Osprey Point Golf Club - Falcon/Raven Course

4.3517058824 4.4 stars from 5 (480)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6786 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $24.00
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Don Law Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirts are required. Please no denim.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6786 yards 72.6 136
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.4 127
Blue 72 6038 yards 68.5 121
White 72 5466 yards 66.2 112
White (W) 72 5466 yards 71.2 124
Silver 72 4914 yards 63.4 104
Silver (W) 72 4914 yards 68.1 114

Situated on what used to be farmland and later used for shellrock mining, Osprey Point Golf Club is hardly recognizable from its former landscape. The Parks and Rec Department of Palm Beach County took the abandoned land in South County Regional Park that was completely overgrown and turned it into Florida's first Audubon International Classic Signature Golf Course. To achieve this designation, the department instituted several environmental protection practices, increased the acres of natural habitat, and converted to more environmentally friendly grass on the tees, greens, and fairways. The golf course offers 27 holes that are played in three different combinations. The Falcon/Raven Course is one of the combinations. It has a rolling landscape that is enhanced by native vegetation and a playable quality thanks to five sets of tees.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 480 Reviews
5 stars:
293
4 stars:
146
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

454 out of 479 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"GRET COURSSE. HORRENDOUS MANAGEMENT."


hacker321's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This “used to be great” course could easily regain its stature as a premiere municipal course in Florida if only management cared as much about the player experience as it does about jamming the course with as many players as possible. We waited on EVERY hole for 18 holes. Player “Assistants” ride around, wave and admit they are prohibited from enforcing pace of play. Sorry to report that this was A HORRIBLE GOLF EXPERIENCE.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Hello,

You've recently left a number of reviews where you mention being less than thrilled with the management of Osprey Point Golf Course and we would really like to speak to you in person about your concerns. Unfortunately, when you leave a review in this fashion it doesn't give us your name or any information, so we can't even see what day you played, or what the pace of play was like on that day. Therefore, we are going to ask that you call Sean Steinemann who works in the Parks and Recreation Admin building so that we can learn more about your concerns and addressee your concerns with our staff at the golf course. Please give Sean a call at your earliest convenience, his number is 561-963-6713.


"staff"


u00000557144's avatar
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As a follow-up, let me say that the staff at Osprey are excellent. From the fellows at the bag drop( Mike, Jerry), the guys in the pro shop and the starters (John, Rick, Dan). they have all been very helpful and accommodating. When I had taken friends there, they address us by name and are friendly and courteous. One of my friends who lives at the Grove tells me that they treat us better at Osprey than at his private club.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Management Can't Tell Time"


hacker321's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The biggest knock against golf is five hour rounds. Given that, it is inconceivable that management refuses to enforce this once wonderful course's own 4:15 pace of play policy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/09/2019

Hello,

We'd like to hear more about your experience and since your name is not associated with your review, we cannot look into the pace of play for the day that you played. Please send us an email to Golf@pbcgov.org with your name and the day that you played so we can address your comments with our staff. We do our very best to keep rounds to the 4:15 mark, but we are also extremely busy this time of year and sometimes we fall a bit short of that, for which we apologize. Thank you for your continued support of Osprey Point Golf Course.



Darrell1082073's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Disappointed"


u000008202628's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

My friends an I play this course every year on our annual golf/Superbowl weekend pilgrimage to south Florida. We were excited to play Osprey because it's always a great experience. Not this time. Tee off was noon and we got out right on time. The pace of play was OK in the beginning. Then we got to the first par three and there was a two group back up. The ranger said to us "You're lucky to be playing at all." We found that a bit rude that he would say that rather than do his job. Next we had a rain shower and everyone stayed put until it passed, about 15 minutes. As we make the turn to Raven, there is a new group in front of us and the original group that was there was already gone. I asked the started why they would put a group in between us and he said they were backed up from the rain. He offered us to play Falcon which was open........we had JUST played Falcon, why wouldn't he have the group he put between us play Falcon. The pace of play on the back 9 was an agonizing 2 3/4 hours. LOVE THE COURSE! Very disappointed in how we were treated and how they managed this situation.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/07/2019

Hello,

First and foremost, thank you so much for making Osprey Point part of your annual trip to the area, we truly appreciate it. If you would be so kind, please send us an email at Golf@pbcgov.org with your name and the day you played so we can look into this issue a bit more and address your comments with the staff that was working that day. We strive to provide a high level of customer service and we're sorry to hear that we fell short of that during your visit. We look forward to seeing you again next February, if not before!


