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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6938 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6938 yards 75.1 144
Black/Gold 72 6779 yards 74.4 142
Gold 72 6648 yards 73.9 140
Gold/Blue 72 6471 yards 72.9 140
Blue 72 6326 yards 72.4 137
Blue/White 72 6158 yards 71.7 136
White 72 5993 yards 70.8 135
White/Silver 72 5753 yards 69.6 127
Silver 72 5412 yards 68.1 123
Red (W) 72 5398 yards 72.6 134
Red/Green (W) 72 5129 yards 71.7 127
Green (W) 72 4895 yards 70.6 121
Scorecard for North
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.8/147 559 200 312 435 377 223 400 424 541 3471 391 434 555 169 537 177 365 416 423 3467 6938
Black/Gold M: 73.9/145 559 172 312 423 377 200 400 400 541 3384 391 408 531 169 537 165 365 406 423 3395 6779
Gold M: 73.6/140 520 172 312 423 377 200 395 400 520 3319 381 408 531 158 500 165 365 406 415 3329 6648
Gold/Blue M: 73.0/139 520 172 312 400 377 185 368 380 520 3234 369 385 514 158 500 165 365 386 395 3237 6471
Blue M: 71.8/138 W: 77.8/149 490 160 288 400 363 185 368 380 502 3136 369 385 514 145 483 158 355 386 395 3190 6326
Blue/White M: 71.0/137 490 160 288 380 363 165 368 365 475 3054 369 365 489 145 483 158 355 357 383 3104 6158
White M: 70.4/134 W: 76.0/145 475 150 264 380 333 165 354 365 475 2961 353 365 489 138 460 145 342 357 383 3032 5993
White/Silver M: 69.0/130 475 150 264 350 333 128 330 335 475 2840 353 340 457 138 460 131 342 331 361 2913 5753
Silver M: 67.6/122 410 130 246 350 280 128 330 335 390 2599 325 340 457 120 430 131 318 331 361 2813 5412
Red W: 72.7/133 410 130 246 350 280 128 330 335 390 2599 325 340 443 120 430 131 318 331 361 2799 5398
Red/Green W: 71.5/127 380 130 246 320 280 128 305 290 390 2469 325 311 398 120 430 131 318 295 332 2660 5129
Green W: 69.8/124 380 105 235 320 265 100 305 290 375 2375 315 311 398 87 382 105 295 295 332 2520 4895
Handicap 11 17 13 5 7 15 9 1 3 10 12 2 18 4 16 14 8 6
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gardener Dickenson Jim Fazio (2004) Bob Cupp (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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It’s All About the Service.

Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens Florida is a private club that does not leave their members wanting; for anything. It’s a “mandatory membership” community, meaning when you buy a home inside the gates, you are required to become a member. And, as you would expect, membership does indeed have its privileges. Especially at Frenchman’s Creek.

Frenchman’s Creek gets its name from the small creek that runs through the community. Billy Hoyt, a son of the property’s original owners, had placed a small sign on the creek back in the 1940s, naming it after one of his mother’s favorite novels - Frenchman's Creek - by Daphne du Maurier. To this day, this small waterway still runs through the neighborhood and connects to the nearby Marina. Home prices range from $750,000 to over $5 million.

At Frenchman’s Creek, you’ll never have to cook breakfast again – unless you want to! Every morning of the year, members can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast that includes a wide assortment of breads, fresh fruits, pastries, cereals, and hot items as well as coffees, teas and espressos. It’s one of the healthiest breakfast buffets I’ve ever seen! Lunch is also served in a unique way. Regardless of what your heart desires, from a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with chips on the side to filet mignon, medium rare with a backed potato and side salad, it’s all the same price: $16.00.

Everyone’s heard the saying “service with a smile.” It’s more or less the mantra of the service industry and the benchmark that companies within the industry strive for, and very few achieve. That is not the case with Frenchman’s Creek. They not only achieve it, they surpass it.

