The Breakers’ Historic Ocean Course Re-opens

Following a full-scale renovation, the historic Ocean Course at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida has re-opened.

Golf course architect Rees Jones enhanced the overall experience of Florida’s oldest golf course by improving the course’s playability while maintaining its character. Jones also re-designed the resort’s sister championship course, The Breakers Rees Jones Course, in 2006.

Originally laid out by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897 and then redesigned in 2000 by Brian Silva, the new Ocean Course makeover included the following specs: New green complexes and expanded with compelling undulations to heighten the interest of even the most loyal golfers; entire turf replaced with salt-tolerant grass (Platinum TE Paspalum), ideally suited to the course’s seaside location, while the greens remain TifEagle Bermuda; the resort upgraded its reverse osmosis irrigation system to further bolster water conservation; expansion of the John Webster Golf Academy; new water features; contemporary wooden bulkheads; and additional native landscaping reflecting the sub-tropical setting.