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Unveiling the Green Oasis: A Guide to Private Golf Clubs in Northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties

by Nadine Fite 02/06/2024

Sun-kissed fairways, emerald greens, and the gentle whisper of palms in the breeze – Palm Beach and Martin counties paint a picture of golfing paradise. But beyond the public courses, a world of exclusivity awaits at private clubs, where discerning golfers gather to challenge themselves, forge friendships, and experience the pinnacle of the sport.

If you've ever dreamt of teeing off alongside captains of industry, sports legends, or simply fellow golf enthusiasts in a breathtaking tropical setting, then buckle up. This guide unlocks the doors to some of the most prestigious private clubs in the region, each offering a unique blend of championship layouts, world-class amenities, and a captivating sense of community.

From the oceanfront majesty of Lost Tree Village to the historic legacy of Medalist Golf Club, we'll delve into the distinctive character of each club, exploring their signature holes, renowned course designers, and the luxurious extras that elevate the golfing experience beyond compare.

So, grab your clubs, polish your swing, and prepare to be transported to a world where golfing dreams take flight. Let's tee off on a journey through the most coveted private greens in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

Tee Off in Paradise: A Journey Through Palm Beach County's Private Golfing Enclaves

Florida's Palm Beach County is a golfer's haven, and nestled within its sun-kissed shores lie some of the nation's most esteemed private clubs. These hallowed grounds are not just about challenging layouts and world-class amenities; they are sanctuaries of luxury, camaraderie, and unparalleled golfing experiences. So, grab your clubs and prepare to be dazzled, as we embark on a journey through eight prestigious private courses:

Palm Beach Gardens:

  • Old Marsh Golf Club: Step into a golfer's paradise at Old Marsh. Designed by Pete Dye. This Audubon Signature sanctuary features dramatic elevation changes, strategic bunkering, and picturesque lakes making each shot a test of skill and strategy.  Nestled in a strikingly beautiful wetlands preserve, Old Marsh Golf Club is a private, gated 456-acre community of just 180 single family homes sites embracing a Pete Dye championship golf course listed among America's Greatest. The magnificent homes of Old Marsh coupled with the pristine natural landscape have played an integral role in the overall character of the Club.

 Old Marsh Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida



  • Old Palm Golf Club: Designed by Floyd Bennett, Old Palm is a masterpiece of modern golf. Prepare for a blend of elegance and challenge as the course winds through lush landscaping, dotted with lakes and bunkers. Expect precision-demanding greens and breathtaking vistas that promise an unforgettable round. Spanning across 650 acres of tropical, lush landscape, Old Palm is comprised of four distinct neighborhoods: Custom Estates, Grand Estates, Isle Estate, and Golf Estates. From the inviting clubhouse and sparkling swimming pool to the world-class 18-hole golf course, there’s no shortage of amenities to enjoy. Whether you’re unwinding with a round of golf, socializing with neighbors at the clubhouse, or simply taking in the breathtaking views, Old Palm embodies the essence of upscale living.

Old Palm Golf CLub, Jupiter, Florida


  • Admiral's Cove Golf Village: Choose your adventure with three distinct courses at Admiral's Cove. The "Grand Dame," the East Course, offers classic Florida golf with water hazards and dog legs. The West Course provides a links-style challenge, while the North Course is a golfer-friendly gem. Enjoy world-class amenities and a vibrant club atmosphere after your round. Property owners at Admirals Cove haven access to a mega-yacht marina, 45 holes of championship golf, yacht services, tennis, a luxurious spa, salon and a full-service fitness center. 

Admiral’s Cove, Jupiter. Florida



  • The Bear's Club: Nicklaus Design takes center stage again at The Bear's Club, consistently ranked among the nation's toughest courses. Prepare for windswept dunes, natural hazards, and demanding greens. This private sanctuary, where Tiger Woods honed his skills, is a true test for even the most seasoned golfer.  This exclusive, ultra-private community is limited to just 55 estate-sized homes.

The Bears Club, Jupiter Florida


  • Dye Preserve: Prepare for a golf adventure unlike any other at Dye Preserve. Perhaps one of Pete Dye's more renowned designs, his course at The Dye Preserve requires strategy: it doesn't wear the golfer out, yet it doesn't yield par easily. There is room for error. Poor - as opposed to bad - shots are not savagely penalized, while good shots are rewarded.

            The Dye Preserve, Jupiter, Florida


  • The Loxahatchee Club: Embrace an oasis of serene beauty at the Loxahatchee ClubNicklaus masterfully sculpted the course from the natural contours of the land, weaving its emerald fairways, shimmering lakes, and sculpted bunkers seamlessly into the surrounding tropical paradise. Each hole presents a distinct personality, demanding strategic decisions and precise execution. The Loxahatchee Club embraces its watery essence, with 14 holes graced by glistening lakes that come into play, adding an element of risk and reward to every shot. From precise island greens to strategic doglegs that flirt with the shoreline, water becomes an integral part of the golfing narrative.This residential community offers 285 homes set on 340 acres ffers all the amenities country club residents are accustomed to including dining facilities, fitness center, swimming pool with a snack bar spa and a tennis facility.

