Osprey Point Golf Club - Hawk/Raven Course

4.4341647059 4.4 stars from 5 (397)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6742 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Don Law Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirts are required. Please no denim.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6742 yards 71.6 131
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.0 125
Blue 72 6039 yards 68.0 120
White 72 5436 yards 65.7 109
White (W) 72 5436 yards 70.5 123
Silver 72 4923 yards 63.2 105
Silver (W) 72 4923 yards 67.6 111

Osprey Point Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf. The location of the three nine-hole courses was formerly used as farmland but after years of non-use, the landscape had become completely overgrown. The Parks and Rec Department of Palm Beach County transformed the terrain into a lush and scenic public course that offers three different 18-hole combinations. The department wanted it to be a certified Audubon International Classic Signature Golf Course, so they increased the acres of natural habitat, converted to more environmentally friendly grass, and instituted a number of environmental protection efforts. It is the first golf course in Florida to earn this designation. The Hawk/Raven Course is one of the combinations at the club. It has a player-friendly layout that is made even more approachable with five sets of tees.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 397 Reviews
5 stars:
237
4 stars:
132
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

383 out of 396 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Bring a lunch, it gonna be a long day."


smithers777's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely ridiculous pace of play. We literally were standing around for 5 -10 minutes on every shot even after calling the clubhouse for player assistance and explaining the situation they said they’d get right on it but it was simply a waste of my time to ask as they never even bothered coming around to see what the hold up was. I had heard such great things about this course unfortunately it didn’t come close to those expectations.

There were 20 jet skis in the lakes making all kinds of noise and across one of the lakes there was a huge party at one of the outdoor pavilions they have available for rent and the DJ and music was so loud I have no idea how anyone at that party could even hear themselves talk. $52 per person for a Sunday afternoon of golf and having to play under those conditions is is not my idea of a good day of golf. It’s simply not worth going there especially when you’re going there to play golf but are forced to attend an outdoor concert instead. Needless to say, I won’t be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Who Would Believe"


u0000064038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You won’t believe that Osprey is a public course facility....The amount of staff involved to the quality of not only the course conditions but the practice facility would have one think you are at a private country club....the refreshment carts were also very active vs infrequent....as with all public courses the snack/food availabilty and facility is almost non existant the only Osprey draw back to a place i can’t wait to play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004539868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Best Value for Public Course in SoFL"


G8rtim's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play Osprey Point all the time. They've raised rates over the years, but it is still a great value. Condition of the entire course from tee to green is almost always fantastic. Yesterday the greens weren't the best I've ever seen them, but still very good.

The course is so popular that pace of play can be an issue sometimes. Yesterday the course was playing really short, including a 230 yard Par 4 on Hawk

Can't recommend this course enough if you can manage to get a tee time


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Joe1889301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"As Far as Public Options Go, You Could Do MUCH Worse"


CaptWillard's avatar
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Mississippi Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

An enjoyable round. It’s still south Florida, so the terrain is mostly flat and sort of uninteresting, but this course does the most with it that could be hoped for. A handful of holes have really interesting green complexes, and the whole course is in very good shape. Word of warning: the greens had just been top-dressed (if that’s something that bothers you).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent practice facility!"


DickJohans's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Had a three day golf trip from Pennsylvania. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club (Great course) and Normandy Shores (Absolute disappointment - see review).

Cant say enough how much we enjoyed our day at Osprey Point. First off the staff was very friendly and helpful. The practice area was to die for. We just don't see practice areas like this where we live in PA (and we have some great courses in eastern Pa and NJ). The driving range was large with grass tees , There was a huge putting green with an absolutely perfect surface where we couldn't find a single blemish. There was a large sand trap to practice out of and a chipping green where you probably had enough room to drop back and hit shots from 70yards. If I lived here I would take advantage of this practice area weekly.

The course offers three nines and it seems to be pretty organized. We were teamed up with an older couple from North Jersey and they played great. John hit the pin on a par 3 and his wife Mary was compressing the ball and pouring in putts, they were great.

The course is right along the Everglades so we saw our share of wildlife but no gators although I guarantee they are lurking near by. We ventured in to some bushes to look for wayward shots and we heard something with some weight moving around and we got out of there.

The greens were perfect, fast and challenging. Course was tight in areas but not overly tight for a couple of guys who have big two way misses,

This is how golf should be, preferred it over the high priced country club surrounded by 10 million dollar homes and Normandy Shores was one of my 3 least favorite rounds of golf due to the outrageous non resident greens fee and BRUTAL pace of play.

I really wish we came back and played a different combo of nines in lieu of Normandy Shores.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004539868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great golf round"


joycuff's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on

met very nice golf partner who was a stranger until the round and now a friend enjoyed the golfing great course will play many times more


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/07/2018

Just another example of why golf is such a great game. Thanks for sharing your experience and we look forward to having the both of you back soon.



David7978302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the Course"


winston0911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My second time playing the course Falcon/Raven and similar to my first time playing, the course conditions did not fail me. Mind you, the greens had been top dressed recently but they were still in good condition and moderately fast. The staff were much friendlier this time as I had issues previously. Look forward to playing when next I am in the area and maybe get lucky and assigned the Hawk.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

Thank you so much for returning for a second round with us! We will do our very best to get you out on Hawk when you return for your third round.


"Dollars"


Frank17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overpriced for a public course. Many other courses in the area are much cheaper and just as good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

Frank,

Palm Beach County owns and operates five golf facilities, and while Osprey Point is our highest priced course, we have plenty of fantastic golf to offer at great prices all across the county. Please visit PBCGolf.com to learn more.


Commented on 01/17/2018

Thanks, but would be helpful to list a few courses that you would recommend.


"First round at this course"


rb030557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape and greens fast but true. Slow play due to a maximum of players on course. We played with another twosome who guided us around the course and commented that this was their favourite course in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

We're glad that you enjoyed your day with us and that some of our regulars were able to point you in the right direction. We hope Osprey Point is now your favorite course in the area, too! See you again soon.


"Exceptional!"


MilbySherbrooke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in perfect condition. Layout is outstanding.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"golf with friends"


u891280637's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

is a great place to play the only trouble there was very slow too many slow players i think the starter and the rules can be more strict, the players behind kept hitting the ball to early and almost hit us a few times


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2018

Thank you very much for coming out to play. During the winter months we do get extremely busy but we do our very best to keep the pace moving. We apologize if round was a bit slower than you had hoped but hopefully the scenery and wildlife help to make up for the waiting. See you again soon!


"Solid track"


richjuplife's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Normally playing a course in South Florida without houses lining the fairways would be a breathe of fresh air or rather a breathe of fresh silence. Unfortunately for Osprey in an effort to squeeze 27 holes onto a piece of property means various greens being situated close to tee boxes. More than once was I interrupted in my backswing by another group on a different set of 9 holes. The feature shaping of the course was done very well in effort to hide adjacent holes from one another because there are so tight. The surrounding environment and habitat is very noticeable as you make your way around, and reminds you constantly that the animals were here first and this is their home. Another unique characteristic was that almost every par 4 was a dogleg right; which is great for beginners and amateurs alike who tend to slice the ball, but takes away from the variety one might expect.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Must play"


carls61's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well-kept golf course greens Road very nice not much breaking most putts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rwinter1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u457210130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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