Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community

Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community is a 550-acres luxury resort with the longest stretch of Port Aransas beachfront. It features award-winning dining, Texas’ only links-style golf course, and is located only a few minutes away from historic downtown Port A.

With dozens of cottages, condos and homes available to rent, you can stay for a weekend, a week or more. Their concierge-style Guest Services staff will help you find and schedule the right activities to make your family vacation a memorable one. 

One of the most exciting core features of Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community is its golf offering. Catering to families who don’t have time to dedicate an entire day to a golf outing, Palmilla Beach has built a unique experience that even the most beginner-level golfer can enjoy. 

Just this June, Palmilla Beach opened 12 holes of links-style play. It includes nine “traditional” holes (with “Fun Tees” for the kids!) plus The LOOP, a three-hole, par-three, 85- to 100-yard pitch-and-putt course. Play time is quick – just 1.5 hours to play the entire course – so there’s plenty of time to get to the beach and other family activities. There is also a driving range if you just want to get in some practice. Plus, an 18-hole putting green is in the works and scheduled to open in spring 2020.



The approach to customer service and guest care at Palmilla Beach reflects their commitment to creating an outstanding family experience.

“It is important that as we further develop the resort, we never lose sight of our market or why we are here,” says Greg Carr, Director of Development. “We go to great lengths to think through every aspect and detail of the experience we are creating. Details Matter.”

You can see this philosophy play out across the property, from hospitality to food service to maintenance. Their hard work behind the scenes results in a seamless, comfortable experience for you and your family. 

“The hospitality arm of our resort is made up of primarily young, energetic, college aged students with a passion for helping guests,” adds Carr. “We have empowered these employees to go to great lengths to ensure our guests have an enjoyable experience and make life-long memories for their families.” 

Palmillo Beach amenities include an exclusive private pool with cabanas, multiple seating areas and loads of activities for the kids, including Dive-in-Movie Night, smores at the fire pit and complimentary popsicles and pool treats. 

Family-friendly amenities don’t end there. The golf club offers junior clubs so the kids can play, too. Big kids will love the electric bicycles, and – if you’re brave – you can trade the traditional golf cart for an electric” golf board.” It’s just like it sounds: an electric surfboard/skateboard/scooter with wheels. You have to see this to believe it! 

The Great Lawn features big open spaces for games and events, as well as holiday concerts. Their exclusive VIP beach experience includes air-conditioned comfort stations (bathrooms!), chairs and umbrellas, as well as food and beverage service. 

Be sure to plan a meal at REDS or Black Marlin, both located on property. Executive Chef Gail Huesmann both trained and taught at the exclusive culinary school Le Cordon Bleu. Influenced by her world-class training and authentic southern roots, she creates “coastal comfort food” and classics that are among the best in Port A. 

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