August 22, 2017
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 Jacaranda West, paradise is only minutes away…

Jacaranda West, located in Central Broward County  is considered by many a shot-maker’s layout. Jacaranda West will require you the use of every club in your bag to successfully maneuver the numerous doglegs and abundant bunkering. The course makes a great complementary layout to the more famous East Course which has been the host of numerous Pro Events and PGA Qualifiers. The outward nine is slightly more forgiving with wide fairways, receptive greens and short-cut areas, but the inward nine is where the real challenge lies. The greens are more boldly contoured and the bunkering is tighter along the landing areas and green sides. At times it seems that the back nine is much longer and difficult but is just clearly a shot makers track.

Key Holes

Hole #1 Par – 4  (403 yards)

The hole plays southward and during the season and it will often play down wind, a generous driving area introduces the player to the West Course. The approach is open, although bunkers protecting both sides of the green are in play. Two putts on this gently sloped green will reward you with a par. Take advantage of this easy starting hole.

Jacaranda West

Hole #4 Par – 4 (408 yards)

A difficult and straight par 4 that will play into the easterly wind all year around. The landing area is generous and elevated except for the longest hitters that will need to avoid the fairway cross bunker. The approach is open in the front; the green has a slight false front and slopes back to front. The left rear pin placement should be respected. Out of bounds left and deep behind the green makes this a very respectable par-4.

Play it safe short of the fairway bunker and take an extra club as you approach the green

Hole #11 Par – 3 (205 yards)

Technically is the handicap 16 hole but when you stand at the tee box you wonder if there was a mistake when assessing the difficulty of every hole. A very difficult and long Par – 3 that plays to an elevated green and against the easterly winds, This hole will challenge every player. While the green is open in the front, putting out can defy the most skilled player. On normal conditions take an extra club and aim to the middle portion of the green. Par will be a great score!

Jacaranda West

Summary

Jacaranda West as its counterpart the famous East Course are perfectly nestled in the middle of Broward County. It is a fun layout and a risk reward golf course. It is a midsize golf course that requires more placement than length off the tee boxes. The course is well maintained all year around and at times it can be compared to a private facility.

Pros

  • Courteous and knowledgeable staff
  • Well maintained course
  • World class facilities, driving range, clubhouse, etc

Cons

  • Speed of play can be slow on weekends

 

I am Fernando, Editor and Publisher of South Florida Golf. My goal will always be to make sure you have a great time while visiting our website or reading our digital magazine. I'm an old school guy happily married with 35+ years of serious golf under my belt. Former mini-tour player, Florida Atlantic University Grad... I follow Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Panthers and anything related to South Florida .. Contact me at fs@sfgmagazine.com or @SOFLAGOLF

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