I think a lot of this has to do with the people they hire; many of them are young adults from countries all over the world. We met people from Argentina, the Philippines, Germany, Austria and the good old U.S of A. They are here for a year, to learn the hospitality industry and see if they want to make a career of it. I met workers in Food and Beverage that had come over on a 1-year visa 20 years ago and are still at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club. And most of all, they are extremely happy. Every employee you meet on the property seems genuinely glad to see you and is quick to chat it up if you like. There is no tipping at Frenchman’s Creek; not the valet, wait staff or cart attendants. It’s all part of the annual service charge members pay each year.

Which brings us to another point about Frenchman’s Creek: “No” is not in their vocabulary! Ask and you shall receive; whether it’s your favorite bottle of wine at any of the six dining venues or a special order in the golf shop. Of course giving you a mulligan on a missed putt will be up to your playing partners!

Frenchman’s Creek is home to two championship golf courses – the North and South; the former by Jim Fazio and the latter by Bob Cupp. Both courses are immaculately manicured and challenging for all levels of golfers. Each course has its own unique style and flow; creeks and lakes intertwine with the native landscaping and wildlife and deliver a wide variety of challenging holes.

The South Course is a Bob Cupp design that utilizes 7 sets of tees and can be played just about anywhere from 7,034 yards down to 4,540 yards. The signature hole on Cupp’s South Course is the par three 9th which can play anywhere between 80 – 184 yards. It’s a beautiful golf hole that plays over water to a peninsular, gradually sloping green with the Frenchman’s Creek clubhouse serving as the backdrop. There’s not a lot of bail out room to the left or right and if you hit it short over the water, you may very well find sand. Front right, back left and back right pin positions offer your best chance at par or better.

The North course was designed by Jim Fazio and also offers seven sets of tees and can be enjoyed from 6,938 yards on the Championship Black tees to the Green Tees which play 4,895 yard. For men, the number 1 handicap hole is the par 5 12th, which is a severe dogleg left and plays 514 yards from the Blue Tees. This hole requires a precarious tee shot over and around water, causing many longball hitters to hit something less than driver off the tee. The second shot is all about position and need to be hit straight and long enough to set up a short iron approach into a long narrow green. The green itself is fairly steep back to front and can make for some interesting putts should you find yourself above the hole.

Golf’s not your game? How about tennis? Frenchman’s Creek’s tennis facility includes 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, 9 of which are lighted for evening play. Har-Tru courts provide a cooler playing environment, a slower ball speed, are quick drying and offer a comfortable playing surface. There are also pickleball and bocce courts. Frenchman's Creek is the first club in South Florida to play pickleball on a Har-Tru surface, creating a similar feel to tennis. If you like to play competitive tennis, there is a lot of interclub play.

In 1986, a parcel of oceanfront property was purchased directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and the Beach Club was built. Just another treat at Frenchman’s Creek. It’s located about 5 miles east of the community’s front gates, near the Juno Beach Police Department. The Beach Club offers direct access to the aquamarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And just because you wandered outside the gates of the Frenchman’s Creek community, doesn’t mean you sacrifice the concierge service they are known for. The Beach Club’s staff places lounge chairs and umbrellas directly on the sand for your relaxation and pleasure. They also offer pool side, beach and full cabana service. Inside the front door is the Beach Club’s first-class restaurant, a well-appointed and spacious room with plenty of seating. The bar is stocked with top shelf, ultra premium liquors and your favorite glass of wine can be ordered by the glass or by the bottle. Dishes are prepared with the freshest produce, meats and seafoods. A lot of the seafood and fish is locally caught and much of the produce is locally grown. From the moment you arrive at the Beach Club until the moment you leave, your every need is attended to, making it the ultimate in coastal living.

As I mentioned, Frenchman’s Creek is a mandatory membership community. Members pay an Equity Fee, a portion of which is refundable and the non-refundable portion is a contribution to the Capital Reserve Fund. Members are billed annual club dues and POA maintenance fees established by the annual operating budget.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

A Golf Course with a lot of character

Excellent private country club layout featuring rolling fairways(unusual for south florida) and strategic bunker placement. Three of the four Par3a are island -like which makes this a beautiful and challenging golf experience. The day I played here NBA legend Michael Jordan and his entourage were golfing behind us. Jump at an opportunity to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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