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1 S County Rd
Palm Beach, FL  33480-4023
United States
P: (561) 655-6611
F: (561) 659-8485
http://www.thebreakers.com/activities/golf/courses/
Breakers Ocean Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

70 par | 6,079 yards | 121 slope

69.3 rating | Bermuda grass

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Breakers Ocean Golf Course


The 18-hole "Breakers Ocean" course at the Ocean Course At the Breakers facility in Palm Beach, Florida features 6,079 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 69.3 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Alex Findlay/(R) Brian M. Silva, ASGCA, the Breakers Ocean golf course opened in 2018. David Renna manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed April 02, 2020

The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida has a history that dates back to the late 1890s. As industry tycoons and wealthy socialites began flocking to the pristine shores of Palm Beach Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s great industrialists and founder of The Breakers saw the opportunity to purchase land and build grand estate hotels. He first built the.

It was our founder, who started the trend of grand, gorgeous properties on the island. His first was The Royal Poinciana, followed two years later by The Breakers. Twice the latter was destroyed by fire – in 1903 and 1925 – only to reemerge more luxurious each time.

The Breakers reopened in 1926 after the second fire and was modeled after the magnificent Villa Medici in Rome. Building it required that 74 artisans be brought in from Italy to complete the intricate paintings, detailed across the ceilings of the 200-foot-long main lobby and first-floor public rooms, both of which remain on display today.

Each successive year the resort’s reputation grew and word spread, ushering in aristocrats and glitterati to Palm Beach year-round. At any given time you could find the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, not to mention US presidents and European nobility.

Much of the Breakers remains the same now as it was then, at least architecturally. You’ll still find unbridled luxury, the glamour, and aroma of the ocean out back and service that is second to none. In a world that is so interconnected, it’s nice to visit a hotel that lets you step back and takes care of your every want and desire. All with a price, of course.

As you enter the front door of the hotel after valeting your car, you’re quickly struck with the charm and opulence of the lobby. Look up at the ceilings as you tour the main floor and you can't help but be in awe of the paintings and adornments you see.

Check into your room and let the enchantment begin. The Breakers offers guest rooms and suites that are all well-appointed. We were treated to a Junior Suite with an Oceanfront view. In the room was a large king-size bed, a couch with coffee tables and two balconies overlooking the water. The rooms are tastefully decorated and leave you wanting for nothing; simply pick up the phone and dial “0” if you can think of something you need and don’t have.

Dining is a special event all its own. On the property, there are eight dining venues; nine if you count Flagler Steakhouse across the street in the golf clubhouse. For my money, it’s the best restaurant on the property. After ordering a round of cocktails, start your meal off with a Seafood Tower, a collection of shrimp, crab claws, oysters and crab legs. Then it’s on to the main course; you can’t go wrong with any of their signature steaks, including the Bone-in Filet Mignon. For accompaniments, try something different, like Gorgonzola Potato Tots or Caramelized Brussels Sprouts. Top it off with an after-dinner drink and a piece of their award-winning Key Lime Pie and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven, albeit a few pounds heavier!

If seafood is more to your liking, you have to try the Seafood Bar. The bar itself is a giant aquarium, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as a backdrop. For drinks, they offer a wide variety of house-crafted beverages like a Pineapple-Infused Martini or a Flirtini. For appetizers you can’t beat their New England Clam Chowder or Blue Crab Nachos and the Broccoli and Kale Salad is outstanding. When it comes to the main course, Pecan Crusted Grouper is one of their specialties and the Blue Crab Fried Rice and Lobster Cole Slaw are truly delicious and unique. If you didn’t try the Key Lime Pie at Flagler’s you have a second chance at The Seafood Bar.

