Pecan Valley Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in San Antonio, Texas.
The course first opened for play in 1964. The course was designed by Press Maxwell. The course underwent a $5.5 million restoration and upgrade in 1998 under the direction of Bob Cupp.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 7,071 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,621 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 607 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 12, a par-3 that plays to 195 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 2, a 437 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 12, a 195 yard par-3.
It surprised people when Pecan Valley was chosen in 1968 to host the PGA Championship. Whether it was of major championship caliber is debatable, but it was certainly a better than average course with some of the oldest trees in Texas on the property that defined the challenge making it a shot-maker's course. It was no wonder when two excellent ball-strikers contended there. Julius Boros edged out Arnold Palmer in a thrilling finish to win and become the oldest major championship winner at the age of 48. Palmer was always known for his heroics and a plaque marks the spot on the 18th hole where Palmer hit a screaming 3-wood onto the long par-four green only to miss a 12 foot putt. Moments later, Boros responded wedging close enough to secure a par and the victory.
Pecan Valley also hosted the 1967 , 1969, and 1970 Texas Opens in addition to the USGA's Public Links Championship in 2001.
Pecan Valley Golf Club closed in January 9, 2012.
Pecan Valley's owner is Foresight Golf Management which also operates a successful and highly acclaimed public course just three miles away, The Republic, which it has actively marketed as a replacement for Pecan Valley. In talking points passed out to Pecan Valley employees, Foresight said Pecan Valley was closed because it was not financially viable.
$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2010 at 8am
This is a classic and from the back tees it is all you want!
$41 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2008 at 10am
This is a wonderful course. I travel 170 miles to play it and I plan on playing this course several more times this year.
$26 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2008 at 10am
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