Fairways to Heaven: Exploring South Florida’s Elite Private Clubs

Photo courtesy of Panther National, photographer: Evan Schiller

Discover the Unique Amenities and Diverse Lifestyles Offered by South Florida’s Premier Private Golf Communities

Panther National
Panther National represents the epitome of modern luxury living in South Florida. This exclusive golf community, crafted through a collaboration of industry leaders Jack Nicklaus, Justin Thomas and Max Strang, promises an unparalleled lifestyle for the discerning golfer and luxury homebuyer.

“There is a desire for a new modern, lifestyle-driven golf community that redefines luxury living. I’m thrilled to collaborate with world-class partners such as Max Strang, Jack Nicklaus, and Justin Thomas to bring that vision to fruition here in Palm Beach Gardens.”

Dominik Senn, Developer

Course Details
At its heart is the Panther National golf course, a masterpiece co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas. Dominik’s missive to Jack and Justin: Create a course to challenge the top touring pros, while offering an enjoyable experience for members and guests of all ages and skill levels. This 18-hole championship course, extending up to 8,000 yards, offers steep elevation changes and dramatic features unique in Florida. Just under 1.4 million cubic yards of dirt were moved to create the exciting elevation changes and water features in this links style course.

Accompanied by a 9-hole par-3 practice course, state-of-the-art training facilities, and advanced ball tracing technology, the combination of Nicklaus’s traditional design approach, with the modern perspective of Thomas sets a new standard in golfing excellence.

18-hole championship course
Playable from up to 8,000 yards, boasting steep elevation changes and dramatic characteristics. The targets are sized appropriately for shot length, equal to a PGA TOUR average shot for the specific distance.

Short Course
A 9-hole, par-3 practice course with a short game area, a perfect place for all abilities.

The Practice Area
The practice area offers target greens constructed with Trinity Zoysia grass so the ball will react the same as when landing on the championship course’s greens

Putting / Short Game Area
Incredibly unique, allowing golfers to train for all the greenside shots found at Panther National, or at any course in the world.

Additional Golf amenities:
• World class training facilities, featuring state-of-the-art ball tracing technology
• Elite PGA pros

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Clubhouse at Panther National
Signature Homes: Gstaad
Signature Homes: Verbier

The Residences
Equally impressive are the modern signature estates, envisioned by Max Strang and built by WillStrong. Strang is renowned for his vision of environmental modernism—a holistic integration of modern architecture, interior design, and landscaping combined with environmentally friendly construction, green technologies, and natural materials. This collection of six semi-custom estates features elevated palettes and design options to create your distinct residence—a marvel of modern elegance and contemporary luxury.

Custom Homes: Prestwick
Custom Homes: Muirfield

The Custom Homes
A limited number of exclusive custom estate homes built are being built by Ellish Builders, Willoughby Construction or through the preferred builder program. All offer a variety of modern, luxurious living options, and the custom estate homesites are located on a half acre to a full acre with expansive views of water and the golf course or the preserve.

Residences start at $4,350,000, according to John Hackett, Sales Director. Homes are selling briskly, with 42 under contract since the opening in November 2023.

Wellness first
Panther National’s commitment to wellness and luxury extends beyond its residences and golf course. The community will feature a contemporary clubhouse with Michelin-inspired cuisine, a holistic spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a variety of recreational facilities including tennis and pickleball courts. Its location in Palm Beach County provides easy access to the ocean, shopping, cultural attractions, and convenient private jet facilities.

Panther National offers a new vision of luxury living—a modern, sustainable community built around a world-class golfing experience. It’s an exclusive retreat for those who seek the best in golf, luxury homes, and a wellness-oriented lifestyle. Memberships are available starting at $500,000, shares Julie O’Neill, Membership Director.

Julie O’Neill 561-945-7427
Membership Director

John Hackett 561-414-8884
Real Estate Sales Director


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Old Palm Golf Club
From the moment you drive through the gates, the subtle distinctions that make Old Palm Golf Club a premier south Florida club immediately stand out. The oak tree canopy, wide streets with sidewalks and gas lanterns are a prelude to the comfortable elegance and exclusivity of the community.