"Perfect"


EthanWien's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is absolutely gorgeous. Without a doubt the best deal in the area. I played it for the first time and was blown away by the perfect grass, fast greens, and creative course design. The practice area was very nice: 2 separate driving ranges, a chipping green, and an enormous practice putting green. We played in 40 mph winds which made it absurdly difficult, but it was very fun. Without wind, I would imagine the course to not be too difficult.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/22/2019

We are very sorry to hear about the wind that you encountered during your visit, but we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Osprey Point Golf Course. Your review touches on all that we have to offer and we hope that those offerings will lead to another visit for you in the near future -- on a day with less wind!


"Few Service Skills"


MFB7I5Z1foRKuT28WhE9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Asked the staff a few common questions about the course and they answered before I was even done with the questions. Beautiful course but a little more focus on customer service training would be nice.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"NEW MANAGEMENT NEEDED"


hacker321's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I play this course often and am sorry to report that it is going terribly downhill. Walked off the course today after playing 13 holes in 3-1/2 hours. There is no excuse for 5 hour golf on a course that purports to have a 4-1/4 hour pace of play policy. Season has barely started! And there is no excuse for golf carts that aren’t sufficiently charged to complete a round. NEW MANAGEMENT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED AT THIS ONCE AWESOME COURSE.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"return vist"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Last time we played we found the starters abrupt and unfriendly,however today they were helpful and pleasant.which made our round all the better, the course was in great shape ,best value for money around . kevin


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2018

We are so glad to hear that you fully enjoyed your experience with us and apologize that you didn't the first time around. The golf course is in fantastic shape and we strive to keep it very affordable all year long. Thanks again for giving us a second chance and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Disappointment"


alwainer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have always enjoyed this course but was very disappointed this past Friday. I had a 2:33 tee time and was on the box ready to play at 2:28. I was told my tee time had been given away. They did not get us off until 3:15. I was not able to finish all 18 before darkness. Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/14/2018

Great golf course especially the practice facility it’s one of our favorite in south Florida and we always play here 2-3 times per week but today the greens were a disappointment it was Very very slow!!!

The guys at the shop were nice and accommodating the starters and the rangers are great!!! That what keeping us coming back your friendly and welcoming manner.

Thank you guys, you’re awesome!


"Declining"


macbluenose's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played at Osprey Point since it opened. It has always had fast greens and great overall conditions barely a blade out of place. Last few months I've been very disappointed with the conditions and pace of play. The normally fast greens are now slow and overgrown, infiltration of other grasses in the fairways and collars and removal of natural areas around the course have hurt its looks and play. There at least 5 high schools playing there as their home course and at least one of them not even being a Palm Beach County school make playing in the afternoon impossible. As a PBC tax payer I am ot very happy.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2018

I totally agree with Macbluenose. the place has eroded a lot. The rubbish answer that Osprey gives that "we are just trying to make up for neglected maintenance in the past" is a total contradiction to how good the course used to be under Scotty. the greens are STILL slow; when was Falcon punched? Some 3 months ago and still is uneven. Get rid of whomever is writing on behalf of Osprey and put in someone who actually knows what they are saying.


Commented on 09/25/2018

We apologize that the conditions have not been up to your full approval. As you know, we have done extensive maintenance procedures this summer to make up for previous years of lessened maintenance. This is a large order for our new superintendent to make up for these prior actions. We do believe these practices will improve the overall product after some recovery time, so please hang in there. We expect that you’ll see some benefits from this work in the upcoming weeks. We hope you will take the time to leave another review once the course is fully healed. Happy golfing!


"phil Antia"


u00000557144's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Been playing Osprey since inception. never seen the course in such lousy condition. all we regulars talk about this on the course these days. Greens still bumpy from aeration 10 weeks ago, brown patches everywhere, sides of bunkers and water edges shaved and scraggly, fungus in many spots.

The greenskeeper from last 6 years is gone and his replacement is having a torrid time perhaps because he came from an arid State in the west. management: Please fix these problems. All summer has been difficult from one nine constantly closed, deteriorating conditions, Don law tourneys, high school tourneys a,d college tourneys.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2018

"Look on the bright side, the tournaments are over in a few weeks" says the person writing on behalf of Osprey. Actually, look at it in reality: in 3 more weeks, season will be starting. there are already French-canadiens on the course now. When season ends, you guys aerate, the full course is not open til about October, plus you have schools constantly which take up 1 of the 2 open 9's, then you have the tourists again. It seems PBC cares not a whit about it's own residents, we were the taxpayers who built this course, remember? I have spoken to some 20 regulars and we are starting a program to monitor Osprey and to petition and find ways to improve conditions for the locals both through management and politically.


