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The Breakers (Rees Jones)
1550 Flagler Pkwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-1870, United States


561.653.6320
Two high-end courses are part of this luxury resort and are available to hotel guests and club members. This location, part of a residential community, is the site of their Rees Jones Course, formerly known as "Breakers West." While golf was first played here in 1968 with a design by architect Willard Byrd, the course was completely bulldozed and reconstructed by the "Open Doctor," architect Rees Jones in 2004. A clubhouse with a golf shop and club-fitting is on-site.

The standard resort visitor fee is $155.

The resort's Ocean Course is located 11 miles to the east:
2 S County Rd
Palm Beach FL 33480-4022
  
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Course Details

Type:Resort
Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$150 - $199
   Weekend:$150 - $199
Guest Policy:none
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Reserved Tee Times:Learn More
Pro Shop :yes
Water Hazards:Heavy
Sand Bunkers:Moderate




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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
11/1/20 drjgums16 46*
11/1/20 Craigawilliams 85
10/17/20 Max Wulff 101
10/4/20 Max Wulff 102
9/2/20 Craigawilliams 83
8/23/20 Craigawilliams 80
7/14/20 Craigawilliams 81
1/26/20 Fred McGaw 98
12/25/19 drjgums16 97
12/22/19 drjgums16 93
12/21/19 drjgums16 94
12/7/19 drjgums16 101
11/23/19 drjgums16 92
11/17/19 drjgums16 88
11/16/19 drjgums16 99
11/13/19 drjgums16 96
11/10/19 drjgums16 40*
11/6/19 drjgums16 96
11/3/19 drjgums16 93
11/2/19 drjgums16 94
10/31/19 Gary Keidel 95
10/30/19 drjgums16 95
9/14/19 Delbert Kincelow 89
8/18/19 Gary Keidel 97
3/13/19 drjgums16 92
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  DJTheoret - 4/2/20
The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida has a history that dates back to the late 1890s. As industry tycoons and wealthy socialites began flocking to the pristine shores of Palm Beach Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s great industrialists and founder of The Breakers saw the opportunity to purchase land and build grand estate hotels. He first built The Royal Poinciana, followed two years later by The Breakers. Twice the latter was destroyed by fire – in 1903 and 1925 – only to reemerge more luxurious each time.

The Breakers reopened in 1926 after the second fire and was modeled after the magnificent Villa Medici in Rome. Building it required that 74 artisans be brought in from Italy to complete the intricate paintings, detailed across the ceilings of the 200-foot-long main lobby and first-floor public rooms, both of which remain on display today.

Each successive year word spread and the resort’s reputation grew, ushering in aristocrats and glitterati to Palm Beach year-round. At any given time you could find the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, not to mention US presidents and European nobility.

Much of the Breakers remains the same now as it was then, at least architecturally. You’ll still find unbridled luxury, the glamour, and aroma of the ocean out back and service that is second to none. In a world that is so interconnected, it’s nice to visit a hotel that lets you step back and takes care of your every want and desire. All with a price, of course.

As you enter the front door of the hotel after valeting your car, you’re quickly struck with the charm and opulence of the lobby. Look up at the ceilings as you tour the main floor and you can't help but be in awe of the paintings and adornments you see.

Check into your room and let the enchantment begin. The Breakers offers guest rooms and suites that are all well-appointed. We were treated to a Junior Suite with an Oceanfront view. In the room was a large king-size bed, a couch with coffee tables and two balconies overlooking the water. The rooms are tastefully decorated and leave you wanting for nothing; simply pick up the phone and dial “0” if you can think of something you need and don’t have.

Dining is a special event all its own. On the property, there are eight dining venues; nine if you count Flagler Steakhouse across the street in the golf clubhouse. For my money, it’s the best restaurant on the property. After ordering a round of cocktails, start your meal off with a Seafood Tower, a collection of shrimp, crab claws, oysters and crab legs. Then it’s on to the main course; you can’t go wrong with any of their signature steaks, including the Bone-in Filet Mignon. For accompaniments, try something different, like Gorgonzola Potato Tots or Caramelized Brussels Sprouts. Top it off with an after-dinner drink and a piece of their award-winning Key Lime Pie and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven, albeit a few pounds heavier!

If seafood is more to your liking, you have to try the Seafood Bar. The bar itself is a giant aquarium, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as a backdrop. For drinks, they offer a wide variety of house-crafted beverages like a Pineapple-Infused Martini or a Flirtini. For appetizers you can’t beat their New England Clam Chowder or Blue Crab Nachos and the Broccoli and Kale Salad is outstanding. When it comes to the main course, Pecan Crusted Grouper is one of their specialties and the Blue Crab Fried Rice and Lobster Cole Slaw are truly delicious and unique. If you didn’t try the Key Lime Pie at Flagler’s you have a second chance at The Seafood Bar.

The Circle is a wonderful dining experience and home to what is probably the most extravagant breakfast buffet in the area. The room itself is quite impressive with soaring 30-foot frescoed ceilings and eight oval murals depicting Renaissance landscapes. As for breakfast, The Circle offers an artfully crafted buffet of hot and cold selections including fresh fruit and pastries to made-to-order crepes and omelets. If you’re not all that hungry, you can order off of their à la carte menu which features traditional favorites. I haven’t experienced it but I hear the Sunday Brunch is a culinary experience not to be missed.

There’s plenty to do at the Breakers once your food has settled. There are four pools and of course the beach, but there is also a world-class fitness center, spa, tennis, and shopping. Oh, and did I mention the two Rees Jones-designed golf courses: Breakers West, about 20 minutes to the property and the newly redesigned Ocean Course, right there at the hotel.

The Breakers Rees Jones Course is located about 10 miles – west – of the main resort and can best be described as a massive land of green grass dotted with blue ponds. It is the more modern of the two courses and is the antithesis of The Ocean Course. From the back tees, the Rees Jones Course plays 7,104 yards (74.8/146); about 2 par 5s and a par 3 shorter than its sister course. Large fairways give way to some long water carries and well-undulated TifEagle Bermuda greens creating a memorable and challenging golf experience. Shaping the ball is a necessity out here if you want to score well. The 9th hole is particularly memorable. It’s a long dogleg left with water all down the left side tee to green. It requires a long carry over water to a small landing area with a deep menacing fairway bunker on the right. From there you’ll play your approach shot over the same lake into a green surrounded with sand and water and a lot of undulation in it. Although it’s handicapped number 5, it will test your accuracy and shotmaking ability.
  asdf1234 - 7/1/13
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  lmsaia - 6/25/11
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  SMiller206 - 3/22/11
  Reyn41799 - 2/20/11
  Calvert - 12/12/10
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