Southwinds Golf Course

3.6900705882 3.7 stars from 5 (189)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6018 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 189 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
112
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

164 out of 186 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course but in good condition will probably try it again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000002933426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don’t do it"


uNHMI5551NH's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow average at best condition SLOW like 5 hours and no Marshall design doesn’t help either lots of negatives positive is done at that place


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



sburkett24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



wrendle2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"2 four balls, a 2 ball on the tee, and waiting"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course. This course would benefit from an actual starter who can properly send groups off in a timed manner. My group was waiting and pushed the entire day. At one point (par 5) there was a four ball on the green, four ball in play, group teeing off, us waiting, with the 4 ball behind us driving up. We hit into the group 2x and got hit into 2x. I would rather wait 10 minutes and be properly paced instead of pushing and being pushed the entire round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2018

We very much appreciate your feedback and apologize if your round wasn't as enjoyable as it could have been. Our starters normally do a great job and we will be looking into the day that you played so that we can address your comments with our staff. Thanks for coming out to play and we hope to have the chance to WOW you in the very near future.



paulmcphee92's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always an enjoyable round at Southwinds. One of the better public courses around. Greens weren't in as good condition compared to my previous visits.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

Thanks for your continued support, Paul. We have had a wild start to 2018 weather wise with an unusual amount of rain. That's why the greens were a bit slower than they usually are this time of year. Once Mother Nature cooperates they will be back and better than ever.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u149038460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of water hazards and bunkers. Still not bothering a good player, bacause of the good overall layout. Greens in good condition with reasonable breaks. Had to wait a lot, because of the two guys in our flight. Just bad luck for us.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2018

Thanks for coming out to play and we are thrilled to hear that you found the course to be in great shape. We hope that means that we will see you again very soon.


"Southwind; nicely kept but ultimately ungratifying."


Touriz12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Southwinds is in better shape than many nearby public courses, but its layout is a little under-stimulating after first few holes and the pace of play can get to be quite slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2018

We're sorry to hear that you didn't find the layout to be very exciting. While we're not the longest course around, Southwinds will definitely make you think your way around if you want to put up a good score. Maybe you just need a second look at it. ;) Thanks for the review!


"Good Golf"


patheller26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day at Southwinds. We were very fortunate. The weather was perfect. We never had to wait. Everything went very smoothly. We lost a few balls in the water but we had fun anyhow. It is challenging course and exciting to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2018

Good golf and a good review. We very much appreciate you coming out to play and for taking the time to share your experience afterwards.



albatros171's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



gisrob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great"


kseniak's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very impressed with the overall course conditions. Greens were on the fast side, but very satisfied with this course. Some of the other municipal golf courses in the area could take a lesson from Southwinds on how to put a course back into condition after a major storm.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2017

Thanks for the review!! I was going to play elsewhere on November 12th but this review has me excited to play Southwinds


Commented on 11/03/2017

We're so glad all of our hard work has been noticed after Hurricane Irma. We even recently completed replacing the netting around our range and it is now fully open again. We hope to see you again soon.


"Nice course"


bigcatbigcat's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were fast. Decent condition from fairways to greens. Challenging from the Gold tees


Pace of Play: Average

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


Commented on 11/03/2017

Thank you so much for coming out! While we're not the longest course in town, we'll defiantly keep you on your toes for all 18 holes. The course is in great shape -- come back again soon!


"A nice course"


bigcatbigcat's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens are in good shape. The first 2 holes the water comes into play. Big time. A fair course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great short course"


edusher's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in as good of shape as ever. It's been raining a lot so the greens were holding well. The greens are always nice. This is a great course for shorter hitters but it's a little too tight for bombers to enjoy except for a few holes. It has a nice range area including chipping, putting and even bunker shots. All in all Southwinds is a fun course for a reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/24/2017

Thank you so much for coming out to Southwinds. We are definitely not the longest course around, but you'll be kept on your toes for all 18 holes. We appreciate the four-star review.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

We appreciate the four-star rating.



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed