MADISON GREEN GOLF CLUB (561-784-5225)
Florida Gol,f Course Review
Madison Green Golf Club opened in the fall of 2001and was named as the "Best New Public Course" by Florida Golf Magazine, with the highest rating for
course conditions and service in Palm Beach County. . Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Best Golf Network have also given the layout glowing reviews. This
John Sanford design features five sets of tee boxes that afford all levels of golfers an opportunity to play a round from distances that suit their games. The
shot angles from the back tees make the course extremely challenging for scratch players, while from the forward sets the course becomes much more
straight-forward. Tif Eagle greens provide true and quick putting surfaces, and the sand barrens that line many fairways create a unique feel.
Amenities here include a full service clubhouse with a well stocked pro shop, plus a Grill & Pub that is open daily for lunch from 11Am - 3 PM, with dinner
on Fridays from 5 to 9 PM. Practice facilities (including an aqua range and large putting green) and locker rooms are on property, as are the Ladies and
Jimmy Ballard Golf Academies. Individual and group instruction are available. Madison green is known as an upscale public course with private amenities
and service, and the UpLink GPS that is now standard on all carts certainly adds to this reputation. The five tee boxes play to yardages and slopes
measuring 7051 yards/143 slope, 6723 yards/132 slope, 6302 yards/122 slope, 5494 yards/105 slope, and 4863 with a player friendly slope of 117 for women.
The lush environment here includes over 1000 palm trees plus palmettos, pines and natural grasses. 42 acres of water hazards and 100 natural sand
bunkers/waste areas also add character and challenge, and the length and shape of the par fours and fives create a nice balance to the layout. Those
playing from the championship tees beware...as the 143 slope indicates, your game will be challenged. Landing areas off the tee disappear into the many
hazards located just off the fairway. Length and shot location are vital to scoring well.
The back tees at 6723/132 slope are challenge enough for good players. Land on the greens in regulation, and your work is not done. Although
recognized as some of the most finely conditioned greens in the area - these putting surfaces have slopes and ridges that will challenge to short game
skills of all players. Mounding and extensive greenside bunkering also make up and down recoveries quite tricky.
Madison Green Golf Club is easily accessible from both the turnpike and from I-95, and is just 15 minutes from downtown West Palm Beach. The course is
visually stunning - and obviously challenging. This is a course where prior course knowledge will certainly go a long way to keeping scores down. For
more info, visit our page for the property, with direct link to their website, by clicking here.