The exclusive Seminole Golf Course in Juno Beach has been named among the world’s best by Golf Digest magazine.
The private course, built in 1929, took the 28th spot on the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses. No Florida course ranked higher.
In its ranking, the magazine noted the courses “clever routing,” adding that each hole “encounters a new wind direction.”
Local tourism officials have dubbed Palm Beach County as “Florida’s Golf Capital.” The county is home to more than 160 public, private and resort golf courses, including Boca Raton Resort & Club, The Breakers Palm Beach as well as The Honda Classic’s headquarters, PGA National Resort & Spa.
“One of the pillars of The Palm Beaches brand is that we’ve earned the designation of Florida’s Golf Capital,” said Rich Basen, vice president of marketing and leisure sales for Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County. “We have more than 160 public and private courses, and more than 80 top professional golfers call The Palm Beaches home; so golfing is clearly one of those best-in-class experiences that few other destinations can offer on such a high level.”
“Since a determining factor in this year’s Golf Digest course rankings is proximity to the sea, it’s no surprise that Juno Beach’s Seminole Golf Club ranks among the top in the world,” Basen continued. “We have renowned championships here in The Palm Beaches, such as the Honda Classic and the Allianz Championship. Those in turn, help reaffirm The Palm Beaches’ reputation as the best way to experience Florida.”