Sandhill Crane Golf Course

4.4454411765 4.4 stars from 5 (391)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6313 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 77.1
  • Layout

  • 11401 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33412, Palm Beach County
  • (561) 626-7888, (561) 775-2556
  • (561) 775-2558
  • www.gardensgolf.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Roy Case (1992), Dusenberry Design (2013)
Type: Public/Municipal
Greens: TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Celebration Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed, Birthday Parties

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tee I (W) 72 6313 yards 77.1 144
Tee I 72 6313 yards 71.4 133
Tee II 72 5879 yards 69.5 120
Tee II (W) 72 5879 yards 74.8 139
Tee III 72 5272 yards 66.5 113
Tee III (W) 72 5272 yards 71.3 128
Tee IV 72 4728 yards 64.6 105
Tee IV (W) 72 4728 yards 68.9 113
Tee V 72 4586 yards 64.2 104
Tee V (W) 72 4586 yards 68.1 112

Play 18 holes of challenging yet enjoyable golf through 140 acres of the Loxahatchee Natural Preserve at Sandhill Crane Golf Course. This Par 72, Roy Case designed course is truly a "walk in the gardens". The peace and quiet is interrupted only by the sounds of nature. Southern pines, palm trees frame the course giving you breathtaking views and quality golf, while still being affordable!

Formerly known as Palm Beach Gardens Golf Club.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 391 Reviews
5 stars:
159
4 stars:
193
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

368 out of 390 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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u7098839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout, highly recommend"


john3576515's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course to play with your irons, will definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly great track"


Sflr8's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a gem! Superb shape, both fairways and greens. Up to par with much for expensive private clubs. Greens were a decent speed and rolled very true. More difficult than the slope would indicate.

Friendly and helpful staff.

Maybe the only drawback was the lake driving range using floater balls. On the other hand, the balls felt better than I remembered from 20 years ago, the last time I hit floaters.

One other caution: gators! I saw two and both were pretty close before I realized they were there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Outstanding"


tpriester's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the nicest courses around. Difficult but not so much that the average golfer won't have fun. It's hard, but beautiful and so enjoyable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding"


tpriester's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the gems in South Florida. Great condition all around, beautiful, charming and challenging in one. Has moved to the top of my favorite courses


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


sintag3's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course that is in peak condition. A lot of water and some holes are very narrow and challenging. Bring extra balls if your control is still in progress.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Danger"


Willker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
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Reviewed on

It can happen on any golf course. The 3 of us were walking off the green on the 8th hole and right at are Carts a golf ball hit my sister in law in the back shoulder area. Just missed hitting her in the head. NO ONE ever yelled fore!!! How about waiting 30 seconds until we get into our carts and move. I waited to say something to the jerk , not even an apology or how was she feeling. Just said I yelled fore Over all the staff were concerned and helpful in reprimanding the jerk. Just wait for the group to clear next time before you hit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u706077085's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



JOEY1967's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very slow"


Ann1744138's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
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We were combined with two very good golfers who were painfully slow. We tried to get away from them due to not wanting to go off in the rain, but the starter insisted that we go. The starter actually had to talk to the guys on the first tee—what does that tell you.

No ranger activity for 13 holes. We walked off due to thunder, but could have completed round if the two had even played at a faster rate. Overall, food was the best part of the day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


jhinznan21's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
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Reviewed on

One of the best well kept courses I have played on in this area. Green and fairways in good shape. People are friendly. Would highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



vaheta1X's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great conditions and fun course"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
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Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape - well maintained and fun to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far, the best overall, value in the area...Fairways, greens and tee boxes in great shape for a public access course; with many tee options for all levels...Facility/clubhouse beautifully appointed and consideration for abundant wildlife...a “Go-To” destination every time as a golf choice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great course"


bfranz917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has some water, a beautiful layout. Bunkers are tough but fair. Definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course with lots of challenges"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
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Reviewed on

Nice layout, great shape with good practice facilities. Great pace too


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Early Sunday morning"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played early Easter Sunday as a twosome and didn’t wait at all. Course was in excellent condition. Greens were very fast and ran true. Would for sure come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


jhoke1025's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

It’s a bit of a hike west to get here, but worth the trek. Greens were in fantastic shape and a very friendly staff. Definitely some very quirky holes, but a lot of fun. Front 9 is open with lots of water, back 9 goes into the woods a bit and has much more character.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course in great shape"


MaryAnne1050162's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Consistently in great shape, the course is challenging yet fair. The new clubhouse is very nice and good food options.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ey914Zn35Y4JwImwpLX0's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nous avons déjà joué à cette endroit,le premier 9 est assez facile et agréable.Les gens de la place avec qui on a jouer était très impatient car le foursome en avant de nous était lent mais disons que cela fait parti du jeux.Le deuxième 9 plus difficile et ne pardonne pas les erreurs et coûte cher de balle.Enfin en général terrain très bien les verts sont A1.

Nous y reviendrons sûrement.

Claude.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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