The Circle is a wonderful dining experience and home to what is probably the most extravagant breakfast buffet in the area. The room itself is quite impressive with soaring 30-foot frescoed ceilings and eight oval murals depicting Renaissance landscapes. As for breakfast, The Circle offers an artfully crafted buffet of hot and cold selections including fresh fruit and pastries to made-to-order crepes and omelets. If you’re not all that hungry, you can order off of their à la carte menu which features traditional favorites. I haven’t experienced it but I hear the Sunday Brunch is a culinary experience not to be missed.

There’s plenty to do at the Breakers once your food has settled. There are four pools and of course the beach, but there is also a world-class fitness center, spa, tennis, and shopping. Oh, and did I mention the two Rees Jones-designed golf courses: Breakers West, about 20 minutes to the property and the newly redesigned Ocean Course, right there at the hotel.

The Ocean Course at the Breakers as arguably the oldest golf course in Florida and was originally designed by Alexander Findlay in 1897. After closing for several months in 2018, the course reopened late in the year, fresh off a facelift from world-renowned architect Rees Jones. His makeover got its inspiration from The Breakers’ philosophy of balancing preservation and modernization. The renovation included a lot of reimaging and reshaping of fairways and greens the addition and maturation of several water hazards and the implementation of a new salt-tolerant grass, something that is sorely needed given the course’s proximity to saltwater. According to Jones, “Every hole has a different little twist and a different set of details.” At only 5,778 yards from the back tees and a course rating of 67.8 and a slope of 126, it’s certainly not going to overwhelm better golfers but as tight as it is, it’s certainly going to test your mettle. Four sets of tees produce yardages that anyone can handle


Beverages Available Caddies Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Great course and in great shape also.

We played the Breakers Ocean course on a warm and sunny January Sunday. The course looks fantastic. Fairways and bunkers and surrounding vegetation are meticulously landscaped. Greens are quick and smooth. Great course.

Since this course is on the ocean, wind is usually a significant factor here. The course is fairly short - around just 6,100 yards from the back tees but there are bunkers and water pretty much everywhere which, combined with the usual winds, makes it a challenging round, especially if you are not hitting your shots straight. There are quite a few greens tucked around a body of water that make you decide whether to clear the water or go around. The wind is a certainly a factor in these decisions.

For men, the course has one par 5, three par 3s and the rest par 4s for a total par of 70. One of the longer par 4s for men is a par 5 for women, so par on the course for women is 71.

This course is expensive, but luckily for my wife and I, we have a friend who is a member and graciously invited us out for a round. Breakers Hotel guests can play here (this course is right next to the hotel) as well as the Breakers Rees Jones course about 10 miles away.

In summary, a fantastic, challenging, meticulously groomed, 18 hole course right on the ocean. Highly recommended.

Reviewed June 19, 2011

Played a quick late afternoon round here. If you are staying at the hotel, it is a convenient round. It's short and traditional. However, it is tight and not well-marked and the trouble just off the fairway can be very penal. You don't really need to hit driver on any hole if you can hit an iron or hybrid 215+ but you will have some lengthy approaches. I wouldn't go out of my way to play here, but it was fun.

Reviewed November 05, 2008

Very lush, well-maintained course with extremely helpful staff. Glad I was being 'treated' that day by a friend, because an inexpensive day of golf it's not.

Reviewed September 15, 2008

Played this course three times. It is short, so a fairly quick round can be squeezed in. The faiways & greens are in great shape. Staff very friendly & accomodating. Driving range is 7-iron or less. each cart has a laser range finder & two bottled waters in a cooler.

Reviewed March 17, 2008

Course is in perfect condition. Staff is amazing. Could be more difficult, but between the staff, conditions, scenery, who really cares. Bring your credit card.

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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Kyle H. 16 83 67 06/26/11
2 JY C. 17 86 69 10/18/09
3 Logan S. 27 97 70 07/04/10
4 Alexander S. 12 83 71 08/11/09
5 Chris A. 32 105 73 09/12/08
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Ocean Course At the Breakers

Resort facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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David Renna, General Manager
Tim Collins, Director of Golf
Mark Reid, Superintendent
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