Southwinds Golf Course

4.2341823529 4.2 stars from 5 (214)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6018 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6018 yards 68.8 127
Green 70 5343 yards 66.1 119
Green (W) 70 5343 yards 71.5 129
White (W) 70 4453 yards 66.4 118

Situated just minutes from the Gold Coast beaches in the heart of Boca Raton, Southwinds Golf Course enjoys warm ocean breezes and lush vegetation. Water is a prominent presence throughout the course. Water hazards come into play on 16 holes. There are also mature trees throughout that will play a deciding role in shaping your shots. The golf course offers some enjoyably difficult holes but overall the challenges are manageable. Each hole is unique offering everything from opportunities to "grip it and rip it" and others that are defined by trees and lakes. The golf course finishes with one of its many water holes but on this par 4, you have to hit over water twice. In addition to the golf course, Southwinds also offers a driving range a putting green with a practice bunker.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 214 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

189 out of 211 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Not Bad"


acsgolfer21's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only played nine holes while here on vacation. The course is a typical Florida course, but it’s on the shorter side. Good course conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2018

Thank you so much for stopping by on your vacation. We hope that next time you're in the area you will have time to play all 18.


"Finally got to play here"


Shooters9Iron's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've heard nothing but good things about Southwinds and finally got to play it myself. As everyone knows it is definitely on the short side but that was by no means made it easy. A straight tee shot will leave you with a PW or SW into the greens. The greens were just punched so they did run a bit slow. The force carry or lay up holes were the best on the course that provided the most challenge. Pace of lay became extremely slow on the back 9 even for a Saturday afternoon round, Would of liked to of seen a Ranger out and about get on the group in front of us that were maybe a little to wasted and were just hacking up the course. The bar had 2 dollar draft beers which is always a plus. Will be back soon!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2018

We're glad to hear that we were able to live up to the "hype." Thanks so much for coming out to play and for leaving such a great review. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.


"CHALLENGING"


DonRSD's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time here. Greens were nice. Recently aerated, but almost fully healed. Bah had a few bumps, but thats fine. Greens rolled good.

Tee boxes were in good shape.

Only thing I am not fond of was the layout. Its "open", but weird. Course is somewhat barren. Not many trees. 16 with the driving range net there was ugly.

Would I go back.....on a $17 hot deal yes! Doubt I ever would pay a penny more.

We played the tips (6000 yards)....dont be fooled by the length or lack-of, it is a hard course that demands accuracy.

Lots of forced carries over water will reward you with short wedges to the green. Lay up and its 165+ yards to the green.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/19/2018

You hit the nail on the head... we're not the longest course in town, but you must think your way around to post a good score. Our only suggestion would be to check pbcgolf.com when booking so you can avoid paying any booking fees; during the summer months our rates are extremely affordable. Thanks again and we will see you again soon.


"A truly enjoyable golf course!"


campeon1955's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great little course. It has a fun layout. Great condition of greens, bunkers and tees. Not long but still challenging as you truly have to position your ball in the right place to go to the green.

I always come out smiling. Probably one of the best values in South Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

What a fantastic review! You hit the nail right on the head with everything you've said and we can't thank you enough for your continued support!



u671005994's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I Love Southwinds!"


uJBEH4043JB's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Longer than an Executive Course but shorter than many Championship Courses. Like the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, sometimes that's just right!

Good and Caring Staff at Bag Drop, Office, and Lounge Area.

Course Conditions are often a step ahead of other courses in the area.

I played 3 consecutive days last week with this being my 3rd and last for a couple of days. Being a bit tired from the 2 previous days playing longer Championship Courses made playing here on the 3rd day the obvious choice.

I will continue to play here regularly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Southwinds"


cblack28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recently played a round at Southwinds. Interesting and challenging layout.

Some holes require a planned layup or a long carry!

Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2018

Southwinds may not be the longest golf course in Palm Beach County, but it sure will make you think the whole way around. Turing your brain off for even one shot can cost you. Having said that, if you play the course properly, you can really go low.



chapss38's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"It’s ok"


Michael7569229's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nothing special. Conditions are never really optimal. This is a county course and plays like one. Older slower paced crowd. That said for the money it’s not a bad place to practice. Scoring doesn’t really matter after your ball hits a tree root in the fairway and bounces wherever. It’s also short and an easy walk.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2018

Michael, we appreciate you leaving a review. While we may not be the longest track around, we pride ourselves on delivering the best conditions possible, and we find your tip about it being an easy walk a good one. We hope to see you again soon!



u533189341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Southwinds"


Joe5295312's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and layout. Friendly staff. A few tough holes, particularly the 18th, but it's all good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/23/2018

Wow, thanks for the five-star review! Hopefully the 18th didn't cost you too many strokes and you figured out how to play it for next time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Topn10 in area"


Heitzee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. Good layout, challenging yet not extreme. Good condition overall. Always enjoy playing here. One of the better courses in the area. Well worth playing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course is always in good shape. Love the layout."


snswilliams's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Except for the 30 mph winds, it was a beautiful day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2018

We'll do our best to get the winds turned down during your next round. ;) Thanks for the review!


"Nice Course - Great Value"


Golfboy26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course management is a must. Greens in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2018

Bingo! While Southwinds isn't the longest course in town, it will make you think all the way around ... and the greens are always solid. Thanks for the review!



ppeters3916's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u5179271's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price this is an excellent course. The greens were outstanding.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2018

That's what we love to hear! Thank you for making the journey up from Deerfield to check us out.


"Southwinds great Golf"


joycuff's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Any day out on the course is a great day South winds is an excellent day course to enjoy an outing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2018

Thanks so much for coming out and for the five-star review!


"Not a bad course."


kismet12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is not a bad course for what I paid. The course is shot compare to other courses ( 5,900 yards). It is challenging with water on every hole except one. I would play there more often if it was not to far from my house (50 minutes).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2018

You hit the nail on the head. Southwinds isn't the longest course in town, but it will make you think all the way around and the greens are always solid. Thanks for making the close to an hour drive to spend the day with us. If we could move the course closer to you we would! ;)


"Very good for the price"


u569500072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing from the good, was a good challenge. Green in good condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2018

We're glad to hear you found the course to be in good shape and that you enjoyed your day with us. Come back and see us again soon!


"Rained Out after the 14th"


bap12053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course for practicing. It is short but by no means easy. Enjoyed it. If it didn't rain I would have enjoyed it more.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/22/2018

As you said, we're not the longest track in town but we will make you think all the way around. We will do the anti-rain dance next time we see you on the tee sheet!



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