Southwinds Golf Course

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3.8
214
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
88.8%
Recommend this course
189 out of 211 reviews
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4.2
13
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
43
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6018
Slope 127
Rating 68.8
Type Public
Situated just minutes from the Gold Coast beaches in the heart of Boca Raton, Southwinds Golf Course enjoys warm ocean breezes and lush vegetation. Water is a prominent presence throughout the course. Water hazards come into play on 16 holes. There are also mature trees throughout that will play a deciding role in shaping your shots. The golf course offers some enjoyably difficult holes but overall the challenges are manageable. Each hole is unique offering everything from opportunities to "grip it and rip it" and others that are defined by trees and lakes. The golf course finishes with one of its many water holes but on this par 4, you have to hit over water twice. In addition to the golf course, Southwinds also offers a driving range a putting green with a practice bunker.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6018 yards 68.8 127
Green 70 5343 yards 66.1 119
Green (W) 70 5343 yards 71.5 129
White (W) 70 4453 yards 66.4 118
Scorecard for Southwinds Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 68.8/127 W: 75.3/137 426 320 342 335 539 342 189 367 175 3035 509 378 209 393 290 377 329 172 326 2983 6018
Green M: 66.1/119 W: 71.5/129 400 291 303 320 490 325 174 285 146 2734 453 342 172 269 271 336 313 151 302 2609 5343
White M: 62.1/109 W: 66.4/118 365 230 199 280 389 289 120 256 126 2254 364 315 131 232 240 265 264 117 271 2199 4453
Handicap 1 9 7 13 5 11 15 3 17 2 4 12 16 18 8 10 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 35 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
214

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 20
Forced Carries 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Seniors 15
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Worth the Drive 16

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Bad

Only played nine holes while here on vacation. The course is a typical Florida course, but it’s on the shorter side. Good course conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 08/07/2018

Thank you so much for stopping by on your vacation. We hope that next time you're in the area you will have time to play all 18.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Finally got to play here

I've heard nothing but good things about Southwinds and finally got to play it myself. As everyone knows it is definitely on the short side but that was by no means made it easy. A straight tee shot will leave you with a PW or SW into the greens. The greens were just punched so they did run a bit slow. The force carry or lay up holes were the best on the course that provided the most challenge. Pace of lay became extremely slow on the back 9 even for a Saturday afternoon round, Would of liked to of seen a Ranger out and about get on the group in front of us that were maybe a little to wasted and were just hacking up the course. The bar had 2 dollar draft beers which is always a plus. Will be back soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/31/2018

We're glad to hear that we were able to live up to the "hype." Thanks so much for coming out to play and for leaving such a great review. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

CHALLENGING

1st time here. Greens were nice. Recently aerated, but almost fully healed. Bah had a few bumps, but thats fine. Greens rolled good.

Tee boxes were in good shape.

Only thing I am not fond of was the layout. Its "open", but weird. Course is somewhat barren. Not many trees. 16 with the driving range net there was ugly.

Would I go back.....on a $17 hot deal yes! Doubt I ever would pay a penny more.

We played the tips (6000 yards)....dont be fooled by the length or lack-of, it is a hard course that demands accuracy.

Lots of forced carries over water will reward you with short wedges to the green. Lay up and its 165+ yards to the green.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/19/2018

You hit the nail on the head... we're not the longest course in town, but you must think your way around to post a good score. Our only suggestion would be to check pbcgolf.com when booking so you can avoid paying any booking fees; during the summer months our rates are extremely affordable. Thanks again and we will see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A truly enjoyable golf course!

This is a great little course. It has a fun layout. Great condition of greens, bunkers and tees. Not long but still challenging as you truly have to position your ball in the right place to go to the green.

I always come out smiling. Probably one of the best values in South Florida.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 06/12/2018

What a fantastic review! You hit the nail right on the head with everything you've said and we can't thank you enough for your continued support!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

I Love Southwinds!

Longer than an Executive Course but shorter than many Championship Courses. Like the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, sometimes that's just right!

Good and Caring Staff at Bag Drop, Office, and Lounge Area.

Course Conditions are often a step ahead of other courses in the area.

I played 3 consecutive days last week with this being my 3rd and last for a couple of days. Being a bit tired from the 2 previous days playing longer Championship Courses made playing here on the 3rd day the obvious choice.

I will continue to play here regularly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Southwinds

Recently played a round at Southwinds. Interesting and challenging layout.

Some holes require a planned layup or a long carry!

Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 05/29/2018

Southwinds may not be the longest golf course in Palm Beach County, but it sure will make you think the whole way around. Turing your brain off for even one shot can cost you. Having said that, if you play the course properly, you can really go low.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

It’s ok

Nothing special. Conditions are never really optimal. This is a county course and plays like one. Older slower paced crowd. That said for the money it’s not a bad place to practice. Scoring doesn’t really matter after your ball hits a tree root in the fairway and bounces wherever. It’s also short and an easy walk.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/29/2018

Michael, we appreciate you leaving a review. While we may not be the longest track around, we pride ourselves on delivering the best conditions possible, and we find your tip about it being an easy walk a good one. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Southwinds

Excellent course and layout. Friendly staff. A few tough holes, particularly the 18th, but it's all good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 04/23/2018

Wow, thanks for the five-star review! Hopefully the 18th didn't cost you too many strokes and you figured out how to play it for next time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Topn10 in area

I like this course. Good layout, challenging yet not extreme. Good condition overall. Always enjoy playing here. One of the better courses in the area. Well worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course is always in good shape. Love the layout.

Except for the 30 mph winds, it was a beautiful day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 04/20/2018

We'll do our best to get the winds turned down during your next round. ;) Thanks for the review!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice Course - Great Value

Good course management is a must. Greens in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 04/16/2018

Bingo! While Southwinds isn't the longest course in town, it will make you think all the way around ... and the greens are always solid. Thanks for the review!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

For the price this is an excellent course. The greens were outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 04/06/2018

That's what we love to hear! Thank you for making the journey up from Deerfield to check us out.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Southwinds great Golf

Any day out on the course is a great day South winds is an excellent day course to enjoy an outing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 03/26/2018

Thanks so much for coming out and for the five-star review!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a bad course.

This is not a bad course for what I paid. The course is shot compare to other courses ( 5,900 yards). It is challenging with water on every hole except one. I would play there more often if it was not to far from my house (50 minutes).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 03/26/2018

You hit the nail on the head. Southwinds isn't the longest course in town, but it will make you think all the way around and the greens are always solid. Thanks for making the close to an hour drive to spend the day with us. If we could move the course closer to you we would! ;)

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good for the price

Playing from the good, was a good challenge. Green in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 03/26/2018

We're glad to hear you found the course to be in good shape and that you enjoyed your day with us. Come back and see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Rained Out after the 14th

Fun course for practicing. It is short but by no means easy. Enjoyed it. If it didn't rain I would have enjoyed it more.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 03/22/2018

As you said, we're not the longest track in town but we will make you think all the way around. We will do the anti-rain dance next time we see you on the tee sheet!

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