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 A 55+ Senior Living Community 

 Where there's always 

 something to do day and night. 

 You can just relax and do nothing! 


We Welcome You
Sunshine Country Club Estates (SCCE) Retirement Community located in Harlingen, TX
We are a 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 304 residences on 57 acres with brick custom, stick built and mobile homes in the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen, Texas. We enjoy life with minimal home upkeep. Activities offered include Golfing, Birding & Nature Club, Fishing Association, Rock Painting Club, Quilting, Woodworking, Cards, Stained Glass and many more. The large beautiful common areas include a par 3, 9-hole golf course, Retzlaff Hall for all types of activities, pool and hot tub, nicely equipped exercise room, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, library, billiards room, card room and meeting rooms for resident gatherings. There is a storage area for RVs, trailers and the like that does require a fee. Storage sheds may be placed on some of these lots. Use of the well-equipped woodworking building is free.

Common questions

For 2024, total annual Home Owners' Association (HOA) Fees are $1,410.00. These can be divided into periodic payments or are discounted 2% if you pay before Jan 20 of the year the fees are due. Residents and anyone Renting their homes enjoy the same amenities offered here in Sunshine. The golf course is owned and maintained by the Estates. There are no fees for residents to enjoy the golf course or the Woodshop. There may be additional modest fees for some activities, such as Women's Club parties. Many other activities/amenities are free to Estates residents and renters. 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.

Activities (HERE) and Amenities (HERE)

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. It also serves as a Meeting venue for meetings with large numbers of participants. Residents enjoy walking, biking and our nicely equipped fitness center. If you enjoy using a cue stick, we have tables for your use. If you enjoy playing cards, there's an entire room set aside for doing that. 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.  



APRIL 16, 2017

APRIL 1, 2017




 Annual 3 day tournament in March 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 (WC) Activities

In March 2024 the SEPO (Sunshine Estates Property Owners) Board of Directors approved all WC activities being proposed at that time. The list can be found HERE.

Make sure you are aware of these exciting activities the Women's Club has planned  for the upcoming 2024--2025 winter season and start planning what you want to have on hand to dress up in / decorate with.

The signup sheets for volunteers to work on the various activities / committees are located in the SEPO Lounge on the Women's Club bulletin board.

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

New Homeowners Party

Each year the Women's Club hosts the  New Homeowners' Party. Info about this event that was held in Jan 2024 can be found at this link: New Homeowner's Party.

During the 2024-2025 winter season this party will be held on Jan 11, 2025. The theme is TBD at this time.

It is a fantastic way for new Residents to get to know their fellow neighbors. And 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.


"Newsletter" published monthly - October thru March

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

by the 1st of the following month.) 

     "SEPO Enews Emails" published within 24 hours of the information being received - Year Round

(Emails to be sent to the Sunshine Community should be sent to at any time.)


Golf, gatherings and fun are found here. Our professional team of employees 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.

Independent and active fun



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

Golf successful hole in one



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.

Pool social activity and good food



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

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