Abacoa Golf Club
Jupiter, Florida, United States
Architect: Joe Lee (1989)
7,200 Yards, Par-72
My Quick Review: A perfect Doak 2 -- grab a beer, hop in your GPS cart and enjoy the excellent conditions.
Abacoa Golf Course really is the perfect fit for the definition of a Doak 2. The course is in excellent conditioning, especially when compared to many of the public courses in the same locale. The carts have GPS. There are a lot of demanding shots requiring forced carries over water. But, the course completely falls apart with any sort of criticial analysis.
2. A mediocre golf course with little or no architectural interest, but nothing really horrible. As my friend Dave Richards summed up: “Play it in a scramble, and drink a lot of beer.” Perfect.
To me, the most notable aspect of the golf course were the many jigsaw-puzzle-shaped greens. Perhaps this is the easiest way to vary difficulty from day-to-day -- centre pins for everyday play and pins in the jut-out pieces for tournament play.
A few images...
The approach over water is the norm: