West Palm Beach Golf Course

2.4602470588 2.5 stars from 5 (462)
  • 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 2.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 462 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
105
2 stars:
72
1 stars:
85

recommend this course

286 out of 461 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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"OMG"


Stan4546921's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I cannot believe you call this a golf course! I have never had a more unpleasant round anywhere! I feel like a refund is in order. Pleas do not allow this course to be on your website!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 07/17/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, as we continue to work on the outcome of the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"Extremely rough conditions"


steelerfan12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a shame, fantastic layout, some fairways with little grass, greens recently top dressed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 07/17/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, as we continue to work on the outcome of the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"horrible course"


Betsy2978473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have never played on a course in such terrible condition since I've been playing golf. There was dead wood, branches and piles of leaves everywhere. The carts were not functioning properly and we had to have both carts replaced during play, and one cart (the replacement) had a velcro part that would not hold up its rain cover for our clubs. There was sand and weeds on the fairways. The grass had not been cut so you could distinguish fairway from rough. Ball washers had no water in them. I got the impression this course is about to be sold and will close soon, so it is not being maintained. What a waste of money and time!


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 07/09/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, as we continue to work on the outcome of the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.


annieb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 07/03/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, as we continue to work on the outcome of the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"West Palm Beach Golf Club"


papabearkod's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At one time this was one of the nicest courses in West Palm Beach. I have been playing here for 40 years. For what reason I dont know, but it has slowly gone down hill. There was debris everywhere, overgrowth, and where they replaced the trees with sand years ago is a snaggle of weeds and the fairways a mess. I am very disappointed with how it looks. Like so many other courses in Palm Beach County that look like they are going to sell out to a contractor that will replace it with condos.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 06/21/2018:

<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 so that we can increase your overall star rating.

"Fallen Giant"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once a tour stop and the course of my youth, terminated it's golf commission and was left to rot by non golfing city politicians. Tragic!


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

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/>

"Playing in Iraq"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing here occasionally for 20 years. the staff is very nice. The City has decided to destroy the course by neglect and sell it to a developer. Its a disaster. Even with all the rain you have a hard time finding a piece of grass to hit off. Stay away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, as we continue to work on the outcome of the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"Sold!!"


chuckfed25's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From what I understand the golf course has been sold or leased to a new company. Hopefully they will restore the course back to its old glory days. It is a very nice track. As of now the course is in poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 05/01/2018:

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

"Used to be a great course. Redone by Mark McCumber and now its a mess"


benhogan48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in the process of being redone again. The day we played yhe course was in terrible shape. Hope they can redo it and make it a great course again. The course was a tour stop back in the day and maybe they can get it back to its early success.


Course Layout: Average

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 04/24/2018:

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

"Worst ever"


u922618329's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in terrible condition. I’ve played here many times and it’s sad to see they have let the course get so bad. I won’t be returning and should have requested a refund.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

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


Tom5287277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, we appreciate you coming out to see us and hope that next time we can increase your overall star rating!

"great greens, terrible fairways."


peklayman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing golf for almost 60 years and I've never seen such a difference in the condition of the greens and the rest of the course. It was fine for me. I tee it up on the tees, take lies on the fairway, but there's no solution for bad greens. The greens were plush and smooth.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

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

"Unplayable fairways"


Rafi4321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No grass on fairways. Course will be closed for renovation do not play until this is done


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

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.<br/>

"getting better"


jsrs1234445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are getting better due to the staff's manual watering efforts and a little rain. I didn't see any attempt to repair the defective sprinkler system. all watering is manual. Most fairways are getting better except for no. 12. The are nice. Still the best price around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

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.

"mojave desert in florida"


ontbrdr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

they need to seed and water (maintain) the fairways

greens were an oasis in the Mojave desert over watered and very soft , they looked great but I feel sorry for the following group because you can't see the undulations in the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

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.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course at one time was an absolute pleasure to play.My last visit was very disappointing, the greens were beautiful and that's where it ends.Tee boxes and fairways are sparse and dried up. What a shame, this course was a favorite of mind,what happen guys!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of the 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.


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in am awful condition.

No grass anymore in the fairplays.

Onlythe greens were in good shape.

Will not go back there.


Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/11/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of the 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.

"Disgusting!"


WHcc's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place should be closed until they rip it up and resod it. The absolute WORST course i have ever seen. No grass on the tee boxes or the fairways, just loose sand EVERYWHERE!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/11/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We are currently working on many of the things you have presented in this review. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again.


u000004072365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After we got there staffer said course is being sold,. What once were fairways is now dirt, hardpan and weeds. Once renovated it should be beautiful. No crowd hence the pace of play. Greens and bunkers in great shape,


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


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

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.

"Dry, drier, driest.....a veritable desert"


BirdyGolfer23's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To quote Hawkeye Pierce, this is a great description of a dry martini but not of a golf course. I realize in S FL we haven’t had any decent rain in 60 days but this course also is undergoing an irrigation rehaul. Lots of sand...both intentional traps & non- intentional because of the dry fairways. Lots of ground under repair & not much real grass to speak of. The layout is lovely though & I look forward to its rebirth. Til then, we won’t be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from West Palm Beach Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

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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