Ocean view: Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course remains a south Florida treasure
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course isn't just any old short course.
This all-paspalum design, which is owned by the town of Palm Beach, sits right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach. It's been lauded as one of the best par 3s in the country, especially among public layouts.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, this original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design was renovated and redesigned in 2009 by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd. The golf course is 2,572 yards at its longest and offers three sets of tees. It's in outstanding condition and everyone from celebrities to tour pros likes to play this little two-and-a-half golf experience.
There are five holes right on the ocean and several on the Waterway. Wind is always a factor, and there are plenty of bunkers. Best of all, perhaps, is that there are no real cart paths, just coquina shell that serves as paths for walkers, push carts and golf carts.
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