Royal/Sabal at Grand Palms Golf & Country Club

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3.8
324
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
83.8%
Recommend this course
256 out of 322 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
24
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
92
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
91.3%
Recommend this course
84 out of 92 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 6847
Slope 145
Rating 73.4
Type Resort
Famous for having some of the best greens in south Florida, Pembroke Pines' Grand Palms Golf & Country Club offers three nine-hole courses: Royal, Sabal and Grand. The three golf courses are played in three separate combos, with the Royal/Sabal coming in at a robust 6,847 yards from the gold tees. The golf course traverses across a landscape of tropical foliage and thick palms, providing both a challenge and a reminder of what south Florida golf has to offer. The Royal/Sabal shines with player-friendly fairways and generous greens.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 6847 yards 73.4 145
Blue 73 6466 yards 71.5 135
White 73 6184 yards 70.4 126
Silver 73 5914 yards 69.3 118
Red (W) 73 5320 yards 71.7 124
Scorecard for Royal / Sabal
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: 73.4/145 512 370 375 525 408 411 188 197 537 3523 540 157 355 351 395 419 140 542 425 3324 6847
Blue M: 71.5/135 498 352 362 500 341 398 163 181 520 3315 525 142 345 340 380 348 130 528 413 3151 6466
White M: 70.4/126 W: 76.0/147 482 339 347 475 335 378 150 165 495 3166 505 130 335 325 360 332 118 510 403 3018 6184
Silver M: 69.3/118 W: 74.4/143 469 329 335 461 318 361 142 151 475 3041 485 115 325 319 340 320 109 495 365 2873 5914
Red W: 71.7/124 410 250 317 405 309 345 136 140 420 2732 415 105 300 309 328 300 100 400 331 2588 5320
Handicap 6 8 10 4 14 2 18 12 16 9 15 13 1 5 11 17 7 3
Par 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 5 37 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 73
Handicap (W) 8 12 10 2 14 4 16 18 6 7 15 9 3 11 13 17 5 1

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ward Northrup

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.8
324

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 41
Narrow Fairways 25
Bunkers 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Playing Multiple Courses 21
9-Hole Rounds 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
At a Resort 19
In the 'Burbs 16

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not what I expected

This place has a fancy name, but it feels like a decent municipal, not a golf resort. The price for the round is a little high, for that price I would rather play Crandon golf course. The Royal is quite challenging, and the Sabal is more of a confidence booster. The driving range is quite nice. The golf carts have GPS which is a nice plus.

The course conditions were decent, greens were nice, the fairways felt a bit ran down by weeds, and the tees were pretty chewed up. If they would keep better care of the course I would give it a solid 4 stars.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Finally a Broward course that’s decent

If you play a lot of golf as I do, you’ve noticed over the years that most of the Broward county courses have dropped dramatically in quality. This one has stood the test of time. Bringing the same experience I remember from when I started playing it 15 years ago. Greens, Tee Boxes and fairways were all in good condition. Pace of play was slow, but it was a gorgeous day and the birds are flocking. I definitely recommend making the journey out west to play this challenging 3 courses..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

GPS

System was stuck recently by lightning so GPS showed the hole layout but no distances. Made it very difficult to play especially since there was a good wind. No one said anything until we were out on the course and finally saw someone to ask on the turn.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in great condition!

Even with all the rain we’ve had lately, the Course was in great condition!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Communication breakdown

I selected a Hot Deal online to play the course. When I arrived the pro shop attendant tried to discourage me from playing: “we have a high school tournament today and they are walking...they are using two of our three nine hole courses and you will be playing slow...will take you all day. “ I said I would play the remaining nine hole course twice.

When we got to the start he said, “the course your plating is under repair...there are no tee boxes...you’ll have to tee off next to the tee boxes.”

I had prepaid the round of golf and was playing with an invited guest who drove down from another county just to play Grand Palms. Needless to say, the play was a disaster. And then, after playing two holes of the second nine, thunder and lightning struck. All.players stopped. I asked the pro shop attendant if we could get a rain check: “No, there was no rain; wait for the rain and maybe we’ll issue a rain check.”...if I had known that the course would be under such conditions I would not have purchased the round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Course

I have not played Grand Palms in a long time and it appears as if there has been an actual upgrade to the course and staff. Well done. Keep up the great service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Good value for the money fairways and some green are burned out a bit.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Not So Grand....

Located next to a run-down hotel and an overpriced restaurant, this crazy-quilt, 27-hole labyrinth snakes it way through and around upscale homes, lakes, and canals. Some courses overlap each other. The fairways, tees, and greens were in generally good shape, but the mix of different types on grass in the rough provided a strong challenge around the greens. Poorly maintained bunkers were strategically placed along the fairways and around greens. I started out a pleasant, 2 1/2 hour solo round on the tight, water-laden Grand, which required sharp shot management on several holes. The Royal was less demanding, but featured a quirky, dog leg Par 5 that made a 90-degree turn around a row of houses. Oddball layouts offered disjointed golf experience from course to course. Pro shop staffer was polite, but cart attendants were less attentive. As usual in the summer, there was no beverage cart and only few water stations on the course. And unless you are into apathetic female bartenders and $6 Heinekens, skip the restaurant. Not a deal for $25.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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