Epitomizing the beauty of South Florida golf, Grand Palms Resort offers 27 holes of tropical golf with three different combinations of 18 holes sure to please the expert and novice golfer alike. While the nines have plenty of water features, bunkers and palm trees, the three layouts are all very manageable with very few forced carries and plenty of bailout areas. Designed by Ward Northrup, this resort facility, which opened in 1965, offers the Royal, Grand, and Sabal nines. The longest 18-hole combination is Grand/Royal, which plays just over 6,800 yards with a slope/rating of 142/73.3. Rated around four stars on GolfPass, the courses also offer four sets of tees, giving all players a distance they can manage. The pristine greens are slightly raised and very receptive, while the bunkers are generally pretty shallow. That's not to say any of these nines are pushovers; you still have to hit good shots and putts to score, but there are lots of chances to recover from your misses if you have a good short game. In addition to the course, Grand Palms Resort also offers an aqua driving range as well as two chipping and pitching greens, and a practice putting green. Grand Palms, which is open to the public, also offers tennis courts, a pool, fitness center, spa, and an outstanding restaurant as well as banquet and meeting facilities. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch items, ranging from eggs and French toast to salads, sandwiches, burgers and pasta dishes.