South Padre Island Area Golf Courses
There are numerous golfing opportunities for our guests. They include both 18-hole golf courses and 9-hole courses but also additional amenities such as pro-shops, practicing ranges or and putting greens. Just minutes from the beach, turn your trip to SPI into a Marisol golfing vacation. No matter which of our area golf courses you visit, you'll find challenges, gorgeous views and golfing fun. Start planning your Deep South Texas golf getaway today!
South Padre Island Golf Club
Club Pro: Brent Goodger
18 holes, Public
No. 1 Golf House Road
Laguna Vista, 78578
Valley International Country Club
Club Pro: Jerry L. Klinger
18 holes and 9 holes, semi-private
Country Club Road,95
Brownsville, TX 78520
Brownsville Golf & Recreation Center
Club Pro: Scott Blundell
18 holes, private/public
1800 W San Marcelo Blvd
Long Island Golf Course
950 South Garcia Street
River Bend Golf Club
Club Pro: Eric H. Christensen
18 holes, semi-private
4541 US Highway 281,
Tony Butler Golf Club
Club Pro: Israel Gonzalez
27 holes, Municipal
2640 South "M" Street
Harlingen, Texas 78550
You can stay on the go the entire time that you’re here if you so choose. There are things for the young and the young at heart and all ages in between. Climb the lighthouse, see the exotic animals at the zoo, check out museums or go to plays and/or concerts; all will keep you thoroughly busy while you’re here in deep South Texas, the Coast and the Rio Grande Valley.
The Port Isabel Lighthouse & Museums
The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.
Gladys Porter Zoo
The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.
Brownsville is a semi-tropical paradise of stately palm trees, ever-blooming bougainvilleas, exotic birds, and warm Gulf breezes. Steeped in a rich South Texas heritage and located on the banks of the Rio Grande, Brownsville is a perfect two nation leisure travel destination with Matamoros, Mexico, just steps away and it’s only thirty minutes away. It’s a Fiesta every day!
The epicenter of one of the fastest growing areas of the Country, McAllen features a plethora of things to see and do. As the largest city in Hidalgo County, it’s a must see.
State Farm Arena
Catch a Killer Bees hockey match, a Vipers basketball game, the Circus or a Monster Jam at this, $20 million, arena built in 2003, to support a growing Rio Grande Valley population.
Harlingen rests in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, about 30 miles from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The city covers more than 34 square miles, and is the second largest city in Cameron County and the sixth largest in the Rio Grande Valley.
McAllen Convention Center
The McAllen Convention Center, which opened in March of 2007, was designed to capture the elements of its surroundings, with bi-cultural themes and tropical accents.
If you’re into birding, this is the place to be. You can spend your entire vacation here with us and never see the same bird twice. Ha! Ha!
The World Birding Center
Not just one, but nine unique locations in the Rio Grande Valley. Each site of the World Birding Center has its own attractions for both the first time visitor and expert birder.
Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary
Audubon Texas has partnered with the Gorgas Science Foundation of Brownsville, Texas to reopen Sabal Palm to the public. The property is open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The entry fees are $5 per person. Directions from almost are on the website.
Sandcastle Days October 05 - October 08, 2018
Come watch the sand come alive!
Master Sand Sculptors make the sand come alive as they compete for over $3000 in cash prizes!
This year the festival moves to a picturesque ONE ACRE stretch of beach on the north end of South Padre Island. With the generous cooperation of Clayton's Resort Beach Bar & Grill, the La Quinta Inn and Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn, this new location will make it easier to get to and easier to park!
Admission is FREE and will include live music, art booths, amateur competitions and an exciting new evening event!
Check the website for all updates and details.
Phone: (956) 761-6433