West Palm Beach Golf Course

2.7702058824 2.8 stars from 5 (408)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6759 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6759 yards 72.8 122
White 72 6468 yards 76.9 120
White (W) 72 6468 yards 76.5 134
Gold (W) 72 6223 yards 75.2 134
Gold 72 6223 yards 69.2 118
Silver 72 5672 yards 66.6 118
Silver (W) 72 5642 yards 71.9 128

West Palm Beach Golf Course has hosted a variety of tournaments since opening in 1947, some that have included famous players such as Arnold Palmer. This historic course stands out from all of the area's public courses. Unlike Florida's many flat courses, West Palm Beach has an undulating terrain that provides interesting elevation changes. The course features elevated tees and greens and rarely is there a flat lie. The rolling hills are covered with native vegetation, palm trees, and mature pines and oaks. There is also no water to be found on the golf course, another rare occurrence in this area. In 2009, the course underwent a major renovation that made it environmentally friendly. There is also a full grass driving range and large practice area that overlook West Palm Beach Golf Course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 408 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
162
3 stars:
102
2 stars:
56
1 stars:
54

recommend this course

279 out of 407 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Desert golf"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am glad I have played this nice course in its glory but that was more than a year ago.

It is going to be totally renovated soon and that is why it is close to destruction now.

The greens are still good but the rest is not.

If you want to hit your fairway shots on sand and dead grass, you will love this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"That course should be close"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now should eliminate that course for ever.The greens were ok but fairways were realy terribles.I wont turn back play there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"sand every where"


wrendle2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was like playing on a beach where they tried to plant grass.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways of sand"


1eaglesfan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are no grass fairways.Due to neglect,all the fairways have become dead weeds and sand.Save

your money and play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"DO NOT WASTE YOU TIME"


b523734's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is the worst golf course I have ever played. The fairways were all sand, the greens were awful. The price was cheap but not even worth the $32 for the round. I feel there is a bunch of false reviews out there because no one in their right mind would recommend this course. very slow play and no marshal. Tee time was late, and no one seemed to care.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of this things you have presented in this review. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future

"You got to be kidding"


u000001189672's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I can’t believe this place is still. Letting course going down hill, just sand and dirt. They blamed to hurricane. Really this place has not been taking care of in years. Watch and see it will for sale. Built in 1947 and still no club house. With out a doubt this is the worst course I have every played in 40 years.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.<br/>


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon!


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"swings"


u00005368559's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is fine. Almost no grass on fairways.. They really need to water... Maybe city own, could be the reason so dry...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of this things you have presented in this review. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/16/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Dreadful"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A once immaculate well maintained course surrounded lavishly with pine trees and classic old clubhouse is now an almost barren wasteland surrounded by sickly scrubs and more sugar sand than should be allowed. Wirh a trailer for a pro shop. The fairways are almost non existant with sparse geass and huge areas of dirt and sand. Realky a shame they let this go. It's very sad.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/16/2018:

<br/> We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"West Palm Beach Golf Course"


David6418116's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was rated on golf now has a 2 1/2 star. It deserves nothing more than a one star if that. Course is in terrible condition and should offer discounts. There is no grass on the fairway or rough. Don’t waste your time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/16/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"NEVER AGAIN"


buster2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A few years ago I played this course and it was nice. It is now completely unkempt. Sand in the middle of the fairway that made your ball stop dead in its tracks, even on a good drive. I will never play there again. I wish I could get my money back. I actually stopped playing at the 14th hole.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Either it's going to be renovated or closed."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course for 20 yrs and in recent years it's condition has declined greatly. It has very friendly staff and the layout is good. Unfortunately it is extremely obvious that the irrigation has been turned off for everything except the tee and green tops for some time. Most fairways are now dirt, this isn't fair to the entire staff of the club because they are all great people. The club's legacy doesn't deserve this either it seems local politicians are at fault. To say I'm disappointed is a understatement.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Beginners course"


u4588778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not for anyone who doesn’t love sand & lots of it, in the bunkers, fairways, rough , all over & deep to boot.

Very few ball washers & no towels on the few there.

Although it is nicely mapped out with wide fairways. The greens were ok. We still had a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of this things you have presented in this review. The greens have come along way and we appreciate you noticing the changes. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"No more"


wahs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in poor condition, fairways and tees are bare. Not worth the time


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

<br/> We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/16/2018:

<br/> We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Not in good condition"


u000006451970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lack of irrigation, no grass, lots of sandy areas.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 02/02/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. After hurricane Irma many of our sprinklers were damaged and we are currently working on fixing many of these issues. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


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