Comfort Suites Airport North
14202 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: (210) 494-9000
Fax: (210) 494-7200
While North Central San Antonio continues to grow in both size and population, this 856 park remains firmly anchored as a wooded respite among the concrete sprawl. Best known for its hiking and biking trails, the park attracts hundreds of visitors on the weekends. The trails vary in terms of their difficulty levels, and bicyclists tend to dominate, so hikers beware. Other visitors enjoy the covered picnic areas, soccer fields and softball diamonds. Camping is allowed with reservations and a permit from the Parks and Recreation department. The park is open to public everyday from six in the morning.
Virgil T. Blossom Athletic Center is the perfect place for undertaking sporting activities. It has a comprehensive list of facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a pool. This makes the place a big draw for the parents as well as the kids, looking for some fun time. The training facilities and the tracks are perfect to coach aspiring athletes. Football, swimming and soccer tournaments are held at the center of the field and it is also utilized by the NEISD students.
Blossom Golf Center offers putting, pitching, and PGA professionals' training. Breathtaking greenery just gets into you and is rejuvenating. It's available for corporate meetings. Benefit from the concessions at the club.
Another of the truly fine courses that San Antonio has to offer, SilverHorn is a popular place for the better players in the area to congregate. Opened in 1996, this Randy Heckenkemper-designed course is one of the more challenging in the area. The 18-hole Tifdwarf-grass course has all of the challenges that South Texas is known for: creeks, jagged rocks and lots of trees. Fast, hilly greens give even the better players fits when lining up those par putts. A fully stocked clubhouse and a friendly, knowledgeable staff round out this fine course.
Visit the Allgolf Center on one of its contest days and watch enthusiastic local people competing with each other. The Centre is mostly used for practice and training purposes. Trainees are usually divided into groups of five, and each one is given individual attention. The centre also has its own restaurant, where you can gorge on some snacks and soft drinks after a tiring day on the course.
Get moving at Ice & Golf Center At Northwoods, which features two mini golf courses, an ice skating rink, and an indoor turf. It's a fun destination for kids and adults of all ages. Skate, putt, and run around to your heart's content at this athletic paradise. They have camps and other activities throughout the year for kids. Keep a look out for classes on the schedule to help you improve your skills.
This well-maintained club spread across 7070 yards of land, offers its members two golf courses. While the North Course is full of hills, lakes and bunkers, the South Course is surrounded with trees. Apart from the golf courses, there are 25 beautifully landscaped tennis courts where one can practice or get trained in lawn tennis by experts. And when you are tired of playing, you can relax in the club house that has a huge swimming pool, a fitness club and offers dining facilities. A number of events and tournaments are also held here. You can also book the club for your wedding reception.
This 6,627-yardage golf course, situated on about 130 acres, has a golfer-friendly layout consisting of 18 holes, Bermuda greens and beautiful natural features. One can avail of golfing lessons, snack bar, pro shop and other facilities.
An art studio for children, Artworks is a gold mine for your budding Matisse or O'Keefe. The staff of patient souls doesn't mind if there's paint on the floor or clay under their fingernails—they feel that art is process and that people, and children in particular, should be allowed to explore and experiment to their heart's content. Painting, clay sculpting, drawing, crafts, collage and more beckon artists as young as age two into the Artworks studio. Artworks offers regularly scheduled classes and opens its doors for field trips; it can also be reserved for private birthday parties.
Keith Foster designed this San Antonio masterpiece, which opened in 1993 and has since garnered quite a reputation. A unique course carved out of an abandoned quarry, it placed among the top ten of "America's Top State Golf Courses" in Golf Digest magazine. It offers some of the best views of the city, but don't get caught sightseeing, or this course will eat your lunch. The front nine is pretty open and filled with streams throughout. Upon making the turn, you quickly find out how the course got its name. Nestled within the abandoned quarry, several holes have greens that are bordered on three sides by 100-foot cliffs, with trouble waiting on the other side. In fact, the names given to two of the holes on the quarry side, "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Reload," pretty much tell the story of the back nine. Call for tee times and more information.
This course opened its doors to the public in 1963. Designed by George Hoffman, the course spans 6,896 yards from the championship tees and has long been a favorite of San Antonio natives and tourists alike. The clubhouse is a little weathered looking, but make no mistake, the course is in very good shape almost year round. Water, sloped greens, and many, many trees make this a pretty challenging little course. Like Mission Del Lago, this course is great for those golfers who prefer to walk.
For those looking to hone their skills or just wanting to get out and hit balls after the sun goes down, the San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 Course is the perfect place to be in. Several flags are placed near yardage markers to allow golfers to accurately gauge their shots and practise till they feel satisfied. A practice green, chipping area and sand traps are also here for a short game. Feel like playing a round but don't have the time? ... The par 3 course might just fit the bill perfectly. No-frills golf is what's offered!