Among the favored outdoor activities in the Rio Grande Valley is Golf. A National Golf Foundation poll concluded that the Valley and South Texas has more playable days of golf per year than anywhere else in the United States. The summers may be a bit warmer, but not enough to deter avid golfers. Yet, spring, fall and winter is a perfect time to spend time golfing in South Texas when moderate temperatures average in the high 60s and 70s.
Public Golf Courses
Brownsville Golf Center, 1800 W San Marcelo Blvd, Brownsville, (956) 541-2582
Valley International Country Club, 95 Country Club Rd, Brownsville, (956) 548-9199
River Bend Resort, 4541 US-281, Brownsville, (956) 465.1141
Ebony Hills Golf Course
300 W. Palm Dr., Edinburg, 956-292-2144
The 9-hole "Ebony Hills" course at the Ebony Hills Public Golf Course facility in Edinburg, Texas features 3,022 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 34.9 and it has a slope rating of 111 on Bermuda grass. Ebony Hills golf course opened in 1927.
Los Lagos Golf Club
1720 S. Raul Longoria Rd., Edinburg, (956) 316-0444
The 18-hole "Los Lagos" course at the Los Lagos Golf Club facility in Edinburg, Texas features 7,188 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.7 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril, the Los Lagos golf course opened in 2001.
Monte Cristo Golf & Country Club
2919 N. Kenyon Rd., Edinburg, (956) 381-0965
The 18-hole "Palacio Real" championship course at the Monte Cristo Golf & Country Club facility in Edinburg, Texas features 6,392 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.2 and it has a slope rating of 122 on Bermuda grass. Palacio Real golf course is surrounded by 7 lakes and the South Texas landscape. It opened in 1962.
Cottonwood Creek Country Club
1001 Ed Carey St., Harlingen, (956) 428-7758
The 9-hole Cottonwood Creek course at the Cottonwood Country Club facility in Harlingen, Texas features 1,245 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27. Designed by Joseph S. Finger and Kenneth Dye, Jr, ASGCA. The Cottonwood Creek Golf Course opened in 1984.
Stuart Place Country Club
155 Highland, Harlingen, (956) 428-2000
The 9-hole "Stuart Place" course at the Stuart Place Country Club facility in Harlingen, Texas features 2,742 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Stuart Place golf course opened in 2013.
Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course
2640 S. M St., Harlingen, (956) 216-5970
The course meanders through the natural South Texas terrain and is extremely easy to walk if you so choose. The 18-hole course is a championship layout measuring 6,400 yards (par 71) featuring Champions Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda greens.
The 9-hole course is a shorter course measuring 2,600 yards (par 35) with newly renovated Emerald Zoysia greens.
Treasure Hills Golf Club
3009 N. Augusta National Dr., Harlingen, (956) 425-1700 & (956) 365-3100
The 18-hole "Treasure Hills" course at the Treasure Hills Golf Club facility in Harlingen, Texas features 6,960 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.5 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Treasure Hills golf course opened in 2000.
Palm View Golf Course
2701 S. Ware Rd., McAllen, (956) 681-3444
The beautiful par 72 championship layout boasts a length of 5,779 yards from the middle tees but can quickly turn into a challenging 6,771 yards if played from the back tees. It’s wide, generous, and rolling fairways feature “419” Bermuda grass and are lined by Common Bermuda roughs and mounds that at places create a links style atmosphere. Fourteen (14) man-made lakes provide the golfer with pleasant thrills and some of the most panoramic views in the area.
Llano Grande Golf Course
370 Golf Course Rd., Mercedes, (956) 565-2638 or 800-656-2638
This historic golf course was designed by Architect John Aguillon and built in 1928.
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 6781 yards.
