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222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
87.6%
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196 out of 222 reviews
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
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5
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6018 yards
Slope 127
Rating 68.8

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.

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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 21
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Seniors 16
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Worth the Drive 16
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Local Public Course!

I just moved to South Florida from Minnesota last month. I have played Southwinds a few times now. It is the closest championship 18 from my house, and it has great value for the money, as do all the PBC courses. Compared to other courses, its not the longest but all the par 4's and both par 5's are "legit" only one par 4 that is under 300 yards from the back tees, and both par 5's are 3 shots to the green for most golfers, so please don't be turned off by the short course reviews. Its a great course for mid level handicaps. The clubhouse is nice, staff is friendly, beer and food is cheap, nice practice green, a floating pond driving range. It has all you could need.

Something that may turn people away, is this course has a lot of regulars who treat the course like their country club and have expectations for their rounds to go a certain way, If you are a single or a twosome there is a good chance you will get paired up during the ideal times of day. Most people are nice and welcoming, but not everyone is loose. I had one group welcome me to join them anytime they had an opening, and another group that got mad at me hitting from the back tees when they were playing up, and had a critical comment every hole it seemed. But that's part of living in South Florida also, if you can tolerate that, it won't deter you from coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful & challenging Audubon Course!!!

Teed off during a storm, an hour in playing in beautiful sun. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Had the course nearly to ourselves. Several water holes requiring decision to go for it or lay up. Fairways and greens in good shape (greens were recently punched). Lots of wonderful wildlife on every hole! Will definitely play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Great course HORRIBLE STAFF!

The course is beautiful, however the staff has to be the most unfriendly and portly managed staff I’ve ever seen. It’s really easy to have a good time playing golf, but not with rude employees. The cart lady was nice but not anyone else.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
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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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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Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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.

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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.

Played On
Reviews 45
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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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!

Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 60
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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.

Played On
Reviews 12
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
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!

Played On
Reviews 24
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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.

Played On
Reviews 4
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
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