Swingin’ into Spring – Golfing In San Saba
Nothing beats a round of golf on a gorgeous course in mild spring weather. On cool spring mornings, we head to the greens of the San Saba Golf Course. San Saba’s 18-hole municipal golf course is widely revered for its difficult play and spectacular beauty. The San Saba River Golf Course has been voted one of the best places to play six years running by Golf Digest and has earned a 3.5-star rating in their ranking system. (Not bad for a course in a town of 3,000.) The course is designed for challenging play with tight fairways, grass traps and bunker-less ponds. As beautiful as it is challenging, the course plays through a forest of 2,600 pecan trees alongside the San Saba River and offers stunning views.
April is a big month for the golf course as our tournament series commence on April 22. Tournaments run each month through October, with each month having a slightly different structure from four-person scrambles to two-person scrambles and more. All tournament reservations can be made through the San Saba River Golf Course website.
April 22 — April 23 | Four-person Scramble
May 20 — May 21 | Three-person Scramble
June 3 — 4 | Guys + Dolls Scramble
July 22 — 23 | Two-person Scramble
August 12 — 13 | Three-person Scramble
August 26 — 27 | Club Championship
September 9 — 10 | Two-person Low Ball Tournament
October 21 — 22 | Individual Stroke Golf Tournament
During tournament weekends, rest your head in comfort at the boutique Dofflemyer Hotel, or enjoy a weekend with the family at the spacious Harwood House. Food is typically included in tournament play fees, but you are free to enjoy anything else that San Saba has to offer at your desire. Off grounds, golfers enjoy steaks at Digg’s, barbecue from Double G Pit Stop or Young’s Burritos & BBQ coffee from Alamo Pecan & Coffee and fantastic lunches from Oliver & Co. Don’t forget about our award-winning wineries, Wedding Oak Winery and Old Man Scary Cellars, and San Saba’s local craft brew shop, Bar D Brewhouse, if you want to cheers to a friendly round. (Note, the rodeo hits town the same weekend as the Guys & Dolls Scramble in June – expect a bustling and exciting weekend in San Saba!)
Outside of tournament play, course pricing is a great value for the high-quality setting.The San Saba River Golf Course is a full-service facility. Golfers enjoy standard outing packages inclusive of green fees, cart fees and range balls. The pro shop offers a snack bar, merchandise and golf pros who can help you with your swing or plant a wonderful golf outing for you. Non-member guest rates range from $19 for 18 holes (Monday thru Friday, walking/ $30 with cart rental) to $24 (weekends, walking/$35 with cart rental). Nine holes will run guests either $14 (walking) or $21 (cart rental) on weekdays, and $19 or $26 respectively on weekends. The club also offers twilight specials with a “golf + cart until dark” deal for $20 from April to September. Private lessons are $40.00 for a 30-minute lesson. We hope to see you on the course this spring!