American Golf Club of Vero Beach
course sat vacant for years but is coming back to life
don't get me wrong some fairways and some of the cart paths need repairing but the tee boxes and greens look great. greens a little thick (may have been a day or two since mowed) and a little slow but honestly look like it was astroturf but it was real. they have 3- 9 hole courses we played the red for the front and the blue for the back. some dirt spots in fairway but kicked it over to some grass and hit it again a couple of tricky holes with double doglegs make you think a little. will be playing here again for sure. cant wait to see it in probably a year or 2 hopefully restored back to where it was in its hay day. they also have a nice driving range and putting green
November 16, 2014
We liked the lay-out very much.We saw big gators on 3 ditterent holes.
November 14, 2014
old course trying to come back
Drainage is nonexistent but probably is playable in dry season. Rained hard stopping play and flooded car paths and the course. Cart stalled, waded through knee deep water walking back to parking lot.
September 25, 2014
Up and Coming
I've been playing this course almost everyday this summer, and have watched the hard work the management has put forward to improve this course. They have been battling rain all summer, which makes it impossible to maintain the course the way would like, but they are all over it when they get a little break in the weather. I am able to play golf whenever, and where ever I'd like, but choose here mainly because of the staff, and I see the hard work they are doing to bring this course back. One thought...more ball washers.
September 19, 2014
Something to say about restoring a Golf Course after being Dormant for 5 years
I hate to see what was once a nice golf course be abused like this after 5 years of being dormant. 18" Fairway Grass was more suitable for a Safari Rhino Hunt than a Golf Fairway. But alas! The American Golf Club is coming alive. The Golf Manager is putting his best foot forward and trying to restore it back to playability. There close but still needs work on Fairways and Tee Boxes. Just use your imagination and close your eyes and you can see that back to 20 years ago or so, this course was a Jewel. So folks, if you have a certain part in your Heart for a Course that's trying Hard to get a healthy heartbeat , this is the one that needs your play! Give it a shot. The price is right. ((Cheap). Great Hambugers and cold Beer too!
June 9, 2014
A work in progress
I've seen this course along the road into Vero for years and I will admit that at times it looked pretty bad. It looks like the might be trying to fix the place up.
The course is made up of 3 9 hole courses, the red, blue and white. I played the white and the red. I'll start by saying that the greens for the most part were phenomenal. They were not that challenging, but they were very well maintained.
The white course could use a lot of work. Large sections of the fairway were sand or hard dirt, no grass. In places there was almost no distinction between fairway and rough. The cart path degrades to almost nothing except scattere sections of blacktop in spots. The ninth hole runs along the driving range coming back into the proshop and balls will be coming right at you if you play to the right.
The red course was much better. It still had nice greens, but the fairways were In much better shape. The tee boxes could use some work but they did the job.
The carts did have a gps system, very basic compared to most courses in the area but it was programmed well and provided mostly helpful info.
I got a deal that was too good to pass up, but I would defiantly NOT pay full price. I would probably play again to try the blue course but I don't think I'll play the white course again for a while.
June 11, 2013
Just starting to play again and isd a easy course and close to home.
Greens are in much better condition than last summer. They are fixing a lot of things and with 3 9 hole courses you can get around pretty fast.
April 19, 2013
Great layout. Greens in great shape. Condition of rest of course is aweful.
We played the Red/White course. The tee boxes were in rough shape. There was no fairway to speak of just different variations of rough grass and bare, hard-packed dirt. This made your stance at the tee a little challenging and your second shot very difficult to play. There was no real advantage and often a disadvantage to keeping the ball in the fairway.
The layout of the 2 courses is very unique. There are 3 par 5 holes. three par 4 holes and 3 par 3 holes on the Red course. There are plenty of trees, hazards and bunkers to make things interesting, so I give the course design a big thumbs up.
The White course is short, with only 1 par 5 and 3 par 3s.Again, it makes you play smart golf.
The greens are brand new and are in really good shape. The hold the ball well. They were a little slow when we played, but they rolled true and are angulated just enough to fool you.
Over all, I like the course, but it needs far too much work in the fairways and tee areas. If and when it gets in shape, it will be one of my favorite courses in the area.
April 11, 2013