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Recreation

Golf Course

The Muleshoe Country Club offers golfing enthusiasts a mature, scenic course as well as a challenging layout. The long, sometimes wide and other times narrow fairways are lined with elm trees, and the greens are of medium size and fast.  Shot accuracy is at a premium on this course. There is an additional set of men's tees that can be used when playing an eighteen hole round.

Take the time to enjoy a round, then take a break, set back enjoy a cool drink or a hot meal in our comfortable club house and then head out to complete your round.

One thing is for certain when you visit our country club, the best part of the game of golf shines
through. Enjoy.

Course: 9 hole Built: 1953
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Open all year Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Green Fees (18 holes) - $12.00 Weekdays/$15.00 Weekends

For more information call the Muleshoe Golf and Country Club at (806) 272-4250.

Muleshoe Water Park

In the new city park construction was completed on the new water park which features zero entry, swimming lanes, a slide and a diving board plus a lazy river.  It opened Memorial Day 2010 and also has a concession stand available with a variety of refreshments.

 

Heritage Center

If history is your interest then the Muleshoe's Heritage Center located off US 84 on the northwest part of Muleshoe will offer a pleasant stop for visitors. The Heritage Center just celebrated its 20 birthday. Visitors experience all the traditions of the Panhandle-High Plains of Texas at the Old Muleshoe Depot. You can also peer into Jane's Ranch House and take a close look at the Old Muleshoe Ranch cook house. There is a one-room log cabin to remind younger generations of the hardships our founders endured while settling this part of the west. The old hotel, and other items of interest, as well as the world's largest muleshoe make for history lesson that will stay with your memories for life.

Contact the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation at (806) 272-5873.

 

Wildlife Refuge

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a wintering and resting area for migrating waterfowl and is the oldest refuge in Texas. The refuge is located 20 miles south of Muleshoe on State Highway 214 and encompasses more than 5,809 acres. Sandhill cranes begin arriving in late September. During the six month period that the cranes are away from the Alaskan and Canadian breeding grounds, the refuge hosts one of the largest concentrations of sandhill cranes in North America.

The number of cranes at the refuge peaks between December and Mid-February. Over 280 species comprise the refuge bird list. The largest variety of birds are seen during the spring and fall migrations. The weeded area adjacent to the campground provides a good birding site. At times Golden Eagles as well as an occasional Bald Eagle take up residence at the refuge. Great Horned Owls and Burrowing Owls can be seen year-round. Prairie dogs and prairie rattle-snakes, common to the area, are abundant in the draws northeast of the refuge headquarters. Other area mammals include: porcupines, badgers, bobcats, and coyotes and are most likely seen in the evening hours.

A visitor center, featuring displays of birds and mammals common to the Area, picnic area, camping area, and nature trail are provided for visitor enjoyment.

Open to the public from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

For more infromation, please call 806-946-3341.

Sports Academy

Home of National & World Gymnists

Sports Academy opened its doors in 2001 and has since placed Muleshoe, Texas on the national map when it involves gymnastics training and competition. Gymnastics teaches strength, quickness, flexibility, self-discipline, importance of focus, boosts self-esteem, as well as prepres the athlete physically to decrease chance of injury.

“With a city as willing as Muleshoe is to support our program in the manner in which they do, it is no wonder we have been able to produce some of the top area athletes. Just a couple of years ago we were able to send two of our young ladies to the Olympic trials to compete. Since our opening over 2000 kids have enjoyed our programs and we currently have over 200 enrolled.” stated Will Green, Owner and Operator of Sports Academy.

“We are here because the citizens, the local Chamber and the EDC let us know they wanted us here. I thank each of them and look forward to serving this community for many generations.” added Mr. Green.

The programs of Sports Academy enhance tremendously the preparation young athletes have for the more traditional school related sports. The programs serve as a valued asset to our youth, our community and our region.

Visit the first-class facilities of Sports Academy at 2309 W. American Boulevard.

Roadriders Motorcyle Road Rally

The Muleshoe Roadriders hold their motorcycle rally the 3rd weekend of March.  The riders gather at the Bailey County Coliseum to begin a "poker run" and they are furnished a map with designated stops.  Each rider gets a playing card at each stop.  The riders return to the coliseum and at that time the winning hand is determined and monetary prizes are awarded from the entry fees.

Each year the members also plan a trip to the mountains to enjoy a scenic ride.

Tour de Muleshoe

TheTour de Muleshoe rolls along scenic farmland and sandhills for you to ride either fast or slow as you choose. This is not a race -- enjoy yourself.

All three rides follow a triangle course. The 10 mile is flat with good shoulders, one rest stop at half way; the 40 mile begins with small rolling hills for the first 10 miles, followed by 12 miles of scenic sandhills, ending in 18 miles of small, smooth ups and downs; the 100k follows similar road conditions for a longer distancs and all end back in Muleshoe at the starting point.

Tour de Muleshoe is held annually in June during Father's Day Weekend.
(Check back for the 2007 dates)

Mule-Putt Miniature Golf

Located just off U.S. Hwy. 84 between Bailey County Coliseum and The Heritage Center, the Jennyslipper Mule-Putt Golf Course opens in Mid-May and continues its operation until Mid-September.  Regular operting hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  A concession area offers soft drinks, candy, popcorn, ice cream and corn dogs.