Golf has long been synonymous with Old Palm Golf Club and the connection becomes deeper and more meaningful all the time. Old Palmâs esteemed golf heritage started with the legendary Raymond Floyd designing the communityâs spectacular golf course.
It winds through perhaps the most visually stunning natural landscape in the Palm Beaches. The front nine is routed through sweeping savannahs and wetlands while the back nine is carved through indigenous palm and pine trees. There is even a 19th hole, a devilish Par 3 bye hole near the Club, where players can settle friendly wagers.
The course is a huge draw for many homebuyers, as it reflects Floydâs impeccable credentials and love of the game. Winner of 22 PGA Tour titles including four major championships, Floyd designed the course so members of every level of skill can enjoy it. And that includes Floyd himself, who is an Old Palm resident and Honorary Club Chairman.
âOld Palm is an exclusive community with a world-class golf course, but the atmosphere is still relaxed and welcoming,â says Bud Taylor, Director of Golf. âOur No Tee Time policy allows members to play whenever they wish, without having to schedule their rounds in advance. The pace of play is always unhurried, giving golfers the freedom to thoroughly enjoy the experience.â
The cachet of Old Palmâs golf is further enhanced by the fact that several of the biggest stars on the PGA Tour and European Tour live in the community. 2011 Master champion Charl Schwartzel, 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, and Lee Westwood, winner of 42 professional events worldwide, all reside in Old Palm.
Other residents and elite golfers include Fox Sports broadcaster Brad Faxon, who won eight times on the PGA Tour and twice on the Champions Tour, and Ian Baker-Finch, winner of the 1991 British Open, who covers the PGA Tour for CBS Sports. Finally, there is Club member Darren Clarke, winner of 20 tournaments worldwide including the 2011 British Open.
Another major draw of Old Palm for pros and members alike is the Golf Studio, a remarkable practice facility separated from the course for privacy. It offers a double-ended driving range, a short-game area, and three regulation practice holes â a par 3, 4, and 5 â on which golfers can replicate every shot and angle they encounter on the par-72 course. Inside the covered hitting bay, Old Palmâs instructors use advanced technologies such as Trackman Launch Motor and Golf Radar and the V1 Swing Analysis System to improve every aspect of the playersâ games.
Mark Hackett is Director of Instruction at Old Palm and so esteemed in the golf world that he has been honored as one of Americaâs Top 100 Instructors every year since 2009. He gives private lessons to Old Palmâs members, has instructional videos on Old Palmâs website, and often demonstrates his golf tips in national publications.
âGolf is an enormous draw for homebuyers,â says Connie McGinnis, Director of Sales, âbecause our course and practice facilities are unlike any others in the Palm Beaches. Our golfing reputation grows stronger all the time, but itâs just one element that makes Old Palm so irresistible. Combine golf with the allure of our magnificent Club and luxury residences in four distinct neighborhoods, and itâs no wonder that Old Palm is the undisputed premier private Club community in the Palm Beaches.â
Indeed, Old Palm is exceptional throughout and epitomizes âLife Well-Lived.â The Club is a welcome blend of tradition and contemporary luxuries that feels like home. Designed to mirror the intimate scale of a Palm Beach estate, the Mediterranean-style Club encourages members to mingle in its casual, pleasantly understated atmosphere. The dining venues and inspired menus are equally exquisite, yet without even a hint of stuffiness. The sense of comfort and conviviality naturally extends into the Spa, Fitness Center and Casitas adjacent to the Club, where members can house their guests in sumptuously appointed suites.
Old Palm is ideally located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens with close proximity to a wealth of luxuries and conveniences, including membersâ access to a private beach club.
Old Palm Golf Club stands alone as the premier private Club community in the Palm Beaches, with new estate homes ranging in price from $1.5 million to $15 million.
Additionally, Old Palm is near both Palm Beach International Airport and North County General Aviation Airport, which accommodates private aircraft. Old Palm is being developed by Clarion partners, a leading real estate investment firm with more than $25 billion in assets under management.
To arrange for a personal tour of Old Palm, call (888) 878-6277. 11089 Old Palm Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. www.OldPalmGolfClub.com/post