5 Unforgettable Golf Courses Along the Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend is rife with spectacular golf courses for all abilities. You’ll find everything from traditional links to 9-hole courses. Read more about some of our favorite places around Corpus Christi to tee it up.

Vacation is a time to relax, so if you find golfing to be one of your more stressful hobbies, an easier course might be the way to go. Oso Beach Municipal is an extremely player-friendly course catering to casual golfers and beginners. It’s also a great opportunity to get your kids or even your partner into the game!

Oso Beach provides a lot of bang for your buck. Besides the reasonable greens fees, you’ll enjoy views of one of the finest settings along the Coastal Bend. Drive, chip and putt right in the heart of the Cayo de Oso watershed.

As another bonus for all the golf-obsessed, enjoy knowing you’re playing a course that once hosted a four-ball match with golfing legends Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and Jimmy Demaret!

If you’re trying to squeeze a round into your busy schedule, this is the course for you. Located in Central Corpus Christi, the Lozano Golf Center is just minutes from Downtown, making it perfect for a quick there-and-back. This location provides both an 18- and 9-hole executive course to match your schedule and your skill level. Both courses have been recently renovated and are ready for your best drive.

The 72 par, 18-hole course is sure to challenge the experienced golfer, while the executive course is perfect for newer players or those just looking to get out on the greens for a little while. In addition to its two courses, Lozano also offers a lighted practice facility as well as PGA-certified instruction.


Looking for a golfing vacation and then some? Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark has everything you need to keep the entire family happy throughout your trip. While you’re out hitting the beautiful 9-hole executive course, let those family members who don’t enjoy golfing explore the adjacent waterpark.

In addition, Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark also offers one of the most highly-favored pro shops in the Corpus Christi area. It’s the perfect reason to say, “Why not? I’m on vacation!” So make sure you stock up while you’re at the shop!

Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark offers resort-style accommodations with plenty of special packages to ensure your golf vacation is…tailor made.

Looking for a truly unique golf outing? Road to Par offers golf simulations so realistic, you’ll feel like you’re right on the fairway. You and up to seven others can choose between 3-, 6-, or 9-hole courses. This is a great opportunity to practice those chip shots before hitting an actual course later in your stay.

Road to Par is open year-round, and because it’s indoors, weather and temperature are never an issue! After your round, make sure to take advantage of the full bar, pool table, and free WiFi!


Thanks to Palmilla Beach, there’s no reason to travel all the way to Scotland for a traditional links-style course! Enjoy a challenging 18-hole course right on the water. You might even find it hard to focus on your game while surrounded by panoramic views of the gulf and the Corpus Christi marina.

If that’s not enough to entice you, Palmilla Beach is also an Arnold Palmer signature designed course that has taken local landscapes and greenery to the next level. In fact, this course blends so well into the natural landscape of the Coastal Bend that it has even been certified as an official Audubon bird sanctuary. Don’t worry, the birds are usually good about keeping down while you putt.

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These amazing courses are sure to exceed your expectations, but there are other ways to stay active outdoors. Check out everything Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas have to offer here.