While you’re planning your vacation to Port Aransas, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to filling up your schedule. Of course, one of the obvious choices for most people is to see all of the scenic beaches the island has to offer, which is a great benefit to staying there, but the area is also loaded with opportunities for travelling golfers. With a combination of both 9- and 18-hole golf courses in Port Aransas, you could easily fill up your winter getaway by hitting the green every day. While summer is a great time of year to golf, there’s something to be said about the cool breeze coming off the coast on those winter days without the sun beating down on you.

Palmilla Beach Golf Course

Originally designed by gold legend Arnold Palmer, Palmilla is a 12-hole course. Though at first it was a regulation 9-hole course, they eventually expanded it by adding “The Loop” to their property, which is a 3-hole short course. As with many of the links style golf courses, technique is more important than raw power, so be sure to brush up on your technique. Due to the temperate environment in the area, you can expect clear skies even during the winter, but make sure the breeze doesn’t throw off your game.

As an added benefit, there is no membership required if you want to play here. Everyone is welcome on this course, and there is no strict dress code for those who don’t have their polos at the ready.

By booking your tee time, you’ll have access to a complimentary golf cart to navigate the course, and they also give you an hour of practice at the driving range before your tee time so you can be warmed up and ready to go. They also have clubs available for use, and if you want to relax after you finish playing, they have REDS Patio Bar open for business.

Oso Beach Golf Course

Open to the public since 1946, this 18-hole course is a must see destination for golfers from all over. Though the majority of the course plays over flat terrain, there are plenty of other hazards for players to worry about as they progress through the course. Fairways are lined by plenty of trees and bunkers, and of course you can’t forget the coastal breeze. Water hazards are common as well, especially on the back end of the course.

This course also offers plenty of different teaching options for anyone looking to improve their game. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’re a seasoned veteran, they have different types of courses available that are tailored to your needs. Kids eighteen and under have access to the junior academy, which is a great way to get them started if you’re bringing the family along with you. For everyone else, there’s the Learn to Play program if you’re a beginner, or the Game Improvement Program for those with experience. If you’re staying for an extended period of time, the clinics run over the course of several weeks, so get registered to get invested in improving your game.

Other services included by this course are the onsite grill, which serves up all kinds of food from snacks to meals, and of course beer is for sale for more casual games.

Lozano Golf Center

As one of the most popular golf courses in the area, this Championship Golf Course is a great stop for anybody looking to make the rounds during their stay. Renovated relatively recently, this course has great playability and fresh turf, and is also friendly for players of all different skill levels. This is a long 18-hole course, and one of the most daunting challenges, especially for newer players, is definitely the combination of wind and water hazards. If you can manage to play around those, however, the fairways have wide landing areas and the general layout is fairly open, so don’t worry too much about making those precision shots.

This course is owned by the city of Corpus Christi, but the management company that runs the course is renowned for their professional and friendly staff, so rest assured knowing you’ll be getting high quality service when you choose to play here.

Lessons are also a feature here, as with many popular courses, so if you aren’t feeling confident about getting straight onto the course, consider booking a lesson to get some tips and tricks on how to improve your golf game. Instructors and even other players may be able to offer you some special insight on how to play your best while you’re here.

Just a Taste of What’s Available

This is a premium golfing destination, and because the weather is so fair all year, you almost never have to worry about winter closures, especially considering snow isn’t going to be an issue. There are plenty of other 9- and 18-hole courses in the general area, so feel free to shop around and see what works best for you. Whether you’re planning on hitting one course or as many as you can manage during your winter vacation, Sandcastle Condominiums has centrally located properties that will make it nice and easy for you to make the trip.