Harlingen Country Club
A beauty of a layout with a mixture of challenges, Harlingen Country Club is the shot-maker's course. Sure, there are holes where you can grip it and rip it but the subtle elevation changes, the twists and turns along with the well-placed hazards makes this the perfect golf-thinkers course. It's like playing chess, just with golf clubs instead of pawns, rooks, knights...
Address: 5500 El Camino Real, Harlingen
Phone: (956) 412-4100
Golf Pro: Liz Richardson
Yardage: Red – 5,035; White – 5,664; Blue — 6,261; Black — 6,541
Amenities: Putting green, chipping green, driving range, bar and restaurant
Winter Texan Specials: Call for information
Raymondville Municipal Golf Course
Raymondville Municipal Golf Course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Raymondville Municipal Golf Course difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. As one reviewer put it: “Raymondville is a quaint little 9-hole course set amidst farmland with minimal elevation change. Straightforward layout and laid-back rural feel. Always a good choice for some value golf.”
Address: 13839 Emma Ross Road, Raymondville
Phone: (956) 690-4068
Description: 9-hole Par 36
Golf Pro: Lupe Serna
Yardage: Red — 2,440; White — 2,896; Blue — 3,040
Amenities: Driving range, rental clubs
Prices: $11 for 9 holes with cart; $16 for 18 holes with cart; $5.58 for 9 holes to walk; $9.85 for 18 holes to walk
Stuart Place Country Club
This is a course where “everybody knows your name.” Well, at least it has a feel like that – from the time you decide what color tees you're going to hit from (a big deal since there is a 700-yard difference) until the time you return to the comfort of the small, but definitely relaxing clubhouse. The course isn't super difficult, but it still has its challenges, and you can't just plan on wedges and putters, but you could probably still have fun with only that on this pretty course.
Address: 155 Highland Drive, Harlingen
Phone: (956) 428-2000
Description: 9-hole Par-36
Website: Facebook – Stuart Place Golf
Golf Pro: Marilyn Anderson
Yardage: Blue — 2,646; White — 2,205; Yellow — 2,057; Red — 1,944
Amenities: Bar with snacks, practice putting area
Winter Texan Specials: $18 for 9 holes with cart; $27 for 18 holes with cart
Tierra Santa Golf Club
The biggest challenge here – other than the beautiful and ultra-challenging No. 18 – is to believe that this is a public course and not a country club, because it is a public course with the ultimate country club feel – and it's going to feel even more like an elite country club-like destination as soon as construction is complete on the new bar/grill the club is building, then the renovation of the clubhouse – which will even have a separate room just for golfers to relax and do what golfers do, other than golf. The course is well-maintained and has some of the prettiest and well-designed holes in the Valley. Oh, did we mention No. 18? Even if we did, it's worth mentioning again. You will leave that hole either with a big grin on your face or scratching your head wondering... how?
Address: 1901 Club de Amistad, Weslaco
Phone: (956) 973-1811
Golf Pro: Adrian Livas
Yardage: Red — 2,580; White — 3,012; Blue — 3,284; Black — 3,546
Amenities: driving range, putting/chipping green, pro shop, restaurant
Winter Texan Specials: Winter Texans can purchase 10 round 20 or 30 rounds at discounted rates, and it comes two free rounds; Winter Texans can call Ron Meyer (956) 249-0952 for rates and more information.
Tony Butler Golf Course
A little bit of everything awaits the golfer who checks in to Tony Butler, possibly the most historic course in South Texas. From wide open fairways where you can swing away to some tight shots within a magnificent setting, this municipal is sure to challenge the golfer in many ways. Butler, a PGA champion from Ganado, Texas brought some of the greatest golfers to the Valley for tournaments during the Great Depression. He was known for his use of the 4-wood, which he would sometimes play entire rounds using only that club. We don't recommend you try that but, if you're in the mood for a super challenge...
Address: 2640 Golf Course Dr., Harlingen
Phone: (956) 216-5970
Description: Par-71 municipal course
Golf Pro: Jeff Hart
Yardage: Blue — 6,320; White — 5,837; Red — 5,113; also have senior tees around 5,400
Amenities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, snack bar
Winter Texan Specials: $28 for 18 with car; $21 for 9; Rates drop to $20/15 after 3 p.m.
Treasure Hills Golf Club
A golf course that at one time was on the verge of shutting down has new life, and golfers should be thankful. Scenic views, magnificent trees and serene lakes make this course beautiful. And the layout makes it challenging and always a fun course to play. Many holes are wide open, some bottle neck so you play risk versus reward here if you don't plan a couple shots ahead. Slight elevation changes may also throw the golfer off, or at least for the golfers to think more about which club to pull out of the bag.
Address: 3009 N. Augusta National Dr., Harlingen
Phone: (956) 425-1700
Golf Manager: Roger Bhakta
Yardage: Red — 4,749; Gold — 5,361; White — 6,360; Blue — 6,788
Amenities: Pro shop, snacks, concessions, beer, sandwiches; driving range, putting green
Winter Texan Specials: Special membership – individual for month $450 plus tax; couples $572 plus tax. Both include cart
Village Executive Golf Course
For a pleasant change of pace, this par-3 course is perfect for a quick round of enjoyable golf. Want to work on your short irons and approaches, this is the place to come. The course is mostly open without too many hazards – of course the South Texas wind is a natural hazard. But don't get caught off guard, there is water that comes into play and a few big trees that would be more than happy to steer your shot off course. Affordable is nice, but a couple holes make the scenery here even nicer.
Address: 3300 S. International Blvd., Weslaco
Phone: (956) 968-6516
Description: 9-hole, 1,563-yard public course
Website: Village Executive Golf on Facebook
Golf Pro: NA
Yardage: All tees — 1,563
Winter Texan Specials: $10 per day; $2 each time to play after that for the day
Sunshine Country Club Estates
(Most Winter activities canceled at this time)
Address: 1957 W. Michigan Dr., Harlingen
Phone: (956) 425-1420
Description: Par-27, 9-hole course
Golf Pro: NA
Yardage: All tees — 1,033
Cottonwood Creek Country Club
Address: 1001 S. Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen
Phone: (956) 428-0766
Description: 9-Hole, Par 3 Course
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