Eagle/Osprey at Okeeheelee Golf Course

3.9537705882 4.0 stars from 5 (311)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6648 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Tank tops are not permited.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6648 yards 72.2 137
Gold 72 6267 yards 70.3 128
Blue 72 5827 yards 68.5 119
White 72 5257 yards 65.7 112
White (W) 72 5257 yards 70.5 121
Red (W) 72 4591 yards 66.8 111

Okeeheelee Golf Course offers 27 holes of championship golf. The name is Seminole for 'quiet waters,' an appropriate name since the course's secluded parkland setting overlooks the sparkling waters of Clear Lake. The holes are divided into three nine-hole courses that provide three different 18-hole combinations. Named after the wildlife that can be seen throughout the golf course, the Osprey, Heron, and Eagle nines all offer unique scenery and challenges. The Eagle/Osprey combination will test your target golf skills. The elevated greens are framed with strategically placed bunkers and deep rough and tall stands of trees line the fairways. There is no shortage of water on the course either. In addition to the three courses, Okeeheelee G.C. offers a driving range and a large putting green as well as chipping, pitching, and bunker practice areas.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 311 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
159
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

272 out of 307 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Far better then expected"


sintag3's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Eagle and Osprey. Nice staff, nice course, very good conditions and fun. This course was far better then expected.


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


Commented on 05/15/2018

We love it when we exceed expectations! Thanks for taking the trip up from Ft. Lauderdale.



u5833883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course nice....staff rude"


Losborne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the course 5 times within the last year. Course is always in good condition. Staff is always rude.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

Hello, we are a bit troubled by your comments about our staff and would like to learn more about your experience at Okeeheelee Golf Course. If you would be so kind, please send us an email at Golf@pbcgov.org with the days and times that you played as well as any issues you may have had with staff. We can't thank you enough for the continued support and for still giving us a four-star review. But we also want the chance to turn that into a five-star review.


"Okeeheelee Golf"


u000008204538's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

My wife and I really like Okeeheelee, since it offers a variety of wildlife and is manicured fairly well for a publicly-owned course. The three nines offer a variety of types of holes with varying degrees of difficulty. A variety of tee locations allows for all levels of golfer to have a fun or a challenging experience. We play here often. On this occasion we used a GolfNow Hot Deal, which seemed very reasonable in price. Unfortunately, after six holes we were called off the course for lightning. When I asked for a rain check in the pro shop I was told that since I paid GolfNow I needed to contact them. I've tried calling the 800-594-9280 number, but the recorded message plays and the number hangs up. We seem to have no recourse and feel that we received shabby treatment in this situation.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Just to follow up with you, we reached out to GolfNow and we understand they were able to get in touch with you and provide you with a partial return as well as a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. We're thrilled to hear they were able to resolve this and we thank you once again for coming to play.


Commented on 04/27/2018

We're sorry to hear about your inconvenience and for any confusion. The pro shop was correct in telling you that you would have to contact GolfNow directly to get a refund in this scenario as GolfNow is a third party partner of ours and the "Hot Deals" are sold directly by GolfNow. We have reached out to our GolfNow rep. and they will be reaching out to get this resolved for you. Thanks for your continued support and for the four star review.



u620188496's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



justme4274's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u175684523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



DeepNYC666's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



robb1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Alain5382625's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course WITH issues starting!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times in past years. Really like the lay out and the greens used to be outstanding. Not so much this year! Greens were spotty and holes had not been changed causing ragged edges. Tee boxes were very worn. This is not what has made Palm Beach County golf courses popular! I hope it is a temporary condition!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2018

Thank you so much for the review. We strive to deliver the best conditions possible and have some major projects in the works this summer focusing on our green complexes. Stay tuned!


"Nice track"


u523552268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of interesting holes, very scenic and tricky greens when you are not familiar with the course. Staff was friendly. The start always seems like a bit of a cluster as you don’t know in advance which 9’s you are playing. I will definitely go back again.


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


Commented on 03/26/2018

We can't tell you how much we appreciate you coming down from Jupiter to play at Okeeheelee. For the most part, when you check in you should be told which 9 you are starting on, but with 27 holes, our starter may make a few changes on the fly in hopes of improving everyone's overall experience. We look forward to your next round with us.


"Good course for the price"


neilmoses's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course several times in the past two months. Normally the pace of play is slow, but because the weather called for thundershowers, the course was not full. This greatly improved the pace of play. They normally pack the course and it can take more than 4 1/2 hours to play. This time we were done in less than four hours. Some greens are not in the greatest shape, but overall, it's a good course for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/15/2018

We're so glad the weather man didn't scare you away! Thank you for sharing your experience and for giving us four stars. We hope you'll return for another round so we can earn that fifth star.


"Average Course"


revmikebeck's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

None of the municipal courses are even close to being in good shape but this one is better than other municipal courses of similar cost.


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


Commented on 03/15/2018

Hi there. We appreciate the review. Okeeheelee is owned and operated by the Palm Beach County Parks & Rec Department and we strive to deliver the best golf experience possible. If you were a fan of Okeeheelee, we would suggest also playing Osprey Point, Park Ridge and Southwinds as all offer great playing conditions at a value price. Happy golfing!


"Tricky but fair"


merce13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Solid experience and recommend you play with somebody that knows the course. You can get into a lot of trouble if you don't know the hole layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/15/2018

We do indeed have water on just about every one of our 27 holes, but as you said, if you know where to hit it, this won't be an issue for you. We offer yardage books that help tremendously for first-time players. Now that you know your way around, you'll have to come back!


"Fun course"


margiebarlow's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing this course. Would have preferred playing Osprey to Heron. Eagle is not my favorite. Heron has prettier holes. Greens were in not really good shape but still had a good time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/05/2018

We love that you love playing Okeeheelee! Heron Nos. 7 & 8 are by far two of the prettiest holes on the property, although we don't think there's a bad one in the bunch. Thanks for your continued support.


"Good memories"


u00000726929's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Back in September of 2000 my father worked there. In fact he was working there when he got ill and passed away. At the funeral your staff was friendly and recommended the course. I finally had that chance today. The course was well maintained. Practice facilities were excellent. Water on every hole. Some of it blind.. traps were in great shape along with the greens. They had two large groups of golfers going out as I went out creating slow play. Great place to play if you want to play 9 holes. Overall I would recommend the course for play. Great views, great day, and great fun.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/05/2018

Thank you for sharing your story. We are so glad that you got the chance to come see where your dad worked. Our employees and volunteers are family -- and the family of their family are also family. ;) We hope you get the chance to return soon.



u000002315020's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"NICE ROUND"


rybies's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played there several times and have played all the courses. It is in good shape and fun to play. It is also quite beautiful on the course. No houses, roads or distractions when your on the course. First 9 was a little slow but it picked up on the second. I shall return!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/05/2018

Thank you so much for the continued support of Okeeheelee Golf Course and we can't wait to see you again! It really is a special piece of property that should be experienced by all golfers. Keep 'em in the short stuff!



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