Osprey/Heron at Okeeheelee Golf Course

3.8028823529 3.8 stars from 5 (290)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6826 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413
  • (561) 964-4653
  • (561) 968-1401
  • www.pbcgov.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Roy Case (1995)
Type: Public
Greens: Tif Eagle
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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 6826 yards 73.2 131
Blue 72 6393 yards 68.8 120
Gold 72 5940 yards 74.9 124
White 72 5398 yards 66.4 112
White (W) 72 5398 yards 71.3 122
Red (W) 72 4731 yards 67.7 113

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 290 Reviews
5 stars:
77
4 stars:
150
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

251 out of 286 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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u000004715331's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Mixed"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018

Reviewed on

mixed feelings.... the course is in a beautiful setting, fairways are really nice, greens are disappointing. i would definitely play there again, even worth the drive from fort lauderdale. my biggest complaint, and unfortunately this is just typical of many south florida courses, the cart guys are unwelcoming and grouchy, just feel like i'm bothering them by showing up. one of them even gave me some kind of sarcastic response to a question, and i assure you i am a polite and even cheerful person (happy to be playing golf!). sad. it just means i'm going to keep the tip in my pocket..... if i worked a customer service job that depended largely on tips, i would go out of the way to put on at lease a fake smile.


I recommend this course



u113425748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000007062794's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

It’s a lite busy but good value after 3:00 got 14 holes in


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course for the price"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was quite busy the day we played because of an outing. We played the front nine (Osprey) in just about 2 hours. They put us on the Eagle for the back nine because of an outing and the pace of play was much slower. It took almost 2.5 hours on the back. Water comes into play on almost every hole, so if you haven't played here before it would be helpful to play with someone who has for pointers. The greens were in good shape and very fast.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/07/2018

First and foremost, thanks for checking out Okeeheelee as we see you are from Pennsylvania. We apologize if the pace of play was a bit slower than you had hoped but are glad to hear that you found the course to be in great shape. Hopefully you didn't find too much of the water that you mentioned in your review and you will be back for another round in the near future.



u000002315020's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



sjsimon25's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing 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


I recommend this course



cjobb1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Sean3930735's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played the Osprey and Heron . The two courses are in great shape enjoy my day with the people i played. Will for sure play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"slow pace"


u000003799733's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we played they only had two nines and they tried putting over 200 golfers on 9 holes. The round took 5 1/2 hours to complete, way to long. Used to playing 4 hr rounds! We had to wait at least 10 minutes each tee box!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course,fun to play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played Okeeheelee several times, last year and this year. Course is is great shape and interesting to play. Usually a great place to see wild life as well; not during the current cold snap though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short course w gimmick"


Thomas1283745's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don’t like layout at all. To many short holes and gimmicks and dumb pin placements


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Poor pace of play"


Sanjay5452974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was horrible. Probably it is that time of the year peak of holidays - everyone and their sister and nephew is on the course. But marshals should be there to speed things up - but none. People cant five 5-putting and just hacking. I skipped 2-3 holes but it was another slow(er) group in front.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/16/2018

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with us. It is highly valuable to us as we work to provide each and every golfer with the best playing experience possible. We apologize that you were not 100% thrilled with your round and we have addressed your concerns with the staff working on the day of your round. We look forward to impressing you in the future.


"Agony on the course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was nice, people were nice, cheeseburger was good, weather was excellent. But: my brother and I were with a twosome, seemed to be man and wife, and I'm pretty sure she had never played golf before in her life. This at 9am on a Sunday. Swing and a miss x 3 or 4 every shot, before the ball went 10 yards; then fixed her hair and laughed. Insisted on putting with an iron. Ranger said something to us once, but I'm sure if it had been 4 men he would have ridden our butts about playing so slowly. Rangers should not be afraid to speak up, even if it is a woman. Made the round very difficult and the day quite miserable. We tried to lose them at the turn, but to our dismay, they waited for us.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/16/2018

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. We appreciate you pointing out the positive aspects of your round, and appreciate even more your feedback on how we may improve. We do welcome golfers of all abilities to play our golf courses, but we ask them to try to play at a reasonable pace. We apologize if you found the group you were paired with to be a bit slow. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers’ experiences and are hard at work attending to your concerns. We will review your comments and observations with staff on duty the day you played. We hope to receive the opportunity to impress you in the near future.


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition...beautiful views...fast play...loved it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2018

We very much appreciate the five-star review. Hard to beat a South Florida day in December when you're from Connecticut.


"Relaxing"


u7098839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If u know the right time to go here it's the best.


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 01/03/2018

And the right time is... ANYTIME!

See you again soon.


"Sanded greens"


RickWing's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens sanded. In December? Poor condition for late December...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course



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