Discover the Par-fect 18 holes of golf in The Palm Beaches
With perfect weather conditions year-round and pristine courses embedded throughout, it’s simple to see how The Palm Beaches is the heart and soul of golf in Florida. Home to over 160 picturesque golf courses, you will experience the game on world-class grounds that span the furthest corners of Palm Beach County. Not sure where to begin with all there is to offer, start here with the “par-fect” 18 holes of golf in The Palm Beaches. Experience the Par-fect 18 virtually on demand with The Palm Beaches Television.
PGA National – Hole 15
“The start of The Bear Trap is not a long par 3, but the winds make it very tricky as you have to play a shot into a diagonal green running left to right. The slope of the front part of the green runs left, away from you, with a big bunker in the back, which is very difficult to get up and down from because it runs away from the bunker and towards the water. This is a par 3 that can make you swallow twice.” – Jack Nicklaus
North Palm Beach Country Club –
The recently renovated course features completely new turf laid upon a classic intercoastal setting. The changes in elevation make this hole trickier than others and troubling fairway bunkers can add in extra challenges even for the most experienced players. Golf fans should also note that the course is designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Osprey Point – Hole 3
Set on the Falcon course, this hole features lateral water hazards at the tee shot nestled in the beauty of nature. The course is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary which means the views as you walk the course are guaranteed to be serene.
Okeeheelee Golf Course – Hole 9
On the 27-hole parkland style course, sits one of the toughest golf challenges in all of Florida. This hole presents varying hazards and landscape changes that can prove difficult to any golfer. Take on this tough task while taking in the beauty of this certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course.
Abacoa Golf Course – Hole 18
As the last course by famous course designer Joe Lee, Abacoa Golf Course presents challenging shots and breathtaking views at every stop. This hole features TifEagle grass that makes its putting greens popular with players.
Belle Glade – Hole 11
Take a trip to Belle Glade for one of the most unique golf experiences in Palm Beach County. Hole 11 may look straightforward to players, but a challenge presents itself as water appears on the second shot. The vast sugar cane fields of Belle Glade provide a sweet backdrop during a round here.
Atlantis Country Club – Hole 17
An atypical course for Palm Beach County, Atlantis Country Club features only scattered palms that presents open spaces and long fairways unlike many you will find in South Florida. Hole 17 forces the player to play directly into the win which makes it difficult to set up the final shot.
Madison Green – Hole 17
Located just west of downtown West Palm Beach, the course here features five sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. The bunkers, mounds, and water at hole 17 make it tough to navigate but is suited perfectly for long hitters.
Delray Beach Golf Club – Hole 1
Founded in 1923, this Donald Ross designed course is the oldest in Palm Beach County. On the opening hole, players must navigate a wide fairway with a canal to one side and a lake to the other. The hole is perfect for long-driving players because of the sweeping fairway.
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Southwinds Golf Course – Hole 7
As another certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Southwinds provides the perfect balance of golf and nature. At Hole 7, three bunkers near the end make it tricky but fun for all players. After a round, players can head to the new and improved driving range, restaurant, and pro shop.
Palm Beach National – Hole 18
Built in 1962 and designed by Joe Lee, Palm Beach National has been voted as one of the most fun courses to play in the United States. Enjoy the laid-back vibe while finishing up a round at one of Palm Beach County’s most unique golf experiences.
Lake Worth Beach Golf Club – Hole 14 Par 3
Head over to Lake Worth Beach Golf Club for a course full of unique challenges. With wind coming from the neighboring Atlantic Ocean, the stiff breeze follows players along the varying elevations of Hole 14. The slopes from back to front will have short-hitting players stretching their driving abilities and long-hitting players testing their placement.
Sandhill Crane Golf Club – Hole 9
At the halfway point of Sandhill Crane players are presented with water hazards to one side and trees lining the other side. The club features a brand-new clubhouse and restaurant and a great practice facility with a driving range. Enjoy nature as you play – you may just get a peek at an actual sandhill crane.
Park Ridge Golf Course – Hole 12
Set on a former landfill, Park Ridge features elevation that can’t be find many other places in Palm Beach County. The course is another certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course.
Atlantic National Lake Worth –
Hole 9 Par 4
Another Joe Lee designed course, Atlantic National was renovated in 2011 which blends a classic design with modern amenities. Hole 9 was once the finishing hole here but was moved back to the original placement which presents a fun challenge in the middle of a round.
Links at Boynton Beach – Hole 13
Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, the Links at Boynton Beach presents an abundance of wildlife as you trek the course. Hole 13, one of the easier holes on the course, is known to be accessible and fun for all.
Palm Beach Par 3 – Hole 18
Built in 1962 and redesigned later, this oceanside course is a rare blend of wind, water, and breathtaking views. With demanding winds often blowing in, players must tame nature to conquer Hole 18’s narrow greens.
PGA National – Hole 17
“The 17th is a par 3 that has been lengthened to 190 yards over the water and into a very small green that is bunkered left. This is a par 3 that will present a lot of problems; it always has in the past.” – Jack Nicklaus
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