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Tierra Santa Golf Club
1901 Club de Amistad
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Hidalgo County

Phone(s): (956) 973-1811
Fax: (956) 973-2565
Website: tierrasantaweslaco.com

The first "daily fee" course built in the Rio Grande Valley, Tierra Santa opened in 1997 as the centerpiece of a residential community. This challenging 18-hole track was designed by Jeff Brauer, who consulted with PGA Tour pro Steve Elkington to sculpt the flat farmland into undulating fairways that wind through a total of 14 lakes.

The course is very challenging, with water on most holes, significant length, and wind that seems to always blow strong. The lush fairways are covered in bunkers, and most holes are finished off with extremely large, fast greens that reek of championship quality. The trick here is to know where to bail out, as many "safe" bailout areas were incorporated into the layout.

Five of the par 4s are over 430 yards. The 3rd hole offers a risk-reward decision with a double fairway that tempts you with a 200-yard carry over water on one side, and a safe landing area to the right. The most difficult hole on the course is the 443-yard No. 5, which features a 200-yard carry off the tee and water on the left of the fairway and beside the green. No. 9 can get you as well-it's a 460-yard monster with bunkers all over the fairway.
The scenic 18th is the signature hole at 451 yards with water along the left side and bunkers on the right. Your approach shot must carry the waterfall fronting the green.

Getting there : From Harlingen or McAllen, take Hwy 83 to the Westgate exit. Drive 3.5 miles to the end of the road where the course is located.

Tierra Santa Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view from a tee at Tierra Santa Golf ClubA view of a fairway at Tierra Santa Golf ClubA view of a green protected by bunkers at Tierra Santa Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jeff Brauer
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • 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: $30 - $34
  • Weekends: $30 - $37

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirts required, no denim or cut-offs; Dress code strictly enforced
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7139 124 73.6
Red (W) 72 5283 121 71.3
Blue 72 6601 119 70.8
White 72 6045 110 68.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Tierra Santa Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by jimbo
    on March 15th, 2014 07:33
    nicest course in the RGV. very challenging with the water & sand traps, and the fairways & greens are in really nice shape . I say go for it.
  • Tierra Santa Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by rey
    on March 23rd, 2012 13:22
    good course, very long and challenging. Improved greens, beautiful fairways and now with actual sand in the bunkers, unlike the grass bunkers they had before.
  • Tierra Santa Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by jorge
    on March 10th, 2010 23:26
    this has deteriorated significantly over the past years.
    It is now one of the poorest kept courses in the valley. Excellent layout with potential however currently burnt greens, (painted)
    uncut fairways, leaking irrigation
    (the only water this course has seen in a very long time is from the leaking pipes. Unhappy employees, no beverage cart, no sand in sand traps (just weeds) unfortunate situation.
    Not recommended at this time.
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