Palm Beach offers some of the most elegant, exclusive and amenity-rich country club living in the United States. While Palm Beach Gardens offers a high concentration of these communities, in fact there are over 100 golf courses in Palm Beach County.
As your expert real estate agents in the West Palm Beach area, it’s our greatest pleasure introducing people who wish to take advantage of all these clubs have to offer, and are here for you for all your questions. To start, we’ve compiled an in-depth list of the top area country club communities, and the amenities and offerings at each one.
Known for their friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Bear Lakes Country Club, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, is located in downtown West Palm Beach, just minutes away from the island of Palm Beach. With a newly renovated 38,000 square foot clubhouse designed to accommodate a panoramic view of the 9th and 18th holes of the golf course, the second floor member offers dining room seating for 140, a grille room, adjacent board room and and expansive bar that seats 120.
In addition to their outstanding golf options, club facilities also include six HarTru tennis courts, a heated swimming pool with adjoining men’s and ladies’ cabanas, tennis and golf pro shops, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms and well-designed and highly efficient cart and bag storage area.The clubhouse hosts annual member events that are offered at the Club.
For golf lovers, the Golf Shop stages over twenty golf tournaments each season for our membership to enjoy and build great camaraderie.
Ibis Golf & Country Club is the top-selling private country club community in Northern Palm Beach County, conveniently located near the high-energy lifestyle of the Palm Beaches — just seven miles west of I-95 on Northlake Boulevard. Outstanding options for shopping, dining, and entertainment within a 20 minute drive from Ibis. It is also just a short drive to the beautiful Palm Beach Island and famous Worth Avenue.
Surrounded by the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve, Ibis offers three 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed courses: The Legend, The Heritage, and The Tradition, and presents stunning homes with a variety of dramatic styles and home sites with your choice of spectacular lake, golf, or preserve views residents can enjoy wide selection of amenities including golf, 14 hydrogrid tennis courts, a superb health and fitness club, swimming, and social activities, including movie clubs, book clubs, performances, cooking classes, language courses, and more.
An on-site spa, beautifully landscaped pool complete with outdoor waterfalls, another 25-meter lap pool, a hot tub and splash pool perfect for kids. The poolside patio cafe and the Legend Grill are perfect for casual dining while the more formal Tradition Room offer the best in fine dining experiences. The new, 15,000 square-foot fitness center offer a vast selection of cardio equipment, machines, fitness classes and yoga classes. Trainers on staff are ready and willing to help members achieve their fitness goals, no matter what time of day.
Offering a distinctive selection of restaurants and menus, The Club at Ibis provides members with enjoyable dining experiences for every occasion, appetite, and mood. Restaurants include The Bistro (an open kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Atrium (the main dining venue with picturesque views), The Pub (ultimate sports bar fare) , Panache (a fine dining experience), and the Chef’s Table, a tableside dinner show complete with wine tastings as you watch the Executive Chef and his team create a memorable dining experience.
For lovers of natural surroundings and beautiful wildlife, Ibis Golf & Country Club will impress even the most avid enthusiast. The area is surrounded by Ibis, deer, red foxes, otters, and many beautiful species of birds. The Ibis Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, protection and conservation of the wildlife and welcomes new volunteers.
Living at Ibis gives you the best of both worlds — city elegance and convenience combined with rural tranquillity and quiet.
Bear’s Club, located in Jupiter, Florida is home to Jack Nicklaus’ pine tree-lined, fabulous golf course, a 40,000 square-foot Tuscan-stoned clubhouse, and an exquisite, master-planned gated community. This exclusive, ultra-private community offers limited homes, from estate-sized, vintage estates, golf villas and club cottages.
Developed and designed by Jack and decorated by his wife Barbara, The Bear’s Club is located in over 400 acres of pristine land. The club ambience creates the feeling of old south regions of North Carolina. Established stately pines replace the usual trappings of recently planted palms, and the course incorporates native brush, wetlands, marshes, preserve areas, and lakes.
The Bear’s Club offers a challenging 18-hole golf course and 9-hole par 3 practice course available. The Bear’s Club is not intended as a tournament golf course but instead is a premier private club. After a long day on the course members can retreat to the beautiful clubhouse where 5-star service is expected. The clubhouse lower level has a spacious central meeting area accommodating a men’s grill that feeds into five individual locker rooms, each fitted with their own bathrooms, showers, Jacuzzi, steam, and massage rooms.
Life in Jupiter is very easygoing with plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the luxury amenities and beautiful beaches. Activities such as biking and hiking tours, park and beach trails, a turtle hatching walk, or taking a kayak out on the Loxahatchee River will keep your days full of adventure. If shopping is more your style, the Abacoa Town Center offers plenty of shops, sidewalk dining and more.
Admirals Cove is one of Jupiter, Florida’s finest private gated communities in Palm Beach County. Jupiter is world-famous for gorgeous beaches, awesome boating opportunities, and outstanding natural beauty. Admirals Cove is the most impressive luxury family golf and country club in the area, and it is also one of Florida’s premier golf and yachting addresses.
