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Palm View ranks as top course in Upper Valley

20170208 GOLF PHOTOS PALMVIEW HOLE 07For the second straight year Palm View Golf Course has been named the favorite golf course in the Upper Valley by Winter Texans, tied this time with the 2015-16 winner Los Lagos.

It goes to show that reinvesting in something can bring about positive results.

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Tierra Santa earns Winter Texans’ Favorite Golf Course honors

Tierra Santa Golf Club in Weslaco is one of those courses that you will always remember – because it’s hard to forget one of the most fun, challenging and aesthetically appealing 18th hole.

From its near perfect condition, to its design and, as aforementioned a wonderful finishing hole, Tierra Santa is a golfer’s dream,

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Tierra Del Sol Golf Course: 3rd Place Upper Valley Course

20170208 GOLF PHOTOS TIERRA DEL SOL islandWalk into Tierra Del Sol just about any time of the day that it’s open and you’ll see some golfers – on the course, on the green, in the pro shop or chowing down on some of the best breakfast tacos in the Valley.

It just seems like everything continues to get better at the Pharr municipal course. Looking back a few years ago – when the course had incomplete cart paths, balding fairways and greens that wouldn’t hold the loftiest of shots – many wouldn’t believe it’s the same course. Now the cart paths are complete, there is grass pretty much from tee to green, there are no sudden ponds appearing due to poor drainage and golf balls will stay on the green with the correct approach. All this is because the city decided to invest in their course – close to a $1 million.

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Harlingen Country Club: Second Place Tie in Mid-Valley

20170208 GOLF PHOTOS harlingen country clubEven though it’s private, Harlingen Country Club’s golf course gives Winter Texans ample opportunities to play.

Because of that, those Winter Texans have voted the 18-hole golf course as their second favorite golf course in the Mid-Valley.

“A lot of them say we are in the best shape we’ve been in,” said Liz Richardson, the club’s LPGA Professional. “We hold Winter Texan Mondays every other week where they can come out and play and sometimes we’ll have burgers and stuff for after.

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River Bend Golf Course: 1st Place in Lower Valley

20170208 GOLF PHOTOS RIVER BEND 1If River Bend Golf Course was one of the best-kept secrets of the Rio GrandeValley, the Winter Texans are doing their best to change that.

For the second straight year Winter Texans have voted the course their most favorite in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

River Bend was built as a nine-hole course but expanded to 18 holes in 1985. It's situated along the banks of the Rio Grande and has been considered one of the best-kept secrets in the Valley mainly because there has been no marketing – zero, nada, zilch.

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Long Island Village: Second Place Lower Valley

20170208 GOLF PHOTOS LIV AD PICLong Island Village makes its first appearance as a Winter Texan favorite this year, finishing second between two perennial favorites – River Bend and South Padre Island courses.

The news took Garry Stebbins, golf committee chairman, by pleasant surprise.

“That is fantastic,” he said. “We don't get too much press, but we have a wonderful golf course.”

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