5 Bucket List Golf Courses You Must Play in Palm Beach County

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Reaching from Florida’s Atlantic coast all the way to Palm Beach County, situated in the rural heart of the state, home to stunning white sandy beaches, mansions-turned-museums that date back to the Gilded Age. However, for avid golfers, the greatest draw to Palm Beach County is the wealth of world-class golf courses and country clubs that attract golfers from across the country and all around the world. Whether you are visiting for a short weekend getaway or putting down roots in Palm Beach County, these are the golf courses you won’t want to miss while you’re in The Sunshine State. 

Ocean Course at The Breakers

Ocean Course at The Breakers is the oldest golf course in the state of Florida and is known for its wide assortment of depths, contours, and shapes, which offers a challenge to players of every level. The course, which underwent a full-scale renovation that was completed in 2018, was designed in 1897 by Alexander H. Findlay and has brand new salt-tolerant grass as well as a number of water features. Ocean Course features TifEagle Bermuda Greens, 56 sand and grass-faced bunkers, six lakes, a 6,500 square foot putting green, an 18,000 square foot practice green, and beautiful tropical landscaping. Golfers can delight in enjoying glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean while they play Ocean Course at The Breakers.

Palm Beach Par 3

Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course lies nestled in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, it provides a truly unique location for a world-class golfing experience. The course was originally designed in 1961 by Dick Wilson and his apprentice, Joe Lee, but later underwent a full renovation in 2009 by Raymond Floyd, a World Hall of Fame champion. Palm Beach Par 3 features three sets of tees with 18 holes ranging from 81 to 211 yards. Visitors to the course can enjoy a meal or a drink at the two-story clubhouse or brush up on their skills at the driving range, putting green, and practicing bunker.

The Palmer Course at PGA National

Arnold Palmer is nothing short of a golf legend, so it comes as no surprise that PGA National Resort has an equally legendary course named after him. The Palmer is designed to provide a fun challenge to golfers of all skill levels, not to mention stunning views of the surrounding Florida landscape from each hole. With five sets of tees and an excellent series of finishing holes, The Palmer has a reputation for being entertaining and fun. Guests of PGA National Resort can dine in one of three fantastic restaurants, enjoy services at the on-site spa, and play not only The Palmer, but five more equally stunning courses.

Osprey Point

Located in Boca Raton, Osprey Point Golf Course has made a name for itself as one of the most highly sought-after public courses in the state of Florida. Osprey Point is home to 27 holes that make up three nine-hole courses. Since 2010, the course has won numerous awards, including Golf Digest’s pick for the number one course to play golf in Palm Beach. Visitors can pick up any additional gear they may need from the on-site pro shop, and the driving range is open seven days a week so players can practice off the course. With affordable prices and a top-quality course, you will definitely want to pay a visit to Osprey Point– that is, if you can manage to get a tee time.

Boca Raton Resort & Club Resort Course

Members of The Boca Raton Club and guests of the resort can take advantage of playing championship-level courses all year round. A round of golf at The Boca Raton offers stunning views of the surrounding nature as the club sits on twelve acres of water, an island-green finishing hole, and more than 6,200 yards of sweeping landscapes, all of which are part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Members and guests can practice their swings on the driving range, equipped with Toptracer technology, or stock up on golf essentials at the pro shop. After a game, you can enjoy drinks or a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant that overlooks the beautiful, exclusive club course.


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