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TEXAS LIFESTYLE | ROUGHING IT

Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course Golf in Laredo is now thriving thanks to this Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design that hugs the Rio Grande River shore. Sprawled across 270 acres of rugged South Texas landscape, “The Max” has earned high acclaim from several publications since its 2012 opening. These accolades, plus an affordable rate, have attracted many from San Antonio and other locales to travel to Laredo with clubs in tow. And the sticker price lowers even more thanks to stay-and-play package partnerships with several Laredo hotels, including Embassy Suites and the historic La Posada. THEMAXLAREDO.COM

Photo courtesy of The Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course

Old American Golf Club/The Tribute Golf Club Designed by course architect Tripp Davis and British Open champion Justin Leonard, Old American pays homage to the golden age of golf course architecture, a time period when some of the best U.S. courses were built. It cozies up against Lake Lewisville and is next door to the Tribute Golf Club, which replicates the best holes from Scotland. Perched on the second floor of the Tribute clubhouse are spacious guest suites equipped with all the amenities of a bed and breakfast or inn. Guests can walk down the stairs to the Tribute pro shop and the first tee, or ride a golf cart down the road to Old American. OLDAMERICANGOLFCLUB.COM

Photo courtesy of The Old American Golf Club/The Tribute Golf Club

Pine Dunes Golf Club Once an unkempt nine-hole course, Pine Dunes Golf Club is now a nationally-ranked golf course that has attracted many Lone Star golfers to the quiet little town of Frankston. Designed by the late Jay Morrish, Pine Dunes boasts incredible shot values throughout and is often dubbed the “Pinehurst of Texas.” Because of its location and top-notch golf experience, Pine Dunes often hosts avid golfers who want to play another nine or 18 holes after their initial rounds. For those groups, 10 condominiums situated off the 18th hole sleep up to four, and offer two baths, a kitchen and satellite television. PINEDUNES.COM

Photo courtesy of The Pine Dunes Golf Club

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Texas Lifestyle Summer 2015  
Texas Lifestyle Summer 2015