10815 I-35 N
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: (210) 655-3500
Fax: (210) 655-3502
Although roller-skating has declined in popularity since its 1970s heyday, this rink continues to draw a steady stream of roller-skaters and roller-bladers on most evenings. Modern pop favorites play over the sound system as beginners and advanced skaters alike roll around the large rink. Beginners are urged to stay in the center of the rink, Skateland draws a young and vibrant crowd of teens. Novices might choose to take lessons at the rink to build their skills. Call or check website for weekly schedule and admission fees.
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.
Woodlake Country Club, a Desmond Muirhead-designed course, was opened in 1972. Narrow fairways, with streams and ponds, lead to small, fast and wavy greens that are well guarded by many sand bunkers. The lob wedge is used often, on this course, if chip shots are to stay on the greens. The front nine is pretty open, but there are lots of rolling hills and the wind does become a factor during the warm summer months. This course is fun to play on and it offers a pretty good challenge to players of all skill levels.
Two tree-lined fairways, nine target greens and the finest night-time lighting—put all these together and you get the Rolling Oaks Golf Center. The center includes areas for putting, chipping and sand trap—it also provides golf lessons and club repair facilities. If shopping is on your mind, then head to the pro shop. And if you are looking for food and fun, visit the Rolling Oaks Sports Bar and Grill. Have a rocking time!
Fort Sam Houston has two 18-hole courses in the 6,710 yard golfing area, christened the Salado del Rio and La Loma courses. You can also visit the museums and art galleries when you decide to take a break from golfing, even though, golf and art is not a very common combination.
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.
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.
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.
This is one of the area's most talked-about golf courses. The course certainly enhances San Antonio's reputation as a golf destination. Tight fairways guarded by well-placed bunkers make the course challenging for players of all skill levels. Some holes offer spectacular views as golfers tee off from a well-elevated tee box to a green that is far below. Other holes are just the opposite, with the pin being well above the tee box, yielding many a blind shot onto the green. This place also has a restaurant to satiate hunger pangs after an exciting game! Open daily 6:30 am onwards.
Looking for fun, adventure and the chance to do a little gambling? Check out the Retama Park racetrack. You will find live and simulcast horseracing, casual and fine dining, live concerts and special events. The main track at Retama Park is a 1.1-mile dirt oval. There is a 5.5 percent banking on turns, and the distance is only 990 feet from the final turn to the finish line. Special events such as "Fifty-cent Fridays" feature family activities and discounted admission. All the live racing dates and times vary.
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.
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.