Wellington National Golf Club

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2.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7253
Slope 136
Rating 74.7
Type Private
Located in the small community of Wellington, Wellington National Golf Club (previously known as Binks Forest Golf Club) offers a tranquil forest setting that is more reminiscent of a North Carolina course than a Florida course. After opening in 1990 to much acclaim, the course unfortunately suffered from poor management and closed for a period of time but successfully reopened in 2007 with a newly renovated 18-hole golf course. The layout is tight and thanks to the abundant trees, very narrow at some spots. Mature pines line the narrow fairways and the greens roll fast and true. The course thoughtfully incorporates the terrain, utilizing the natural elevation changes and water features. The bunkers were strategically placed to make you really strategize your club selection and target. One of the most appealing aspects of Binks Forest Golf Club is that it can truly accommodate all different skill levels with yardages ranging from 5,268 to 7,253.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7253 yards 74.7 136
Blue 72 6704 yards 72.1 132
White 72 6141 yards 69.3 124
White (W) 72 6141 yards 75.2 137
Green 72 5268 yards 65.4 114
Green (W) 72 5268 yards 70.3 126
Scorecard for Wellington National Golf Club
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: 75.1/144 355 555 211 361 409 517 221 474 485 3588 402 432 555 243 404 394 138 563 406 3537 7125
Blue M: 72.4/139 342 518 173 355 386 475 191 393 465 3298 366 385 517 197 374 350 141 530 380 3240 6538
Blue/White M: 71.2/133 342 490 173 355 363 475 163 393 432 3186 366 348 484 154 374 350 141 530 344 3091 6277
White M: 69.7/126 W: 75.5/138 312 490 140 347 363 433 163 355 432 3035 330 348 484 154 342 322 116 465 344 2905 5940
White/Green M: 68.0/125 W: 73.7/134 312 453 140 347 334 399 163 315 392 2855 330 309 460 154 342 322 116 425 312 2770 5625
Green M: 65.6/117 W: 70.8/127 284 453 105 250 334 399 109 315 392 2641 288 309 460 89 275 287 72 425 312 2517 5158
Orange M: 61.9/109 W: 65.6/116 232 372 105 215 266 355 109 266 278 2198 227 228 379 89 213 215 72 362 243 2028 4226
Handicap 13 5 17 11 7 9 15 3 1 12 2 8 16 14 10 18 6 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 1 17 13 9 3 15 7 5 14 6 2 16 12 10 18 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Tifeagle Grass
Greens Tifeagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Johnny Miller (1989) Gene Bates (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Reviews

3.2
235

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
19th Hole Specials 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Narrow Fairways 26
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Advanced Golfers 20
Playing Multiple Courses 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 15

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5.0
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Previously Played

Tranquil, Serene, and Challenging!

We love this golf course and it's expansive location. Set among beautiful trees with wide fairways and manicured greens, it is a gem. The layout of the course provides lots of challenge and diversification. Let's not forget the staff who are the best. Friendly, accommodating, and all around nice guys. What a wonderful mix: great course and great staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 05/25/2016

Doloresrusso,

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We are thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded your expectations. Hope to see you back on the course again soon!

Best,

Binks Forest Golf Club Management

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Greens were terrible

We played here before and remembered it as having lightning fast greens....not anymore! The greens were the worst we played on all year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Okay for the money, not worth a drive

Course layout isn't bad, conditions were not great. Fairways were shaggy with weeds in many spots. Greens rolled okay, but were uneven and had quite a bit of damage. Bunkers also were not in great shape and apparently not too many of the previous players knew how to use a rake. They have a driving range, but again it is quite chewed up. Even though this is definitely not going to be mistaken for a resort course, all in all, playing offseason for $25 including cart made up for the very average or below average course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Needs improvements

Nice course layout but has been allowed to go downhill, new owners are making improvements but it's early days. Give it 6 months and will try again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

You get what you pay for

Played Binks while I was down in SoFL on vacation. I got a great price on GolfNow Hot Deals.

The course is not in good shape but the layout is actually pretty decent.

The tee boxes and fairways were scratchy and had significant weeds. The greens were not that bad and putted pretty decent - better than some other courses in the area. The driving range is horrendous and overgrown with weeds.

I know that SoFL has had a tough, wet winter that has hurt golf course conditions across the region. I think it has had an impact to this course but I think there is also a lack of resources at this course as well.

Marginal conditioning aside - I actually enjoyed the layout and had a fun time playing. There are a few pretty good holes. The course has "good bones". Unfortunately it needs some money put into it and it's a tough time for that....

If you can get a cheap price and understand what you are getting - give it a try. Otherwise, you might feel disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great layout - very poor condition

I love the layout but the fairways and tee boxes are in terrible condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value

Once the club fixes some maintenance issues this will be an extremely challenging fun course to play. Its still fun despite being a little rough around the edges but the value is in the fees which cant be beat. Binks is always my first stop when visiting the Wellington area

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice course to play.

