Gulf Winds GC: Driving rangeGulf Winds Golf Course

Gulf Winds Golf Course
Bldg 1272 US Naval Air Station
Nas Corpus Christi, Texas 78419
Nueces County

Phone(s): (361) 961-3250
Fax: (361) 961-2648

On the grounds of the Naval Air Station, this military facility started out as a rudimentary 6-hole course that opened in 1955 and eventually became a first-class 18-hole layout. Prior to the final expansion in 1985, the course had 12 holes, with hackers playing six of the holes twice for a full round of golf.
The military personnel, some of whom maintain the course in exchange for green fees, keep this simple track in excellent condition. The course has forgiving, wide-open fairways-if your approaches are accurate into the small greens, only a true butcher could three-putt. Two ponds and a creek impact play on six holes. At only 5,700 yards, the course is very susceptible to low scores without the wind.

Hole 18 is a good finisher, playing 420 yards into the wind with out-of-bounds looming left.

Getting there : From I-37 south exit South Padre Island Dr. and turn onto NAS Drive. Follow the signs to the naval base and the course.

Gulf Winds Golf Course
2 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of the driving range at Gulf Winds Golf Course.A view of a tee at Gulf Winds Golf Course.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Military
  • Year opened: 1962
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $12.00

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $10.00 - $16.50
  • Weekends: $10.00 - $17.50

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 71 6410 114 70.4
Red (W) 71 4874 112 68.3
White 71 5771 111 67.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Gulf Winds Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Doyle
    on July 25th, 2021 22:03
    Like playing in a cow pasture. I think they mow it once a month. Tee boxes are very uneven and holes all over. Greens have water ruts. And mole holes. Horrible course!!! The Navy should be ashamed. To put this type of product out there for its active duty personnel.
  • Gulf Winds Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Dean
    on June 27th, 2021 12:29
    Paid almost full price to play 9 holes. Fire ants rule this course. Lawn mowers must be broken. Could lose a ball on the fairway. Sooo uneven could lose some teeth. Was really hopeful this would be so much better.
  • Gulf Winds Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Bill
    on November 22nd, 2016 08:24
    A very enjoyable course, and can be quite challenging when the prevailing S. East winds are up. I've played golf all over the country, and I would be happy playing Gulf Winds every day.
  • Gulf Winds Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by David Bardell
    on September 08th, 2015 09:06
    This is an awesome course for the average golfer like me. The only problem I have with it is that the layout is a little confusing. I know that there is a course layout on the back of the score card, but it would also be nice to have little signs next to the cart path directing you to the next hole. The one specifically that I can remember, I think, is going from #2 green to # 3 tee box. There was a couple of holes on the back 9 that also presented an issue, but I don't recall the numbers. This would be a nice update for those of us that don't play there often enough to remember where each tee is located. Again, it is an awesome course overall!!
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