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Course Review: Florida Club is a One-of-a-Kind Delight

Hole 5 Florida Club

Year Opened: 1996 Designer: Dick Gray From the Tips: 6,909 yards / par 72 / 72.9 course rating / 134 Slope From the Short Tees: 4,988 yards / par 72 / 70.5 course rating (women) / 115 Slope Walking allowed? No Address: 1380 SW Kanner Hwy., Stuart, FL … [Read more...]

Course Review: Don’t Overlook the Village Golf Club

The Village Golf Club Palm Beach

Village Golf Club Year Opened: 1975 Designer: Mark Mahannah From the Tips: 6,860 yards / par 72 / 72.7 course rating / 134 Slope From the Short Tees: 5,062 yards / par 72 / 68.7 course rating / 117 Slope Walking allowed? Yes -- all day, every day Address: 122 Country Club Dr., Royal … [Read more...]

South Florida Course Review Through the Eyes of a Convert

The West Palm Beach Golf Course

South Florida Course Reviews Through the Eyes of a Convert As a native of north Florida – where visitors get caught off guard by honest-to-goodness hills and real-deal Dixie drawls – I used to turn up my nose at the notion of golf in the state’s pancake-flat southern reaches. But after living … [Read more...]

A Peek Behind the Gates at Nicklaus’ Private Retreat

Bears Club

The Bear’s Club From my home in Jupiter, Fla., you can’t throw a Titleist without plunking a tour pro. On their off days, the 60-odd pros who live in and around this seaside burg congregate at a handful of private clubs. Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Rickie Fowler hang out at the Medalist in … [Read more...]

Small Wonders: Par-3 Courses are Good for the Game

Bandon Dunes New Par 3 Course

Does this sound like anyone you know? Will only play golf courses measuring at least 6,000 yards with a par of 70-plus. The USGA Slope rating must be a minimum of 120. Play a nine-hole round? Fuggedaboutit. I personally know someone who fits the description: yours truly. Yep, I’m quite … [Read more...]

Sugarloaf Mountain will Test a Golfer’s Principles

Great Course Gone Bad

In the spirit of election season, a simple poll to gauge your core values as a golfer: Question 1 – Yes or No: Would you pay $32 to play a golf course ranked by Golfweek as the fourth-best public track in all of Florida, built by the most respected design team in the business, on property so … [Read more...]

Hole by Hole TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course

Sawgrass Overhead View

TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course - Ponte Vedra, FL is the home of the Annual Players Championship. The course was designed by Pete Dye to enhance the experience of the onsite fan. The TPC Sawgrass facility is also the home of the PGA Tour. The course was designed with the prevailing wind in mind, … [Read more...]