Why The Palm Beaches Are A Golfer’s Paradise

The Palm Beaches are known for their private club and resort courses, but less is known about the four dozen public courses here. Best of all, the cost to tee off offers great value for golfers who are on a budget, giving them the ability to play courses designed by the best.

Here’s a sampling of public golf courses to consider on your next visit to The Palm Beaches:


Abacoa Golf Club 

Abacoa Golf Club is located in the heart of one of South Florida’s best-known golf communities – Jupiter. The 18-hole course is designed by Joe Lee. Its rolling fairways are surrounded by serene lakes and tropical plant life. This challenging course will be appreciated by golfers of all skill levels, especially with its unique elevation changes.

Address: 105 Barbados Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458.


Sandhill Crane Golf Club

Sandhill Crane Golf Club—Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Golf Course—is a par-72 course recently redesigned and renovated by golf architect firm Dusenberry Design. Carved out of the beautiful Loxahatchee Nature Preserve, this course is one of the only in Florida that winds through natural preserve and wetlands areas. It plays to 6,500 yards through southern pines, palm trees and marsh land.

Address: 9500 Sandhill Crane Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412.


North Palm Beach Country Club

North Palm Beach Country Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is one of only two Nicklaus Signature Municipal courses in the U.S. Play the undulating terrain and conditioned greens against a backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway on this par-71 links-style course.

Address: 951 U.S Hwy 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.


Okeeheelee Golf Course

Okeeheelee Golf Course offers 27 holes of championship golf which equate to three nine-hole courses that may be played in three different 18-hole combinations. Its unique park setting provides beautiful vistas of Clear Lake. The facility is aptly named Okeeheelee, or “quiet waters” in the Seminole Indian language.

Address: 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413.


Links at Boynton Beach

Links at Boynton Beach is an 18-hole, 71-par championship course with a practice green, driving range, restaurant and pro shop. Golfing parents and their children will love the additional executive-length nine-hole family course.

Address: 8020 Jog Road, (between Hypoluxo Rd. and Gateway Blvd), Boynton Beach, FL 33472.


Par 3

Par 3 offers golf on the ocean. Designed by Dick Watson and his apprentice Joe Lee in 1961, this course has received many accolades over the years, including twice being named by Golf Digest as the best Par 3 course in the U.S. Redesigned and renovated in 2009 by Raymond Floyd, it affords golfers views of both the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Address: 2345 South Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480.


Delray Beach Golf Club

Address: 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, 33445.


Osprey Point Golf Course

Address: 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33498.


Red Reef Executive Golf Course

Address: 1221 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432.


Park Ridge Golf Course

Address: 9191 Lantana Road, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33467.


Southwinds Golf Course


John Prince Golf Learning Center

Address: 4754 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33461.