Osprey Point Golf Club - Falcon/Raven Course

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4.5
470
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290
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145
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2 Stars
4
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
94.7%
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450 out of 469 reviews
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4.6
52
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
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0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.4%
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47 out of 52 reviews
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4.6
123
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83
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
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4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6786
Slope 136
Rating 72.6
Type Public/Municipal
Situated on what used to be farmland and later used for shellrock mining, Osprey Point Golf Club is hardly recognizable from its former landscape. The Parks and Rec Department of Palm Beach County took the abandoned land in South County Regional Park that was completely overgrown and turned it into Florida's first Audubon International Classic Signature Golf Course. To achieve this designation, the department instituted several environmental protection practices, increased the acres of natural habitat, and converted to more environmentally friendly grass on the tees, greens, and fairways. The golf course offers 27 holes that are played in three different combinations. The Falcon/Raven Course is one of the combinations. It has a rolling landscape that is enhanced by native vegetation and a playable quality thanks to five sets of tees.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6786 yards 72.6 136
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.4 127
Blue 72 6038 yards 68.5 121
White 72 5466 yards 66.2 112
White (W) 72 5466 yards 71.2 124
Silver 72 4914 yards 63.4 104
Silver (W) 72 4914 yards 68.1 114
Scorecard for Falcon/Raven
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: 72.6/136 377 408 538 325 197 372 195 434 510 3356 527 165 386 437 600 360 222 400 333 3430 6786
Gold M: 70.4/127 368 373 523 315 187 340 172 403 490 3171 500 156 365 418 578 330 200 369 305 3221 6392
Blue M: 68.6/124 W: 74.5/131 355 353 500 305 172 321 165 367 470 3008 490 141 338 400 534 312 180 345 290 3030 6038
White M: 66.2/112 W: 71.2/124 285 332 461 285 140 286 148 321 460 2718 419 125 305 370 493 290 150 333 263 2748 5466
Silver M: 63.4/104 W: 68.1/114 262 295 427 235 106 263 117 293 425 2423 398 95 286 325 458 266 126 309 228 2491 4914
Handicap 9 7 1 17 11 13 15 3 5 6 18 12 4 2 14 10 8 16
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Fairways Seashore Paspalum Grass
Greens Seashore Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jeff Grossman (2010) Roy Case (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $24.00
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Don Law Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirts are required. Please no denim.

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Reviews

4.5
470

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Water Hazards 34
Forced Carries 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 46
Advanced Golfers 42
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
In the 'Burbs 29
Convenient to the City 26

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3.0
Previously Played

Declining

I have played at Osprey Point since it opened. It has always had fast greens and great overall conditions barely a blade out of place. Last few months I've been very disappointed with the conditions and pace of play. The normally fast greens are now slow and overgrown, infiltration of other grasses in the fairways and collars and removal of natural areas around the course have hurt its looks and play. There at least 5 high schools playing there as their home course and at least one of them not even being a Palm Beach County school make playing in the afternoon impossible. As a PBC tax payer I am ot very happy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 10/09/2018

I totally agree with Macbluenose. the place has eroded a lot. The rubbish answer that Osprey gives that "we are just trying to make up for neglected maintenance in the past" is a total contradiction to how good the course used to be under Scotty. the greens are STILL slow; when was Falcon punched? Some 3 months ago and still is uneven. Get rid of whomever is writing on behalf of Osprey and put in someone who actually knows what they are saying.

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Commented On 09/25/2018

We apologize that the conditions have not been up to your full approval. As you know, we have done extensive maintenance procedures this summer to make up for previous years of lessened maintenance. This is a large order for our new superintendent to make up for these prior actions. We do believe these practices will improve the overall product after some recovery time, so please hang in there. We expect that you’ll see some benefits from this work in the upcoming weeks. We hope you will take the time to leave another review once the course is fully healed. Happy golfing!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

phil Antia

Been playing Osprey since inception. never seen the course in such lousy condition. all we regulars talk about this on the course these days. Greens still bumpy from aeration 10 weeks ago, brown patches everywhere, sides of bunkers and water edges shaved and scraggly, fungus in many spots.

The greenskeeper from last 6 years is gone and his replacement is having a torrid time perhaps because he came from an arid State in the west. management: Please fix these problems. All summer has been difficult from one nine constantly closed, deteriorating conditions, Don law tourneys, high school tourneys a,d college tourneys.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 10/09/2018

"Look on the bright side, the tournaments are over in a few weeks" says the person writing on behalf of Osprey. Actually, look at it in reality: in 3 more weeks, season will be starting. there are already French-canadiens on the course now. When season ends, you guys aerate, the full course is not open til about October, plus you have schools constantly which take up 1 of the 2 open 9's, then you have the tourists again. It seems PBC cares not a whit about it's own residents, we were the taxpayers who built this course, remember? I have spoken to some 20 regulars and we are starting a program to monitor Osprey and to petition and find ways to improve conditions for the locals both through management and politically.

