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13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES MARCH 22, 2023 Elliott’s Custom Golf 712 N 77 Sunshine Strip #20 Harlingen, TX 78550 (877) 428-5448 • SKYTRACK LAUNCH MONITOR Improve your game and receive instant and real-time 3D shot analysis and ball-flight data. Identify strengths, weaknesses & dispersion • Bag Mapping to select the right clubs on the course • Wedge Matrix to master short game Five Star Customer Ratings - Google Reviews COMPUTERIZED CUSTOM CLUB FITTING Sunday Morning Golf Special 9-Holes, with cart $15 9-Holes, walking $10 Sundays, 8am-12pm, through April 30, 2023 (956) 428-2000 1/2 Mile North of Hwy 83 on Stuart Place Rd. 155 Highland Dr., Harlingen #1 In The RGV Thank You For Your Vote! WINTER TEXANS’ WINTER TEXAN’S Winter Texan TIMES GOLF FAVORITES Come Play the Greatest 9-Hole Course in the RGV OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 9-Holes With Cart $18 - e g a s a ) e t y y p a a 8 l t 1 9 f e s g n t . ) e g and permanent fixture. Fairways lean toward the water everywhere, it seems, and the moguls permeated all 18 holes. The more you risk here, the greater the rewards. Patience, however, is the key. Los Lagos plays a big 7,188 from the tips, made longer thanks to Mother Wind. It’s 6,211 from the whites and 5,561 from the reds. Los Lagos Golf Club is located at 1720 South Longoria Road in Edinburg. Call (956) 316-0444 for information LOWER VALLEY River Bend Golf Course When you play River Bend you won’t feel like you’re in the Valley. This course has elevation changes like nowhere else in the Valley as the course meanders along the Rio Grande and provides some challenging holes and breathtaking views. The course was once the best kept secret golf course in the Rio Grande a Valley. That’s no longer the case. Now, it’s one of the best courses, no secrets allowed. In the past few years, the course has removed trees and cleaned out the holes that run along the Rio Grande, providing golfers with a breathtaking view that is enough to bring them back to the course. River Bend plays just 6,452 from the tips, 5,349 from the whites and a short, and fun, 4,778, from the reds. The course is located at 4541 Military Highway in Brownsville. Call (956) 548-0192 for information. Brownsville Golf Center Whether you carry a single-digit handicap or no handicap at all, this is a course that always has open arms, friendly rates and a course that is integral to fun and entertainment in Cameron County and beyond. Wide open fairways and large – yet quick – greens give golfers an opportunity to improve their game without being beaten up. The greens are large - but it doesn’t make them easy. Brownsville Golf Center plays 6,144 yards from the blues, 5,652 from the whites and 5,091 from the reds. It is a par-70 18-hole course. Brownsville Golf Center is located at 1800 W. San Marcelo Blvd. Call (956) 541-2582 for information. South Padre Island Golf Club If you live in Buffalo, New York, you have to go to Niagara Falls at least once. Likewise, and with that same sense of urgency, if you’re a golfer in the Valley, you must play South Padre Island Golf Course. It’s a bucket-list must. The course has some of the most scenic holes in all of South Texas, overlooking the Laguna Madre. Don’t get caught daydreaming though, the layout is challenging, and the wind makes everything more challenging. The course has consistently worked on improving its cart paths, sand traps, natural beauty, and other areas in recent years. The course plays nearly 7,000 yards from the tips (6,931), 5,552 from the whites and 5,200 from the reds. It also has gold tees that play 4,079 for the faint of heart. South Padre Island Golf Club is located at 1 Golf House Road in Laguna Vista. Call (956) 943-4653 for information. South Padre Island Golf Club. Courtesy Photo