Royal/Sabal at Grand Palms Golf & Country Club

3.7268235294 3.7 stars from 5 (263)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6847 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 110 Grand Palms Dr, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027, Broward County
  • (954) 431-8800, (954) 437-3334
  • (954) 435-5988, (954) 437-2572
  • www.grandpalmsresort.com

Year built: 1965
Architect(s): Ward Northrup
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 263 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
63
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

200 out of 261 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses 9-hole rounds   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Overall"


JCLARKE417's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Remember this course presents you with 3 nine hole courses and when crowded going to your tenth, which is really the first on one of the other nine hole courses can cause a back up, but this did not happen to us and the starter was careful to point out which courses we should play so this wouldn't happen.

Only criticism was fairways were cut very low, ground hard, not ideal for hitting fairway woods.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course & Challenging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with member - Bruce. He was very helpful guiding around the course & even provided a few suggestions to improve my game! Had a great time. Only encountered 1 green with significant issues. Sand traps were a little rough on Sabel, but still playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


rwmarx's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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This was an enjoyable course, with good variety, generous fairways and plenty of water to make things interesting. Greens well maintained and rolled fairly true, but could be faster. Played as a twosome on a Tuesday and finished in a tidy 3:20 for 18, even though we played an extra hole by mistake (the Ruby course 5 and the Grand course 5 were right near each other). Some holes call for less than driver to avoid hazards; best to bring a few extra balls. Nice features include GPS, rakes and sand on each cart. Will definitely play here again on my next Florida vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"You won't be disappointed"


Deastman17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Very comfortable course with great greens. 3 nines. Sábalo is the shortest but has 2 very challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Very challenging and make you think about every shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005917613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Monday after the Super Bowl"


GaryDye's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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We were a twosome. The starter got us out before a group of foursomes which we appreciated. Overall the course was in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Bruvie1992's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Steven5811242's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First round in 3 years here."


rb030557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Overall great day on the course. Challenging fairways with typical amount of Floridian water hazards on the course. Staff pleasant but unfortunately no beverage/food cart on course. Would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u102033866's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u102033866's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course for the Price. Greens are un good condition.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Cart service was less than desirable, we played the entire front 9 Royal and never saw the cart service, on the turn two the second 9 we brought it to the attention of the starter. Eventually we saw her on or around hole two or three of sabal. The young lady seemed star struck with home owners at that location and blew right by us when she was done chatting with them, had i not shouted at her as she raised by she wouldn't have never stopped and asked did we need something


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a mess"


Tk852's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Got a hot deal of $32 plus fees around mid day. When we arrived the starter gave us a cart and told us to go to the first tee (they have 3 9’s). Upon getting to the tee we realized that the cart gps wasn’t working. We went back to the starter and he checked about 4 carts and told us I guess none are working , ok whatever let’s just tee off. Meanwhile while we’re dealing with this 4 carts go to the tee in front of us. The starter tells us “too bad you lost our spot “I was livid to say the least. Then he got major attitude with us like it was our fault. How about checking the cart before you give it to us. Not to mention the guys we played with had a working gps. Course conditions are 4/10. Greens roll decent but they really let this place go. I’ll never go back and will tell everyone I know the same.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Would play here again"


ptesche's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this course is a bit far from Pompano Beach, we found the course to be in good/very good condition, especially the tee boxes and greens. There is enough water to add some challenge for most levels. We played mid-afternoon in January and got through 17 holes before it got marginally too dark to play. Compared with some South Florida Clublink-owned courses, this was in much better shape for comparable greens fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u102033866's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Golf Course"


u8061652's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent Course, perfect greens and a very beautiful place!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad shape"


Juan9971342's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only time I play this course is when it’s a good deal for $25 otherwise I would not pay the regular green fee. Greens are in bad shape, fairways grass is like my backyard. And it’s not the summer.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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