Osprey/Heron at Okeeheelee Golf Course
With a name meaning 'quiet waters' in the Seminole language, Okeeheelee Golf Course is situated amidst lush, rolling hills that overlook the sparkling waters of Clear Lake. There are 27 championship holes that are divided into three nines and can be played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Osprey, Heron, and Eagle nines are named after the various wildlife that can be seen throughout. Each golf course offers a different set of challenges and scenery. Okeeheelee's Osprey/Heron Course features a variety of elevation changes. There are scenic views from the elevated greens but don't become too distracted since there are many elements to contend with including towering trees, strategically placed bunkers, and deep rough lining the fairways. There are also plenty of water hazards coming into play.
|Gold (W)||72||6320 yards||77.3||140|
|Blue (W)||72||5827 yards||74.5||135|
|White (W)||72||5376 yards||72.0||130|
|Green (W)||72||4724 yards||68.6||119|
|Black M: 73.8/138||518||166||359||406||527||207||397||182||539||3301||525||212||419||445||407||549||395||355||203||3510||6811|
|Gold M: 71.6/132 W: 77.3/140||486||140||316||359||479||190||385||153||492||3000||504||155||400||418||392||532||386||345||188||3320||6320|
|Blue M: 69.1/123 W: 74.5/135||476||135||275||311||471||177||302||143||482||2772||491||149||391||398||315||484||374||299||154||3055||5827|
|White M: 67.1/118 W: 72.0/130||433||113||266||299||462||157||292||133||447||2602||448||134||327||368||295||430||351||275||146||2774||5376|
|Green M: 64.4/113 W: 68.6/119||352||95||245||269||402||105||275||100||401||2244||413||96||295||311||265||391||331||250||128||2480||4724|
A fun 9 on Osprey
We rode 9 on a typically hot South FL morning. We had a foursome of slow players ahead of us but they eventually let us play through. The course is beautiful, with some interesting undulations, a variety of lengths/hole designs, and quick greens. There are some narrow spots in fairways so watch out. All staff members were friendly and helpful. We look forward to next time.
We're so happy you stopped by! As a 27-hole facility, you'll have to come back for another round or two so you can get the full effect of everything Okeeheelee has to offer. Thanks for choosing to play with us and for sharing your experience publicly.
Very nice course
Great layout. Very pretty surroundings.
Will play there again. Great deal on Golf Now.
Needs better dining facility, and $2.50 WAY too much for cup of coffee.
We very much appreciate you coming out to play and for giving us five stars! We appreciate your feedback and we will share your comments about the coffee with the vendor who runs the F&B at our facility. We hope that you will return for another round very soon!
Florida seasonal golf
The greens were aerated 5/31/18 and were rough and slow. Fairways and traps were good.
love the course
The course is in decent shape but the greens were punched somewhat recently and they were a little bumpy.
Worth The Trip
Course is almost an hour from my house in south Broward but worth the trip. Love courses like this and Osprey Point where there aren't beat up condos surrounding it. Can't rate the greens since they had been aerated not long ago so they were a little bumpy with some rough patches, especially hole #2 on Eagle, short par 3. Overall layout is fantastic. Some short easy par 4's mixed in with some tough ones. Bev cart girl was very friendly. Great value for the money. Will go back when greens have come back in totally.
It's time for your next round, the greens are back! Thanks for taking the trip up from Broward. Since you mentioned that you also play Osprey Point (another member of the Palm Beach County Golf group) we'd suggest you look into our Frequent Player Card program. The FPC card will save you some money, which hopefully makes the drive a little easier to swallow. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great course except for the greens
Booked this course through Golf Now. Very nice course that we enjoyed playing. When we arrived at the course we were informed the greens were aerated but still in good shape. The trip to the course was 35-40 minutes and we didn't want to look for another course so we decided to play. Well the greens were in terrible shape. Most of them looked like sand greens I used to play as a kid. Normally Golf Now informs me if green aeration is underway. Either the course management or Golf Now dropped the ball in this case. This course is comprised of 3 nine hole layouts. Why not rotate aeration and leave one nine hole layout open for players?
Hello and thank you for the review. We at the golf course always notify GolfNow when we are doing any maintenance at all and very much apologize that you were blind sided by punched greens. Please send us an email at Golf@pbcgov.org so we can learn a little bit more about your experience in hopes of avoiding this issue in the future. Again, we do our best to notify every single golfer when we have aerated the greens. We hope you will return in a week or two so you can get the fully Okeeheelee experience.
Far better then expected
Played the Eagle and Osprey. Nice staff, nice course, very good conditions and fun. This course was far better then expected.
Course nice....staff rude
I have played the course 5 times within the last year. Course is always in good condition. Staff is always rude.
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.
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.
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.
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.