South Texas Plains Golf Courses

Golf South Texas Plains

Why is South Texas home to some of the greatest golf and vacation spots in the country? How much time do you have? Year-round warm weather. Authentic Mexican cuisine and world-class fine dining. Affordable courses set against the backdrop of mature live oaks and expansive ranchlands. The list goes on. In border towns like McAllen, Pharr, and Laredo, you’ll enjoy affordable, idiosyncratic courses for some truly unforgettable rounds. Between the Hill Country and the beaches of Corpus Christi are charming ranch towns like Beeville and Alice, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing nine holes at a number of local courses. San Antonio acts as a vibrant hub to the region, with an expertly maintained system of upscale munis, a phalanx of top-notch country clubs, and a trio of world-class resorts fit for a king or queen.

ALICE TX Golf Courses

A stone’s throw west of Corpus Christi and named after the daughter of Richard King— the of King Ranch fame—Alice is home to both the Alice Municipal Golf Course and the eminently charming nine-hole Alice Country Club, one of South Texas’s best kept secrets.

GOLIAD TX Golf Courses

Home of the restored Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga and situated on the San Antonio River, Goliad is South Texas small-town charm personified. Goliad Golf Club, just west of historic downtown Goliad, is an enjoyable public ninehole course that is easy on the wallet.

LAREDO TX Golf Courses

The Max Golf Course is just one reason to flock to this border town on the north bank of the Rio Grande. Newly opened in 2014, The Max is a gorgeous, award-winning public course rife with mature mesquite trees and situated on a bluff overlooking the river.

The Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course, designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., continues to be recognized as one of the top public access courses in Texas. It has received notable attention nationally and in the southern United States in regional publications over its short life span.

This $8 million project, which includes the championship golf course, clubhouse, roadways and maintenance facility, was made possible by the generous land donation of 270 acres by the family of the late Max A. Mandel, a Laredo bank executive and economic visionary whose involvement in a variety of civic issues the past 45 years is legendary. Along with the property, the family also donated $1 million to the facility, as well as water rights for irrigation purposes.

The City of Laredo public facility features a Par 72 course with five sets of tees with the longest distance up to 7,069 yards set along the scenic Rio Grande. Several holes allow golfers the chance to hit the ball into another country- right into Mexico!

GOLF Magazine featured Laredo’s stunning new addition to the golf scene in south Texas in an April 2013 article titled “Rio Grande Slam” in which The MAX was praised as an exceptional value for the quality experience. The favorable course review also advised golfers to “run to the border to play this superb, affordable new RTJ II signature design.”

MCALLEN TX Golf Courses

At the southern tip of the Rio Grande Valley is McAllen, a formerly sleepy agricultural town that was transformed by a NAFTA-led economic boom in the late-90s. The water hazard-laden, 18-hole Palm View Golf Course is an upscale muni, and a highlight of the region.

PHARR TX Golf Courses

Adjacent to McAllen is this culturally diverse, medium-sized town just minutes from the Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. Look forward to year-round tee times at the Dave Bennett-designed Tierra del Sol Golf Club, where you’ll walk the creeks from hole to hole, tall palms gently swaying in the Gulf breeze.

UNIVERSAL CITY TX Golf Courses

Halfway between San Antonio and New Braunfels and adjacent to Randolph Air Force Base is this small suburb, highlighted by Olympia Hills Golf Center. Drought-proof due to grey-water usage and featuring 50-foot elevation changes, rolling hills, and breathtaking views of some of Bexar County’s oldest and most beautiful live oaks, this municipal course stands as a must-play.

Road Trips: San Antonio

While there are many, many worthy courses scattered along the border and across the plains of South Texas, the Alamo City has enough top-notch golf to last a lifetime (or two!).

Aside from the authentic Mexican cuisine, rich cultural heritage, and exciting downtown nightlife, the nation’s seventh-largest city is a golf mecca, with thousands upon thousands of world-class holes spread across impeccable munis, championship country clubs, and five-star resorts.

Just south of the rolling hills of Central Texas is the vast municipal system of San Antonio courses known as the Alamo City Golf Trail. These six 18-holers—Brackenridge Park, Cedar Creek, Mission Del Lago, Olmos Basin, Riverside, and Willow Springs—plus the nine-hole San Pedro par 3 are all meaningful stops in San Antonio, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Brackenridge, opened in 1916 and new home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, is the oldest public course in the state.

Beyond the munis are a smattering of exquisite resorts, perfect for a weekend golf getaway, anniversary celebration, or family trip. The original Resort Course at Westin La Cantera features unbelievable views of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, downtown San Antonio, and the Hill Country, and contains a whopping 75 pristine-white bunkers. The Palmer Course, designed in 2001 by the King himself, is characterized by the remarkable hole #4, with greens-adjacent waterfalls and the Winnie Palmer Memorial Bridge, a touching tribute to Palmer’s late wife.

There are more than 50—yes 50—other top-rated courses in and around San Antonio, so even if you’re looking for more than the resort scene or the wonderful muni system, the Alamo City has you covered.

Golf Courses in the the South Texas Plains

golf course phone physical address city zip web address
Alamo Country Club 956-787-0907 920 N. Tower Rd. Alamo 78516 myalamocountryclub.com
Alice Country Club 361-664-5702 260 County Rd. 341 Alice 78332 alicecountryclub.com
Alice Municipal Golf Course 361-664-7033 2290 N. Texas Blvd. Alice 78332 ci.alice.tx.us
Beeville Country Club 361-358-2136 182 Country Club Dr. Beeville 78102
John C. Beasley Golf Course 361-362-7618 FM 351 and Veterans Park Beeville 78102
Carrizo Springs Municipal Golf Course 830-876-2596 1604 Hwy. 85 Carrizo Springs 78834
Eagle Pass Golf Club 830-773-9761 2149 Del Rio Blvd. Eagle Pass 78852 www.eaglepasstx.us/default.aspx?name=parks_golf_course
Ebony Hills Public Golf Course 956-381-1244 300 W. Palm Dr. Edinburg 78539
Los Lagos Golf Club 956-316-0444 1720 S. Raul Longoria Rd. Edinburg 78539
Monte Cristo Golf and Country Club 956-381-0964 3101 N. Kenyon Rd. Edinburg 78542 www.montecristogcc.com
Falfurrias Golf Course 361-325-5348 401 E. Travis St. Falfurrias 78355
Goliad Golf Club 361-645-8322 1103 W. Fannin St. Goliad 77963 www.goliadgolf.com
Oak Valley Golf Course 210-695-2606 18632 Bandera Rd. Helotes 78023
Karnes County Country Club 830-583-3200 8824 Hwy. 181 S. Kenedy 78119
Casa Blanca Golf Course 956-726-2019 3900 Casa Blanca Lake Rd. Laredo 78041 www.golfcasablanca.com
Laredo Country Club 956-727-2900 1415 Country Club Dr. Laredo 78045 www.laredocc.com
Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course 956-726-2000 27700 FM 1472 Laredo 78045 www.themaxlaredo.com
Adobe Wells Golf Course 956-686-8801 4901 Daffodil Ave. McAllen 78501 www.adobewells.com
McAllen Country Club 956-631-1103 615 Wichita Ave. McAllen 78503 www.mcallencountryclub.com
Palm View Golf Course 956-681-3444 2701 S. Ware Rd. McAllen 78503 www.palmviewgolf.com
Llano Grande Golf Course 956-565-3351 379 Golf Course Rd. Mercedes 78570 www.llanogranderesort.com/golf.htm
Mid Valley Golf Club 956-565-3211 11550 FM 491 N. Mercedes 78570
Club at Cimarron 956-581-7401 1200 S. Shary Rd. Mission 78572 www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Club-at-Cimarron
Martin Valley Ranch Golf Course 956-585-2131 7400 W. Expy. 83 Mission 78572 www.martinvalley.com
Meadow Creek in the Valley 956-581-6262 1300 Circle Dr. Mission 78572 www.meadowcreekinthevalley.net
Shary Municipal Golf Course 956-580-8770 2201 N. Mayberry St. Mission 78572 www.missiontexas.us/departments/golf
Tierra del Sol Golf Course 956-702-2320 700 E. Hall Acres Pharr 78577 www.pharrgolf.com
Tropic Star RV Resort Golf Course 956-787-5957 1401 S. Cage Blvd. Pharr 78577
Pleasanton Country Club 830-281-3486 1801 McGuffin Dr. Pleasanton 78064 www.southtxgolf.com
Alamo Golf Club 210-696-4000 9700 Rochelle San Antonio 78240 www.alamogolfclub.net
Brackenridge Park Golf Course 210-226-5612 2315 Ave. B San Antonio 78215 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
Briggs Ranch Golf Club 210-670-9400 2818 Rustlers Trail San Antonio 78245 www.briggsgolf.com
Canyon Springs Golf Club 210-497-1770 24405 Wilderness Oak San Antonio 78260 www.canyonspringsgc.com
Cedar Creek Golf Course 210-695-5050 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio 78255 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
Club at Sonterra, North Course 210-496-1560 901 Sonterra Blvd. San Antonio 78232 www.clubatsonterra.com
Club at Sonterra, South Course 210-496-1560 901 Sonterra Blvd. San Antonio 78232 www.clubatsonterra.com
Dominion Country Club 210-698-3364 1 Dominion Dr. San Antonio 78257 www.the-dominion.com
Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, La Loma Course 210-222-9386 1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio 78209 www.fortsammwr.com
Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, Salado del Rio Course 210-222-9386 1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio 78209 www.fortsammwr.com
Gateway Hills Golf Club at Lackland Air Force Base 210-671-3466 1800 Dimsted Pl. Bldg. 2901 San Antonio 78236 www.lacklandfss.com/gateway_golf.html
Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch 210-677-0027 13600 Briggs Ranch Rd. San Antonio 78245
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, Creeks Course 210-647-1234 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. San Antonio 78251 www.hyatthillcountrygolf.com
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, Lakes Course 210-647-1234 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. San Antonio 78251 www.hyatthillcountrygolf.com
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, Oaks Course 210-647-1234 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. San Antonio 78251 www.hyatthillcountrygolf.com
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa AT&T, Canyons Course 281-276-2500 23808 Resort Pkwy. San Antonio 78261 www.jwsanantonio.com
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa AT&T, Oaks Course 281-276-2500 23808 Resort Pkwy. San Antonio 78261 www.jwsanantonio.com
Mission del Lago Municipal Golf Course 210-627-2522 1250 Mission Grande San Antonio 78221 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
Northern Hills Golf Club 210-655-4148 13202 Scarsdale St. San Antonio 78217 www.northernhillsgolfclub.com
Oak Hills Country Club 210-349-5151 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio 78229 www.oakhillscc.com
Olmos Basin Municipal Golf Course 210-826-4041 7022 McCullough Ave. San Antonio 78216 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
The Quarry Golf Club 210-824-4500 444 E. Basse Rd. San Antonio 78209 www.quarrygolf.com
The Republic Golf Club 210-359-0000 4226 SE Military Dr. San Antonio 78222 www.republicgolfclub.com
Riverside Golf Course 210-212-7572 203 McDonald Rd. San Antonio 78210 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
San Antonio Country Club 210-824-8861 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio 78209 www.sanantoniocc.com
San Pedro Golf Course 210-349-5113 6102 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio 78216 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
SilverHorn Golf Club 210-545-5300 1100 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio 78216 www.silverhorngolfclub.com
The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, Palmer Course 210-558-6500 17865 Babcock Rd. San Antonio 78255 www.resortlacantera.com/golf
The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, Resort Course 210-558-6500 16641 La Cantera Pkwy. San Antonio 78256 www.resortlacantera.com/golf
Willow Springs Golf Course 210-226-6721 202 AT&T Center Pkwy. San Antonio 78219 www.alamocitygolftrail.com
Windcrest Golf Club 210-655-1421 8600 Midcrown Dr. San Antonio 78239 www.windcrestgolf.com
Woodlake Golf Club 210-661-4141 6500 Woodlake Pkwy. San Antonio 78244
Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center 210-945-4653 12900 Mount Olympus Universal City 78148 www.olympiahillsgolf.com
Randolph Oaks Golf Course at Randolph Air Force Base 210-652-4653 Randolph Air Force Base, Bldg. 1300 Universal City 78154 www.randolphfss.com
Tierra Santa Golf Club 956-973-1811 1901 Club de Amistad Weslaco 78596 www.tierrasantaweslaco.com
Village Executive Golf Course 956-968-6516 3300 S. International Blvd. Weslaco 78596
Los Ebanos Golf Course 956-765-8336 701 Lincoln St. Zapata 78076

 

Don’t miss these other great attractions!

Eagle Pass

Fort Duncan Museum
(830) 773-4343
www.eaglepasstx.us

Goliad

Goliad State Park and Historic Site
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goliad
(361) 645-3405

Laredo

Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium
www.tamiu.edu/planetarium
(956) 326-3663

McAllen

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/refuge/santa_ana
(956) 784-7500

San Antonio

The Alamo
www.thealamo.org
(210) 225-1391

Briscoe Western Art Museum
www.briscoemuseum.org
(210) 299-4499

Natural Bridge Caverns
www.naturalbridgecaverns.com
(210) 651-6101

Pearl Brewery
www.atpearl.com
(210) 212-7260

River Walk
www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
(210) 227-0074

San Antonio Botanical Garden
www.sabot.org
(210) 207-3250

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas
(210) 697-5050

Witte Museum
www.wittemuseum.org
(210) 357-1900

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