Palmilla Beach Club Golf Playground

Palmilla Beach is a destination lifestyle resort community, offering the best in Texas Gulf Coast living and experience.  The developer has envisioned a refresh of their existing 18-hole golf course into a compact, recreational entertainment campus known as the Golf Playground.

The goals for the Playground are to create a golf-centric, entertainment destination that provides numerous multi-generational experiences.  Building upon philosophies of industry disrupters like Topgolf, the Playground incorporates innovative new methods for making golf more accessible to casual and new players alike.  The Playground is more than a golfing experience.  Guests are encouraged to relax, play, be entertained and to experience all the Playground’s recreational offerings.

Traditional golf enthusiasts retain the opportunity to test their mettle against the 9-hole, links-style course.  The shorter play allows for speedy rounds which can be completed in a few hours.  The program offering of the course has evolved, incorporating cross-use activities such as foot golf.  This strategy enhances a course’s ROI by expanding its potential user base across multiple activities on the same infrastructure.  Aside from the regulation course, approximately 10 acres comprise the core amenity zone of the Playground.  Included in this area are additional opportunities to casually engage or purposefully sharpen various golf skills.




McCombs Enterprises


Port Aransas, Texas


The Golf Playground includes a 9-hole, traditional links-style course, 3-hole, Par 3 short course, 18-hole professional surface putting course, View Tower, adventure play and sculpture park, Central Bar, Sales, and Retail Center, Event Lawn and Stage


Master Planning + Visioning