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

3.7
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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
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Reviews 3
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 25
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 8
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun oceanside course

Not a ton of ocean views, but you know you are seaside. Variable breezes make club and line selection challenging. You'll probably have to play more than once to play it well, but it's fun every time. Course conditions are great tee to green. Consider a forward tee - the wind and green complexes are challenging enough, and driver is not always the best play. Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course plays long. We played blue tees which is a challenge to average length hitters. It demands long and straight off the tee but is rewarding to make par on this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Mosquito City

Course if pretty good for the $$$. However, make sure range is open because it is a challenge, especially if you don't get a good warm up. Also, make sure to bring plenty of bug spray.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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