|Set on Florida’s Atlantic coast the Hammock Dunes Club is a residential community with two golf courses at its heart. We think the best is the newer, inland Rees Jones-designed Creek – opened in 2001. Its Audubon certification and zero housing edges out the Links.|
Though the Creek course touts the fact that no real estate can be developed anywhere on the property, the course still has a lot of the feel of a Florida cartball-only layout. With but five holes from which one can see another hole, there’s a sense of isolation that makes remembering the holes difficult. And while there are some memorable holes, there’s little strategy involved—on most holes the tee shot can be hit anywhere on the fairway and on the par fives (except for #14) there’s no thought required on the second shot either. The greens do have some interesting contours. I found their Links course more interesting.