Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course
“The Best Par-3 in the U.S.!” – Golf Digest Magazine
Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Dick Wilson and his apprentice Joe Lee, the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course was built by Michael Phipps and opened for play in 1961. It was privately owned until 1973, when the Town of Palm Beach purchased it for $5 million. The course was recently renovated and redesigned in 2009 by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd.
Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course Designer Raymond Floyd, accompanied by the quote, ‘My philosophy is work within the land to create a golf course that looks natural, that flows and fits into the overall landscape. It’s been touted twice by Golf Digest as “The Best Par 3 in the U.S.,” and it was ranked No. 1 by Golf Magazine (second-place award given to the short course at Augusta National). It has also been listed among Golf Range Magazine’s Top 25 Short Courses in America for the two years there has been a poll.
Professionals love it, too. In its early days, it was popular with the founders of the LPGA. Contemporary LPGA members liked it so much they chose the Par 3 as the location for the annual LPGA Pro-Am event for 20 pros, from 1983 until 2000. Additionally, it’s been the location of the LPGA Pro-Am 50th Anniversary celebration and tournament. Many PGA Tour members have also enjoyed the Par 3 over the years.
The Town is proud of the Par 3’s historical worldwide recognition and elite status as one of the best. Celebrating its 50th birthday, the beautifully restored Par 3 is well on its way to regaining its glory, when it was ranked No. 1 in the country.
Champion Raymond Floyd and his award-winning Design Team are responsible for the new Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course layout and renovation. The following was borrowed from RayFloyd.com, and we urge everyone to visit and learn more about this remarkable man, his achievements and his vision. It’s his personal touch that makes the Par 3 the best golf course in Florida.
The personal commitment of Raymond Floyd to his design projects is from start to finish. He is personally involved in every aspect of the design and construction process, and places a high priority on the architect – client relationship. Mr. Floyd likes to work with the land as the project evolves, and that requires a hand-on approach in the design and construction phases.
Throughout his playing career, Raymond Floyd has studied the great golf courses of the world. His extensive travels, masterful shot-making and superior strategic skills provide Raymond with a vast and voluminous knowledge of the qualities that make great golf courses. Raymond draws on these experiences to create golf courses with all the benefits of modern golf course architecture but with a focus on traditional philosophies.
The result of this design philosophy, are golf courses that appeal to all who play them. Whether one prefers older, more traditional golf courses or newer, more innovative designs, a Raymond Floyd designed golf course uses elements of both philosophies in crafting truly unique and original designs. Further, Raymond believes that the ultimate goal is not just to create quality golf courses, but also to create value for the client. Raymond’s image is one of integrity, intensity and excellence.
Many Thanks to the Par 3 Foundation
Renovation of the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course and clubhouse would not have been successful if not for the dedication and hard work of the members of the Par 3 Foundation. The foundation continues to promote Raymond Floyd’s dedication to junior golf programs and growing the game.
Par 3 Foundation Members: James Clark, Howard Cox, Jackie Desmarais, Marjorie Fisher, Maria Floyd (in Memorium), Raymond Floyd, Gerry Goldsmith, Stephen Hall, Ira Harris, Michele Kessler, Terry Allen Kramer, Karin Luter, Daniel McDonnell, Danielle Hickox Moore, Pauline Pitt, Thomas Quick, Robert Simses, Lesly Smith, Scott Snyder, Floyd Wideman
Our Course Today
“The Best Par-3 in the U.S.!” – Golf Digest Magazine
The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course is a full-service, 18-hole course sitting on 39 acres of ocean-front and intracoastal property in South Florida. With amenities including:
The layout was redesigned by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd in 2009. In 2013, the course was ranked in the country’s top 50 most fun golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine.
Equal parts challenge and relaxation, Palm Beach Par 3 is a test of accuracy that measures from 81 to 211 yards. Our greens, water hazards and sand bunkers provide golfers with everything they need to improve their game.
In addition to our world-class golf course, we offer a full-length driving range, putting green and practice bunker. All in all, we strive for nothing short of an exceptional experience.
Clubhouse & Golf Shop
The Town of Palm Beach Par 3’s clubhouse grand opening ceremony was January 17, 2014. Our beautiful clubhouse features a fully stocked golf shop on the first floor, along with expert dining at our second-floor restaurant, al Fresco. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with exquisite ocean views.
To meet all your apparel and last minute needs while at Palm Beach Golf Course, we continuously stock our Golf Pro Shop. In our shop you can quickly grab the golf essentials you need for your round.
You will also find a wide assortment of garments ranging from shirts, golf gloves, hats, shorts, and socks for both men and women.
Rates & Fees
Town of Palm Beach Residents are eligible to receive our local rates.
Golfers that are under 18 years of age are eligible to receive our Junior rates.
- Adult 18 Holes: $35.00
- Adult 9 Holes: $25.00
- Junior 18 Holes: $20.00
- Junior 9 Holes: $15.00
- Pull Cart 18 Holes: $8.00
- Pull Cart 9 Holes: $8.00
- Non-Player Rider: $10.28
Check out our current pricing and play today!