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We Welcome You
Sunshine Country Club Estates (SCCE) Retirement Community
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 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, 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 (some contain storage sheds on them) and a well-equipped woodworking building (free). 

Common questions

HOA Fees for 2021 are $1,320.00. These can be divided into periodic payments or are discounted if you pay annually by Jan 20 each year. 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.

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. 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.  

55+ Texas social gathering

Welcome To Sunshine
(Where You Will Find Lots of Fun & Sunshine)



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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

Make sure you are aware of the exciting activities the Women's Club has planned for the 2021--2022 winter season.


All activities were approved by the SEPO  (Sunshine Estates Property Owners) Board and can be found HERE.

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

The sign-up sheets for volunteers to work on the various activities committees are located in the Lounge on the Women's Club bulletin board.

For new residents, this is a great way to get involved and 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 Homeowner's Party.


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.

During the 2021-2022 winter season this party will be held on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022. The party theme at this time is TBD. But it is a sure thing everyone will have a great time.

NOTE: Due to SEPO Covid-19 restrictions during the 2020-2021 winter season we were unable to have this party. So be prepared for a big shindig when we welcome two years of New Homeowners into the community this coming January.


"Newsletter" published monthly - October thru April

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

by the 1st of the following month.) 

     "SEPO E-News E-Mails" published within 24 hours of the information being received - Year Round

(Articles can 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.

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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 up with old friends and also make some new ones.

Serving Sunshine



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