a view of seminole in florida
Patrick Koenig
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  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Donald Ross
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Arguably the finest site on which Donald Ross ever worked, the course plays along and between two main dune lines, and Ross made the most of the opportunity with holes continually tacking in different directions. The club prides itself on its firm playing surfaces, which were on full display during the 2021 Walker Cup. Some grouse that the course’s reputation is built on the club’s exclusivity, which is unwarranted given that standout holes abound, including the 4th, 6th, 13th and one of the game’s finest finishing three-hole stretches. (Photo: Patrick Koenig)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 4, par-4, 500 yards. How do you pick just one? But we’ll go with this. It’s long, it’s windy and it’s capped by one of hardest and most interesting greens at Seminole.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    At Seminole, it’s all about the golf. So don’t just play the course, but save time to hang in the locker room. It’s laid-back, with historic mementoes honoring some of the game’s legends plastered all over the place.
  • Insider tip

    Practice your bunker game before playing here. Sandy waste areas are everywhere and the greens are guarded by tons of bunkers. But don’t fret if your sand game is rusty: just playing this exclusive track should be enough to lift your spirits.