Commented on 09/25/2018

Phil, thank you for your comments. Osprey Point has undergone a demanding maintenance schedule this summer. The purpose of this maintenance program is to minimize the impact of aerification on the players of Osprey Point, by aggressively attacking one nine at a time. This has allowed the players to play 18 holes with minimum negative effects. We know that the conditions have not been perfect, but were necessary to prepare the course to be better in the long run. The new superintendent is experienced, knowledgeable, and working diligently to ensure green are smooth and the speeds are back up in the next few weeks.

We are in the midst of tournament season currently. This is a conscious effort to promote community involvement, by hosting numerous junior events in order to promote the game to young golfers who are just getting started. We apologize for any inconvenience, but on the bright side, the high school and college seasons end in just a few weeks. You will likely see a decrease in afternoon congestion after their seasons wind down. We very much appreciate your continued support.


"Amazing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Only played nine holes (Falcon), and it was amazing. Very nice layout with excellent course conditions. The wildlife is incrediabke, and there are no houses on the course. Please do yourself a favor and play here, especially if you’re on vacation.


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


Commented on 08/10/2018

We'd suggest you take your own advice and return to check out the other two nine hole courses! Thanks so much for the great review.


"First Time at Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing there and this course was very very nice even the pouring rain for two holes!! There is one warning though, if you do not have somewhat control of the golf ball you may want to bring a lot of extra balls. I think two of the other guys in my foursome lost somewhere around 3 to 4 dozen balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2018

Thanks for checking us out! It sounds like a few players in your group got a good look at some of the natural wetland areas that run through and around the course. The fairways are wide, but if you spray it a bit you surely will find trouble. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope that you will join us again during your next trip down from New York.


"Pace of play"


u000006723783's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a busy day at the course so the pace was slow. Usually the pace is on track. Over all the course was great as usual.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/20/2018

Hello and thank you for playing Osprey Point. We are a busy 27-hole facility, but have 18 holes currently closed for aerfiication so we apologize if the pace of play was a bit slower than usual. Our goal is to provide the best conditions possible so rather than having the third nine open with freshly punched greens, we are letting them heal so they match the quality of the other greens. We hope you understand. Keep 'em in the short stuff!


"GOOD COURSE"


DonRSD's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is laid out well.

Played Raven & Falcon. Hawk was closed, but is my personal favorite.

Raven tees, fairways and greens were good.

Hawk tee boxes & greens were recently aerated. Fairways were in good shape.

Would definitely go back......at the right cost.

Wish the parking lot wasn't so far from the temporary clubhouse and also the cart barn. Hate leaving my clubs out of my sight.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/19/2018

Thank you so much for the review. Once the construction of the clubhouse is complete, there will be a few more parking spots added that are closer to both the clubhouse and the bag drop. Hopefully these will do the trick and you won't have to lose sight of your sticks. We appreciate you coming out to play and hope to see you again soon.


"Can't believe it is county-owned"


BeMan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We played the 9 for 9 special on Falcon just after noon (in July in South FL). Apparently there are lots of other crazy people because the course was quite busy, even on a stiflingly hot weekday. The course is gorgeous--natural with no encroaching houses or condos. The Paspalum greens roll great and the fairways are in wonderful shape.

We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2018

We're thrilled to hear you took advantage of our $9 nine-hole special! We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the course so much and intend to return. Music to our ears! We'll see you again soon.


"Like this course - well maintained"


jinx6767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained course. Greens, fairways, traps were all in good shape. Friendly staff all around. Good to know they are remodeling clubhouse and building a restaurant. Much needed and will enhance this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/19/2018

That's right -- we're expanding our clubhouse and adding a restaurant. We expect both to be open in 2019 and we can't wait!


"A Real Gem!"


Kapil6395415's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here, and couldn’t have been more delighted! I was paired up with another group and they were excellent to play with. The course was a little wet but nothing that was out the ordinary. The tee boxes were great, the fairways plush and the greens although they had been punched maybe about a month ago were fine. I would highly recommend this course. The price was a steal!


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


Commented on 07/19/2018

We strive to provide the best public golf experience possible for the best price possible. Reviews like this make all the hard work worth it. Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you again.


"Osprey"


strangr419's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Falcon-Raven. Falcon should be tip top in a week or so. Greens still a tad sow due to punching and seeding. Still rolled ok. Ravens greens were much quicker. Overall course is in great condition. Good challenge and can’t beat the price for a course surrounded only by nature, no urban sprawl. Highly recommend this course. Looking forward to coming back and getting on the hawk soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/19/2018

We very much appreciate the five-star review! As you mentioned in your review, there is not a single home on the property and we border the Everglades in West Boca, so there is no shortage of wildlife. We look forward to your return, but want to let you know that Hawk will be closed until at least August 1 due to aerification, so you'll want to give that nine a little time to get the full experience. Cheers!



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