First time playing there. Staff was friendly. We ended up playing as a twosome. Only took about 3 hours to play. Threesome in front of us moved along pretty quickly. Not5 a real difficult course but the fairways took a while to get used to. They were a little sandier then must courses. Had to move the ball back in your stance to ensure hitting the ball first. Otherwise, they were not forgiving. Nice vacation course to play. Had a good time there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Clewiston

Nice corse,terrible pairing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

poorly maintained

this could be a very good course...but it isn't.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

DON'T BOTHER

Played here for the first time and was extremely disappointed. The course was in such bad shape I only played 9 holes. And when asked if I wanted a rain check for the other 9 I said no reason because the course is in that bad of shape. This course has decent lay out but needs a whole lot of work

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Layout, driving range conditions.

I would not play Binks again, They need to sell it to someone that can put a little money into it. Great layout but the tee boxes are beat up, the fairways have weeds and bare spots all over and the greens are slow. If you ever watched Tin Cup and remember the driving range. Well that is Binks.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Value

Always enjoy playing Binks Forest. Lots of holes framed by trees on both sides, quite challenging but not overwhelming...and cost-wise, very reasonable to play year round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 08/14/2015

Wow!! Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are thrilled that you always have a good time at our course! We agree that our course has a great layout...but that's biased isn't it. ;) Be sure to visit us again soon and bring some friends! Please e-mail us at binksforestteetimes@outlook.com for a promo code towards your next foursome at Binks Forest! We'd love to have you back!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ugh!

I played the course based on the last persons review in the hope that this place has actually been given the attention is so desperately needs; no such luck. The course will never generate the revenue to keep up with the demands golfers expect, i.e, clean tee boxes, blush fairwairs, fluffy traps, mint greens, gps carts, nice practice areas and a 19th hole. If you're looking for that, this would nog be the place. I paid $27.00 with was about $7 too much. If you're desparate to slap Ball around, maybe. The biggist disappointment was the mowed down weed bed for tee boxes. You would have to see it to believe it and i just cant discribe it but demanding your money back would not be unreasonable. Pro shop basiclly empty, not cart girl. Clearly, i will not be coming back. j live 5 minutes away.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 08/05/2015

Thank you for taking the time to review our course, MJP07. Although it is disheartening to read your feedback, we take all the comments of our reviewers into consideration. We are working towards improving our conditions every day, as as most other reviews state, we are improving. We apologize for your experience, and would appreciate a chance to meet your expectations another time.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Surprise

This course is much better than 4 months ago. There is some grass in the fairways, less weeds and the greens are in good condition. The tee boxes have grass on them and the traps have sand.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 07/04/2015

Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you're noticing our improvements. We've been working hard! We hope to see you back this summer. Feel free to e-mail us at binksforestteetimes@outlook.com for a coupon for our grille or pro shop!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

just average

Average course needs to be weeded badly. Very confusing to get around course through houses and roads greens needed to be worked on dying in many places long course but pace of play was good in late afternoon. Good for beginner which i am holes are pretty much straight with no dog legs. Staff was awesome which made it a average but nice experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 06/29/2015

Thanks for the review Mark! Your voice is being heard and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the staff.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A bit of a ride, but worth it.

The course needs some work on the fairways to regain what appears to have been past glory. The greens rolled quick and true. It is a hike from W. Palm Beach but for the price worth playing. Bring your range finder. If there are yardage markers they are not apparent. The scorecard is a bit off as the second, third and fourth holes did not match.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 06/02/2015

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our golf course! We appreciate all of the comments left by our golfers, and take all criticism into consideration. We are so glad that you found us to be valuable, and worth the drive from W. Palm. We think we are too. :) As for the scorecard, we will be discussing as a staff to see if we can make any improvements. Please e-mail binksforestteetimes@outlook.com to receive $10 off any purchase of $20 or more in our pro-shop, or our grill, the 19th hole! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Getting Better

Course Condition is getting better. Fairways and bunkers still need some TLC and Greeens are mostly in very good shape. Price is excellent and speed of play very good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 06/11/2015

Thank you so much for the positive review!! We're so glad you see value in playing here, and are noticing our course improvements. We can't wait to see you back.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

only for a low price

Tee boxes non-existent. Driving range virtually non-existent. Putting green weak. Fairways were.... well, fair. Greens were good. If you can get on for $18 or less, it has value. At $25, you'ld be much better off other places.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 05/26/2015

We are sorry to hear about your sub-par experience at our facility. We always provide value and specials, especially during this time of the year. We strive to improve course conditions, and so your feedback will be considered. Thank you again. Please email us at binksforestteetimes@outlook.com to further discuss your experience and for a promo code towards your next online round.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Time Good Honest Course

Had a great round of golf.Staff (Frank & Sean) were amazing. Treated me like ROYALTY! Course was in good condition. Tee boxes need some work, fairways were more than playable, and the greens were in decent shape. For $14.00 in May in Florida how can you BEAT IT! Will definatley play there again & again. Shot a round of 81 and I am a fairly new player. I would reccomend this course to anyone who wants to go out and have a nice easy round of golf, with no pressure from other golfers and staff.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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BinksForestTeeTime
Commented On 05/26/2015

We are thrilled with your review! Thank you so much for the kind words. We are glad that you had a great time at our facility, and look forward to seeing you back soon. Bring your friends!

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