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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
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4.4
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4.6
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 71
Length 7071 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.8

North Palm Beach Country Club is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway atop the Seminole Ridge, offering scenic views and a rolling terrain covered with natural oak hammocks. The golf course is one of only two municipal courses in the country that are Jack Nicklaus Signature courses. It has received much acclaim for being not only one of the best public golf courses in Florida, but also one of the best publics in the U.S. There are rolling fairways and undulating greens, many of which are fiercely guarded by bunkers. Although a bevy of challenges has been built into the course, flexibility was also incorporated into the design with five sets of tees. North Palm Beach Country Club offers playability to a range of skill levels but from the back tees it is a formidable challenge to even the most advanced golfers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2006) Mark McCumber (1989) C.B. Macdonald (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.0
209 Reviews (209)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Undulating Greens 35
Elevation Changes 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 25
Locals 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
Worth the Drive 16
Near Local Attractions 8

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4.0
First Time Playing

Place is going to be awesome

Place is still getting some work done with clubhouse, restaurant, cart path work. But the course it’s self was in great shape, fun but challenging track no matter which tees you play from . Will def be back for another round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Newly renovated.... just opened and construction is ongoing.
When it is completed it will be spectacular! Definitely a must play if you are in the area. Hard to believe this a municipal course.
Staff very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Happy

Was in WPB for the weekend and booked the week of. Beautiful layout, tons of water, tons of sand. Would definitely recommend. Will be back next time I am in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in very good shape. Fun course with some interesting elevation changes. Only negative is that I booked through golf now and the course had no record of it. Essentially I paid twice and wasn’t able to get in touch with Golf now for them to return my money.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth waiting for

Played the back nine today and immediately looked at booking a tee time for the weekend. This course has gone through a major redo and will be incredible in a few weeks. Fairways are on par with PGA National just up the road. Green are super true and getting faster by the day. Not sure who the designer is but they love their sand traps! Would definitely recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Clubhouse under construction

Forgot to mention in my previous review the clubhouse is being rebuilt. No food or beverage service at the course. Don’t let that dissuade you from playing. There was a temporary entrance as well just north of the regular entrance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is great again

We hadn’t played here since our vacation in 2015 and stayed away because of reviews on returning to area. Played today 8/23/19 and the course was in great shape. The fairways and rough were in great condition. Greens were aerated a couple of weeks ago and were rolling fine today. There are still a few patches of course they are working on, but nothing to alter play. I highly recommend playing the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course Closed

The course is closed for extensive renovation. Clubhouse has been demolished. Tees and greens will be stripped and rebuilt. Fairways will be killed and sprigged with Celebration. I don’t know the expected reopening date. I’m not local— got all this from researching village board records and the RFP, all of which are on line.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stay Away

Course being shut down May 1 and staff does not care about you. Discounted price not worth it. Treated horribly by staff Sent people ahead of us at turn with four golf carts and lied to us about reason Starter and proshop not in line. People hitting into you and cutting in front of you. They don't care Greens burnt out, fairways gone to weeds. Birds and ducks out of control. Trucks running on cart path. Not good at all

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Its Jack & Its Public

Not your typical Florida muni course. Adjacent housing only pops up on maybe 25% of the holes, and a three hole stretch (holes 5-7) line the inter-coastal. Nothing reminding you more that you are in Florida than the boats waiting right next to the tee box on hole 5 while the draw bridge to cross US HWY 1 opens up. Aside from the surrounding scenery the green complexes on this course are something out of the ordinary. Most are elevated and feature a lot of different ridges and breaks in the greens. Took a while for me to get used to the fact that in S. Florida most putts play pretty straight no matter how sever the break looks, but at N. Palm beach CC they break and they break a lot. Something strange that I noticed before I even teed off was the set of tee boxes offered. The back tees played just over 7k yards at 7079. The next set up played at just over 6300 yards. Although I was able to manage the back tees I thought that was a much too large gap. I think there are a large amount of players that fit somewhere right in the middle of those two yardages at around 6600 yards. Which then allows the player of that skill set and distance to play the course the way the architect meant for it to be played. At the very least a combo of the two tees can easily be offered on the scorecard. Final thought is this is a really great muni course available in an area where public golf is not the standard. To be able to jump on a Jack re-design for a relatively reasonable price (depending on time of year) is something worth playing when in the area.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
2.0
Previously Played

So Sad.......

