The 18-hole golf course at Los Lagos Golf Club ranks as one of the top courses in the Rio Grande Valley each year. The course has been selected as the Reader’s Favorite five of the past six years in The Monitor, the regions largest daily newspaper. The city was named in 1919 in honor of John Young, a prominent businessman who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Fitting with the tradition of a Scottish links style layout, Mr. Young would have felt right at home at Los Lagos. The course is a von Hagge, Smelek and Baril design. They have continued their reputation of dramatic mounding along the fairways, more than 75 strategically placed sand traps to capture errant shots, and water coming into play on eleven holes.
Located less than fifty miles from the coast, the course is bathed in sunshine year round, and then washed over daily with cool breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. This requires players to have a variety of shots in their bag to play well here.
There are five sets of tees that can stretch back to nearly 7200 yards for the long-ball hitters and women’s and senior tees that still provide a challenge, but are well suited for their game. With a back tee course rating of 74.7 and slope rating of 132, the course is an excellent venue for our Lucky Seven Golf Classic benefitting the University of Texas- Pan American in Edinburg, which features 30 professional players competing with their amateur playing partners.