Spi golf The South Padre Island Golf Club twists along the serene Laguna Madre inlet with terrific perspectives of the Island. It’s no big surprise that it was chosen as one of the Top 20 news courses in America by Golf Magazine when it opened in 1997. Each opening offers surprising difficulties only minutes from South Padre Island in Laguna Vista. The 18-opening, standard 72 course is supplemented by a 385-yard driving extent, putting and chipping greens, master shop and clubhouse.