But I thought this report on San Antonio courses might have something interesting in it. I'm familiar with Golf Vacation Insider, an Internet publication on golf travel, and wanted to check out what they had to say about San Antonio.
So I went to their site, gave them my email address (which means now I'll be getting regular emails from them), and was emailed the URL where I could download the report on San Antonio golf. Which I did.
Turns out the "special report" was written in 2004. And while it contains some good stuff, it's nothing that you couldn't find in any of the numerous magazine articles about golf in San Antonio that have appeared in recent years.
There was one thing that caught my eye, however. It started with this:
La Cantera has two layouts, both unusually difficult tests for resort courses.
Well, sure, the Palmer Course is an unusually difficult course for a resort. But the Resort Course?
And then the "special report" continued, writing specifically about the Resort Course, where the Texas Open is played:
Many PGA Tour players dislike playing here because it is a difficult course with steep elevation changes that can produce high scores. Amateurs will definitely post some big numbers ...
That's just asinine. Really, to be blunt, one of the dumbest things I've ever read in an article about San Antonio golf.
The Resort Course at La Cantera is one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour - the all-time lowest score in PGA Tour history was shot there just four years ago! And as I posted over at Waggle Room, if you don't go low at the Resort Course, not only are you not going to win the tournament, you might not even make the cut!
As for amateurs posting high scores, sure, some amateurs are going to shoot 120s there. But if so, they are probably shooting 130s elsewhere. The lowest score I've shot in the past three years was posted at The Resort Course, playing from the tips.
It's an easy course! There's no way around it.