San Antonio Resorts
San Antonio really isn't a resort town because the activities are all around but there are resorts in San Antonio that have recently been built along the hill country line north of San Antonio. These resorts are very luxurious and upscale. They have golf courses and resort amenities while enjoying fine reputations throughout Texas and beyond.
Westin La Cantera Resort
The Westin La Cantera overlooks San Antonio from one of the highest points in the city. The 508 room guest resort was built by Woodbine Development and modeled after the architecture of the famed King Ranch "Big House". This Westin resort has luxury suites and casitas for guests visiting this nationally acclaimed resort. Casitas are guest houses separate from the main hotel complex. This resort is across the street from the Shops at La Cantera and in the vicinity of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, UTSA, the new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the Medical Center, and other San Antonio attractions. The Westin La Cantera has been written about by magazines such as Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Personally, I would stay at this resort just for the views. The huge rock patio has one of the best hill country views in all of central Texas. The rooms offer breathtaking hill country and San Antonio skyline views. See the Westin La Cantera website for more images from this magnificent luxury resort that could easily be described as palatial.
Two golf courses are at the Westin La Cantera. The Resort course is a PGA tour stop known as the Texas Open and is a top ranked course in golf magazines and travel periodicals. Uphill and downhill fairways greet golfers on this challenging course while deer are found on greens, bunkers, and tee boxes. The Palmer Course, designed by the one and only...Arnold Palmer, is the latest course to be added to the Westin La Cantera making 72 holes of world class championship golfing in the beautiful Texas hill country.
Hyatt Hill Country Resort
Another San Antonio resort built by Woodbine Development, the Hyatt Hill Country is on San Antonio's west side near Sea World. The Hyatt Hill Country opened in 1993 and has twice been named one of the top 50 golf resorts by Conde Nast Traveler. This resort is tucked away behind the trees across from Sea World on Highway 151. You can't see the Hyatt Hill Country from the road but the windmill marking this luxury resort is easily seen. The activities and amenities here include jogging, biking, or walking on the many nature trails around the resort, visiting the spa, or golfing (see below). There is a tubing river around the grounds of the resort where you can enjoy the magnificent landscape and relax the day away. The Hyatt has many onsite and offsite activities for travelers to this great San Antonio resort.
The 27 holes of golf at this resort are lined with native oak trees and Texas brush resulting in a lot of lost golf balls. The golfing at the Hyatt is challenging with all of the brush and trees. There is also a good bit of water on the course here. The golf carts are all fitted with GPS units, which is a plus for people like me. Also Hyatt Hill Country on the course are more whistling tree ducks than one has ever seen. This is a great course for challenging and picturesque golfing.