The Hyatt Hill Country Resort offers three different Arthur Hill designed nine hole courses, each with their own unique character and challenges. All three nines are in excellent condition and very well maintained and landscaped. You can find a course and set of tee boxes that will challenge any skill level or a nine that is forgiving, relaxing, scenic, and fun to play.
Each of the courses leverages the terrain that it meanders through, for example: the Lakes Course has 3 lakes that add beauty and challenge, the Oaks Course is heavily treed with majestic oaks, and the Creeks Course is named after the creek bed that runs alongside and across a lot of the fairways. To learn more about the courses, read our review of each - here is a link to the reviews of the Oaks Course, Lakes Course, and the Creeks Course. Our favorite was the Lakes Course because it is very scenic, each hole is a little different, it's fun yet very challenging, and demands good club selection and course management if you want to avoid buying drinks at the bar after your round.
The Pro Shop is very well stocked with everything that you'll need to play well and look good doing it! And the golf practice facilities are very good and we recommend you spend some time on your short game and putting. And adjoining the Pro Shop is a fine dining restaurant (Antlers Lodge) and an excellent 19th hole, Cactus Oak Tavern which has some very good food, great drinks, TVs, and a pool table - an excellent place to spend some time settling your golf bets, reminiscing about your round over a game of pool, and planning when you can come back for more. And the golf practice facilities are very good and we recommend you spend some time on your short game and putting - you'll need your A game unless you want to buy the drinks at the Cactus Oak Tavern.
The Hyatt Hill Country Resort Amenities & Activities
If you can find some time outside of golfing, the Hyatt Hill Country Resort is loaded with lots of outstanding amenities, some of which include:
After all of that golf and several activities you've got lots of choices to load up on some carbs for the next days activities. The Hyatt's five restaurants serve everything from burgers or nachos at the pool to fine gourmet dining in Antlers Lodge to Eggs Benedict for breakfast. We can highly recommend Cactus Oak Tavern for lunch before your round or at the turn - the Prime Rib Wrap is huge and very tasty and the grilled Tuna sandwich was excellent.
We at dinner at Antlers and really enjoyed a poblana soup, chile verde empanada, a delicious and tender hunk of Elk with red pepper jelly and spicy tomato jam on the side, and the pan seared Gulf Coast redfish. We were stuffed but still found room for a delicious dessert.
After dinner, we played some pool and shuffleboard and enjoyed some excellent custom made drinks at Charlie's Long Bar - the bartender was excellent and made us some very delicious drinks with a concoction of stuff that I could never repeat or duplicate - delicious! Charlie's is really cool - it's a recreation of an authentic western saloon with a 56 foot carved wood and copper topped bar, TV's, jukebox, shuffleboard, pool, darts, and video games.
The Springhouse Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has an expansive breakfast buffet - the Eggs Benedict are excellent.
After all that golf, the pool, tennis, volleyball, and all the other activities, plus several drinks and lots of good food, the comfy bed at the Hyatt will have you sawing some zzzz's shortly after you hit it.
The Hyatt has 500 guestrooms and 58 suites. The rooms are upscale and very well appointed, having undergone a $13 million renovation in 2006. On our golfing trip we had a suite which had a large master bedroom with a king size bed, comfortable leather chair, and ottoman; a living area with a refrig, TV, sleeper sofa, and table and chairs; and a large patio with chairs and a nice view. The suites have adjoining lock out rooms if you want to share the living area with your golf buddies or friends.
If you're looking for some fun nightlife, then put on the cowboy hat and boots, and mosey 5 minutes down the road to 151 Saloon - they have a great dance floor, a couple bar areas, fun crowd, and live country music most nights of the week. Another of our San Antonio favorites for music is John T. Floores Country Store which is one of the original dance halls in Texas and every weekend they have great live music with some of the best musicians in Texas.
If you need to leave the Resort for dinner, there are lots of nearby restaurants. The Hyatt concierge can help you with some recommendations.
Downtown San Antonio is about 25 minutes away and they have everything you need from sports venues to the Alamo to the Riverwalk and good restaurants. We love to bike around downtown San Antonio - its the best way to explore the city from our perspective - and now you can use Bike Share to rent a bike and tour the city. You can find a lot of fun things to see and do on Texas Outside's San Antonio Page.
If you have kids that joined you and if for some strange reason they get tired of the lazy river, sandy beach, bikes, playground, kid's camp, lawn movies, and other planned Hyatt activities or if you're feeling a little guilty about abandoning them for 4 hours of golf, then Sea World (read about our visit to Sea World) and Aquatica (here's a link to our fun day at Aquatica) are a couple minutes away and Fiesta Texas is about 15 minutes up the road. Both Sea World and Fiesta Texas have great water parks, thrilling amusement rides, live entertainment, and much more.
Bottom line, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa is perfect for a golf stay and play and offers good food, great service, excellent amenities, 27 very good holes of golf, and lots of stuff to do nearby. Hit 'um straight and have a good time.