Admiral’s Cove has consistently achieved recognition as a “Platinum Club,” one of the top 10 private club communities in the U.S. Since its inception, the Club has continually enhanced its amenities, services, and facilities, including:
- 900 Residences ranging from Club Cottages to Custom Estate Homes
- 24-hour gated security
- 63 deep-water ocean access slips at a state-of-the-art Marina and Yacht Club
- 32 Inn Rooms for Members and their Guests
- 45 championship golf holes
- 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, with the latest “hydro-court” technology for remarkable playability, with lighting for night play
- 7 onsite dining venues offering gourmet selections, including 5-star cuisine and catering services
- Wellness programs at the signature Blue Water Spa, Salon and Fitness Center with certified personal training team
- The East Clubhouse offers spectacular views, resort pool, golf shop, large men’s and women’s locker rooms, men’s and women’s staffed card rooms, children’s play area, fully appointed fitness center, spa and salon, full service bank, and expansive dining areas
- The Golf Village Clubhouse imparts an intimate atmosphere with dining, a golf shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, staffed men’s and women’s card rooms, and inviting porch and cozy lounge overlooking a stunning backdrop for reminiscing about a great round of golf
You can choose from 7 restaurants on site, along with a caf area beside the resort pool. There are also catering services available. The Golf Village Clubhouse features men’s and women’s card rooms, both men’s and women’s staffed locker rooms, and a gorgeous inviting veranda perfect for relaxing after a round of golf!
The East Clubhouse recently enjoyed a 14 million dollar renovation, and here you will find the many dining areas with award-winning chefs, the golf shop, children’s play area, full service bank, the resort pool, and the fitness center, spa and salon. You will also enjoy stunning views from this location. Guests of members can stay in the 32 Inn rooms which also all offer panoramic views. They will love relaxing in the cabanas by the pool, or around the fire-pits located next to the marina.
The facilities at the Admirals Cove spa and fitness center are similar to any well-known Wellness Center, with a focus on health and prevention. Private, Semi-private or Group lessons are available in both Pilates and yoga studios. You can also take advantage of custom-tailored activities. The center offers on-site physical therapy services with licensed physical therapists. The Blue Water Spa and Salon also offers services for gentlemen in the Barber Shop.
Residents of Admiral’s Cove are close to the Gulf Stream, which is a fishing paradise. There is easy access to I-95, PGA Boulevard, the Florida Turnpike, and the Palm Beach International Airport. It’s just a short drive to Palm Beach Island, and the international equestrian and polo communities of Wellington and Hobe Sound are also only 30 minutes away.
Holding strong roots in Palm Beach since it was founded in 1896 by Henry Flagler, The Breakers Palm Beach Resort offers four distinct club options for Palm Beach residents looking for different experiences: Ocean Membership, Summer Membership, Beach & Tennis Membership, and Golf Membership.
Ocean Membership – Four glittering pools, five whirlpool spas, nine restaurants, a promenade of 12 shopping boutiques—it’s all at your fingertips when you choose to become an Ocean Member at The Breakers. Members can enjoy unbridled access to the resort’s private half-mile of beach, two fitness centers, championship golf and tennis, and unparalleled views of the Palm Beach coastline. At night, members can gather with family and friends at any of the restaurants and bars. The membership also comes with exclusive perks and complimentary services—from preferred accommodation rates and exclusive discounts at shops, restaurants and spa to gratis green fees at both the Ocean Course and Rees Jones® Course.
Summer Membership – For those who want to spend their summers basking in the sunshine at their coveted Palm Beach resort, the Summer Membership is a five-month offering of the Ocean Member benefits. The Summer membership includes full access to the pools and beach and complimentary green fees at the Rees Jones Course® at Breakers West Country Club, as well as exclusive perks and complimentary services.
Beach & Tennis Membership – Outdoor enthusiasts, look no further. Our coveted Beach & Tennis Membership grants you complete access to The Breakers’ Beach Club, an idyllic oceanfront oasis complete with four pools, five whirlpool spas, direct beach access and several beloved restaurants and bars. Just beyond the property’s Beach Club, treat friends to a game of doubles on one of our 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, or opt for a private lesson with one of our pros. After your match, recline in the privacy of a private poolside bungalow, or retreat to our luxury indoor-outdoor spa. Your membership also provides exclusive discounts at our shops, spa, restaurants and bars.
Golf Membership – Few things can evoke the resort lifestyle quite like golf. Here at The Breakers, our Golf Membership gives way to the golfer’s dream: complete access to 36 holes of championship golf, as well as our 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. From first tee to your final cocktail after the 18th hole, every detail of your golfing experience is elevated by membership. Enjoy complimentary green fees at both the Ocean Course and the Rees Jones Course®, as well as complimentary court times, and exclusive discounts at our shops, spa and many of our bars and restaurants.
The Sailfish Club of Florida began in the early 1900’s and is the story of the rise of a great club from a dream that came to a small group of men. That dream became reality and the Sailfish Club of Florida was organized on the 28th day of February, 1914 in Palm Beach, Florida with its first President, John D. Crimmins. It is the oldest continuously operating private club in the town of Palm Beach.
While the Sailfish Club’s attractions include swimming, sailing, fishing and boating, it also has a history as a closely knit family club with a well-earned reputation for the quality of its cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere. The Club serves its Members on a year round basis. The Sailfish Club is truly a Club for all seasons.
Palm Beach Country Clubs: Something for Everyone
While there are plenty of country clubs available to residents or visitors of Palm Beach, these are just a handful of some of the most popular and some of the amenities available to you as a member.
Whether you’re looking for a club to enjoy private beaches and sun, or would rather enjoy some of the exclusive activities or dining experiences, there’s something for everyone in Palm Beach. As your local Palm Beach real estate experts, we can advise you on which country club offers the best amenities for your desired lifestyle.