Palm Beach County Golf Courses

Looking to get on the course? Challenging, memorable, affordable and fun golf await your arrival.
In addition to the many great golf instructional programs that are available from award winning golf professionals, Palm Beach County Golf offers some of the most affordable golf rates in the area. Complementing our low rates are three programs to get you on the course for less. The Palm Beach County Golf Passport is perfect for the vacationer looking to play our golf courses during their visit. The Passport includes one round of golf at each of the five golf facilities with range balls. As a bonus, Passport holders can redeem a sixth round of golf at the location of their choice. The Passport is available during the winter (January – April) for $240.00 + tax and during the spring/summer (May – December) for $160.00 + tax and your rounds do not expire.
The Frequent Player Card provides a FREE round of golf with purchase and big year round discounts, advance tee time reservations and much more. The cost of the Frequent Player Card for Palm Beach County residents is $75.00 + tax (Non-PBC Res. $105.00 + tax). The Junior Golf Card is available for junior golfers ages 18 and under and provides juniors with FREE walking access to all five facilities on a space available basis (time restrictions apply). The Junior Golf Card program provides substantial benefits at a significantly discounted price. The Junior Golf Card is available with 1,000 range ball annually for $50.00 + tax or with 3,000 range ball monthly for $150.00 + tax.
Green living. We’re all looking for ways to incorporate conservation strategies into our lives. Can golf courses contribute to a sustainable future?
Palm Beach County thinks so, and its commitment to the environment has led to its participation in Audubon International conservation programs for golf courses. By their very nature, golf courses provide significant open space and opportunities to provide needed wildlife habitat in our increasingly developed community. Well-designed and properly-managed golf courses such as Palm Beach County’s are environmental assets for our community. The Audubon International Program’s goal is to encourage golf courses to be environmental stewards and to certify golf courses that meet or exceed its environmental requirements.
Okeeheelee, Park Ridge, Southwinds Golf Courses, and John Prince Golf Learning Center have taken on this challenge and have been certified as Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuaries. Osprey Point Golf Course, west of Boca Raton, had a unique opportunity to partner with Audubon International at the level of design and development, and became the first course in Florida, the second in the United States and just the fifth course in the world to be certified as an Audubon International Classic Sanctuary in 2011. In 2015, Osprey Point was re-certified as a Classic Sanctuary, making it the first golf course in the nation to be re-certified. Palm Beach County’s golf courses not only provide pleasant places to play the game, but through careful management, help protect our drinking water, improve the water quality of our lakes, support a variety of plants and wildlife, and will protect our environment for future generations.
The links-style design of Park Ridge Golf Course, a Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers Grand Award Winner for excellence in environmental engineering, makes it uniquely suited for water conservation and native landscaping. Golf Course Manager Bethany King is quick to point out that “large portions of Park Ridge are already designated as non-irrigation zones.” The remaining areas utilize a sophisticated irrigation system that allows water to be targeted only to those areas needing it and to do a better overall job of conserving water. Donald Campbell, Manager of Green Cay Nature Center, arranged for the placement of six birdhouses at Park Ridge Golf Course to attract purple martins, wood ducks, and owls.
Okeeheelee Golf Course Management worked closely with Clive Pinnock, Manager of Okeeheelee Nature Center, during certification and to include environmental information unique to Okeeheelee at the facility. A butterfly garden complements a natural viewing area which includes mulched walking trails and sitting areas with park benches—a relaxing getaway for parents waiting for junior golfers to finish their game. Ongoing water conservation efforts have resulted in turning off over 160 irrigation heads. Grassed areas are constantly being re-examined to see if they
really need to be maintained as turf or if they are better off being planted as an area with native grasses that won’t require any water or maintenance.
On an overcast morning in late spring, Rob Choquette of Coral Springs, Dale Engle of Pembroke Pines and Chad Rosen of Lake Worth were trying out Osprey Pont Golf Course. “Anything that preserves the marshes is a good thing” said Choquette. Nearby, an anhinga was spreading its wings to dry. The course design and new environmental turfgrass saves water, especially during a drought. Before construction, the area was used for farming and shellrock mining and was overgrown with Brazilian pepper and other invasive species. Today it has vistas of rolling hillocks dotted with native and drought-tolerant plants.
Southwinds Golf Course in west Boca Raton has recently overhauled its irrigation system to conserve water. A butterfly garden is just one of many areas on the course where one can view nature. During a round of golf, golfers can expect to see a variety of native birds and even some rare birds like Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills. Recently a family of otters has made Southwinds their home.

For additional information regarding Palm Beach County Golf, please call 561-963-6740 or visit our website at
www.pbcgolf.com.

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19 Jan 2016