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Elite Professional Golfers at Home in Old Palm Golf Club

December 27, 2012

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Old Palm has become the North American home for several of the biggest golf stars on the PGA Tour and European Tour. Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, and Lee Westwood have purchased residences at Old Palm, citing its gracious neighborhoods, award-winning builders and sense of community. Darren Clarke is a member and “regular” at the Club, where he mingles with his contemporaries and other Old Palm owners. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open Champion, was the first of the group to purchase a home in Old Palm. Louis, his wife Nel-Mare, and two young daughters moved into a stunning, two-story estate overlooking the third hole of Old Palm’s spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course.  The home is located within the Golf Estates, where the family will reside when Louis plays in North American PGA Tour events. “Old Palm is a haven for relaxation and enjoyment for me when I am in the United States,” says Oosthuizen. “The world-class amenities, exclusivity and a sense of community provide a sense of comfort and home between Tour events.” Fellow South African and 2011 Masters champion and recent winner of the Thailand Golf Championship, Schwartzel, purchased a large estate at Old Palm. Charl and his wife, Rosalind, are finalizing plans on the custom home they’ll build in the Custom Estates. Home sites in this elegant neighborhood average one full acre, a rare and welcome luxury in the Palm Beaches. “Living at Old Palm has been a wonderful experience and not just because of its exceptional golf facilities,” says Schwartzel. “Old Palm makes for a relaxing lifestyle, so I can play my best when traveling throughout the United States for PGA Tour events. It allows for privacy when we want it, and when we’re in the Club the members have welcomed us like old friends.” Westwood, who hails from England, recently purchased his home in Old Palm’s Custom Estates neighborhood as a year-round base. Hasey Construction is customizing the residence to suit the Westwood family, which includes Lee’s wife, Laurae, and their son and daughter. The home is designed for entertaining and features unique characteristics such as a fire pit within the swimming pool, and a NanaWall system of folding glass doors that opens the home’s interior space to the outdoors. “Old Palm is an ideal living situation for me and my family, and the convenient location and weather are optimal for my PGA Tour schedule. The phenomenal practice facilities coupled with the outstanding amenities and atmosphere make Old Palm the perfect home for us.”


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