Palm Beach Golf Courses
- Abacoa Golf Club – 105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458, (561)622-0036, public. Abacoa Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by Joe Lee, the course measures 7,200 yards from the back tees and plays to a par of 72.The course opened in October of 1999 and includes rolling fairways that weave through the landscape to the club’s many oversized greens.
- Admirals Cove Golf Course – 200 Admirals Cove Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33477, (561)745-2630, private. Member of Admirals Cove Club may play the eighteen hole course at The Club at Admirals Cove, or the three nine hole courses at Admirals Cove Golf Village. This particular course has water hazards coming into play on fourteen holes. The fairways have a scattering of trees, so they are moderately open. The greens come in a variety of styles from level, tiered, to elevated.
- Golf Club of Jupiter – 1800 Central Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33458, (561)747-6262, public.
Jupiter Dunes Golf Course – 401 N A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, (561)746-6654, semi-private. This is a long par 3 course. The Intracoastal Waterway, tidal flow and small man-made lakes come into play. The narrow fairways contain sand bunkers and some palm trees.
- Loxahatchee Club – 1350 Echo Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458, (561)744-5533, private.
Palm Beach Gardens Golf Club – 11401 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412, (561)626-7888, public. This course is somewhat open, but the multiple cuts of rough bordering the fairways makes shot accuracy essential. The terrain is basically flat.
- PGA National Resort & Spa (pictured) – 1000 Ave of Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, (561)627-1800, resort. This resort has five eighteen hole courses. The Champion Course was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1990. The finishing holes, #15, #16, and #17, are known as the “Bear Trap,” because they all require shots over water. This course is the site of the Senior’s PGA Championship. The most scenic hole is #5. The General Course favors a Scottish-links tradition with undulating fairways, numerous grass bunkers, and a common green shared by holes #8 and #12. Water comes into play on sixteen holes. The Haig Course is the oldest of the five courses. Water comes into play on fifteen holes. Golfers often opt for either hitting over the water hazards or playing around them. The Squire Course is a “thinking man’s course,” requiring many accurate fairway wood and long iron shots in order to score well. The Estates Course is the newest of the five courses and will challenge any skill level. Visit their website at pga-resorts.com.
- Tequesta Country Club – 201 Country Club Dr, Tequesta, FL 33469, (561)746-4620, private. This course is a challenge for the average player. There are water hazards that come into play on five holes, and the fairways and greens are well bunkered.
- Village Golf Course – 122 Country Club Dr, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411, (561)793-1400, public. The fairways on this course are narrow and lined with pine trees, and the greens are small and undulating. Water comes into play on every hole, and sand bunkers have been strategically placed throughout the course design.
Of course this is only a sampling of the area golf courses. There are many more in the surrounding communities. A good website to look up additional courses is linked at the bottom of this page. It displays a page with all Florida cities and allows easy click-through links for links all over the Sunshine State.
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