Getting To Know TPC San Antonio
An Insightful Interview With Matt Flory, Director of Business Development
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Matt Flory who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
TPC San Antonio is proud to be one of the newest additions to the PGA TOUR's TPC Network of premier clubs. TPC San Antonio opened January 22, 2010 with 36 holes of golf designed by two of golf's most respected and innovative architects and World Golf Hall of Fame members, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.
Situated inside the 2,800 rolling acres of the Cibolo Canyons development at the base of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, both the AT&T Canyons Course (designed by Pete Dye & PGA TOUR Player Consultant Bruce Lietzke) and the AT&T Oaks Course (designed by Greg Norman & PGA TOUR Player Consultant Sergio Garcia) were built with the infrastructure to be host venues for PGA TOUR tournaments.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
TPC San Antonio is only one of three properties in the Country to host two TOUR events. The AT&T Oaks Course plays host to the Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Canyons Course is host to the AT&T Championship.
TPC San Antonio is a private resort, only accessible to Club Members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Host Site of the PGA TOUR's Valero Texas Open 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Host Site of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship 2011, 2012
"Best Courses You Can Play"
"Best Courses You Can Play (AT&T Oaks Course, #6)"
"Best Courses You Can Play (AT&T Canyons Course, #10) Golfweek, 2011
"Top Resort Course in America (AT&T Oaks #40)"
Golfweek - Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes, 2011
"Best New Courses You Can Play for 2010 (AT&T Oaks Course)"
Golf Magazine, 2010
"Best New Courses (AT&T Oaks Course, #14)"
"Best New Courses (AT&T Canyons Course, #24)"
"Top 100 Golf Shops in America"
Golf World Business, 2010, 2011
"TPC Network Golf Course Maintenance Safety Award"
TPC Network, 2010, 2011
"Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary"
Audubon International, February 2011
"TPC Golf Course Operations - Platinum Award"
TPC Network, 2011
"Director of Business Development - Marketing Excellence Award, Resort"
TPC Network 2010, 2011
"Environmental Leaders in Golf Award (ELGA), National Winner, Resort"
Golf Course Superintendent Association, 2011
"The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America (#68)"
Golf Digest, 2011, 2012
"Key Newcomers (AT&T Oaks, AT&T Canyons)"
America's Top Golf Courses, Seventh Edition, 2012
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Every course has beautiful holes. However, hole #16 on the AT&T Oaks Course is heavily talked about due to the fact that it has a bunker in the middle of the green.
It is a fantastic hole and a fun talking point as well for the guests.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Every hole at TPC San Antonio is a joy to play. Each provides a unique challenge and experience for the golfer.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The food at the 18 Oaks Restaurant in the TPC Clubhouse is fantastic. Every dish is great, and the restaurant offers a variety....from casual dining during the day to fine dining in the evening.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The course record on the AT&T Oaks Course is held by Matt Every and Martin Laird, both during the PGA TOUR's Valero Texas Open at a 63.
Freddie Couples owns the course record on the AT&T Canyons Course with a 62 during the 2011 AT&T Championship.
Back Tee Stats
Par: 72, 72
Yardage: 7435, 7106
Slope: AT&T Oaks Course - 148, AT&T Canyons Course - 136
Rating: AT&T Oaks Course- 76.5, AT&T Canyons Course - 136
TPC San Antonio
23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, Texas, 78261
Revised: 08/06/2013 - Article Viewed 21,177 Times - View Golf Course Profile
Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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