Name of Course: Pecan Valley Golf Club
Street: 4700 Pecan Valley Dr.
City: San Antonio
ZIP Code: 78223
Phone Number: 210-333-9018
Web Site: n/a
Type of Course: Public
Year Opened: 1963
Golf Course Designer: Press Maxwell
About: At one time, Pecan Valley Golf Club was on Golf Digest's list of the 100 best golf courses in America. It hosted the 1968 PGA Championship, won by Julius Boros by one stroke over Arnold Palmer, and several Texas Opens on the PGA Tour. In the 1970s through the mid-1990s, however, Pecan Valley experienced a slow decline in conditions. The course was shut down for a year in the late-90s and architect Bob Cupp headed a multi-million refurbishing of Press Maxwell's original design. Since then, the course has gone on to host a USGA championship and be ranked the best daily fee course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Pecan Valley lives up to its name with pecan trees and other mature trees lining the course. The trees, not to mention Salado Creek when winds around and sometimes through the course, force golfers to play for position off many tees, rather than simply bombing it. The greens have tricky breaks and usually play fast. The second hole, a long, tight par-4 that plays to a greatly elevated, two-tiered green, is regularly named the toughest hole in San Antonio. Don't forget to keep and eye out for the several historical markers that dot the course.
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