Thanks to endless ocean vistas and powdery-white stretches of sand, Palm Beach is one of the USA’s most picturesque places to tee off. Better still, the Florida county is teeming with world-class golf courses so playing a few holes couldn’t be easier. When staying at The Chesterfield Palm Beach, these public golf courses are the finest places to try getting a hole in one.
Situated in the grounds of Okeeheelee Park, its eponymous, 27-hole golf course is a place where water and wildlife meet. With stunning views of Clear Lake, expect to find herons roaming the greens. Comprising three championship standard, 9-hole courses of different skill levels that can be played in different combinations, Okeeheelee is great for golfers of all abilities.
If you’re a fan of elevation changes, Park Ridge is one of Palm Beach’s most interesting courses to play on. The unique set-up of the course includes six par 3s, six par 4s and six par 5s. Built on a retired landfill, it tops 85 feet at its highest point. Immaculately manicured, the fairway is lushly verdant. Park Ridge is eco-conscious too, with an annual Green Golfer Day.
A public golf course of distinction, Osprey Point has won countless awards. It features large saltwater marshes, a forest of century-old oaks and benefits from a recent renovation. The green is made from the enhanced golfing turf, Platinum Paspalum. Bring your own clubs to play a round on its 27 holes, or rent them from the pro shop. Private lessons are available, too.
This attractive par-70 golf course is just moments from the striking Gold Coast beaches in the heart of Boca Raton. An 18-hole championship course, Southwinds offers pretty tree-lined fairways and an abundance of wildlife. Beginner golfers can practice their swing at the driving range and improve their putt at the large putting green.
A former PGA Tour site, West Palm Beach Golf Course presents a full grass driving range and large putting and practice chipping green with bunker. With 18 holes and a variety of lesson programmes, it’s perfect for beginners. Post-round you can unwind in their Tiki Hut snack bar.
When visiting Palm Beach to play golf, why not stay at The Chesterfield Palm Beach hotel which is close to myriad courses.
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