Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas open in 1996 and was designed by Randy Heckenkemper along with PGA Tour Professionals Willie Wood and Scott Verplank. Century Golf manages the course and it is ranked among "The Top 25 Courses in Texas" by The Dallas Morning News and Golf Digest has listed SilverHorn in their "Places to Play".
When we played, Silverhorn's greens were struggling with the transition from summer to winter grass - as such the greens were a little bumpy and not in their normal condition which we understand is usually very good. Fairways on the back night are tight and there is a premium on accuracy, rather than distance. On a number of holes, you may want to leave the driver in the bag. Siverhorn is part of the "Stay & Play San Antonio's Best 90 Holes" - click here to learn more.
Rates: $69.00 to $99.00
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.