Banyan Cay Golf Club & Resort - Eagle Course

3.4188000000 3.4 stars from 5 (369)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6887 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.1

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Bermuda length shorts and collared shirt
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards accepted

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Medalist 71 6887 yards 74.1 140
Masters 71 6586 yards 72.5 139
Payers 71 6374 yards 71.4 136
Middle 71 6009 yards 69.5 130
Forward 71 5500 yards 67.3 121
Forward (W) 71 5500 yards 72.2 128
Front (W) 71 5063 yards 69.8 124

Banyan Cay Golf Club & Resort (formerly known as President Country Club) offers two championship golf courses, the Eagle and the Patriot, that are centrally located within minutes of the airport, Palm Beach, and the Worth Avenue shopping district. The Eagle Course is the newer of the two courses. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., there are six sets of tees that offer both playability and variety. It is a formidable challenging from the back tees. The fairways are lined with coquina and pampas grass and there are also water hazards and sand bunkers coming into play throughout. The layout offers interesting par 3s that offer particularly nice scenery and a mix of par 4s that range from having ample room to being very tight and requiring more careful course management. The golf course opens with a risk-reward opportunity, a dogleg-right par 5 with a strategically placed lake.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 369 Reviews
5 stars:
123
4 stars:
159
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

304 out of 364 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"construction site"


Pcheng's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the last day for this course but they shouldn't open because we are playing in a construction site other than the green we didn't see an inch of green grass never go back to this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Should be closed ....!!!"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An insult to your intelligence if you think the course is in any playable condition. Jack Nicklaus should intervene and close the course. There are no fairways, all the grounds leading up to the greens are 100% dead with dry brown bits of grass, weeds and plenty of sand. The picture on the website is decietful and very misleading. Don't think that the description leads you into an imaginary slate of semi conditioned fairways that are being reconditioned for the "signature" course they profess. There is no doubt that the potential is there however, a world apart from acceptable to being so deplorable. So, if you desire to give your money away, play in dirt and sand, putt on greens that are yet to be at par for playing and filled with holes and weave your way in and out of a sand storm of dust and sand...! Then this is your course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bayan"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The worst conditions ever see.

Real value should be less than 20$

We drove 1h expecting a great experience.

A credit will be appreciate.

Tank

Richard.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/19/2017

I assume you didn't know that they are rebuilding that course and had to burn out the grass so that it could be replanted when the new design is completed. This is going to be a Jack Nicolas Signature course when completed.


"Disappointed beyond words..."



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Are you kidding me.... turns out this course is closing soon, but not soon enough. It should be closed NOW!

The fairways and even areas near the greens have been killed. Only the greens have grass, and slick as can be. We were willing to give it a chance, but the #1 hole was a joke, and things did not get much better after that. Only the golf carts and the GPS system was acceptable. We were disappointed beyond words.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/19/2017

Yes, the course is closing soon, temporarily while it is rebuilt. Jack Nicolas Signature course is designed and being installed.


"Challengeing"


u000006685919's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course last year great layout very challenging great shape ..

Returned this year but they are rebuilding the course so fairways were all dead straw ...

Greens were in great shape ..

Discounted rate so the course was great to play again. I can't wait to play it when it's back in shape ..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2017
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"DO NOT PLAY - DEAD BROWN FAIRWAYS - i.e., NO GRASS"


u000007177362's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I was very disappointed plying this course. The tee boxes and fairways grass were completely killed.

Do not sign up for a game without viewing. The course should be closed due to reconstruction.

VERY DISAPPOINTED PLAYING THIS COURSE.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course getting ready to close in three weeks"


u142947705's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
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Reviewed on

We golfed here a number of times last year and it was great. They have applied a treatment to the fairways and tee off boxes that has killed all the grass. It is all brown. Supposed to be closing in three weeks for a complete remodel. We were very surprised at the condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Renovations! Watch out."


eveslow's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a week prior and also read the advisory that the course was under construction and the pro shop was being renovated but the fairways, tee boxes and greens were good. Unfortunately, the only part of the course that was decent was the greens. The tee boxes were the most disappointing. After a "tough to swallow round", I read the advisory again and it was changed to brown conditions and good tee boxes and greens. Closer to reality, but not accurate. The tee boxes made getting started hard. I know the course was good and will be even better in the future, but the information was wrong and misleading. Rough round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Banyan Cay"


rladder187's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked a tee time at this course on a beautiful sunny day. I read that they killed the grass on the fairways to reseed them without realizing that we would be hitting mud balls the whole day. Greens were in perfict shape. Challenging course. This will be a good course when the grass grows back. Would like to revisit later next year. New course being built next to site.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"No monitoring of pace"


u000006337602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
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Reviewed on

This was the slowest round of golf I've ever played. No one monitored the course, or move people along that were extremely slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u976491174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was burned out in preparation for redesign and we didn't realize that when we booked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Being developed by Nicholas"


44221177's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite the fact that the fairway grass is dead, the greens were well maintained and in good condition. Soon the course will be closed for redevelopment by Jack Nicholas


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wait"


mickey06's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course being prepares for redesign.

Fairways in bad shape, makes you miss a lot of shots

Tees and greens excellents


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"no grass!!"


2JERRYS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout has changed but the same holes exist but with a different order. There is no grass left whatsoever except on the greens, which were good. The condition of this course should have been posted so someone booking it would know that Round up or a similar product was sprayed on the entire course except the greens. The ball didn't get any roll after landing, the fairways were like matted down straw! would not recommend this course until it is completely redone!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Looks like west texas"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

They have killed all the fairway grass and the only thing green are the greens themselves. 43$ Plus tax here was a ripoff. Free range balls were given, but stil not worth it. Until this course is redone i will not return for certain!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course fairway have been browned out on prep for course closing and re-design"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wish we would have known in advance that all fairways were completely browned out in preparation for closing the course for re-design !

Lost too many balls due to the conditions

And play was very slow - did not see any rangers all afternoon to monitor the pace ...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Lost soul"


Dennis2187948's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Use to love this place. They just browned the entire course which is really weird. Just left the greens which were great. Good value but really missed hitting irons off of grass and t boxes should have been left.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Plenty of water!!!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was ok except the Bermuda was brown and the greens were full of fertiliser.Also all the surrounds of the green

We're sprayed with blue Weed control/fertiliser.

We were informed that by next year the course would be completely re_done with new fairways new greens and much redesign plus a new clubhouse!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course was very well maintained"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very scenic. Green's were fairly

Fast and ball rolled out nicely. Only course

I played That had a beverage person out on the course.only negative was a grounds keeper drove his cart right UP to and past me as I was Teeing off!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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