Destination Golf Courses Add Value to Palm Beach Real Estate
It’s not just Walt Disney World and beautiful beaches that make tourism Florida’s number one industry. Destination golf resorts have certainly played their parts too. The history and culture of golf--especially in Palm Beach, the “golf capital of the world,” are major draws to this beautiful area of South Florida.
The PGA National Resort and Spa has courses designed by some of the greatest names to ever grace the sport of golf, and it is currently the host of the Honda Classic. The Breakers Palm Beach has one of Florida’s oldest golf courses, and is consistently renowned as one of North America’s 25 best luxury spas. The Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, was designed by Addison Mizner, celebrated Palm Beach architect who was famous for his Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, which became the iconic styles of classic Palm Beach luxury. Mizner’s work can still be seen in other famous buildings in the area--including homes he designed, which were later owned by John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.
It’s not just these historic and luxurious golf courses in Palm Beach that are popular and respected, though. The Palm Beach County Golf Association is still a driving force in the area for golfers and its members. As a non profit which began under the beneficence and influence of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, it conducts 21 tournaments each year, promotes junior golf, and assists young golfers with scholarship programs and gives them practice and exposure in junior tournaments. With over 700 members, residents of this area have another wonderful community to celebrate in the Palm Beach County Golf Association.
Whether you are interested in country club living, private, or semi-private golf course memberships, there are several things you should consider when finding a golf course and community that fits your personality and needs. Consider whether there are major tournaments played on your golf course, the guest policies, and other amenities (like spas, golf academies, and restaurants) available to members. Palm Beach is home to a range of different kinds of golf courses and golfing experiences, with something for every kind of golfer.
Palm Beach Premier Real Estate specializes in Boca Raton real estate and real estate throughout Palm Beach and Broward County, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.
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