Old Palm News - Guests enjoy a different golf experience

Guests enjoy a different golf experience

May 16, 2012

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It didn’t take long for non-members at our recent Men’s Guest golf outing to realize that playing at Old Palm Golf Club is an experience unlike any other. For starters, the legendary Raymond Floyd designed our course to beautifully complement the land’s natural contours, which earned Old Palm the Audubon Society’s coveted Gold Signature Sanctuary distinction for its stewardship of the land. The front nine features wide fairways so it plays like a classic open Florida layout, and the back nine has a North Carolina feel as the fairways are carved out of dense stands of pine trees. Most of the guests in the event belong to other private clubs in the Palm Beaches, and they all agreed that Old Palm offers a golf experience that is truly unique. The policy of No Tee Times allows members to play when they want without having to wait. The exceptional Caddie Program makes each round even more enjoyable, as the caddies use their considerable knowledge to explain the course’s layout, exact distances to the flags and roll of the greens. The Old Palm Golf Course even has an unusual 19th or “bye hole” near the Club where members can settle friendly wagers after their round. The difference also extends into our Club, where the 60 or so golfers gathered for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and lunch. What really struck the guests was the wonderful intimacy of the rooms. Unlike conventional clubhouses designed with unnaturally large, impersonal rooms, the Club at Old Palm feels more like a home. It’s elegant and sophisticated, but not in the least bit stuffy. Like the Old Palm golf course, our Club has its own inimitable style. It only makes sense—the design was heavily influenced by Raymond Floyd’s wife, Maria.

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