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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Great course. Especially when using a hot deal. There were a few spots on the fairways but for the most part it was in excellent condition. Greens were very consistent. The price is kinda steep for twighlight but if you can get a Hot Deal, it's well worth it. The driving range is very nice and staff is very accomodating. They even have towels in ice chests to cool you off at certain holes. Perfect for an August day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Could. Be Better

Fairways were rough. Greens were good. Sand not raked. It's been better in the past.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Links golf on steroids

I have played a few links style courses and this one must be on steroids! Being in July, it was obviously quite warm. I am from just north of Galveston so I am used to the heat / humidity. There was a nice breeze which really adds to the excitement to the course. I really like the greens and fairways - the grass is like Moody Gardens in Galveston which is tolerant to salt water. There were a few spots on the fairways where the mowers must have cut it a little too close.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very nice course and right in port A

Greens were great. A few fairways needed repair which was being done while we were there. Will definitely play here again.

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

The course is in excellent condition

Beautiful golf course. If your looking for a challenging course this is the one for you. My two sons and I had a blast. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely be returning to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

This course was VERY enjoyable to play. The greens were in great condition. The fairways were a bit tight and quite challenging. It's tough to beat the setting with the ocean in the background. I assumed this would be a great course and it still exceeded my expectations. Incredible value. I look forward to playing again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice golf course.

Very nice well maintained golf course. Links type by the ocean like Saint Andrews golf course in Scotland. Plays very similar with the wind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 373
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Cool coastal golf on Texas Gulf Coast

Truly one of the most unique golf courses in Texas, Palmilla Beach provides a taste of links golf right next to the Gulf of Mexico, complete with salt air, sea breezes and the challenge that comes with having to battle the prevailing winds. Though certainly not a true links course, it requires a different sort of golf. Run-up shots are an option when the course is dry, but pot bunkers loom as does natural dune vegetation. Couple that with a terrific restaurant and summer entertainment options, and you've got a nice spring-summer destination.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing fairways

Make sure you stay on the fairway with all of your shots, if you don't you'll never find your ball.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very scenic, narrow and unforgiving

Course has a couple holes on the ocean and is in really great shape. Has a number of blind landing zones from the tee into narrow fairways with a ocean breeze to deal with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just Ok!

When I played course was kinda beaten up. Was told the area had been getting a lot of rain. Played better courses for far less green fees. It was just OK.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Played On
Reviews 20
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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Played On
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
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