Palm Beach National Golf Course

4.0560823529 4.1 stars from 5 (977)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6734 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6734 yards 73.0 132
Blue 72 6554 yards 71.6 129
White 72 6206 yards 70.0 125
White (W) 72 6206 yards 75.9 135
Gold 72 5679 yards 67.6 121
Gold (W) 72 5679 yards 73.0 129
Red (W) 72 5086 yards 69.2 121

Palm Beach National is a “must play” for any golfer travelling to the Palm Beach area and for local golfers too. Palm Beach National boasts a classic, Joe Lee designed championship golf course with some of the most memorable golf holes in the entire county. Sixty-eight hundred yards of manicured fairways, tight and true Tifeagle greens and some of the finest playing conditions anywhere insure an incredible golf experience that you’ll never forget.

In addition to second-to-none playing conditions, Palm Beach National has developed a reputation and is known far and wide as Palm Beach County’s most fun and friendly golf experience. From the front door to the fairways, expect to be greeted with a welcoming smile and warm atmosphere unlike any other golf course you’ve ever played. From free coffee in the morning to complimentary house-made cookies in the afternoon, to the $5.00 lunch and daily specials, you’re guaranteed to have the most fun and friendly customer service and golf experience in all of South Florida.

Come play at Palm Beach National and rest-assured that you will enjoy championship golf at its best and enjoy fun, friendly and welcoming staff unlike anywhere else in Palm Beach County at some of the most competitive prices in all of Florida.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 977 Reviews
5 stars:
344
4 stars:
423
3 stars:
151
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

871 out of 971 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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"Excellent staff."


psuttle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

PB Nat'l has the best and most welcoming staff at any course i ever golfed. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uGQOP3200GQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u4443826's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Ben9833158's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice layout of a course, very challenging but fun. Greens recently aerated, otherwise great course, professional & friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Golf Experience!"


MNsunshinr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I always love coming to Palm Beach National! The staff could not be friendlier! What a cool vibe with the tiki bar, free rum shots and loud music. We enjoyed our Saturday round and thought the course was in great shape. I love that it has a few challenging holes but is still forgiving off the tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Way Too Slow"


u000005362872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing in a prime slot on a Saturday, I understand that it could take a little extra time. But this was 4:45 of mind-numbing torture. Groups hitting multiple balls off tees, PGA-tour like green reading (lining up another double bogey putt), poor cart parking, etc.

There is apparently only one marshal, and his contribution was to offer our group shots of booze.

Will not be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Mismanged"


McCrae7816377's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

** I'd like to preface this with the fact that I have never been a starter, but I can guarantee I would never mess up this badly. Also, most of my anger comes from the fact that I vouched for this course due to TYPICALLY wonderful pace of play. **

My name is McCrae Chapman, I played the back nine of palm beach national this morning with three of my friends. We got the course at 8:00 to hit range balls before our 8:22 tee time. The first tee was already stacked with carts upon our arrival and the starter, not the normal trustworthy "7-minutes in between never fails guy" began sending groups off the back nine. Our first nine was played at a decent pace, course was in relatively good condition. The back nine layout is fantastic, with a finishing hole worth playing twice.. BUT as we made the turn that's where our day went from wonderful to disastrous. The starter had forgotten he sent out two groups on the back nine in the morning, and had already started to send out a 32 man money league that has played Saturdays at 10:30 for the past several years.. We were told to grab something from the food shack, free of charge and that we would be pushed in following the group "about 15, 20 minutes"..

I typically shoot in the mid 80s, but today I was shooting wonderfully. I had a 40 on the back (typically plays harder than the front), and had a wonderful pace going. As a group we decided to sit and have some tacos because 15 to 20 didn't sound so bad..

**The tacos are fantastic, the condiments do not disappoint.**

After about 30 minutes the starter came and let us know it was time for us to go out. Mind you we started our round at 8:22, it was now 11:50. We played the first hole, and as we looked down number two we could see three groups on number two and two groups waiting for the par three, third. At that point we called it quits and headed to the club house..

We popped into the pro shop to let them know we were leaving, basically out of decency. The attendant offered us a rain check, which we contemplated but agreed with.. After realizing we were an "online payment," he could only offer us a card for our next round to be $25.00..?

I understand that a group of 25 year olds might be typically calmed by a few free beers and a future discount, but that's not the type of golf I look forward to playing. I've been playing golf on my own since I was twelve and have never seen a starter botch a pace of play situation this badly. I've played this course once a month for over a year, and while I do enjoy the funny Facebook videos and playful attitude of the staff, this situation has forever tainted my view of this course.

Please do not email or call me to reconcile this review.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



arielh's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Value in PBC"


jgranzow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love playing this course in the summer afternoons. The staff has always been exceptionally nice. The layout is fun and the course conditions are really good considering how much rain we have had lately.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Ben9833158's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Friendly & Professional staff , fun & challenging golf course. Recommended to all type of players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"my first review."


dataman219's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

My friends and I played 5 different public courses during this year’s golf trip. We ended up playing Palm Beach National three times. We loved the cool vibe they have going on, and the staff could not have been any friendlier. The course was in good shape and offered a decent challenge for a high handicapper like myself. If I had to nit pick I would add some more lighting in the dressing room and a little more AC in the café. All things considered, it was the best value of the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Alex7hegreat's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I drove into the parking lot for the first time I didn’t see anything that stood out to me except I felt like I was back in the 60s. The fact I walked up and was blown away by what I saw after the intentional thought, was simply the icing on the cake and I didnt even tee of yet. The practice facility is AWESOME, the staff was so friendly, I was geeted by Mikey D on the first tee as well ( The dude is awesome). The transformation he has made there with what he was given is remarkable. The music is loud, everyone is smiling from the cart staff the the daily golfer, its just awesome. The course is a great layout, its not long (for me) but it was so awesome, I loved it a lot because I enjoy old school layouts ( plus it has 3 par 3s and a par 72) which is great. I will make this my home course in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place"


u4222546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for a wide open course, but still challenging, then this is the course for you. The staff are friendly and the sandwiches are great. Bring your own Bluetooth speaker or get one there, it’s allowed. The course is in great shape and hole three is one of my favorites to play. Mike the GM is friendly and out going. Sometimes you can even get a free shot. Check this course out, you won’t be disappointed!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u942389871's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting course layout. Good condition fairways and greens.

Music in pro shop was too loud. Could not hear attendant well.

Plan to play course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"User Friendly Course"


tdawson55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout without ridiculous hazards that allows the pace of play to keep moving. Course is in very good condition but greens are a little inconsistent. Having said that I understand the greens will be completely renovated this summer. Great staff, fun atmosphere and music!!! Lighten up Francis, relax and enjoy the game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great"


pops7007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure playing there they have the greatest staff around no other even comes close. They know me by name and they bend over backwards to accommodate you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JWSpoon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



justme4274's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent course for the price"


u000005720193's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Discount rate through golf now made this a great value. Some fun holes and very playable. Course In just ok condition. Greens didn’t look great but actually rolled decent. Wasn’t too busy and as a single the two groups I came up behind were very friendly and let me play through without an issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007427396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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