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***** COVID-19 Update *****

At the current time most activities planned for the 2020-2021

Winter Season are CANCELLED until further notice.

We are continuing to come up with activities that can be carried out and still follow the Covid-19 restrictions.

This Web site will continue to be updated as the situation changes.

We Welcome You
Sunshine Country Club Estates Retirement Community
We are a gated 55+ debt free private member owned and operated community. The wide variety of activities offered provides both flexibility and independence for you to create the lifestyle of your choice.

Debt Free and Self Governing

You own your own home and lot in our senior-oriented self-governing neighborhood. We have 306 lots on 57 acres with brick custom, stick built and mobile homes in the Rio Grand Valley in Harlingen, Texas. We enjoy life with minimal home upkeep. Activities offered include golfing, nature and birding, quilting, woodworking, cards, stained glass, crafting and many more. The large beautiful common areas include the par 3, 9 hole golf course, pool and hot tub, nicely equipped exercise room, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, library, pool room, card room and meeting rooms for resident gatherings. There is a storage area for RVs (some contain storage sheds on them) and a well-equipped woodworking building (free). 

Common questions

HOA Fees for 2020 are $1,320.00. These can be divided into periodic payments or are discounted if you pay annually. The golf course is owned and maintained by the Estates. There may be additional modest fees for some activities. Most are free to Estates residents. There are no fees for residents to enjoy the golf course or the Woodshop. Homeowners may enjoy the company of up to two house pets. Golf Carts are the most common mode of transportation when going from place to place within the community.


The open air Pavilion next to the pool and hot tub plays host to many neighborhood gatherings and parties. Other amenities in the heart of the community include the multipurpose Retzlaff Hall which hosts potlucks, quilting, line dancing, parties and many other social opportunities. Residents enjoy walking, biking and our nicely equipped fitness center. If you enjoy using a cue stick, we have tables for your use. Our Women’s Club plans many other special events throughout the year.

Our Community

A variety of housing styles and prices are available that match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. Regardless of your passions, you are sure to find other like-minded residents who share your interests. There are many clubs and interest groups as mentioned above. Shopping and dining places abound within minutes of the community. And South Padre Island with its beautiful beach is only a 30-40 minute drive away.

Beautiful warm weather, low cost of living, plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, and the lively social and cultural scene make the Harlingen area one of the top retirement destinations in the country. While the surrounding region offers many cultural and nature experiences, many residents remark that a world of endless fun can be found without ever leaving the community. The rich assortment of amenities, activities and groups suits almost any lifestyle.  

Welcome To Sunshine



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APRIL 1, 2017



Cancelled AT THIS TIME due to Covid-19

Annual 3 day tournament in February followed by an Awards Banquet. For seniors (55 and Over).

Includes both Sunshine and Neighboring golfers. Tons of prizes and fun. Come join us.

Women's Club Activities

"MOST" have been Cancelled at this time due to Covid-19.


Activity Calendar for 2020-2021

Make sure you are aware of the exciting activities the Women's Club has planned for 2020--2021. All activities were approved by the SEPO Board. The list, including "Covid-19 Friendly" activities can be found under the 'Events' Tab of this Web site.

Please review the list carefully and plan what you want to have on hand to wear/decorate with.

The sign-up sheets for volunteers are located in the lounge on the Women's Club board.

For new residents, this is a great way to get involved and meet and get to know your fellow residents. We are always looking for new ideas and we never turn down help.

New Homeowners Party

Cancelled AT THIS TIME due to Covid-19.


Each year the Women's Club hosts the New Homeowner's Party. This is a great way for new Residents to get to know your fellow neighbors. It's also a great way for everyone to get to know more about the new homeowners. And one of the best parts for the new homeowners is that they get in free.

During the 2020-2021 season the party will be held on Thursday, Jan 21, 2021. The theme of this party is yet TBD. But it is a sure thing everyone will have a great time.


"Newsletter" published monthly September thru March

(Articles are due by the 24th of each month to in order to be published

the 1st of the following month.) 

     "SEPO E-News E-Mails" published as soon as the information is received Year Round

(Articles can be sent to at any time and they will be published as soon as possible.)


Golf, gatherings and fun are found here. Our professional team keeps our golf course maintained to high standards throughout the year. Our exercise facilities include a swimming pool and hot tub, golf and many exercise groups to accommodate a wide variety of exercise levels. Many other interest groups offer even more opportunities; such as birding, quilting, woodworking, stained glass, walking, line dancing, cards and many more.

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Retzlaff Hall offers a gathering place for many activities. Potlucks, club meetings & musical performances are just a few. The adjacent pavilion offers more space to groups and activities.

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Enjoy a relaxing day at our modern, world class Golf Course. You’ll appreciate a truly distinct experience on the course, reflecting the classic beauty and refinement of Harlingen, TX. The wonderfully kept surroundings of our course make for a truly wonderful golfing experience.

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Enjoy your community of friends and neighbors at poolside, social gatherings, water aerobics and more. Meet old friends and make new ones.

Serving Sunshine



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