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20170208 GOLF PHOTOS harlingen country clubEven though it’s private, Harlingen Country Club’s golf course gives Winter Texans ample opportunities to play.

Because of that, those Winter Texans have voted the 18-hole golf course as their second favorite golf course in the Mid-Valley.

“A lot of them say we are in the best shape we’ve been in,” said Liz Richardson, the club’s LPGA Professional. “We hold Winter Texan Mondays every other week where they can come out and play and sometimes we’ll have burgers and stuff for after.

The course was opened in 1968 and its multiple tees leave golfers to decide how much of a challenge they want to take. They course measures 6,541 yards from the championship tees. Fairways are common Bermuda and the greens are Champion Bermuda that is similar in appearance and performance to bentgrass.

“They love to play here – it’s not too tough but it can be challenging,” Richardson said. “And we enjoy having them here; of course we’ve made some friendships over the years.”
From the annual South Texas Junior Golf Classic, featuring top junior players from throughout Texas, to the match play event Life Begins at Forty where players arrive from around the country, Harlingen Country Club, located at 550 Camino Real in Harlingen provides all golfer who play there are full menu of amenities from a fully stocked golf shop to a full schedule of events, golf lessons and full practice facilities.

“We take pride in our course and its appearance and shape,” said Richardson, who has been at the Club for 18 years. “We love for them (Winter Texans) to come and enjoy it.”

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