The Breakers - Rees Jones Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7104
Slope 146
Rating 74.8
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7104 yards 74.8 146
Blue 72 6690 yards 72.9 141
White 71 6289 yards 70.8 130
Gold 71 5777 yards 68.6 123
Gold (W) 72 5777 yards 73.8 135
Red (W) 72 5164 yards 70.5 132
Scorecard for The Breakers Rees Jones
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: 74.8/146 414 442 189 441 396 556 427 191 455 3511 546 161 514 394 546 326 442 239 425 3593 7104
Blue M: 72.9/141 390 412 168 415 385 527 403 164 424 3288 526 151 488 373 523 313 414 208 406 3402 6690
White M: 71.2/138 376 363 145 394 367 496 390 133 390 3054 499 140 463 359 501 300 397 182 394 3235 6289
Gold M: 68.7/133 W: 74.1/143 362 329 122 361 352 435 371 113 375 2820 449 126 427 335 477 255 357 152 379 2957 5777
Red M: 66.0/127 W: 70.5/132 335 306 93 331 313 399 298 90 332 2497 417 95 395 280 433 243 323 123 358 2667 5164
Handicap 9 7 17 5 11 3 13 15 1 2 18 8 10 6 14 12 16 4
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 5 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Greens Tifeagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (1968) Rees Jones (2004) Ken Green (1994) Steve Weisser (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No, rentals available

Reviews

4.8
6

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Handicap 10-14
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Everybody loves Breakers West

I tend to be stingy in giving out five stars, but the Jones course earned it for a variety of reasons - pure conditions, a great collection of par 3s, some heroic but fair shot-making required, strong hole variety, a private-club vibe (for a resort course) and lastly, the element of surprise. Who knew it would be this good?

Few resort courses located so far away from the hotel (20 minutes) would actually be worth the trip. This one is. For a fairly flat course in a gated community - the MO in south Florida - it overwhelms its regional competition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Jonesin' for The Breakers

Site for first SFPGA outing this year was a splendid track whose pristine tee boxes and fairways housed an intriguing layout filled with a surprising array of deceptively tough doglegs, numerous sand traps in tricky locations and several ponds unexpectedly lurking beyond view. On the other hand, conditions of sandy, recently punched greens did not match up to rest of course and golf carts did not feature GPS yardage tracker. Range, chipping green and putting green were fine, staff was friendly and courteous, and food/beverage was tasty. Will definitely circle back when greens return to form.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Reese Jones at his best

Well-conditioned private layout. No two holes are alike . Several holes have challenging water carries and large landing areas from the tees. The par 3s are fair but a real test of accuracy. One of my favorite courses in Palm Beach County.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

The views are amazing l

The views on this course are amazing and just worth the play. This course goes along the lines "you get what you pay for". Yes it is pricey, but you are playing a properly maintained golf course with insane amenities. This by far one the best private courses in palm beach.

I dont have anything negative to say about the course. Tons of water comes into play here so dont always be so aggressive. Enjoy the view! Greens roll true and the tee boxes always look brand new!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Staff

I was a little nervous playing at the Breakers West with the PGA summer pass. I knew the course would be great, but wasn't sure of the people at the course and the staff. I was happily surprised how great every person I met. The entire staff was great and even talked with the head pro who thanked me for supporting the PGA by purchasing the summer pass (only $50). The course was very challenging and in really great shape. I played on a Saturday in May and it was not crowded at all. I can't wait to go back and play again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Well worth the money spent

This course, I must say, is one of the best conditioned courses I've ever played. Being from Southeastern Pennsylvania, I've had the opportunity to play some of the top courses (Merion East, Aronimink, Saucon Valley, etc.) and definitely put this course right up with these in terms of level of difficulty and course condition. Playing 7,100+ from the tips, with a 75.9 rating and 147 slope, it's well worth the $150 fee and would definitely recommend putting it on your schedule if you're to visit West Palm Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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