The recently revitalized Old Palm Golf Clubhouse, coupled with the newly established 20,000 square foot Lifestyle Center, embodies luxury. Members can indulge in world-class amenities, including a two-story fitness facility, a sleek four-lane outdoor lap pool, and a state-of-the-art spa that promises rejuvenation. For the little ones, a children’s play area awaits, while the health-conscious can delight in the offerings of a nutritious grab-and-go café. Gentlemen may retreat to their private restaurant and deck for a celebratory cigar post-round, while ladies can unwind at their exclusive bar, spacious card room, and convivial gathering area. The main clubhouse dining room now offers an expansive bar and extended deck seating, and the light and airy Bistro is the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a casual bite.

The residences, adorned with subtle refinements, echo the pervasive sophistication of this premier south Florida club. With 316 homes total, spread out over 650 acres, the homesites maximize privacy, yet maintain a sense of community. At the heart of Old Palm, the estates on Tillinghast Circle stand majestic, a testament to the pinnacle of luxury living.

• Raymond Floyd Designed 18 hole Golf Course
• Four Restaurants
• Two pools
• Fitness Center
• Spa
• Mens and womens locker rooms with relaxation areas

Darlene Impellittiere 561-472-5100

Home Sales:
Dory Faxon 401-965-7530
Geraldine Stanko 561-603-6730

12215 Tillinghast Circle

Recently listed by residents and leading Old Palm Realtors™ Dory Faxon & Geraldine Stanko with Compass, 12215 Tillinghast Circle emanates European elegance. Encompassing over 8000 SF on one acre, it offers five bedrooms, two offices, a temperature-controlled wine room, elevator, attached guest house and a four-car garage. Built by Courchene Development, this home has Old World finishes expressed in timeless style and a light, uplifting color palette. Classic choices of luxurious finishes include honed marble counters, limestone inlaid floors, wide plank European oak and extensive millwork throughout. The oversized covered loggia is set up to entertain large groups in the incredibly private location overlooking the 13th hole. Meticulously detailed, the residence caters to the most discerning buyers who appreciate exquisite craftsmanship.

At Old Palm, life isn’t just lived; it’s celebrated, savored, and indulged in with every sun-drenched day. Membership is an investment in a lifestyle unparalleled and runs $350,000, with annual dues just under $40,000. Owning a home here is a privilege, with mandatory membership ensuring the exclusivity of your experience. View this listing online.

Tesoro Club
Discover an unparalleled private sanctuary just north of The Palm Beaches – Tesoro Club, a masterpiece in exclusive living. Beyond the landmark gated entry, the epitome of a private golf club lifestyle awaits. Home to the PGA’s Q School and Korn Ferry Tour qualifiers, 18 holes of championship golf are complemented by two unique dining venues, a resort-style pool, and the area’s newest pickleball and racquet center for Members.

Unveiling its Signature Homes Collection, Tesoro Club residences showcase views of its Arnold Palmer Golf Course and unparalleled nature preserve setting. This gated enclave welcomes new residents drawn to the exceptional lifestyle and exquisite design. Choose from a wide array of home styles ranging from 2,000 to over 7,500 sq ft, nestled on spacious homesites amidst a pristine natural habitat. Four designer-decorated models await your exploration daily. Priced from the $600s to over $4.5 million, the Tesoro Club collection embodies the best of South Florida living.

For more information on Tesoro Club’s residential real estate offerings or Membership, visit TesoroClub.com or call 772-345-4050 to schedule a private appointment. Embrace a life of luxury in a setting beyond compare.

• World Class Golf
• Fine Dining
• Cabana/Poolside service
• Pickleball
• Bocce
• Men’s and Women’s locker rooms
• Pro Shop for all your sporting needs

Real Estate: 772-345-4050
Membership: 772-345-4000

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