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Where are the 3 best public golf courses in Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach?

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Palm Beach Gardens is still the epicenter of golf. You want to be amongst the best of the best and rub shoulders with champions of the game? Maybe you’ll even settle for a drive on the same green they stood on. Whatever your reason for being in the golf city, here are the best and easily accessible public courses in Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach. You’ll be able to compare courses and might even decide to golf all the courses listed. Fore!

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Sandhill Crane Golf Club

First up, Sandhill Crane Golf Club. Sandhill Crane is notably the only course designed around swamp wetlands. It’s a 6,500-yard par 72-course and is prided for its affordability and unique 2013 redesign by golf course architect firm Dusenberry Design. The green is Tifeagle and it boasts Celebration Bermuda fairways. There are walk-in rates and a new membership offering with extra perks and amenities. The course water views are relaxing for players as the glass-like surfaces reflect that uncanny, Florida tropical sky. The course is located at 9500 Sandhill Crane Drive Palm Beach Gardens. Open Sunrise – Sunset. The driving range is open until 8:30 PM. Book your tee time here.

Experience Level: All Skill Levels

Rates: $27-$92; Junior rates from $10, Excludes Golf Carts and Range Balls

Amenities: The Dancing Crane Restaurant, Aqua driving range, Training facility for adults and children, Season pass, player leagues,7 day advanced booking, Discounted range balls

Pricing & Membership: Summer Memberships $250 

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PGA Resort Golf Club

Next, the legendary  PGA Resort Golf Club has 5 championship golf courses and boasts the most elite victors and victories in the annals of golf. PGA is loaded with history and is the annual host of the Honda Classic and Bear Trap. Their courses will refine your skills while becoming a member will put you toe-to-toe with the greats and tons of amenities including Golf Scoring School, Golf Academy, and Club Fitting Lab. The PGA golf courses are not outright for the public but the public can play here as guests of members or by obtaining a hotel Concierge booking whenever space is available. The course is located at 1800 South Central Blvd. Open 7 AM – 7 PM. Book your tee time here.

Experience Level: All Skill Levels

Rates: Must call for rates; Golf Membership includes Tennis and Fitness facilities 

Amenities:  2 Bars, 2 Restaurants, Elite Golf schools, Sports &  Racquet Club, 6 day advanced tee-time reservations

Pricing & Membership: Must call or email for info on 3 memberships tiers and Golf Memberships 561-273-2920 or

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North Palm Beach Country Club 

Third up, North Palm Beach Country Club is an 18-hole course redesigned by Jack Nicklaus which is common for courses in the Palm Beaches. The course uses the found sand tunes to create challenges and fair shots for golfers. There are fairways, bunkers, and many of the 18 holes take in the vista views of the Intracoastal. Today the course is titled one of Florida’s Historic Golf Trails and is open to the public 7 days a week. The course is located at 501 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach. Open 7 AM – 5 PM. Book tee times here or call (561) 691-3433.

Experience Level: All Skill Levels

Rates: $50-$140, Juniors Walk $27 

Amenities: Golf Pro shop, Junior Golf from $300 per membership

Pricing & Membership: Individual and Family Memberships Not Listed 

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