The Breakers West Course first opened in 1969 and was designed by Willard Byrd. The course was reworked by Ken Green, and there was a complete renovation by Rees Jones in 2004.
From the back tees, The Breakers West Course is 7100 yards, 140 slope, and 74.9 rating. It's a more updated, modern course design than the Ocean course, and more typical of Florida courses with a lot of water and sand through an upscale housing development. The Breakers West Course is a challenging course with a number of forced carries depending on the tee box you choose. The signature hole is the ninth, a dogleg-left par 4 which requires a tee shot over water, and then an approach shot over water to an elevated green. Bailing out to the right off the tee is safe, but leaves a long-iron or fairway woods approach to the green for the average player The course is well conditioned and landscaped to the hilt.
The Breakers Ocean Course was built in the 1890's, and is Florida's oldest 18 hole course. Originally designed by Alex Findlay, it was redesigned by Brian Silva in 2000.
The Breakers Ocean Course is a short, traditional style course of 6,100 yards from the back tees, 127 slope, par 70. The course is set in the front yard of the Breakers Hotel, has water in play on 9 holes, is well bunkered, and requires good accuracy off the tee, and on the approach shots. Like the West course, The Breakers Ocean Course is extremely well maintained, and landscaped.
Member (cart included), played on Friday, November 2010 at noon
The Redesign of the Rees Jones course was a big success. Very challenging long course with the signature 9th hold one of the toughest in Palm Beach County. Fast Pace of Play and an enjoyable experience.
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