12 Golf Courses to Play This Winter in Palm Beach County

12 Golf Courses to Play This Winter in Palm Beach County

Gerald Lombardo
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There’s a reason legendary golfers gather in Jupiter. The Palm Beaches are the golf capital of the world with more than 160 public and private courses. We have some of the most acclaimed golf courses and resorts in the world, here are just a few:

Abacoa Golf Club

105 Barbados Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458


Abacoa Golf Club is one of the finest public golf courses in South Florida.  It was the last course designed by renowned course architect Joe Lee before his death.  In typical Joe Lee style, Abacoa’s lakes and bunkers meet its sloping fairways with little obstruction, and you’ll find scenic views with 14 of its 18 holes surrounded by water. All of these features make the tees, greens, and fairways a pure pleasure to play. The new TIF Eagle greens allow for a fast putting surface all year long, and with over four acres of greens alone, all golfers will have the ability to hit the green in regulation. This par 72 course is challenging but fair to golfers of all skill and experience levels, and unlike many Florida courses, Abacoa has real elevation changes.  Abacoa Golf Club is fully equipped with an all-natural grass driving range with grass tees, elevated target greens, and a large putting practice area. This club has an official smartphone app with includes a GPS enabled yardage guide, 3D flyovers, and live scoring, and can be downloaded for free from Google Play and iTunes.

Home Price Range: $150,000 – $2 Million (Surrounding Area)

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 7,200 yards

Course Designer: Joe Lee

Requirements: Public Memberships Available

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 72 course

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The Club at Admiral’s Cove

200 Admirals Cove Boulevard, Jupiter, Florida 33477


Found among some of the most desirable Real Estate in Jupiter is Admirals Cove, an elite gated community. Admirals Cove is known for its rolling green golf courses, luxurious amenities and stunning homes. The Club at Admirals Cove is proud to have been chosen by the USGA to host the U.S. Open Local Qualifier every year since 2009. Once you play here, you will quickly understand why members and guests never tire of the superbly maintained 45 Championship holes that permit golfers to enjoy a fresh combination of 18 holes from one day to the next. The remarkable golf experience on courses designed by Robert von Hagge is continually enhanced and improved by the dedication of the Golf Course Superintendent’s team that preserves the manicured conditions throughout the year. Few golf clubs can offer the quality course conditions and balanced test of golf available here.

On top of the 18 whole East Course, Admirals Cove offers three 9 hole courses in the golf village. The south course is par 34 and west course is par 35, while the north course is a par 36 course. The three nine-hole courses at the Golf Village offer a rare preserve-like, Carolina setting among pine trees and ornamental vegetation. Alternatively, East Course has multiple changes in elevations and flora to challenge the mind and delight the senses; a truly unique golfing experience on the water in southern Florida. The par 70 East Course is over 6,800 yards long from the farthest tees. With six different tees to choose from, there is a distance and a tee for golfers of all skill levels. The Club is also able to establish playing distances for US Kid's Golf, so the entire family can enjoy a day on the course together.

Admirals Cove offers top of the line instruction ranging from an indoor training facility, to analysis through leading-edge technology. Their personalized instruction is certain to enhance your overall game experience. They also offer various golf fitness programs to add yards to your swing and improve your consistency. Admirals Cove offers everything from one day golf schools to 6 week programs. Monthly clinics are available and there is a weekly junior program. On top of all the instructional options, the Dartfish Video System and SAM Putting System are both available at The Club at Admirals Cove, which also offers the latest in club fitting.

Home Price Range: $500,000 – $15 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 45 - 6,800 yards (18-Hole Course), 3,266 yards (GV North), 3,135 yards (GV South), 3,181 yards (GV West)

Course Designer: Robert von Hagge

Membership Types: Golf, Sports, Tennis & Social Memberships

Requirements: Private Club

Amenities: 2 Clubhouses, Par 70, Par 36, Par 35 & Par 34 courses, Tennis, Marina, Fitness Center, Spa & Salon

Homes For Sale in Admiral's Cove

The Bear’s Club 

250 Bear’s Club Drive, Jupiter, FL 33477


Named after the Golden Bear himself, The Bear’s Club is the lovechild of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. Founded in 1999, The Bear’s Club is a popular practice spot for the area’s top pro golfers. With world class golf facilities and the Nicklaus name behind it, it’s no wonder that the likes of Rory Mcllroy, Luke Donald, and Rickie Fowler practice and play here when in town.

