Located in the northern part of San Antonio, Silverhorn Golf Club seems removed from the city. There are no homes, just a peaceful golf experience. The course, which opened in 1996, was designed by Randy Heckenkemper, who also crafted Silverhorn Golf Club in Oklahoma City five years earlier. He worked with PGA Tour pros Willie Wood and Scott Verplank on the San Antonio location. The idea was to build a course that would not only test really good players, but also be enjoyable to the average player. They accomplished that by providing four sets of tees on the par-72 course, which ranges from 5,271 yards to 6,922 yards. The course's setting rolls through live oaks, brush and the occasional cactus. Creeks, both dry and wet, cross a half dozen holes and run alongside several others. The par 5s at Silverhorn Golf Club are particularly intriguing with no two alike. The 10th, for example, is very narrow, and gettable in two with a long tee shot. The 18th is just 524 yards off the tee, and reachable by long hitters. The green is tucked around a corner and protected by trees and a water hazard in front. Practice facilities at Silverhorn include a large putting and chipping green.