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PBCGolf
Commented On 09/25/2018

Phil, thank you for your comments. Osprey Point has undergone a demanding maintenance schedule this summer. The purpose of this maintenance program is to minimize the impact of aerification on the players of Osprey Point, by aggressively attacking one nine at a time. This has allowed the players to play 18 holes with minimum negative effects. We know that the conditions have not been perfect, but were necessary to prepare the course to be better in the long run. The new superintendent is experienced, knowledgeable, and working diligently to ensure green are smooth and the speeds are back up in the next few weeks.

We are in the midst of tournament season currently. This is a conscious effort to promote community involvement, by hosting numerous junior events in order to promote the game to young golfers who are just getting started. We apologize for any inconvenience, but on the bright side, the high school and college seasons end in just a few weeks. You will likely see a decrease in afternoon congestion after their seasons wind down. We very much appreciate your continued support.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing

Only played nine holes (Falcon), and it was amazing. Very nice layout with excellent course conditions. The wildlife is incrediabke, and there are no houses on the course. Please do yourself a favor and play here, especially if you’re on vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/10/2018

We'd suggest you take your own advice and return to check out the other two nine hole courses! Thanks so much for the great review.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

First Time at Course

First time playing there and this course was very very nice even the pouring rain for two holes!! There is one warning though, if you do not have somewhat control of the golf ball you may want to bring a lot of extra balls. I think two of the other guys in my foursome lost somewhere around 3 to 4 dozen balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 08/07/2018

Thanks for checking us out! It sounds like a few players in your group got a good look at some of the natural wetland areas that run through and around the course. The fairways are wide, but if you spray it a bit you surely will find trouble. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope that you will join us again during your next trip down from New York.

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pace of play

It was a busy day at the course so the pace was slow. Usually the pace is on track. Over all the course was great as usual.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/20/2018

Hello and thank you for playing Osprey Point. We are a busy 27-hole facility, but have 18 holes currently closed for aerfiication so we apologize if the pace of play was a bit slower than usual. Our goal is to provide the best conditions possible so rather than having the third nine open with freshly punched greens, we are letting them heal so they match the quality of the other greens. We hope you understand. Keep 'em in the short stuff!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GOOD COURSE

Course is laid out well.

Played Raven & Falcon. Hawk was closed, but is my personal favorite.

Raven tees, fairways and greens were good.

Hawk tee boxes & greens were recently aerated. Fairways were in good shape.

Would definitely go back......at the right cost.

Wish the parking lot wasn't so far from the temporary clubhouse and also the cart barn. Hate leaving my clubs out of my sight.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/19/2018

Thank you so much for the review. Once the construction of the clubhouse is complete, there will be a few more parking spots added that are closer to both the clubhouse and the bag drop. Hopefully these will do the trick and you won't have to lose sight of your sticks. We appreciate you coming out to play and hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Can't believe it is county-owned

We played the 9 for 9 special on Falcon just after noon (in July in South FL). Apparently there are lots of other crazy people because the course was quite busy, even on a stiflingly hot weekday. The course is gorgeous--natural with no encroaching houses or condos. The Paspalum greens roll great and the fairways are in wonderful shape.

We'll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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PBCGolf
Commented On 08/07/2018

We're thrilled to hear you took advantage of our $9 nine-hole special! We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the course so much and intend to return. Music to our ears! We'll see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like this course - well maintained

Well maintained course. Greens, fairways, traps were all in good shape. Friendly staff all around. Good to know they are remodeling clubhouse and building a restaurant. Much needed and will enhance this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/19/2018

That's right -- we're expanding our clubhouse and adding a restaurant. We expect both to be open in 2019 and we can't wait!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Real Gem!

