Palms at Palm-Aire Country Club

3.1397058824 3.1 stars from 5 (166)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6944 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 551 S. Pompano Parkway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069, Broward County
  • (954) 974-7699, (954) 975-6225
  • (954) 417-3781
  • palmaire.clublink.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): William F. Mitchell (1962), Karl Litten (1996)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6944 yards 73.0 128
Green 72 6586 yards 71.3 127
White 72 6363 yards 70.1 125
Gold (W) 72 5582 yards 66.9 119
Red (W) 72 5318 yards 65.7 116

The Palms Golf Course is a tract that locals and visitors alike just love to play. Originally designed by William Mitchell in 1962, the Palms was completely renovated by Karl Litton and Lorie Viola in 1996.

The accommodating fairways make it easier to hit your tee shots in play. Once on the 'dance floor', the Bermuda greens roll true and quick.

The Palms Course has a number of picturesque water hazards. As its name would indicate, the Palms features lovely native Palm trees throughout the course.

It is most definitely a true Florida golf course and one, which everybody should put on their 'must play' list .

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 166 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
71
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

129 out of 163 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals beginners playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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u446966462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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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



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were great have been greatly improved!

Fairways were the worst I have ever played

Preferred lies could not even be found!

Really bad, a little water would have helped.


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


"Course is going downhill"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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This course was in poor condition. The greens were ok but very slow. The fairways are a mess. There’s hardly any cushion. The lies are extremely tight.There’s crabgrass everywhere. It’s better to be in the rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course in need of real care..."


campeon1955's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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It is so sad to watch such a great course deteriorate to a point that it seems no one really cares about it.

The greens , thank God, are in great shape but the fairway are in many places in such bad shape that it seems as if a real estate developer wants it to be lost forever, beyond repair. The condition of the tees also show lack of the most basic care for a really great course were Sam Sneed still holds the record.

I hope the current owners see this review and open their eyes and save this truly fun course for generations to come.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/10/2018

Thank you for your feedback campeon1955. Rest assured, we have heard you and are currently working on resolving the issues you have indicated. Unfortunately, the combination of a very dry season and high cart traffic has done quite a number on our courses. But with the treatments our Maintenance crew has begun and some favorable weather, we look forward to improved conditions that we know you are sure to enjoy. We hope that given a bit of time, you would consider playing the course on your next golf round! We will also be offering some great promotions as we close in on Summer as well, so please check our website and Facebook page for updates! Thanks again and hope to see you soon.


"wonderful greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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I have been playing this course for over 10 and this is best I have seen the greens. Very true and medium fast. Never have any complaints about the course. There isn't a beverage cart and the bathrooms could use a little talc if not an updating. Everyone is very friendly and avcomodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/10/2018

Thank you so much for your feedback randge. We are very appreciative of all of our guests who take the time to let us know how we are doing. We understand how frustrating it can be to not see any beverage attendants during a round. Rest assured, our Food and Beverage Manager was made aware of this issue and will ensure that that does not happen again. Also keep in mind, we will always have our amazing Bartenders available for you at the turn, and we are also willing to bring you some snacks, if necessary. Just be sure to call the Pro Shop and we will be there in a snap! We hope that you consider us again when you plan your next golf round. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon!


"Good Course but waterways are very smelly"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Not enjoyable as there was a very rotten swampy smell all day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"It's a shame"


gle2nth0rn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderful layout with challenging holes ruined by lousy maintenance. The greens are in good condition, other than the over application of weed killer on the aprons. Someone obviously doesn't know the proper dilution ratio, creating multiple one foot diameter, bright yellow patches around almost every green. Tree damage from last seasons storms is still evident everywhere, with piles of broken branches gathered around the base of many trees.

The cart paths are a mix of broken asphalt and rutted sand, more suitable for an off-road vehicle than a golf cart. As for the golf cart - it had holes rusted through the floor boards where you put your feet. The fairway grass was mowed, but splotchy in coverage. If you really play by the rules and don't roll the ball in the fairways, you are at a disadvantage.

I thought all the money from the sale of one of the four courses would have been used to upgrade and maintain the remaining three courses. I guess not!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Holly Cow..."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Never go again period... Painful round I spent with a visitor.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"First round at this course"


rb030557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many people put out on to the course causing slow play with no visible course marshals. Starters were not friendly or helpful.

Course conditions were good and greens were reasonably fast and true.

Would play again if course not busy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003817395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Egreen great and fast, fairway hard overplayed. Crowded.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mediocre knock about"


somerled's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Course is borderline dis repair. The driving range looks like a piece of waste land. The fairways are badly maintained and looks like nobody repairs divots nor their pitch marks! Some greens were decent but the areas around the greens in some places is awful. There are a few spectacular holes that are really wastes on this course but great to play nonetheless. The par 5 dogleg left 11th with the second shot a mid to long iron coming in over water was a great hole. Some fairways are in good condition and the greens are the best part about this course. Shame really as this could be a good track. Easy enough course for a low to mid handicap. Recommend this for anyone playing above a 12-15 handicap. Just from a skill level perspective. Course maintenance could be better. Other courses in the area are better value for money. Share because this course offers potential.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/14/2018

Thank you somerled for coming out to play the Palms course. We understand that conditions can be improved; and we are doing our best to mend what we can during this dormant season for bermuda grass. So we do hope that we will get an opportunity to host you and your friends for another round soon. As we too agree that the Palms is a "good track" that hopefully will be a "GREAT TRACK" the next time you join us. Also, be sure to check out our website, palmaire.clublink.com, for golf specials, as well as information on our Loyalty Card program for repeat Palm Aire Players. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!



OldRochgolfer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



raja1938's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kandelcando's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"the staff after the game"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Those guys were disrespectful and rude. Without tip, they were in the hurry that we leave the cart and let us go with our bag to the parking without any help.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u677130673's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Other better alternatives"


Kevin3594557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens are in need of repair. A lot of dead spots from ball marks, etc.

Every bunker was not in or near playable condition.

Pace of play was very slow. I was a single, but no room to leap frog. Many 4-somes of primarily seniors/hi handicap players. The groups I followed weren't really bad golfers, they just needed 3 and 4 shots to reach the green, which is slow when each golfer is taking 2-4 rehearsal swings prior to each shot..... as if it mattered ;-)

At the turn I was at 2 hours 35 minutes. On the 10th it was a foursome on the green, another on the fairway, and a foursome on the T-box. I went back to #1 to reload there but similar pressure there. I left as I didn't have time for 5+ hour round.

And finally, no menu service for a hamburger or salad. Only pre-made sandwich/hot dog.

Overall, if you're a local getting the $20 rate including cart, and have time to wait it out, then OK. If like me, here with some obligations and 5 hour limit, it might not be the best choice.

Finally, the staff is nice, friendly tho.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Comeback Kid"


Charles4916677's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

after three months not playing I had a nice time getting back in the swing of things(sic)! It was hot but since it was right after the eclipse not too bad. Tees and greens in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001564442's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good value"


LJD52's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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Course a little ragged. Greens rolled well and held. Good value for Saturday prime time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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