is in great condition and very we'll maintained. It was great to meet up with an old friend and reminice.
April 7, 2015
Go play Brackenridge
Outstanding golf at an old traditional course. There are many large trees lining most fairways. Course is not long, but drives must be strategically placed. Best conditioned course I have played this year.
March 31, 2015
Brack on the Alamo Trail
The is a must play if you are visiting San Antonio. The front nine was a little repetitive but the back nine has so much character. The condition of the course was top notch and the greens rolled true.
March 30, 2015
good, but not great
If these things were changed it would be Great:
1. Water on the course was warm. Really? We can't get ice in the water jugs. There's no excuse and that's just plain lazy.
2. Fairway yardage markers. For the love of God, get this fixed. There were a few but they were so confusing or hard to see and read from a distance, and fat from consistent. Colored would be nice.
3. Flag placement. I had no idea where the flags were. It was my first time out here in 5 years and there was no way to tell placement. Nothing in my cart or on scorecard.
4. Holes on back nine were downright dumb. There was too much penalty and not enough reward. I think one was 16, tree in the middle of fairway.
Overall I did have a good experience. Course was awesomely maintained, greens were fantastic, cart worked good, and people were nice and attentive, expecially the starter. But if they fixed the items above this course would be more enjoyable for me. By the way I've played for twenty years, and I always play between 2 to 8 rounds a month.
March 24, 2015
Course was in good winter conditions but it played very slowly. Like the layout of the course with short but challenging holes.
December 31, 2014
Classic layout in the heart of San Antonio!
So, I've been wanting to review Old Brack for a while and just haven't had the time. So here we go.
First off, Brackenridge Park Golf Course is part of the Alamo City Golf Trail (ACGT) and is its signature course. The ACGT is made up of 6 local courses and you can buy a basic (called "Level 1") membership for just 60$. Even if you are just going to play Brack once its worth the buy considering green fees are about 60$. After getting the membership you get a punchcard for 6 FREE rounds at ACGT courses.
Anyway, why do I love Old Brack? So, if you love golf you probably appreciate a little bit of history. Brack is the oldest public course in Texas and opened in 1916. The course design is by A.W. Tillinghast. Why is this cool? Tillinghast is probably one of the most prolific golf course architects in the history of golf. The guy designed 265 different courses and a few that you may have heard of... Baltusrol, Bethpage State Park, Winged Foot, Newport C.C., Ridgewood C.C. and the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Brack is also the home to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and was the original site of the Texas Open (now held at TPC San Antonio). Finally, Brack has become home to many of the top local amateur tournaments and will be holding the city's first Public Links Championship this fall.
Brack is great course for every type of golfer. All 18 holes are contained with OB around the external perimeter on the course. This allows for players to get a little forgiveness on some misses. It isn't uncommon to find a player playing the 9th hole playing from the first fairway or vice versa. I like playing the 14th hole down the 13th fairway (so watch out!). The course is always in great shape and the greens roll true. The front 9 features some tighter fairways and smaller greens than the very scorable back 9 with the two short par 5s 12 & 13. It's pretty neat to play Tillinghast's classic square cut greens on holes 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15 and 18. Also, when the rounds done take a peak in the locker room where you see old lockers featuring the names of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, and Sam Snead.
August 15, 2014
I was lucky enough to play just after the Jr. Amateur Tournament and the course was in excellent shape; greens were rolling excellently.
July 4, 2014
In the heart of San ntonio
The whole courses was outstanding, green rolled true and fairways were perfect.
May 31, 2014