Palm Beach National Golf Course
You can get in 18 holes of golf at any ole course, but at Palm Beach National Golf and Country Club, you’ll play one of the best golf courses in Florida and enjoy the most entertaining course in the country, too!
Palm Beach National boasts the best-conditioned course you’ll find anywhere; it’s maintained to the highest standards and features a more traditional style more commonly associated with early golf course layouts.
A lot of Florida golf courses are big on style but short on substance. At Palm Beach National, you’ll find a stunning layout that’s challenging and fun—it’s the kind of golf that was played 40 years ago (and we plan to keep it that way!) Our fairways are generally wide and welcoming, but trees, water, and other hazards gobble up mis-hits.
This gorgeous West Palm Beach golf course plays the way its architect, the late accomplished golf architect Joe Lee, meant it to be played. It’s one of the best-conditioned courses you’ll ever play, and the public is always welcome!
Your Premier West Palm Beach Golf Course
Unlike some Florida golf courses with just one exciting signature hole and 17 others that don’t live up to the billing, Palm Beach National features an entire course full of interesting, challenging holes. Have you seen our famed par-3 third, a stunning island hole, and our recently renovated bulkhead-lined finishing hole?
The opening hole at Palm Beach National is a classic Joe Lee par-5. The backs of bunkers are built up to provide both visual clues and intimidation from the tee. A smart play is a straight shot between two fairway bunkers on the left and another on the right.
The second shot is most often a lay-up, as the green has two deep bunkers in front waiting to snag the shots of those who go for it in two. A short pitch into the putting surface is all that remains, though another bunker sits behind the green and can grab long balls.
As if the surrounding water doesn’t make golfers swallow hard before teeing off on the third, a sand bunker sits on the front left of the putting green, with a grass bunker on the front right. Fortunately, some 10 yards of rough surrounds the putting surface, making it a slightly bigger target and increasing your chances of keeping your ball dry.
The par-4 fifth hole is the number one handicap hole on the course. At 426 yards, the challenge entails both length and shot placement. There’s water that must be cleared from the men’s tee, which shouldn’t be a problem unless you top the ball. No pressure!
The dogleg-right fairway features a bunker in the fairway, challenging big hitters to try to carry it safely over the bend. The fairway is what architects call “well defined” on both sides by pine trees—golfers call it “tight.” A straight shot into the green is critical.
Like many of the greens at Palm Beach National, the fifth hole is best approached in the air. The run-up zones are narrow and punishing. On this green, there are bunkers practically surrounding the short grass.
Getting Better As You Go
On the back side, golfers get a little chance to catch their breath and build confidence before facing the par-5 14th.
The hole looks fairly straight from the tee, but there’s a late dogleg that breaks dramatically left. Golfers won’t reach that left turn until their third shot, when they’ve likely already discovered that the fairway is closely guarded on both sides by imposing Norfolk pines. Trees surround the green and demand precision on the approach.
The next hole, 15, is another dogleg, this time a par-4 that bends to the right. A lake runs along the right side. Bite off as much as you can chew on your first shot, but don’t go too far: Another lake awaits for those who drive through the fairway. The green on 15 is receptive to run-up shots, so take advantage.
The 18th shares honors with the island hole third as the signature hole at Palm Beach National. The closing hole is a stunningly beautiful short par-4 of 358 yards, bordered along the left by an out-of-bounds wildlife preserve. Water runs along the right side from the tee to the bulkheaded green that’s surrounded by coconut palm trees and bunkers.
More Than Just Great Golf in Palm Beach
Not only is Palm Beach National among the best golf courses in Palm Beach Florida, but it’s also an incredible special events venue. Our friendly and professional staff is known nation-wide for its attention to detail and exceptional customer service.
Considering a tournament for your next corporate event or fundraiser? We want to make sure it’s the best you’ve ever had. We can help you plan the entire event, from choosing a date and marketing the tournament, to assisting with getting hole sponsorships and running contests at the event.
You won’t find a better West Palm Beach golf course, so what are you waiting for? If you’re up for a challenge and an all around great day of golf, Palm Beach National is where you’ll find it all. Book your tee time online now!