North Palm Beach Country Club

2.6912588235 2.7 stars from 5 (197)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7071 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7071 yards 73.8 140
Blue 71 6365 yards 70.8 134
White 71 5932 yards 68.7 131
White (W) 72 5932 yards 75.1 138
Red (W) 71 5203 yards 69.5 127

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 197 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

177 out of 195 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Its Jack & Its Public"


richjuplife's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"So Sad......."


Matt8936534's avatar
Age:  35-44

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course is an embarrassing dump"


plopdropper77's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



"Solid upscale muni"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the price"


u000005217729's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible Rangers"


warrenstanley's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Redesign, Need a walking rate"


golfmax7679's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


FourPuttFred's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this course. I was by myself and was asked if I would play with a couple by the starter.<br/> 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.<br/> One interesting fact that I didn't know until it happened is that your ball doesn't always fall out of the trees here.<br/> The greens were smooth and true and the course was very fun to play.<br/> I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nice Nicklaus Design"


levis65's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very wide fairways with unique undulating greens.<br/> Plenty of bunkers keep you honest.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course. Challenging and fair"


Edward7169256's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Played on a Saturday and it was a full tee sheet but finished in 4 1/4 hrs. Course is challenging but fair. Always gives you options. Great Jack Nicklaus course. My wife and I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


daleccraig's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for a Nicklaus designed course. Obviously suffers from a lack of manicuring but the layout is nice and the course challenging but fair. Would definitely come back again for another nice morning of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Exceptionnel"


denisbrassard12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

J'ai passé un moment exceptionnel.en bonne compagnie<br/> Sur un des plus beaux terrains de la Floride<br/> Avec un service de qualité

A revivre


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great S. Florida course. Reminds me of a Nothern links layout."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are large and fast be in position to the flags with your approach-also some false fronts (thanks Jack). My favorite course in Palm Beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf now not welcomed"


Lance4689838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Will test the best putters. Great views. Awesome track. But you are not treated warmly at all as a golf now guest. They let other groups ahead of us because they were full price or members then let us go After our scheduled Time. A foursome of ladies walking went ahead of us and we had to skip a hole to play around. They wouldn't let us play through. Not friendly at all. So be prepared.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"North Palm Beach-4/10/15"


jntcpa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course in great shape. Always a challenge and a very enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent !!"


capitaine1979's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This golf course is excellent in all point, it is beautifull, challenging, fun to play.

The greens are difficult and the pins placement also.

I have enjoyed my day !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great muni in the center of West Palm Beach Gardens"


Harryh1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was initially unimpressed with the muni appearance. The course has a very small pro shop and the driving range reeked of "muni." Golfer's attire was fitting for a muni and not a "high end daily fee" course which is what NPB CC really is. The course is terrific. While the facilities are average, the layout, conditions, and challenging holes offer golfers a great test and memorable round. It is slightly more expensive than other options, but entirely worth the cost. It does lack a "country club" or "daily fee" feel as it truly is a municipal course but Nicklaus outdid himself with a unique layout and course. I highly recommend this course. It should be rated 4.5 stars.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best public course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

one of the top public course of the palm beach area<br/> a little bit expensive for a public golf course<br/> overall I had a great round of golf<br/> it is a good challenge of golf<br/> you can alway's play without reservation<br/> I will go back any time,when i am in the region


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A challange for all."


Bogieman1941's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great day on a very nice course. The greens are a challenge with all the undulations. The staff were cordial. I found the driving range a bit ragged but that did not lessen a very fine experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great time!"


CEG123's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is one the better conditioned courses in the area. The fairways actually have grass on them. You pay for what you get. The higher prices keeps the hackers away. I would be willing to pay more for a better course and this fits the description. The staff was great and the pace of play was good! I will continue to come here while I can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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