265 Sunset Ave, Port Aransas, Texas 78373, US
(361) 749-4653
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About Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community

On the Texas coast, Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club in Port Aransas features a rare links golf course in the United States. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, the course was later shorted to a nine-hole course under 2,500 yards and a three-hole short golf course called the "Loop: as part of the resort's commitment to a family-friendly and relaxed lifestyle. The resort is a residential development that uses Turnkey for its vacation rental properties. Homeowners and guests through the resort have access to a concierge, beach and pool access. There are several bars and restaurants onsite highlighted by the Black Marlin. Port Aransas is located south of Houston near Corpus Christi.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres550
Year Opened2008
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesVillas/Casitas
Short CourseYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community

Reviews

3.6
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course, bring extra golf balls

The new club house and bar are awesome. Highly recommend this course. Plays a bit tough at times but very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice But A Bit Overrated

It's got Arnie's name on it and has a couple of beautiful holes along the coast but I'm not sure I'd consider it a Top 10 course in Texas. Granted, I played it in winter and am sure it would be more appealing to the eyes in the Spring or Summer. Several holes with ground under repair. The back 9 was more beautiful than the front 9. A slope of 108 from the whites seems low considering the thickness of the rough. Mosquitoes were bad on first couple of holes but a cool front blew in and saved us.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overall, excellent outing!!!!

We couldn't have asked for better weather -- low 60s and extremely calm. The course was in excellent condition. and challenging for a first-timer. Definitely best course in South Texas.

Thanks GolfNow for the excellent prices.

Wish we would have known about the mosquitoes, though. Bring plenty of repellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Palmilla Beach

The absolute best golf course in South Texas. Well worth the money and time spent out there. Thank you Golf Now for the great price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day on Course

Beautiful course to play. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Holes along the shipping channel are always beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

port a

Excellent course greens are true wish I could play it all the time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super course

Weather was great view was spectacular and I was treated like a member. Great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gulf coast challenge.

Challenge your game where there are no trees. Just don't hit it in the rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day

Enjoyed the course. Practice facility is top notch. Greens were quick. Over all a great course in this area.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Links Layout

The design of the course is excellent. There are tees that will challenge the longest of hitters...and do not forget about the wind! Some of the best greens I have ever played on...fast and true!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course.

This was my first time playing here. Course is in very good shape. Most of the fairways are comparable to some greens I've played on. Played the day at Palmilla , which is 18 holes lunch then repeat round for 75.00. We were given vouchers for lunch. You have a choice of 3 different items for lunch. I got the hamburger and fries which were very good. Had a great time will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course/Setting!

Everything about the course is top notch! It is well worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Great staff and course. Greens and aprons were immaculate and rolled true. Tee boxes looked just like the aprons around the greens. No problem finding a level stance. Did not eat there, already had eaten. Tight course, take plenty of balls if your wild with your driver as you cannot go after your ball if you hit into the dunes. The dunes are pristine and they want to keep it that way. I don't blame them as they are beautiful. You will have no problem finding a tee length that will challenge you. There are 5 options.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

out for a day

There were four of us playing, paired up my wife and I against two other men. We were ahead by one on the first 7 holes, then I started to fall apart. My wife was a big help. We lost by 4 strokes. The weather was very nice and fresh especially on the holes by the gulf. We enjoyed a few drinks at the outdoor patio. Was a wonderful day away from the office.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

Overall was good. However I paid $9.00 more than posted because of taxes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to play!

I love this course! It's in great condition and the greens are super fast! Bring lots of balls because it's a tight course. The new restaurant has awesome food!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Play 36

There should be a better bargain if you want to play another 18 and there are plenty of tees times available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

great golf course

Give the team at La Palmilla Beach Golf Club every star you have, from the moment we arrived until the moment we left every detail was perfect. Course is in perfect condition, greens very receptive, carts were solid, new clubhouse is beautiful. Your staff is top notch and made for very enjoyable time. We will be back just as fast as we can get everyone together again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Course

I've played here over the years and the new owners have made a huge difference. Course is in the best shape since I've been playing so bring your A game!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overpriced & maintenance issues

Been playing this course for several years & it is disappointing. The greens which were the best I've ever played are now slow & not true as before...weed patches dot most every green.
Fairways used to be lush from tee box to green, now there are,
dare I say "hard pan" areas on most fairways. Not standard for $90 courses. Troon needs to get their maintenance together, or allocate more water for fairways. $50 course now days.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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