Floridian, Florida

Floridian in Palm City is a private club in Florida. A Tom Fazio designed golf course that was reconstructed in 2011 together with a new clubhouse and the Butch Harmon academy. It is a really good course and has been in perfect shape when I have visited. The Butch Harmon academy run by Claude Harmon III is a really high-class practice facility with great people.

Clubhouse with the private harbour in front
Clubhouse with the private harbour in front
Driving range
Driving range
Butch Harmon academy
Butch Harmon academy
Proshop
Proshop
Clubhouse interior
Clubhouse interior
Approach to 1st hole
Approach to 1st hole

1st hole is a pretty good test with its 380m par 4 slight dogleg right.

Hole 2, Par 3, 187m
Hole 2, Par 3, 187m
Hole 3, Par 4, 411m
Hole 3, Par 4, 411m
Hole 4, Par 3, 159m
Hole 4, Par 3, 159m
5th hole, par 5 with well placed bunkers
5th hole, par 5 with well placed bunkers
6th a driveable par 4 on 266m
6th a driveable par 4 on 266m

Great risk/reward hole with bunkers protecting the green.

8th hole, par 3, 124m
8th hole, par 3, 124m – nice short par 3 and especially with pin placement today
tee shot on 9th
tee shot on 9th
Tee shot on 11th
Tee shot on 11th
Approach shot to 11th
Approach shot to 11th

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Above is tee shot on 13th which is a great par 5 and as you can see a tricky tee shot, but you will be rewarded if you hit ball in the fairway as the hole is reachable in 2 shots with its 460m

Tee shot on 14th
Tee shot on 14th
Approach to 14th
Approach to 14th with caddies in all white
Tee shot 17th
Tee shot 17th

Short par 4 with plenty of bunkers and you need to decided how aggressive you want to be from the tee

17th green
17th green
18th, Par 4, 395m
18th, Par 4, 395m

A stunning and difficult finishing hole that has resemblance to some other great courses like Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass etc.. It takes 2 good shots to get on the green.

18th green
18th green
Clubhouse from 18th green
Clubhouse from 18th green
Houses under constrution
Houses under construction
19th hole that you can play from outside the clubhouse
19th hole that you can play from outside the clubhouse

I you get a chance to play this course you should certainly take it. It is one the best courses I have played and has never failed to give me a serious challenge on my golf skills. Facilities are fantastic with a Spa and wellness area to relax, great food and beautiful well maintained golf course.

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