This was once the absolute go to golf course in the area. I played last Thursday for the first time in over 6-7 years. I was actually shocked at the course conditions. Greens were actually pretty good but brown and bare everywhere else. This truly a fantastic layout with some of the most challenging greens in South Florida but it looks like money is obviously an issue. Locals have said the budgets are simply set too low for the course to operate with in its means. Also, rumor has it Jack wants his name left in the past. Summer rates are ok but I couldn't imagine paying $100 here in the winter. I really hope they turn this place around around because it truly is very unique and a blast to play......

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is an embarrassing dump

Its criminal what this place charges for what you get. The greens were covered entirely by sand. They didn't discount the rate . See the pictures. They were unplayable. The bunkers are straight dirt. Half the grass on the course is dead because they refuse to spend the money on watering it. The GPS in our cart was frozen the whole time. They also charge $12 for a small bucket of balls which is also criminal.This place should be bulldozed and forgotten. Stay far away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid upscale muni

North Palm Beach Country Club sits about ten minutes from Jack Nicklaus' home, so it made all the sense in the world that the Golden Bear would be the one to renovate it a decade ago. The result is a compact, thoughtful design with a particularly undulating set of greens that can be scary when they get up to speed. Prime season rates reach into triple digits, but some good twilight deals can be found year-round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not worth the price

Overpriced considering the course conditions, bunkers were in very poor condition, layout is fun, greens are challenging

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Terrible Rangers

This is the third time I've played this golf course and although it's a nice and challenging layout, my last two experiences have been spoiled by an over zealous and obnoxious ranger. On both occasions the ranger kept harassing us to speed up play saying that we had to finish in the stipulated 4 hours and 8 minutes. Whilst I respect they want to keep pace of play moving as not to hold up the field, on both occasions we weren't holding up any groups behind us. In fact this past Saturday when I last played there, the group behind us was an entire hole behind yet the ranger insisted we skip a hole because we were 16 minutes behind. When we told him we were not holding up the field, had a 73 year old in our group who could not move any faster even if he tried, and were playing in a tournament which generally takes longer, he responded that he didn't care, the course policy was 4 hours and 8 minutes not matter what the circumstances. No question this type of attitude flows from the top down so it speaks volumes about the management. What the place needs is to utilize some common sense. If a group is behind the stipulated pace of play and is holding up the field, ok enforce the policy. But if not, why ruin a customers unnecessarily? Make sure your guests know your policy before checking in and taking their money, like posting it on the board for all to see. Also, tell them, ahead of time if they fall behind the stipulated pace of play they'll risk not been able to play the full 18 holes or having the cops come and remove them from the course as was the case this past Saturday when we refused to skip a hole. Who needs this kind of experience when there are so many other choices around.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Redesign, Need a walking rate

I am not a big fan of Nicklaus designs but I really enjoyed what he did with NPBCC. Course remains walkable and unique, taking advantage of the ridge that always gave the course it's character. Green speed were a bit inconsistent but overall conditioning was great and pace of play was even better.

My only gripe is that they charged full cart price even for walkers. $53 to walk on a Monday afternoon is a good price for the course, but with a mandatory $26.50 cart fee charged even if you walk the course, the $79.50 is a bit steep. Given that this is one of the few walkable designs in the area, it would seem to make a lot of sense to have a walking rate (which they apparently do but refuse to give out as the receipt split the GF into a $53 charge for midday GF and $26.50 for a cart we didn't use) at least on weekdays/afternoons.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

I really enjoyed playing this course. I was by myself and was asked if I would play with a couple by the starter.
There is plenty of room to use your driver even if you don't hit it straight every time and still plenty of bunkers, trees, and water in play to keep it interesting. One of the big draws for me is that several holes play along the waterway.
One interesting fact that I didn't know until it happened is that your ball doesn't always fall out of the trees here.
The greens were smooth and true and the course was very fun to play.
I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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