Prominent golf course architect Dick Wilson was selected by the city of West Palm Beach to design the golf course. Wilson designed a unique, high-rolling, waterless 18-hole layout. The new course opened in 1947 and was soon hosting the West Palm Beach Open Invitational, a yearly PGA tournament. Arnold Palmer, Gardner Dickinson and Gay Brewer are just a few of the past winners at the annual Palm Beach event.
The golf course was restored by ten-time PGA Tour Champion Mark McCumber in 2009. The grand reopening event was highlighted by the ‘King’ himself, Arnold Palmer, hitting the first tee shot in celebration of his 1959 victory which earned him $2,000 at the time. The West Palm Beach City Commission closed the course, effective September 30, 2018.