At The Bear's Club, a golf community nestled among 369 immaculate sylvan, sandy acres a mile from the Atlantic, Nicklaus expertly transformed the native environment with his exacting standards of design.  The result is an 18-hole championship course...a gently rolling 7,164-yard layout that exudes a Lowcountry feel as it moves through a property rich in native vegetation, old oaks, pines, cypress trees and wetlands areas. The golf course has been designed to suit players of all levels, while offering a challenge to better players. Additionally, there is a 9-Hole Par 3 course that is available as well.

Home Price Range: $2 Million – $10 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 27 - 7,164 yards & 2,005 yards

Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Membership Types: Resident & Non-Resident

Requirements: Private Club. Invitation Only

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 72 & Par 27 courses

Homes For Sale in The Bear's Club

Dye Preserve Golf Club

1808 Colony Way - Jupiter, FL 33478


The Dye Preserve Golf Club is a private golf retreat located in Jupiter, Florida designed for those who share a love of the game and a deep respect for golf’s finest traditions. Practices and policies established by the Club are designed to promote a premier golf experience for all members. This invitation-only golf club in Jupiter is named after the architect who created it, Pete Dye, and formed by 32 founding members whom had a common desire to bring their friends to play on an outstanding golf course in south Florida that upheld the traditional ideas and values of the game of golf.

The sprawling 7,311 yard par 72 layout is a quintessential Dye layout featuring picturesque holes, undulations throughout the fairways and greens, and a challenging test for golfers of all skill levels. The list of Tour pros that use Dye Preserve is expansive and includes Daniel Berger, Morgan Hoffman, Will Willcox, and Michelle Wie.

Dye Preserve boasts some of the best practice facilities around, including a short game area where you can work on your game from 80 yards and in, driving range, two practice putting greens, and a state of the art hitting bay featuring Trackman. The average age of Dye member is 54 years old, to maintain exclusivity a maximum of 310 memberships will be accepted, and following historic practices, no tee times are set. Members just call the Club with their name.

Home Price Range: $1 Million – $5 Million (Surrounding Area)

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 7,311 yards

Course Designer: Pete Dye

Membership Types: Golf (limit 310), Junior, & National (limit 20)

Requirements: Private Club. Invitation Only

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 72 course

Golf Club of Jupiter

1800 S Central Blvd. Jupiter, Fl 33458


This 18-hole championship course is one of the oldest golf clubs in Jupiter and represents the laid back “southern hospitality” of the area. Featuring luscious fairways and greens, the par 70 course offers four sets of tee boxes, catering to golfers of all ages and levels. From scratch golfers to those who play the occasional weekend round, the Golf Club of Jupiter features an excellent and challenging course design. Designed by Sunny Smith and opened in 1981, they offer a driving range and practice putting green, as well as a fully stocked pro shop featuring top notch service and full equipment rentals. For those that are looking to improve their game, the Golf Club of Jupiter features an on staff golf pro with lessons available daily by club pro Bobby Dodson.

Home Price Range: $250,000 – $2 Million (Surrounding Area)

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 6,235 yards

Course Designer: Sunny Smith

Membership Types: Individual & Family Memberships

Requirements: Public Memberships available

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 70 course

Jupiter Country Club

280 Cortana Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33478


Opened in 2007, the Greg Norman signature course at Jupiter Country Club offers five sets of tees at all distances. Playing at 7,259 yards from the tips, the par 72 course is demanding even for the most accomplished player. Jupiter Country Club also offers a comprehensive practice facility, giving members a chance to work on their on-course strategy.

On top of the 18 hole championship course, Jupiter Country Club members have access to many resort style amenities including on-site dining at Cove featuring Tuscan inspired décor and a menu of locally sourced ingredients, lighted bocce ball courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a fully-stocked Golf Shop. The Sports and Wellness Complex at Jupiter Country Club is a state-of-the-art facility, offering everything needed for fitness and well-being. It features cardiovascular equipment and free weights, men’s and women’s locker rooms, lighted tennis courts, multi-purpose sport court, resort-style pools, casual dining at Cay Cafe, and more.

