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 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 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Palmilla Resort

Not that great for the money. Rough needs a lot of work. The course is just shaggy which is unacceptable for a $90 green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Our second time playing. Wish this course was in San Antonio. Well kept. Super greens. Beautiful views. Challenging yet playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Palmilla Golf Club

the golf course was very good condition. The wind is always in the play. The pace was very excellent.I would come back again any time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very Windy Day

The course is in great shape. Too bad we chose a day when the wind was blowing 25+. Had a good time anyway.

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

May 2014 review

Always enjoy this course. Greens had been aerated the week before I arrived, so the greens were not as perfect as is usually the case. They still putted true, just very slow. Took a lot of getting used to , as they are usually lightning quick. The course was in excellent shape, and there was no crowd as usual. Personnel at the course were very friendly and helpful as usual. the front desk was especially nice. By far the best course in the area.

Conditions Good
Value 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
First Time Playing

Excellent, challenging, watch for snakes

Recently played this course with 4 relatives. Pace of play was right @ 4 hours. Things moved along well. Challenging fairway layouts along with a steady breeze add for an exciting challenge off the tee. Correctly placed Tee shots on the par 5's (depending on tee choice and length off the tee) are reachable in 2. Greens were very accepting and very well maintained. Be very cautious to seek arrant shots in the thick rough. Bull snakes and rattle snakes serve as viscious spectators. All in all happy with the round and experience. Definitely will return.

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

Pamilla Beach Golf Club

I really enjoyed the the course. The narrow fairways made you hit straight. Rough was a problem due to snakes. Greens were fast, undulating and true. Bunker sand was soft and fluffy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, inflated price

Played 18 mid-week on Hot Deal. This was great bang for my buck with the course in pretty decent shape and far from crowded. The greens were the only thing that could have used improvement. They were not overplayed but mismanaged. The vast majority of imperfections on the greens are from previous hole locations that were dead around the edges and ground under repair not properly marked. To be fair, this problem was not egregious but mild. The greens were still well above average and rolled tight. The fairways were in great shape, mowed tight with great undulation.
The most important thing to realize about this course is that the rough eats balls. If you hit off the fairway, finding your ball is an extreme long-shot. That being said, I didn't feel that any of the fairways were unfairly narrow. If you are one who is used to playing from 5 feet off the fairway and just recovering, this is not the place for you.
Finally, I say that it was great bang for my buck with a hot deal. I'm a local and the ocean view/ experience in the dunes is lost on me. The standard $70-$100 greens fees are probably in line for someone who is wowed by the beach on the horizon but compared to the other local courses, a round at Palmilla Beach without the scenery is probably worth $45-70 (spring prices).

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Staff very friendly, got discount golf. won't pay full price to play course.

Good condition for time of year, wouldn't pay full price to play course. look for discount. would try again with discount.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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