The Loxhatchee Club, Jupiter, Florida


North Palm Beach:

  • Lost Tree Village: Escape to a world of unparalleled luxury and championship golf at Lost Tree Village, a private enclave nestled along the pristine shores of North Palm Beach. Founded in 1961, this iconic community transcends the ordinary, offering residents and guests a lifestyle unlike any other. This 18-hole championship golf course covers 150 acres and is centrally located within the Lost Tree Village community. The lush green fairways wrap back and around the neighborhood, with serene bodies of water scattered throughout the world class course. Golf is the beating heart of Lost Tree Village. Situated on 450 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Lost Tree Village includes 524 residences, inland lakes, private docks, one of the finest golf courses in the area, and pristine ocean beaches.

 Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach, Florida


Hobe Sound:

  • Grove XXIII: Nestled amidst the sun-kissed shores of Hobe Sound, Florida, lies a golf course unlike any other. Where once stood a humble citrus grove, Weed conjured a contemporary masterpiece, defying the conventions of traditional golf course design. Since its 2019 debut, The Grove XXIII has garnered acclaim, etching its name onto the prestigious list of "Best Courses in Florida" by GOLF Magazine. This recognition stands as a testament to Weed's visionary approach and Jordan's unwavering pursuit of golfing excellence. Transforming a flat, sandy land into a world-class course was no easy feat.  It is a layout that plays firm and fast, demanding strategic precision and rewarding audacious risk-taking. The course itself is a labyrinth of golfing genius. Its ingenious double-helix routing allows for endless playing combinations, from nine + nine loops to shorter three- to six-hole sprints. This flexibility stems from the clever clustering of greens and tees, further enhanced by a unique "crossover" at the 5th and 14th tees, letting you seamlessly traverse internal circuits. It's a course that pushes boundaries, embraces technology, and ultimately, delivers an unparalleled golfing experience. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a golf enthusiast yearning for a challenge, The Grove XXIII beckons you to step onto its immaculate greens and discover a golfing paradise unlike any other.
  • Loblolly Club: Embrace exclusivity at Loblolly Club, limited to just 275 members. This 18 hole Pete Dye course winds through natural preserves, offering strategic challenges and breathtaking scenery. Expect pristine conditions, personalized service, and a focus on camaraderie. Loblolly provides a visually stunning layout and a challenging yet rewarding test of your skills. Members enjoy 9 Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, full-service Spa, Beach Shuttle, two swimming pools and multiple dining facilities.At the community's eastern edge, the 79 slip, deep-water marina offers dockage on a seasonal or annual basis for yachts up to 100 feet.

Loblolly Club Golf Course, Hobe Sound, Florida


  • Medalist Golf Club: Nestled amidst the swaying palm trees of Hobe Sound, Florida, Greg Norman and Pete Dye collobarated to create the original golf course in 1995 and it was upadted in 2015 by Dye protege Bobby Weed. The corse is now over 7,500 yards and is used as a training ground for many tour players. Wetlands, pine straw and sod-walled bunkers define the layout, which is one of the toughest in Florida with a maxed-out Slope of 155 from the tips. Medalist Village is a distinctive community of luxury homes with world class golf that pairs with casual amenities to compliment the abundance of the Hobe Sound landscape, delivering a truly one of a kind luxury lifestyle experience.

Finding Your Fairway Home: Embrace the Lifestyle

Have these glimpses into Palm Beach and Martin County's private golfing havens ignited a spark within you? Perhaps you envision yourself sinking a putt overlooking the ocean, forging lasting friendships over post-game cocktails, or simply immersing yourself in a community pulsating with the passion for the game.

The good news is, owning a home within one of these prestigious communities isn't just a dream; it's a possibility. Imagine waking up to the gentle serenade of palm trees, stepping onto your private terrace with a cup of coffee while watching golfers tackle the morning dew, and knowing that within minutes, you could be teeing off on a world-class course.

Beyond the greens, imagine evenings spent at vibrant clubhouses, indulging in gourmet cuisine and lively conversations. Picture weekends filled with family activities, tennis matches, and sunset cruises on your private yacht. This isn't just about golf; it's about unlocking a lifestyle steeped in luxury, camaraderie, and a deep connection to the pristine natural beauty of South Florida.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a weekend enthusiast, don't let this dream remain on the page. Take the first step towards finding your fairway home. Contact Nadine Fite to begin your journey towards living the life you deserve. Remember, the perfect green awaits, and it could be your backyard.

Let the hunt for your golfing paradise begin!


Nadine Fite


One Sotheby’s International Realty

About the Author

Nadine Fite

 “Knowing how you want to live is the first step toward knowing where." This is the Fite Way.

Most real estate sales professionals are good listeners, attentive, and understand how to match people and properties. The exceptional advisor, like Nadine Fite, offers something more.

Clients who’ve worked with Nadine Fite recognize that she’s a different kind of luxury real estate specialist, in part because she shares common ground with so many of her clients. It’s her business expertise honed across decades working in strategy, marketing, technology and business development for global Fortune 50 companies, including Deloitte, Salomon Brothers and American Express. This unique background allows Nadine to deliver an unparalleled level of acumen and service that consistently exceeds client expectations.