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3.6
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.3
57.6%
Recommend this course
77 out of 83 reviews
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3.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 32
Length 2431 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Palmilla Beach Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire required. Collared shirts for men and no denim. Mock polo shirts are allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

3.6
83 Reviews (83)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 18
Bunkers 13
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
At a Resort 8
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too expensive

A fun course to play, with many challenging hole. Too expensive.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

Overpriced

Don’t try using your gps golf watch on this beautiful golf course. Since it’s renovation following Hurricane Harvey, the course has been reduced from 18 holes to “9 + 3”. The information hasn’t updated. The 2341 yard (longest tees) 9 hole course is challenging, but overpriced. The course has a great practice area and restaurant/bar. The staff do a great job and the course is in great condition. I think that it is too expensive, but it is worth playing at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced But Fun

Fun course, if you are just looking for something to do for a bit. Glorified par 3 course. All the holes are very short. If you drive it in the fairway, wedges to soft/easy greens are the norm. Plenty fun to play. But only a 9 hole course and in NO WAY is it worth $75-80. Especially to be making two loops.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Red McCombs is on to something

Great little links course reminiscent of a miniture verision of the New Course in St. Andrews. Little over watered, tight landing areas and greens made for a challenging but fun round. Staff was friendly except for Holly, who insisted I play alone, my partner had to drop out and she refused to let me join another group or share my tee time. Even the Pro on duty was surprised I was sent out alone. Fortunately, I waived up the group behind me and we had a very pleasant round! Without Holly, it's a five star experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First post-hurricane round

The last time I played this course was obviously prior to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. I really enjoyed the 18 holes before and learned today that the front nine was decimated by the hurricane and will not be replaced. This was a bit of a disappointment to me, but we played the nines twice and even took advantage of the small par 3 course that is also attached to the course. Definitely we got our money's worth, but I was just a little disappointed because of them loss of the front 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A nice resort town golf course.

This is the first time I played Palmilla Beach golf course since before Hurricane Harvey. It was a bit disappointing when I heard they converted the format links style 18 hole course to a 9 hole resort course. However I wanted to give it a try.

I wasn’t disappointed. The practice area was in good shape. The course was in excellent shape and the greens were just fine. The only downside was the heat, and the course management kept plenty of iced water bottles. (The iced mango towels they used to provide when it was Newport Dunes were great, and they were missed today).

The pace of play was fine. We played 18 holes (9 twice) and made the turn right on schedule. We got done in just under 4 hours and the course was busy.

The patio bar and grill were ideal following such a hot day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth Every Penny

This place was amazing and course was in great shape! Couldn’t have asked for a better morning and played with some great locals! 19th hole at Red’s was a great place to end the day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course overall. Was a little disappointed about how expensive it was for it only being a 9 hole course. It was great that the driving range was included and it wasn’t very crowded. I was looking forward to playing on my own but unfortunately the staff sent the tee-time behind me ahead with me for some reason. Course was beautiful and challenging to play, just wished it was a 18 hole course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9holes

Fun a sore at challenging on a few 400 plus par 4’s.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Par 32

This course has only nine holes and with that, four of the holes are par 3s with no par 5s in the layout. The course is in great condition tough and the staff is so accommodating. I had a good time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Palmilla in the wind

Course is in great condition. Fairways are great. Greens are great, roll true. They have a couple that need a little help with brown spots but still great. Course layout is great with the wind basically coming across on six holes. Two holes into the wind and one down wind typically. Very challenging despite short overall yardage. Worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Beautiful course, fantastic greens. Could have used a course map with scorecard showing aerial view of holes since there were a good amount of blindish tee shots that were difficult to judge without prior experience of where the fairway was

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

course is in great shape. that’s the only good part
if you enjoy being stuck behind retiree hackers or jerks that wait for green to clear because they think they can drive the green from 300+ yards out then steer clear

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

huh

Water containers on course were empty and driving range closed

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palmilla

Nice course. Too windy. No protection My wife and I both have a GPS. Her's found the course, mine did not. First time ever for that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course near the ocean

Fun course that I played two days in a row on December 31 and January 1. I really enjoyed the course, but found that it plays longer than I expected. I would recommend that you look at the score card and pick your tee box, and then move up one box.. Because I enjoyed playing Palmila Beach so much the first day, I played a second day as well. Well worth the trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging and fun to play. Course in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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