In the early 1960s, Dick Wilson was commissioned to fashion a challenging golf course at Boynton Beach on the southeast coast of Florida. The founder members of Pine Tree Golf Club gave Wilson a fairly unremarkable but large tract of dairy farmland to work with. In 1962, Pine Tree Golf Club hit the headlines after Ben Hogan declared that Pine Tree was the greatest flat course in the world. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength.
More than forty years later, Pine Tree Golf Club remains prestigious, traditional and intensely private. Also, the course still represents a precise challenge and is considered to be one of Wilson’s finest designs.
Despite the flat topography, Pine Tree is a strategic test, which asks serious questions from even the best golfers. Bold, irregularly shaped and thoughtfully positioned bunkers are the hallmark of the course but sadly you’ll need to befriend a member to play Pine Tree. We can all dream.