Palm Beach County Golf Living
The game of golf may have been invented in Scotland, but it was perfected in Palm Beach County. There are more golf courses here than anywhere in the country; approximately 145 public and private courses will test the mettle of golfers of every playing ability. Two of the better known are the Boca Raton Resort & Club course and Emerald Dunes in West Palm Beach. Nearly every “name” golf course designer has left his mark somewhere in Palm Beach County. There are courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Carl Litten, Joe Lee and others.
The fact that the Professional Golf Association is headquartered at PGA National brings the level of golf in the county up another notch. The County hosts world-renowned pros for major tournaments, and accommodates amateur golfers. Golf as a spectator sport is also popular in the County. Over 2,000 professional golfers play in tournaments here each year, including the PGA Senior’s Club. Palm Beach County features many public and semi-private courses. For those who like to golf where they live, there are many private, residential golf course communities here. And several country clubs offer golf memberships to non-residents. There are more than 22 courses throughout Boca Raton: 16 private, 2 semi-private, 1 executive, and 3 public.
Area Golf Info from Golf Magazine – links to a comprehensive search for Boca Raton golf courses (36) providing information on the courses, travel packages, etc. This search can be changed to other cities (eg. Delray Beach). And under the advanced search, can include a radius up to 25 miles or more specific criteria. Lots of information!
South Florida Tennis Living
More than 1,100 tennis courts can be found throughout the Palm Beaches, along with excellent instructional facilities and complexes. Public and private facilities throughout the county host tournaments, clinics, and lessons for players of every age and skill level, and many are lighted for night play. One of the area’s premier professional tennis events is the Virginia Slims Tournament, hosted by the Delray Beach Tennis Center, which draws many international players. Boca Raton / Delray Beach has approximately 25 tennis clubs, including those that are part of golf and country clubs.
The US Tennis Association (USTA) has a Florida Section office in Daytona Beach and its website includes local tennis news, district locations and contacts, local league information on schedules, rankings, and membership.