Sandhill Crane Golf Course

4.2336058824 4.2 stars from 5 (287)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6504 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 11401 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33412, Palm Beach County
  • (561) 626-7888, (561) 775-2556
  • (561) 775-2558
  • www.gardensgolf.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Roy Case (1992), Dusenberry Design (2013)
Type: Public
Greens: TifEagle Bermuda
Fairways: Celebration Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire. Jeans, tank tops, tee shirts, short shorts or short skirts, sweat pants, swimsuits (board shorts), spandex or bike shorts are not appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed, Birthday Parties

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold/Championship 72 6504 yards 70.2 136
Blue/Back 72 6028 yards 69.7 130
White/Middle 72 5420 yards 67.0 116
White/Middle (W) 72 5420 yards 72.2 130
Red/Forward 72 4690 yards 63.6 113
Red/Forward (W) 72 4690 yards 67.5 116

Play 18 holes of challenging yet enjoyable golf through 140 acres of the Loxahatchee Natural Preserve at Sandhill Crane Golf Course. This Par 72, Roy Case designed course is truly a "walk in the gardens". The peace and quiet is interrupted only by the sounds of nature. Southern pines, palm trees frame the course giving you breathtaking views and quality golf, while still being affordable!

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 287 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
152
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

267 out of 286 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining  

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u000002315020's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course and great value"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and pace of play overall very good. The new clubhouse and other amenities will only add to the overall experience when it opens soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very Good Experience"


SpringdaleGolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions nice. Ace game f play was great. Greens running smooth and quick. Going back again in next week while here on vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Wildlife preserve in excellent shape"


G8rtim's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing. The clubhouse wasn't open yet, but looks gorgeous for a municipal course. Once that opens amenity rating should go up. Lots of wildlife (saw multiple Gators and an Osprey with a fish in its talons). Course in great shape and has a challenging layout that makes you think about your shots.

Only criticism is that the holes were on top of each other. I went long and left on a Par 3 and I almost hit the guys on the tee box on the next hole (just one example).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u1274407698's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"cartpath only?"


yankee2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only complaint would be that it was cart path only and did not seem necessary especially on holes 1 thru 9. Other wise all good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Muni"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needed a place to play on a vacation to FL. Discovered this great muni. Pace of play was perfect, the course was in excellent shape, the layout challenging but fair. A new clubhouse is almost complete which will make this an even better experience. I'll be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course and wildlife sightings"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition and when the new clubhouse and amenities are available will be A+. The alligators and birds - Rosetta spoonbill plus ibis and other beauties make for a fun day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best municipal ever!!"


tiburonazo's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is fun, challenging, pristine and gorgeous. By far the best municipal I’ve ever played on. There is not one single negative thing about this course. It’s in tip top shape from the tees to the greens. They actually have GPS on the carts which was extremely helpful with my shot selection. The greens roll true and are not grainy so there’s not a lot of break in them. The starter started us on the 10th tee which helped tremendously with the pace of play. The value for the course it’s outstanding at $63 a round. You can pay in the hundreds for this quality course anywhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions and pace of play"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition and the pace of play is timed perfectly. A good value and when the new clubhouse opens will have better amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course conditions and lots of wildlife"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition and as soon as the new clubhouse is complete the amenities will be tops too. Nice value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Sandhill Plam Beach"


u000004499523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely course! Excellent service! Just a delightful afternoon!

Can’t wait until clubhouse opens in January

Looks awesome!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Jeanmillez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Decent Course, Unfriendly Staff"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We paid for a Foursome and had one run late. Starter insisted he pace a fourth with us "because he had no openings for the single for over an hour". There was a twosome behind us, 2 behind them, and 3 behind them. Starter lied. When we finished the Cart/bag person gave us hard time for having 3 carts in our foursome when this is how the Starter set us up. Rude people that took much of the enjoyment out of our round. This course is not a bargain and the staff needs manners.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/28/2017

We are sorry that your experience was not up to your expectations. As noted by the other comments, this is not the normal customer service we provide. Please email me directly with the date, time and name the foursome was booked under and I will be happy to provide you another round. Cpresensky@pbgfl.com


"Confused"


frea's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Made a tee time the day before. The next morning went back on line to check conditions, noticed the rate went to $30/$35.00 for all remaining tee times. I mentioned this when I checked in and the person at the counter told me "they do that there's nothing I can do". If I wasn't on a time restriction I would have canceled and rebook. I love this course, playing it for 8 years.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u493754257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Marc5005047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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