Here's Our Scorecard
Our Scorecard gives you all the information you need to play a great game regardless of your golfing skill or gender. You can play a variety of tees. From the Black Tees, The Palms measures 7,081 yards. However, there are Blue, White, Moose, Gold and Red Tees that provide lots of variety for men and women.
From the Black, Blue and White Tees, it's a 34-36 - Par 70 challenge. However, you may want to try the Moose Tees (read the story below) that turns Holes #11 and #17 into par-fives (using the Black Tees) for a 34-38 - Par 72 layout.
Many women, although not all, play either the Gold and Red Tees that both present a 34-38 - Par 72 golf course.
A unique feature of The Palms is that Hole #1 is also the #1 Handicap Hole from most teeing grounds. A tough start for sure.
The Story of "Moose"
It was 2008 when popular Palms member Jerry Slavonia first played the demanding 11th and 17th holes. At 478-yards and 477-yards respectively, the former St. Vincent College football star they called "Moose," discovered that even from the White Tees both of these holes were unreachable in regulation. He didn't much like that!
So, he came up with an idea that only someone nicknamed Moose would think of. "Heck, I'm going to play them as par-5s from the Black Tees. That's going to make it a par-72 layout, which is fine by me."
"Once the word got out there was a lot of members and especially guests who liked the idea," says Club Founder J.D. Ebersberger. "So, we finally put the Moose Tees on the Scorecard. And, we have a Moose Invitational every year to honor Jerry. Our members have a lot of fun with it."
Give it a try during your next round. Yes, it's a little easier test at par-72, but it's still challenging.
© Robert C. Russo 2018