Pool area at Alsatian RV Resort

Let me tell you about the fun weekend of camping, flying, and golf in San Antonio. We stayed at a $10 million luxury RV resort. We also played a couple of rounds of golf and received a massage. The top of the weekend, however, was and seeing the sights of San Antonio from a helicopter.

A new destination luxury RV resort opened in Castroville, just 20 minutes west of San Antonio. When we heard about it, we checked out the website, packed the RV, and headed south. Wow! Were we impressed with Alsatian RV Resort and Golf Club.

The mission statement for Alsatian RV Resort sums it up pretty well:

Our Mission while designing the resort was to create a recreational destination experience for RV owners that would truly be the equivalent of that offered in five star hotels resorts.

Alsatian RV Resort and Golf Club

From our perspective, they exceeded that goal. We have been camping since 1976 and never experienced an RV resort quite like Alsatian. It’s not surprising they received a 10/10/10 rating from Good Sam (less than 10 parks in Texas have that rating).

Golf in San Antonio: What Makes Alsatian RV Resort So Special?

Casita at Alsatian RV Resort Overlooking the golf course's 14th green

What makes Alsatian special? How about Casitas overlooking the golf course, each of which has a shower, outdoor kitchen, and patio? Plus, there’s a full service spa, great campsites, and a fishing pond. If that’s not enough, there’s an infinity pool and a hot tub. On top of all that, there’s a gourmet restaurant, full-service bar, and fitness equipment. Oh, and they have a very friendly staff.

After getting the motorhome into our Casita site, we walked to the restaurant and had a great pizza and the best burger ever. A mixture of 50 percent sirloin and brisket, thick and juicy, and cooked perfectly. It had a fresh baked bun, pineapple, bacon, and more! Wow!

Then the staff insisted that we have some Cream Brulee. When was the last time you ate delicious Cream Brulee in an RV park?

Briggs Ranch Fazio-Designed Golf Course

bunkers at Briggs Ranch golf course

With a full tummy, we drove to Briggs Ranch to play a private and exclusive invitation-only Tom Fazio-designed golf course. What a joy to golf in San Antonio!

The course has near perfect conditions from the tee box to the cup (I felt guilty taking a divot). The green are excellent greens as is the gently rolling terrain. The views of the multi-million dollar homes overlooking a couple of the fairways are dazzling. On top of that, the golf course has some interesting holes. The 72 steep and deep bunkers are a challenge too. I spent so much time in the bunkers I was ready to get a beach chair and a Pina Colada so I could pretend to be at the Destin beach.

I may have left a lot of bunker sand in the pool and hot tub at Alsatian RV Resort. Here’s a link to our review of Briggs Ranch.

Touring San Antonio By Helicopter

The next day, we drove into San Antonio for lunch on the Riverwalk. We also enjoyed a short bike ride around the city and a helicopter tour.

Alamo Helicopters offers several tours and we signed up for the Alamo Tour. With 16 to 18 minutes of flight time, we followed the twisting San Antonio River into downtown. We flew by the Tower of the Americas and saw the San Antonio Zoo. We could also view the Quarry Golf Course from above. The flight took us by several missions, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and all of downtown San Antonio. What a great way to tour the city.

Our pilot was a San Antonio native and fed us a lot of interesting facts about the city. Of course, he also covered the missions and some history. It was a fun ride. To learn more about, it read our article on A Helicopter Tour of San Antonio.

Camp, Fly, and Golf in San Antonio: Back to Alsatian for a Massage

Camp, Fly, and Golf at Alsatian RV Resort

We drove a minute up from our campsite the next morning and teed off at Alsatian Golf Club.

For three days, from the patio of our Casita, I had been watching golfers try to par the 14th hole with little luck and a few curse words. So, I set a goal to par that hole. A couple of nights around dusk, I snuck onto the green of the 14th hole and practiced some putting and chipping. I was confident that I was going to par the 14th. Instead, I lost a ball in the creek crossing the fairway, missed the chip shot by a mile, and three putted. Like most of the other golfers I’d watched, I cursed and jumped back in the golf cart hoping for a better score on the 15th hole.

Alsatian Golf Club is a joy to play. The pace of play is around 3 hours and there are some really fun holes. Plus, some holes devoured my golf balls.

The conditions were very good, the greens were excellent, and the rates are reasonable. Guests at Alsatian RV Resort get a discount on green fees. Read our review of Alsatian Golf Club.

After 18 holes at 95 degrees, the pool and hot tub at Alsatian RV Resort sure felt good. After I got all of the sand from the bunkers off my body, I headed upstairs to the Serenity Spa for the “Golfer’s Special Foot Massage.” It was a very soothing 10-minute foot soaking in a small Jacuzzi, followed by 20 minutes of a revitalizing foot and calf massage. All of that was done while I reclined in a comfortable leather chair that massaged me from the base of my neck to the bottom of my lower back.

On the next visit to Alsatian, I’m going for a full massage and the “Golfer’s Special.”

What a let down to have to leave a great massage and fabulous RV Resort to drive home after a fun weekend.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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