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Palmilla Beach Golf Club

"Being here and seeing this course has aroused some enthusiasm in me I hadn't felt for a while. I can't tell you that I've enjoyed playing any course anymore than I did this one. This is a fantastic setting."
-Arnold Palmer

Designed by a Legend, Enjoy his Legacy

The game of golf was born on rugged, wind-swept land similar to the coastline of Mustang Island. Every hole, every hazard, every shot at Palmilla Beach Golf Club (previously Newport Dunes Golf Club) was meticulously considered to take full advantage of the land and elements indigenous to the area. As the elements change, so does the course. It's all part of this great game as it was meant to be played. Creativity quickly becomes an asset as you face multiple options on nearly every shot. Consistent with the traditions of links golf, controlling ball trajectory and adjusting to varying slopes and conditions is more important than raw power.

Measuring over 6,900 yards from the back tees, our par 71 golf course meanders through sweeping untamed native dunes and offers spectacular views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay. Reminiscent of the coastal links in Scotland, Palmilla Beach challenges golfers with ocean breezes, rolling fairways lined with native grasses and imposing greens. The intentional design and layout combine with the natural elements to uncover a new golf experience each time you play.

Guests at Palmilla Beach can expect to receive the unmatched level of service and uncompromising attention to detail they have come to expect from a Troon-managed course. A new golf shop and the Black Marlin Bar & Grill have recently opened at Palmilla Beach. The Black Marlin features both indoor and outdoor dining options for 150 guests and offers breathtaking Gulf views from it's third-story elevated bar.

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Recent Accolades

  • Palmilla Beach has been named “One of the top 10 courses you can play in Texas” by Golfweek Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • The Dallas Morning News ranked it Top 3 in the State of Texas (Resorts and Public Courses) for 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013.
  • The course has also achieved the prestigious designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
  • Links Magazine has listed Palmilla Beach as one of the Top 10 courses Best for Beaches in 2014.
  • Links Magazine has listed Palmilla Beach as one of the premier properties in Texas in 2015


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Environmental Stewards

Palmilla Beach Golf Club is a leader in Environmental Stewardship. Carved out of environmentally sensitive native dunes, Palmilla Beach proves golf courses and the environment can coexist in harmony. Of the 222 acres of golf course, 120 acres were converted to native vegetation, re-establishing endangered varieties like Southern Sea Oats and providing wildlife corridors.

With its beautiful ocean views, Palmilla Beach Golf Club is surrounded by vibrant coastal foliage and is home to abundant wildlife. While playing Palmilla Beach, you will come in contact with numerous species of wildlife and native plants.

Palmilla Beach Golf Club is participating in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) and has achieved the prestigious designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The ACSP is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect our environment while enhancing their bottom line.