The Hobe Sound, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens region of South Florida offers endless and increasingly improved golf clubs, golf courses and golf course communities. Golf is not new here, some Palm Beach County golf courses date back to the 1920’s when players had to get here by train and boat. Today, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA of America) has its headquarters off PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.
The local golf club communities and championship golf courses are of very high professional and recreational standard as many former and current top ranked American and international golf players, golf course designers, golf course architects and golf course developers have resided or reside here today. The list would be extremely long but let’s just say it includes Donald Ross, Pete Dye, Robert von Hagge, Arthur Hills, Tom Fazio, George Fazio, Jim Fazio, Tom Fazio II, Carl Litten, Joe Lee, Dick Wilson, Gene Bates, Jesper Parnevik, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ernie Els, Olin Browne, Russ Cochran, Keegan Bradley, Robert Cupp, Raymond Floyd, Gary Player and Rory McIlroy. Golfing Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach really has something for everyone. The golf courses are primarily private golf course or semi-private golf course. According to several golf magazines, the highest ranked local golf courses are The Dye Preserve in Jupiter, Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta and Seminole Landing Golf Club in Juno Beach. Three of the most popular public golf courses are Abacoa Golf Club – next to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) north campus off Donald Ross Road in Jupiter, the North Palm Beach Country Club – off US Highway 1 just south of Lost Tree Club and Old Port Cove in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Municipal Par 3 by Raymond Floyd on South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach.