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La Cantera closes Resort Course for renovations

San Antonio, Texas (May 24, 2017) – The Resort Course at La Cantera Resort & Spa has closed for extensive renovations.  Located just north of San Antonio, Texas, La Cantera Resort & Spa features two championship 18-hole golf courses, the Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish-designed Resort Course and the Arnold Palmer-designed Palmer Course. 

The renovation will include new green complexes, tee complexes and bunkers. Tee boxes are being leveled and enlarged to gain additional tee space, while greens are returning to original sizes and will be resurfaced with TifEagle grass.  Green contours also will change to match the increased green speeds.

The total number of bunkers will be reduced and locations changed to better define the direction of holes and accommodate the advancements in golf equipment and distance.  Bunkers will be regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system.  Finally, white sand will be used to create a more appealing aesthetic. 

“The Resort Course opened in 1995 and has consistently been rated one of the top courses in Texas ever since,” said Steve Shields, PGA, director of golf. “This renovation strikes a good balance between playing strategy, course aesthetics and environment. Once complete, golfers will experience the game with the challenges they've come to expect and the same spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and San Antonio skyline.  It will feel as though their playing a brand new course" 

While the course is closed, crews will trim trees and lift tree canopies, repair cart paths and renovate course restrooms. Off course, the Resort Golf Shop will be updated, while the Resort Grille and Snack Shop will also be refurbished.  Additionally, the practice range and tee area will be leveled and resurfaced. 

Renovation projects are expected to be completed late October as the Resort Course is scheduled to reopen November 1.  

About La Cantera Resort & Spa

La Cantera Resort & Spa, part of the Destination Hotels collection, is situated on a 550 acre tranquil oasis near the city’s finest attractions including shopping, dining, amusement parks, the River Walk and Hill Country adventures.  Discover inspiring settings at the resort’s five sparkling pools, two championship golf courses, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness - a 25,000 sq. ft. destination spa and nine incredible dining options. La Cantera Resort & Spa presents an unparalleled level of relaxed sophistication.  The 496-room resort offers an insightful concierge staff to help uncover authentic San Antonio experiences, activities for young travelers and private pool cabañas. Seven, an "adults only" guest floor experience includes complimentary valet, personal concierge, private check-in and pool access for guests 21 and over. An all-new adventure awaits, reserve online at or call (855) 499.2960.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit

About Troon 

The La Cantera Golf Club is managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif. For additional news and information, visit

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Evie Reichel 
EGR Communications/La Cantera Resort & Spa