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3.8
214
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
0
88.8%
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189 out of 214 reviews
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3.8
214
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
26 out of 26 reviews
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3.8
214
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
93.2%
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41 out of 44 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.
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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
19th Hole Specials 4
Watching the Game 4
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
In the 'Burbs 5
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Played On 08/06/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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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Played On 07/21/2018
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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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 06/21/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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 06/03/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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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!
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Played On 06/03/2018
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/30/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 05/12/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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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.
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Played On 05/05/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On 05/01/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
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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 04/24/2018
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

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