6 Best Public Golf Courses in Palm Beach County for the Summer Season

Summer is basically here, and things are starting to heat up in South Florida.  With high season coming to an end, it’s time to get some great deals out on the links.  Like every year, summer golf rates are kicking in, summer memberships are more affordable, and the long days are great for a full 18 twilight round. Check out our local pro’s favorite public courses in Palm Beach.

North Palm Beach Country Club - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
North Palm Beach Country Club

 

North Palm Beach Country Club 

North palm beach Country Club is a great public course that was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus.  The course is located in northern Palm Beach and was ranked as the #1 municipal course in all of Florida by GolfWeek Magazine, as well as the #1 course in Palm Beach county by The Palm Beach Post.  The course is deceptively challenging, so make sure to bring your “A” game.

Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Summer season: May 1st – Sept. 30th

Twilight: $33 after 3:00 pm

Rating: USGA – 70.8 / Slope – 134

 

 

Deer Creek - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
Deer Creek Golf Club

 

Deer Creek Golf Club 

Deer Creek Golf Club is a local favorite that is very well kept and always in good shape.  While technically in Broward County, Deer Creek is situated right on the border between Palm Beach and Broward. The sheer beauty of this course, with its undulating and rolling landscape, makes it a must play for golfers of every level.

Rating: USGA – 73.6 / Slope – 133

Designer: Arthur Hills

Summer season: April 20th – Oct. 31st

Twilight: $35

 

 

 

 

Polo Trace  - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
Polo Trace Golf Club

Polo Trace Golf Club 

Polo Trace is a premier golf course located in Delray Beach.  Polo Trace is a links-style course that some locals call “Bomber’s Paradise”, with its wide-open fairways.

Rating: USGA – 71.9 / Slope – 134

Designer: Karl Litten

Distance: Over 7,000 yards

Summer season: May 1st – Oct. 31st

 

 

 

 

Abacoa - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
Abacoa Golf Club

 

Abacoa Golf Club 

Abacoa golf club, located in northern Palm Beach County, has a really fun design that is always in great condition.  The rolling fairways offer lush landscapes, beautiful water features, and native vegetation.

Rating: USGA – 72.7 / Slope – 138

Designer: Joe Lee

Distance: 7200 yards

Summer season: May 1st – May 31st & June 1st – Oct. 18

Twilight: After 2:30

 

 

Osprey - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
Osprey Point Golf Course

Osprey Point Golf Course (27 Holes)

Osprey Point is located in West Boca Raton, far from the beaten path.  In addition to the great course design, the scenic location in the  Everglades offers a very natural vibe.  With three 9 hole courses, this is a place that will keep you coming back.

Rating: USGA – 68.1 / Slope – 123 (Hawk/Falcon)

Designer: Roy Case & Jeff Grossman

Distance:  Hawk – 3,312 yards, Falcon – 3,356 yards,  Raven – 3,430 yards

Summer season: April 27 – Oct. 31st

 

 

 

Madison Green - Best Palm Beach Golf Courses
Madison Green Golf Course

Links at Madison Green 

The links at Madison Green is centrally located in Palm Beach County, just minutes from West Palm Beach.  The links-style course offers a unique challenge with tight fairways and narrow tree-lines, testing a golfers ability to play target golf.  Madison Green is designed with no parallel fairways, so you can enjoy a peaceful round of golf winding through the natural setting.

Rating: USGA – 71.8 / Slope – 147

Designer: John Sanford

Distance: 7,106 yards

Summer season: May 1st – Oct. 31st

Twilight: After 4:00

 

 

 

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