First time playing here, and couldn’t have been more delighted! I was paired up with another group and they were excellent to play with. The course was a little wet but nothing that was out the ordinary. The tee boxes were great, the fairways plush and the greens although they had been punched maybe about a month ago were fine. I would highly recommend this course. The price was a steal!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/19/2018

We strive to provide the best public golf experience possible for the best price possible. Reviews like this make all the hard work worth it. Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you again.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Osprey

Played Falcon-Raven. Falcon should be tip top in a week or so. Greens still a tad sow due to punching and seeding. Still rolled ok. Ravens greens were much quicker. Overall course is in great condition. Good challenge and can’t beat the price for a course surrounded only by nature, no urban sprawl. Highly recommend this course. Looking forward to coming back and getting on the hawk soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/19/2018

We very much appreciate the five-star review! As you mentioned in your review, there is not a single home on the property and we border the Everglades in West Boca, so there is no shortage of wildlife. We look forward to your return, but want to let you know that Hawk will be closed until at least August 1 due to aerification, so you'll want to give that nine a little time to get the full experience. Cheers!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun time

Went with a friend to play a game. They set us up with a third guy who was very friendly so it was all good. The first nine holes was great! Tee boxes and greens were nice and smooth. The second nine was not as good. Course was not back to par after airating it and being closed for a month. Greens had no true line you could aim on. Usually not a problem at this course, don't know what happened this time. They are redueing the proshop and making a bigger eating area. Should be really nice when finished.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/19/2018

First and foremost, thanks for coming out to play. As you noted in your review, we did have that nine closed for maintenance and in another week or so, it will be back to its normal self. Aerification is a necessary evil - especially here in sunny South Florida. We hope that you will return soon so we can have the chance to turn your four-star review into a five star.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great round

Osprey Point is a great Palm Beach County recreation facility. It is 3 nine hole layouts that allow the course to decide which two make an 18 hole round. Played Falcon/Raven today. Hawk closed this month for summer maintenance- Falcon was closed last month. Great time again. Course conditions were good on Falcon, the punch work was still growing in and greens were a bit slower. Raven was untouched so greens were great. Course congratulations were wonderful. Playing in an area without housing everywhere- priceless. Great value and conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/12/2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We decided to close one of our nine-hole courses each month over the summer to do maintenance in hopes of being able to provide the best conditions possible for 18 holes all summer long. We look forward to your return. Keep 'em in the short stuff!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course!!

For a county course, extremely nice layout and conditions. Fairways and greens in great shape. Fairways wide and receptive on most holes, though they throw in a few tight holes which makes for a more challenging course. Greens are slower than what they appear to be. Rangers should move slower groups to a faster pace. We will return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/12/2018

We are one of five golf facilities owned and operated by Palm Beach County's Parks & Rec department and our goal is to provide the very best public golf experience possible. Your five-star review makes all of our hard work worth it. Thank you.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A hidden gem in Palm Beach County

The course has always had great reviews. I booked a round with a coworker that plays. The friendly bag guys took our bags and directed us the the pro shop. The pro shop was in a trailer as they have construction on the original beautiful facility going on- no worries. I was here to play golf, not socialize. The proshop employees were efficient, fast and friendly. They checked our reservations and thanked us. We paid and the bag guys directed us towards the starter area. The starters were extremely nice and was able to gets us on 15 minutes early and join another twosome. Local knowledge was shared by the other players to make a great round better.

The course is laid out in western Palm Beach County. The wildlife and natural beauty is in full display. The course is very fair with most problems in full view. The conditions were superb, lush fairways and beautiful greens. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/12/2018

What a fantastic review. We border the Everglades in West Boca and the wildlife and scenery you spoke of is truly what makes us special. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much and can't wait for you to return.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best municipal course around

There are usually three 9 hole courses to choose from. One was closed but the Raven and Hawk were in excellent condition. Some narrow fairways. Out of bounds is very rough. A little short from the white tees but overall great experience. Coming back on Monday.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 07/02/2018

Our goal this summer is to not have anyone putt on aerated greens, so we are closing nine holes for a month each to do maintenance before moving to the next -- always leaving 18 holes of good greens! We look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging and fun

Three 9 hole courses and you play 2. Good experience. Greens were good, hard, and a little furry.

For a municipal course, everything was really good. Definitely a place we will repeat!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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PBCGolf
Commented On 06/29/2018

Thank you so much for the five-star review and for recommending our course. We truly are a "muni" as we are owned and operated by Palm Beach County's Parks and Recreation Department and we aim to provide the very best public golf experience possible. We look forward to your next trip to see us.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

best public course under 40 dollars

there are 3. 9 hole courses and this was the first time I played the "Hawk" 9. Course is in great great shape and design is hard enough to challenge me and my son. it is a very popular but they do a good job of spacing out the tee times. Really friendly staff, and beverage cart on the weekends. they are redoing the golf shop and adding a Restaurant so it will be a little messy at the entrance but no problem with the golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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PBCGolf
Commented On 06/29/2018

Bruce,

We very much appreciate the thorough review. We are indeed expanding our clubhouse and adding a restaurant which should be done in 2019. We appreciate you taking the trip up from Coconut Creek and hope the good course conditions are enough to entice you to make the trip up again soon. Cheers!

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