For those who love outdoor activities, then South Texas is the place to be. More specifically, the Metrocom, with its mild temperatures, has much to offer.
For those with golf as a passion, the Metrocom offers a variety of challenging layouts sure to meet your needs. Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center in Universal is a municipal course and was rated by Golf Digest as one of the most affordable courses in the country. Woodlake Golf Course near Converse was home to the PGA tour Texas Open for several years. As a matter of fact, Texas’ Ben Crenshaw won his first professional tournament there. Northcliffe Golf Club is located just off IH 35 North in Schertz and is a shorter but nevertheless challenging test for golfers of all calibers. Then just up the road a bit in New Braunfels we have the Bandit with some of the most spectacular holes in all of golf. The City of Windcrest also sports a nine-hole course for residents and their guests. Besides the area courses, Randolph Air Force Base has its own 18-hole layout and two championship TPC courses were just opened less than 15 minutes away. The Greater San Antonio area is rapidly becoming a golf mecca and the Metrocom contributes significantly to that reputation.
For those special functions, Olympia Hills Conference Center can hold up to 250 guests in a 3,000-square-foot facility for luncheons, receptions and meetings. Woodlake can accommodate similar size groups, as can the Bandit.
If you like the excitement of horse racing, then you need only to look to Retama Park in Selma. Retama offers live horse racing twice a year in its five-level grandstand. It also features simulcasting year-round, and has ample space for those special functions as well. It is open 364 days a year with the exception of Christmas Day, simulcasting races from all over the country. Even while horses are pounding down Retama Park’s home stretch, the track accepts satellite signals from more than 80 horse racing venues across the land. Families and singles alike who are looking for exciting entertainment all have one thing in common – the love of thrilling horse racing action. In fact, Retama Park has established a great reputation on the local sports scene, and fans respond to its family-oriented programs.
Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch offers a most unique underground experience and is a popular year-round attraction. You can discover incredible underground chambers filled with spectacular formations. It’s as close as you’ll get to being a cave explorer without having to put on caving gear. You can experience what it is like to explore the unknown as you climb, crawl and rappel through physically challenging passages. At Natural Bridge you can experience millions of years of nature in one afternoon enjoying a vast and beautiful underworld, where time and nature collided to create the breathtaking majestic and natural phenomenon. From gigantic, towering columns, to impossibly fragile, crystalline “soda straws,” the whole family can enjoy an adventure they will never forget.
Universal City and Live Oak are both proud homes of disc golf courses. Disc golf combines a favorite pastime, disc throwing, with one of the world’s great games, golf. To play the game, players count how many strokes, or throws, it takes to get the disc from the tee into a numbered basket. Players commonly use golf discs designed for drives, approach shots and putts (drivers can propel the disc over 200 yards). If you haven’t tried disc golf, you are in for a treat.