Schlitterbahn GCSchlitterbahn Golf Club

Schlitterbahn Golf Club
14353 Commodore Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418
Nueces County

Phone(s): (361) 949-8056
Fax: (361) 949-8059

The "St. Andrews of Padre Island" opened in the 1970s, featuring a Bruce Littell links-style design with water on 15 of 18 holes. With stiff sea breezes and sand dunes covered in thick grasses, along with the nasty "heather" that borders most holes, Padre Isles is one tough mother.

Besides the difficult layout, the greens are tricky because the grain grows downwind, eliminating the slope from the equation-not something the inland golfer becomes easily accustomed to. Remember: when putting, consider the wind first.

Hole 4 is rated the most difficult, a long par 5 that plays 509 yards from the middle tees.

Getting there : Look for signs in Corpus Christi. Take the two bridges over to South Padre Island Drive.

Schlitterbahn Golf Club
1 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view over the water from Schlitterbahn Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Bruce Littell
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1970
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Bermuda grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $12 - $20
  • Weekends: $25

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6590 124 72.2
Red (W) 72 5516 118 68.8
White 72 6150 122 71.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Schlitterbahn Golf Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by Bill
    on September 23rd, 2017 14:48
    A beautiful COOL Padre Island morning. A SATURDAY morning. And NO ONE on the course. What's wrong with this picture?

    I read several reviews from a couple of different sites, all negative. Still, I wanted to give this place a chance, especially since it's right across the street from my daughter's house, and I've been driving by it five or six times a day on our current visit. Tempting!!

    The staff are super nice, and the rates are very reasonable at this PUBLIC course (you don't have to be a resort guest to play).

    Then you go outside.

    I love the layout, distances, challenges, etc., the long hole fairways are beautiful. It's the turf conditions and the woeful surfaces of the greens that destroy this and most other reviews.

    Better turf management, period. That will bring this course back to five stars. There is no reason that a resort course in this location, and with this layout, can't be an amazing golf experience. Hope it will be on our next visit!
  • Schlitterbahn Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    on May 06th, 2016 19:33
    This is an out of date listing. The course as described here no longer exists. The property was sold and a Schlitterbahn water park was built on it. They kept nine holes that remain as part of the attraction, but the course is in terrible shape. Don't waste your time.
  • Schlitterbahn Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Chop it Up
    on March 15th, 2012 05:15
    For the amount you have to pay for the green fees the course should be in way better shape. It used to be top-of-the range but now you can see that the owners are just taking the money and only putting some of the funds back into the course. Great place to practice but you should play somewhere else.
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