Home Price Range: $420,995 – $1,300,000+

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 7,259 yards

Course Designer: Greg Norman

Membership Type: Golf & Social Memberships

Requirements: Residents, Private Club

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 72 course, Tennis, 2 Pools, Fitness Center

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Jupiter Dunes

401 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477


This par 3 course located near the ocean on Jupiter’s natural estuary is a tropical version of the short course at Augusta, and is based on being simple, scenic, and relaxed. Whether you are a new golfer, junior, or someone just wanting to work on the short game, Jupiter Dunes is Florida’s finest short course. The Tom Fazio designed course was opened in 1974 and went under a re-design in 2005 meaning that it is modern but still has that old school feel. Lessons are available from PGA Professional Bill Kriews, and Jupiter Dunes also offers a summer golf camp for children ages 6-14. The camp runs for three weeks in June and three weeks in July.

Home Price Range: $300,000 – $500,000

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 7,000 yards

Course Designer: Tom Fazio (1974) Redesigned by Tom Pearson (2005)

Membership Type/Requirements: Public Memberships available.

Amenities: Pro Shop, Par 54 course. Tennis and pools available for residents.

Homes For Sale in Jupiter Dunes

Jupiter Hills

11800 SE Hill Club Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469


Built in the late 1960’s, Jupiter Hills was the brainchild of an unlikely trio. Comedian Bob Hope, golf course architect George Fazio, and Motor industrialist William Ford felt that southeast Florida should have an exclusive, private golf club, and just like that, Jupiter Hills was born.

The Fazio designed course is a par 72, but can be stretched all the way to 7,344 yards, making it a tough test. The course is situated on some of the highest ground in Florida, and elevation changes are the most outstanding characteristic.

Home Price Range: $550,000 – $3.5 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 36 - 7,344 yards (Hills) 6,680 yards (Village)

Course Designers: George & Tom Fazio

Membership Types: Golf Memberships

Requirements: Private Club. Residents & Non-Residents

Amenities: 1 Clubhouse, 2 Par 72 courses, Tennis

Homes For Sale in Jupiter Hills

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club

16823 Captain Kirle Dr. Jupiter, FL 33477


Jonathan’s Landing is an upscale residential community in beautiful Jupiter. This premier golf and boating community offers pristine sports and fitness amenities, spectacular views along the Intracoastal Waterway, and exciting social events. Jonathan’s Landing offers three challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, each with its own feel and ambiance. Renovated in 2005 and 2008, The Fazio Course was opened in 1985 and is a top course in south Florida. Made up of rolling hills and natural landscape, this Tom Fazio designed course is located at Old Trail in Jonathan’s Landing, and is a par 72 comprised of 18 holes and 6,904 yards.

The Village Course is one of the more unique Tom Fazio designed courses. This par 71 course plays at 6,616 yards from the tips, allowing golfers of all abilities the opportunity to challenge their games and enjoy the scenery. The final three holes are considered one of the toughest finishing combinations in the area. It is highlighted by the one-of-a kind ferryboat ride at the 526 yard 17th hole. The ferryboat shuttles players and their carts across a boating channel for an unforgettable experience.

The Hills at Old Trail is a course that requires accuracy more than power. This Arthur Hills designed award winning course is a shot maker’s dream course and caters to strategic golfers. Playing at 6,301 from the tips, this par 71 course was built in 1991 and is a great course for golfers of all abilities.

Home Price Range: $300,000 – $3.5 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 54 - 6,301 yards (Hills), 6,616 yards (Village), 6,904 yards (Fazio)

Course Designers: Tom Fazio & Arthur Hills

Membership Types: Golf, Sports, Executive & Social

Requirements: Residents & Non-Residents

Amenities: 2 Clubhouses, 2 Par 71 courses, 1 Par 70 course, Tennis, Fitness Center & Spa

Homes For Sale in Jonathan's Landing

Loxahatchee Club

1350 Echo Drive, Jupiter, Florida 33458


The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at The Loxahatchee Club is often described as a “shot maker’s course”. Golfers of all skill levels will find this par 72 both enjoyable and challenging. Playing at 7,147 yards, the Jack Nicklaus course was selected as the best new course by Golf Digest and one of the top 100 courses in North America. Jack Nicklaus designed the course as a "members' course," with flavorings of the old Scottish game mingled with the finest characteristics of modern American golf.

The club’s practice facilities allow members to practice playing shots to multiple targets on the driving range. In addition to the range, The Loxahatchee Club offers a short game area, two putting greens, bunkered target greens, and a temperature controlled, state of the art learning center where top PGA instructors help players of all skill levels. Their state-of-the-art learning center features the most up to date V1 Pro Digital Coaching System utilizing three camera angles to view players’ swings. The V1 system allows instructors to keep in close contact with their students using The Loxahatchee Club’s Branded Academy. Students have the ability to send their instructors videos of their swings and receive feedback and analysis from home.

The activities center at The Loxahatchee Club features a fitness room, swimming pool, massage and treatments, tennis, and a wellness center. The fitness room houses over 20 machines and offer a personal training program. The tropical lagoon style swimming pool is heated year round and offers a snack bar that is open during peak times. The spa offers a variety of massages such as Swedish, sports, hot stone, deep tissue, thai yoga, and reflexology as well as facial and body treatments. Three lighted tennis courts are available and lessons and group tennis matches are available.

Home Price Range: $500,000 – $3 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 7,147 yards

Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Membership Types: Proprietary, National (limit 15), Junior (limit 10)

Requirements: Resident & Non-Resident

Amenities: 1 Clubhouse, Par 72 course, Tennis, Fitness Center & Pool

Homes For Sale in Loxahatchee Club

PGA National Resort and Spa

400 Ave of the Champions, West Palm Beach, FL 33418


Known as host of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic each spring, PGA National Resort is home to five of the top golf courses in Florida including The Champion, The Palmer, The Squire, The Fazio, and The Estates.

Home of the “Bear Trap” and the Honda Classic, The Champion is the toughest par 72 golf course in Florida. Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, The Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014. “The Bear Trap” on PGA National Resort & Spa’s The Champion course is an intimidating trifecta of holes – 15, 16 and 17 – known as among the most demanding 3-hole stretches on the PGA TOUR. If you’re not ready for the perils of the real-life Bear Trap, an HD indoor golf simulator is available for on-demand weatherproof golf instruction.

Named after its designer, The Palmer is one of the more forgiving par 72 courses from tee to fairway, and provides a more risk/reward game. Named after the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam, Gene Sarazen, The Squire is a “thinking man’s course” which requires accuracy and precision. The Haig was designed by George and Tom Fazio in tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, and its renovation is being led by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II, who emphasized modernizing the course layout. Designed by Karl Litten, The Estates course presents an enjoyable mix of challenging and docile holes. The course sets up for any level of player as it is one of the shorter courses at PGA National Resort & Spa. 

The Sports & Racquet Club offers members over 75 Aerobic classes a week, 17 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play), 14 treadmills, 12 personal trainers, 10 tennis pros , 10 ellipticals, 10 stationary bikes, 5 croquet courts, 3 aerobic studios, 2 multi-use pickle/paddle tennis ball courts, 2 functional training rooms, 1 racquet ball court, 1 Pilates studio and a Step Mill. 

Home Price Range: $150,000 – $1.5 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 72 – 7,045 yards (The Champion), 7,079 yards (The Palmer), 6,447 yards (The Squire), 7,050 yards (The Fazio), 6,694 yards (The Estates)

Course Designers: Tom & George Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Karl Litten

Membership Types: Golf, Junior Executive, Sports, Tennis, Social

Requirements: Resident & Non-Resident

Amenities: five PGA Championship Golf Courses, top notch golf schools, seven dining options, a sports and racquet club, tennis, croquet, spa, socials

Homes For Sale in PGA National

Tequesta Country Club

201 Country Club Dr, Tequesta, FL 33469


Tequesta Country Club is one of Florida’s premier private, member-owned golf and country clubs. The Dick Wilson designed course opened in December of 1957 and features “Old Florida” ambiance with an extensive golf history to back it up. The par 71 course was renovated in the 2013 by Tom Fazio II and is 6,820 yards long from the tips. The golf shop at Tequesta Country Club is merchandised with the latest in golf equipment technology. Manufacturers carried include Cobra, Titleist, Callaway, Nike, and Taylor Made. Whether private or in a group setting, Head PGA golf pro Chris Hayes and his staff are available to help all levels of golfers. They offer the V1 pro teaching technology, allowing the instructors and students to view their golf swing right on the driving range.

Home Price Range: $400,995 – $4.5 Million

Number of Golf Holes: 18 - 6,820 yards

Course Designers: Dick Wilson, Tom Fazio II

Membership Types: Golf & Social Memberships

Requirements: Residents & Non Residents

Amenities: Clubhouse, Par 71 course, Tennis

Homes For Sale in Tequesta Country Club


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