The attendant in the pro shop set the tone on my first visit to the Palm Beach Par Golf Club.
“Who is the most famous person to play this course,” I asked?
“How about George Bush for starters,” he said. “And Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Rickie Fowler.”
Wow! Very impressive. Almost as impressive as the golf course which only measures only 2,400 yards from the tips.
This hidden gem on Palm Beach is an executive course with a spectacular new clubhouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Par for 18 holes is 54, and any scores close to that is outstanding.
Dick Wilson and Raymond Floyd redesigned this masterpiece that is rated in the Top 50 Most Fun golf courses in America by Golf Digest.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and South Florida’s beautiful intracoastal waterway, you will discover why the Palm Beach par 3 golf course attracts some of the bigger names in golf.
“They want to have fun,” said the attendant.
Nine holes border the intracoastal waterway that separates exclusive Palm Beach to West Palm Beach. The back nine is on or near the Atlantic Ocean with bird’s-eye views of the ocean.
It is the Pebble of Beach of executive courses. It manicured like Augusta National.
Not only is it very scenic, but many holes can be very difficult. The fairways are no wider than I-75. Some greens are undulating but putt true to form. Waste bunkers save many errant shots, but water and sand bunkers are prevalent. Several holes measure just a shade under 200 yards.
Hit it straight and put par on your scorecard. Mis-hit it off the tee and you need a calculator.