Max A. Mandel GC: ClubhouseMax A. Mandel Golf Course

Max A. Mandel Golf Course
27700 FM 1472
Laredo, Texas 78045
Webb County

Phone(s): (956) 726-2000
Fax: (956) 726-1674

Located just north of Laredo, the Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course overlooks the Rio Grande River. Golfers can enjoy stunning views throughout the course but especially on the four holes that play directly on the waterfront. The par-72 layout sprawls across 270 acres of rugged south Texas landscape. The terrain is covered with 100-year-old mesquite trees and two vast arroyos, which were incorporated into the layout. There are also a variety of elevation changes across the landscape that can be challenging but the design manages to seamlessly blend dramatic features and playability. Crafted by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the golf course appeals to a range of skill levels from novices to frequent golfers. Risk-reward opportunities can be found throughout Mandel, giving both short and long hitters a variety of ways to play each hole.

Max A. Mandel Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of a green and the clubhouse at Max A. Mandel Golf Course.A view of a hole and a river on the left side at Max A. Mandel Golf Course.A view of a tee at Max A. Mandel Golf CourseA view of a green guarded by a bunker at Max A. Mandel Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Municipal
  • Year opened: 2012
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $46
  • Weekends: $56

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7220 132 74.5
Gold 72 6600 128 72.6
Blue 72 6035 125 70.5
Copper 72 4769 103 64.4
Silver 72 5381 108 67.4
Silver (W) 72 5381 120 70.8
Copper (W) 72 4769 112 67.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Max A. Mandel Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Rene Solis
    on December 27th, 2016 11:36
    The course is in excellent condition, both fairways and greens. The greens are challenging, with some fantastic breaks and fast. Good putts are rewarded. The short par 4's are truly great and all par 3's are different and all look easy but no such thing. The staff is friendly and the restaurant staff is always willing to please. The green fees are affordable and pace of play is acceptable. This is one of the best and interesting courses that I have played and I have played quite a few. I recommend it. It's a must if you live south of Austin and north of Brownsville.
  • Max A. Mandel Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Lou Garou
    on April 21st, 2016 15:17
    The service at the restaurant was horrible. I waited 15 minutes for server in an empty restaurant. Order was placed (burger and fries) and 20 minutes later it arrived and it was disgusting.
  • Max A. Mandel Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Robert
    on June 02nd, 2014 16:29
    Great course. Fairways and tee boxes are immaculate. The greens looked like had been aerated about 2 weeks prior so they were inconsistent. But it is the time for most courses to do this so I was not surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only knock was having to pay for range balls but that is a minor knock. Don't miss the chance to play this course if the opportunity presents itself.
  • Max A. Mandel Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Greg Padilla
    on April 01st, 2013 10:06
    Great course, still in it's infancy. Greens are challenging. Fairways are in great shape, and the elevation changes make for an even better experience. My new favorite course. The only reason I didn't give it 5-stars is because the clubhouse isn't finished yet. But from the looks of it, it will be just as good as the course. This is a must play course.
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