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River Crossing Club

River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, located about 20 miles north of San Antonio, is a picturesque retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle where members and guests can enjoy an assortment of exceptional recreational and social activities with an emphasis on golf.

Nestled against the backdrop of the scenic Texas Hill Country, River Crossing opened in 2001 with an 18-hole championship course designed by Larry Hawkins.

Though part of a large master-planned community, the course has very little intrusion of development other than an occasional house peeking out through the trees. The clear and unobstructed playing sightlines create a sense of openness and flow that feels larger and more inviting.

Hawkins expertly used the innate features of the property to produce an engaging routing that traverses across gentle rolling terrain and up and down over moderate elevation changes. There is wonderful variety at River Crossing, with holes moving in each direction and a mix of wide-open tee shots and others that are quite narrow. There are split-level fairways, a drivable downhill par 4, par 3s that range from pitching wedge to long iron, and an exciting closing stretch that includes two reachable par 5s. The green complexes are large and well bunkered, and their undulating surfaces demand a delicate, yet determined touch.

By offering five sets of tees to choose from, ranging in length from 6,788 yards to 5,235 yards, golfers of all ages and skill levels will find the par-72 layout to be an enjoyable challenge. And with a well-deserved reputation for having some of the best course conditions in the San Antonio area, along with its comfortable and relaxed setting, a round at River Crossing is sure to provide a truly memorable experience.

In addition to golf, the club has many other first-class amenities including state-of-the-art practice facilities and teaching academy, newly remodeled clubhouse and pro shop, well-equipped fitness center, casual and fine dining options, and an outdoor family activity area with a resort-style pool and rock slide waterfall.

The TGA will be heading to the beautiful River Crossing Club this spring for the 26th Women’s Partnership Match Play, scheduled for April 15-17. Entries for the Partnership are open to two-player teams of female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index®. The starting field is divided into six flights based on team combined handicap indexes and the format is 45 holes of Round Robin Net Four-Ball Match Play. Tournament registration opens on Feb. 21 and will close on April 3.

For more information about River Crossing Club, click here. For more information about the 2024 Women’s Partnership Match Play, click here.