A truly great golf course goes beyond having a legendary designer to its name or having merits and accolades from award-giving bodies, or being a preferred site for prestigious golf tournaments. The greatness of a golf course is mostly found in the ordinary, little golf vacations that it transforms into epic, truly memorable, truly happy ones. It is in the face of the simple golfer, made happy by a challenging and fun round of golf. But of course, the aforementioned merits do deserve credit. Such is one of Florida’s finest, The Madison Green Golf Club.
The golf vacation destination in West Palm Beach is characterized by more than a thousand palms, palmettos, and native vegetation that make the course both interesting and beautiful. The layout of the Madison Green Golf Club, which measures 7,051 yards from the longest tees and plays for a par of 72, also features unique sand traps and a whooping 42 acres of water hazards. If that is not challenging enough, let alone distinct to its character, then nothing would come close to being surprising AT ALL.
Its being an unexpected layout makes the Madison Green Golf Club a favored tournament site. It has seen itself as the home of the Florida State Championships, US Amateur Championship Qualifiers, and soon, the 2012 Florida Golf Association Men’s Senior Championship. It has also been awarded Best New Florida Public Course (Florida Golf Magazine, 2002), “Must Play” and one of the Top 20 Golf Courses in Florida (Golf LINKS Magazine, consistently), 4.9 out of 5 stars (Golf Digest). But more than all of that, this John Sanford creation is a favorite and well-known spot for the happiest golf trips – and that is what this place is all about: happy golfers.