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Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course

Kimley-Horn provided environmental and stormwater consulting services for the renovation of the Palm Beach Par 3 public golf course in Palm Beach, Florida.

Palm Beach Par 3 exemplifies how environmentally-friendly and water conservation enhancements can be incorporated into public golf course development.

Kimley-Horn partnered with the Town of Palm Beach and Raymond Floyd Design to renovate the Palm Beach Par 3 public golf course. Restoration was required to meet strict permitting conditions, stormwater design issues, and irrigation challenges while protecting and enhancing the environment. A significant project innovation was the use of brackish water irrigated paspalum turf and the development of a combined brackish and reclaimed stormwater irrigation water source.  Through innovative planning, 90,000 gallons of potable water is saved each day. This allowed the stormwater infrastructure upgrade to contribute to the irrigation system design solution to further reduce environmental impacts over the existing golf course.

The project secured numerous permits through various state and local agencies. This was accomplished by unique design elements that carefully balanced engineering function, course playability, and environmental sensitivity to adhere to strict permit conditions. Consequently, the Par 3 Golf Course is now a source of community pride, in addition to being a very useable recreation facility for the public’s benefit.

Project Awards:

  • 2011 Grand Award from the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)
  • 2011 National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)