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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,

One thing is for certain, Winter Texans love it and responses to the Winter Texan Times’ Winter Texan Favorite Golf Course contest is the perfect indicator of that assessment. Winter Texans all across the Rio Grande Valley – from Howling Trails in La Joya to River Bend in Brownsville and South Padre Island – were asked what their favorite course was in three regions. They chose their favorite Upper Valley, Mid-Valley and Lower Valley course.

Tierra Santa prevailed as not only the favorite Mid-Valley Course, but also as the favorite overall course in the Valley for the second straight year.

The course is among the most beautiful in Texas due to a unique tropical setting. The course has wide spaces, natural growth and a layout that is sure to test even the most skilled player. From champion golfers to rookies, there is a place where golfers will feel both challenged and competitive.

No. 18 has a daring approach shot over water if a golfer gets their drive in a premium spot. There is a safe landing zone along the left side, but a good shot over the water will reward golfers wonderfully as they finish their round – unless the shot goes “kerplunk” into the water of course. The course’s spectacular finish measure from 329 yards to 451 yards and is the No. 6 handicap hole.

There are four sets of tees, ranging from 5,300 to 7,100-plus yards. With 14 lakes, and plenty of strategically placed sand traps, Tierra Santa provides plenty of challenges for all levels of golfer. The course is located at 1901 Club de Amistad, Weslaco. Phone 956-973-1811.

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