The Palms at Mid Valley Golf Club
N FM 491, Mercedes, (800) 805-6519 & (956) 565-3211
The 18-hole "Mid Valley" course at the Mid Valley Golf Club facility in Mercedes, Texas features 7,114 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.3 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by John Aguillon, the Mid Valley golf course opened in 1995. The signature hole is the 11th, a 393-yard par 4 that requires a tee shot over water to a narrow fairway with out-of-bounds stakes on either side of the fairway.
El Nino Golf Course at Mission West RV Park
511 E Loop 374 Palmview, (956) 585-5551
Mission West RV Park is proud of its 9 hole, par 29, executive golf course. The Santa Fe style clubhouse offers a place to relax, get refreshed and renew old acquaintances. DIRECTIONS: From the MWR entrance gate, you will be facing John Wayne Avenue going southward. Follow this, going past the MW office, towards the rear of the property. At the dead end, you’ll find the clubhouse and El Nino Golf Course to your left.
If the Entrance Gate is closed, contact the office using the intercom, or call.
Howling Trails Golf Course
1910 Hole In One Dr., Mission, (956) 585-6330
The 9-hole regulation length course "Howling Trails 1” at the Howling Trails Golf Course facility in Mission, Texas features all the hallmarks of Texas golf. Bermuda grass Howling Trails 1 golf course opened in 1984
Martin Valley Golf Course
7400 West Expressway 83, Mission, (956) 585-2131
27-Hole Championship Golf Course
Golf under an abundance of Live Oak, Mesquite and Palm trees, enjoying the native plant and wildlife. Golfers have the option to walk or ride on the first 18 holes but must ride on the back nine. Martin Valley’s course is a fun yet challenging course - bunkers and water come into play on 6 holes.
Meadow Creek In the Valley
1300 Circle Drive, Mission, (956) 581.6267
Rated top 10 in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Rio Grande Valley’s Premier Golf Experience that begins just steps from the lobby to enjoy 18-Holes of Relaxing Golf. A professionally designed, beautiful and challenging 6,059 yard, par 70, 18- hole golf course just South of Expressway 83 in Mission, Texas.
Whether you are an experienced golfer looking for challenging golf, or a beginner in search of the perfect golf course, you are certain to find it at Meadow Creek Golf Club.
Shary Municipal Golf Course
2201 Mayberry, Mission, (956) 580-8770
The 18-hole "Shary 1" course at the Shary Municipal Golf Course facility in Mission features 6,025 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.9 and it has a slope rating of 118. Designed by George Williams, ASGCA, the Shary 1 golf course opened in 1929.
Tierra del Sol Golf Club, 700 E Hall Acres Rd, Pharr, (956) 702-2320
Jim Paul Golf Course at Long Island Village, 950 S Garcia St Port Isabel, (956) 943-7520
Raymondville Municipal Golf Course
13839 Emma Ross Rd., Raymondville, (956) 690- 4068
The 9-hole "Raymondville" course at the Raymondville Golf Course facility in Raymondville, Texas features 2,990 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Raymondville golf course opened in 1940.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
South Padre Island Golf Club
1 Golf House Road, Laguna Vista, (956) 943-4653
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. This course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. The South Padre Island Golf Club will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; they have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game.
Tierra Santa Golf Club semi- private
1901 Club de Amistad, Weslaco, (956) 973-1811
Located in Weslaco in the western half of the Rio Grande Valley, Tierra Santa Golf Course has consistently been rated as one of the top golf courses in Texas. The 18-hole "Tierra Santa" course at the Tierra Santa Golf Club facility in Weslaco, Texas features 7,100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.1 and it has a slope rating of 125 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Jeffrey D. Brauer, ASGCA, the Tierra Santa golf course opened in 1997.
Village Executive Golf Course
3300 S FM 1015 Rd, Weslaco, (956) 968-6516
The 9-hole "Village Executive" course at the Village Executive Golf Course facility in Weslaco, Texas features 1,563 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 31. Designed by Larry Dittburner, the Village Executive Golf Course opened in 1981.
NOTE: Numerous private golf courses are also available.