Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Old Marsh Golf Club is a Pete Dye design that Chris Lutzke originally worked on when it was built in the late 1980’s. Pete and Chris returned to Old Marsh in 2016 to completely rebuild the course and bring it back to its original design. Located in scenic Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and nestled into a 450-acre private residential development, the course spreads across the beautiful, lively marshland that inhabits most of Florida’s undeveloped land, which provides a peaceful and grand golfing experience.
Old Marsh’s breathtaking marshland is home to the Sandhill Crane, a noble creature that further connects the course to the nature that surrounds it.
The course takes advantage of the Florida environment to create a course that is both enjoyable and challenging, even to experienced players. Old Marsh’s signature hole—the short, par-4 5th hole nicknamed Blind Man’s Bluff—turns the golfer to face the northward wind and forces them to shoot toward a blind hole concealed by a 2-story mound. With a pond just beyond the 5th green, Blind Man’s Bluff is a hole that continues to stump golfers no matter how many times they have played it, but it also keeps them coming back for more.
The 18-hole course is designed to reflect the difficult wetland nature it is enclosed in, encouraging golfers to stick to the cropped grass and get creative in the way they choose to play each hole.
The course was in very good shape, and it was an amazing experience.
A difficult course from the back tees in a beautiful surrounding.
Old Marsh is aptly named. I found it enjoyable to play.
Testimonials taken from course’s Google listing.