The Tom Watson Signature design Conservatory Course is Florida's longest and is truly a masterpiece.
This breathtaking course is highlighted by waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work. To the 140 sand and coquina bunkers, Watson also added three sod-faced bunkers, a nod to his affinity for British links-style golf. Golf Digest, in its January 2008 issue, ranked The Conservatory third on its elite list of America's Best New Public Courses.
About Tom Watson
As one of professional golf's most prolific champions with eight major championship titles including five British Opens, Tom Watson is universally lauded for his passionate play, exceptional course strategy skills and attention to detail. As a golf course architect, Watson brings a similar focus and dedication to each of his designs. Since Watson designs only one or two courses each year, his commitment to excellence in golf course architecture is unquestioned. Each design exemplifies Watson's fundamental requirements of an outstanding course - beauty, variety and challenge.
Course Maintenance is scheduled May 30th - June 2nd. The course will re-open on June 3rd.
- Editors' Choice, Best Golf Resorts in Florida (2016) (2015)
- America's Best New Courses: Best New Public Course over $76 - No.3 (2008)
- Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Florida, No. 16 (2016)
- The Best Courses Near You, Florida - No.19 (2010)
- Best Tour Courses You Can Play
- No.17 (2014)
- No.40 (2010)
- No.34 (2008)
- No.34 (2007)
Tom Watson's Conservatory Course : Hole-by-hole
Par 4 | 444 yards
This is an excellent starting hole that sets the tone for the round. Players will need to avoid the steep faced fairway bunkers which protect the right side of the fairway. Each side of the hole is landscaped with beautiful coquina rock mounding.
Par 4 | 440 yards
This is a very demanding hole from tee to green. Once you negotiate this tight driving area you will need to avoid the first steep sod faced green side bunker on the course. Two false fronts guard the front and the back right portion of the green.
Par 3 | 202 yards
This picturesque par three has water and bunkers that guard the left side of the green. If you miss the green right you will be faced with a challenging up and down.
Par 5 | 613 yards
The first par five on the front nine. The second shot is deceivingly tight as water comes in closer than appears on the right and a strategically placed bunker on the left. A birdie is a good possibility for the good wedge player.
Par 4 | 460 yards
The first of a series of three long par fours. Avoid the coquina rock bunkers on the left with your drive. A very narrow green will require an accurate mid iron shot.
Par 4 | 476 yards
This is the longest par four on this nine. Length off the tee is required for any birdie chance. The fairway is generous but any wayward tee shot could leave you with a steep faced fairway bunker to contend with.
Par 4 | 440 yards
The drive requires precision placement between the oaks that are located on each side of the fairway. The casual elevation in the putting surface can cause problems should you miss the green.
Par 3 | 199 yards
This par three is the signature hole of The Conservatory, which boasts an island green. The faint of heart will have room to the right side of the green to be safe. Don't be greedy with a left pin placement.
Par 5 | 570 yards
A great par five to finish the nine and the best birdie chance. Water guards the entire left side of the hole with beautifully shaped bunkers down the right. The longest hitters can reach this in two.
Out, Par 36, 3,488 yards
Par 5 | 636 yards
The longest hole on the golf course. Pine trees and wetlands run down the entire right side of this hole. A sod face bunker is placed on the front center of this green. Be careful not to hit in the coquina rock bunker that protects that front of the green.
Par 4 | 467 yards
A long tight par 4 with wetlands on the right. A long iron or fairway wood to this long narrow green may be regarded as the most challenging approach on the golf course.
Par 3 | 243 yards
The longest par three on the course. The beautiful landscaped mounding on the left and the wetlands on the right add to the serenity of the hole. Par is a great score.
Par 4 | 491 yards
A long par four that doglegs left and plays slightly uphill. The elevated green on the second shot will require extra club.
Par 4 | 502 yards
The longest par four on the golf course. Water guards the entire right side of this monster. Players will be approaching this green with a long iron or fairway wood.
Par 4 | 377 yards
Long hitters can attempt to cut the coner leaving a shorter approach. Others will do well up the middle of the tee.
Par 4 | 414 yards
The placement of the fairway bunkers makes this a tight driving hole. Water plays along the entire left side of the hole, with beautiful landscaped coquina rock mounding on the right.
Par 3 | 200 yards
A demanding uphill par three with a penalizing steep sod face bunker guarding the front left side of the green. The green is bigger than it appears from the tee.
Par 5 | 603 yards
A fantastic finishing hole, with a panoramic view of the golf course from the elevated teeing ground. Long hitters must be careful with the water on the left. This hole can be reached in two, but make sure you have enough club to carry the stone bulkhead guarding the green. This is a great chance for birdie.
In, Par 36, 3,939 yards
Total, Par 72, 7,776 yards