PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.; March 2009 - Boasting the largest number of golf courses in the state of
Florida, Palm Beach County is Florida's Golf Capital®
; a premier golf destination with top-rated public
courses and world-renowned resort facilities.
A who's who of professional golfers call Palm Beach County their home including Jack Nicklaus, Greg
Norman, Ray Floyd, Justin Leonard, Nick Price, Jesper Parnevik, Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia,
Karrie Webb, Dottie Pepper, Michele McGann and Tom Fazio. Palm Beach County is also home to the
prestigious LPGA Women's ADT Championship at Trump International Golf Club and the Honda Classic
at PGA National Resort and Spa.
Various resorts feature demanding courses, on-site pros and instructional academies; and offer golf
packages including luxurious accommodations, greens fees and gourmet meals to meet any budget. To
help visitors plan the perfect golf getaway, the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau
produces an annual golf and spa brochure that lists opportunities and packages at hotels and courses across
the County. To download a new brochure or learn more about Palm Beach County, log onto
Course Highlights:
? PGA National Resort & Spa: PGA National has hosted numerous national and international events,
including The Ryder Cup, the PGA Championship and PGA Seniors' Championship. This resort
offers five 18-hole championship golf courses at various levels of difficulty and the finest playing
services available. Home of the Honda Classic, the Champion Course was designed by Tom Fazio and
Jack Nicklaus and is ranked in the top 10 percent of the most difficult courses in America; 6,721 yards,
par 72 course. At the Estates Course, golfers will find a masterful mixture of sand and water with lush
green fairways that wind through open meadows lined with Florida pines and subtropical foliage;
6,694 yards, par 72 course. The par-72 General Course brings the flavor of Scottish linksland to South
Florida, while the Haig Course was designed to create an outstanding playable course for all types of
golfers. Also designed by Tom Fazio, the Squire is the shortest course at PGA National. This
shotmaker's layout demands accurate drives to narrow fairways and pinpoint approaches to the greens;
6,464 yards, par 72 course. With five tournament-caliber tracks, all ranked by Zagat among "America's
Top Golf Courses," there is something for every level of player.
? The Boca Raton Resort & Club: Ranked by Golf Magazine as one of America's Top Golf Resorts,
the Boca Raton Resort & Club offers four championship golf courses, fully stocked pro shops and full
practice facilities, and is home of the world-renowned Dave Pelz Scoring Game School-the only golf
school in the world dedicated exclusively to the short game. Golfers enjoy private locker room facilities, bag storage, rental golf shoes, clubs and carts. Nicklaus/Flick instructors teach clinics &
provide private instruction. The 18-hole Country Club Course has undergone a comprehensive
restoration overseen by golf architect, Kipp Schulties; 6,714 yards, par 72 course. The Gene Batesdesigned Resort Course has been enhanced with $6.5 million in renovations; 6,253 yards, par 71
? The Breakers: The Breakers in Palm Beach features two 18-hole championship golf courses. The
Breakers Ocean Course is Florida's oldest 18-hole course located on site, redesigned by Brian Silva
in 2000; 6,167 yards, par 70 course. The Rees Jones® Course is the resort's second championship golf
course which has undergone a dramatic $6 million reconstruction under the guidance of renowned
architecture Rees Jones. The 18-hole championship course is situated on 719 acres and is considered
by many to be one of the top-shelf golf experiences of the southeast; 7,104 yards, par 72 course. The
Breakers is home of the Breakers Golf Academy where individuals of all ages and skill levels can
receive instruction from nationally recognized golf professionals in private lesson and golf school
? Delray Beach Golf Club: Built in 1923, this par-72 Donald Ross designed public course features
rolling fairways and water on five holes. This jewel is a meticulously manicured championship course
and is the home of many of the most prestigious special events in the area. Located three miles west of
historic Downtown Delray Beach, the club offers lessons for men, women and children at all skill
? Emerald Dunes Golf Course: This top Tom Fazio design was voted as one of -Golf Magazine's Top
100 Courses You Can Play,? as well as being selected as the -Florida Golf Course of the Year in
2004.? The Golfer magazine listed the course as one of the Top 10 Public Courses in America. This
18-hole course in West Palm Beach offers a premium golf experience with waterfalls, 60-acres of
scenic lakes and natural emerald green dunes. Amenities include a fully stocked pro-shop, club and
shoe rentals, club repair, locker room facilities, and a full-service lunch and bar service. Additionally,
you'll find the Prolink GPS satellite-controlled yardage information system on every golf cart. Five sets
of tees on each hole give everyone an opportunity to match their ability to inclination; 7,006 yards, par
72 course.
? Lakeview Golf Club: This fine, executive golf course is located only five minutes from the white
beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Delray Beach. At 3,001 yards, this par-60 course allows you to hit all
the shots in half the time. This 1972 classic is a favorite for beginners, senior golfers and juniors. A
Golf Learning Center is available for adults and children.
? Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course: This -Old-Florida? style historic public course, once home to
Babe Ruth during spring training, is located along the Intracoastal Waterway. Features of this
challenging 18-hole, par-70 course include driving range, chipping and putting greens, and various
sand and water hazards.
? Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club: A classic Joe Lee championship layout, this course
offers complete practice facilities, locker rooms and a golf shop. Full-service food and beverages are
served daily. Located in Lake Worth, this club is home to the Joanne Carner Golf Academy for Ladies;
6,725 yards, par 72 course.
? Polo Trace Golf Course: This par-72 course was designed by Karl Litten and Joey Sindelar, to
resemble the link-style terrain of old Scotland.