Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton: A closer look at stellar Palm Beach County muni
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Osprey Point Golf Course, which opened in 2011, is the crown jewel of the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department's golf course collection.
The 27-hole course, which was designed by Roy Case, was more than a decade in the making as officials figured out how to appease environmental concerns while building a golf course that appeals to both locals and visitors alike.
So popular is the golf course that tee times usually sell out several days in advance of each day and for good reason: At less than $60 in season and less than half of that in the summer, the course is one of the best deals in south Florida golf.
It's also one of the prettiest. Grassed in Seashore paspalum from tee to green, the course is not only beautiful but environmentally friendly. Paspalum -- a salt water-resistant turf species -- can be irrigated with brackish water, and it also serves as a filter for runoff.
Before it became a golf course, the area was used for both farming and shellrock mining. Now it's an Audubon International Classic Course on the eastern edge of the Everglades.
The three nines -- the Hawk, Falcon and Raven Courses -- range from 3,312 yards to 3,480 yards.
Each has wide, firm fairways that allow players of all abilities to access the greens. There are four sets of tees with the forward tees playing to a player-friendly 4,800-4,900 yards per 18.
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