Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: July, 2013

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On Wednesday, and a day before the start of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Jack Nicklaus and PGA Tour Commisioner Tim Finchem sat in the clubhouse at Firestone Country Club and made a historic announcement.

In 2015, the Presidents Cup will make it's first ever trip to Asia and on Wednesday it was announced that it would be held at a Jack Nicklaus designed course. Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea has been selected to host the event. Located in the Songdo International Business District, just 40 miles west of Seoul, opened in 2010 and has hosted a Champions Tour event as well as the Songdo Championship on the Asian Tour and the Korea Women's Open on the KLPGA Tour.

The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club is located in the country's…

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For a number of professional golfers, the path to a PGA Tour card in 2014 will begin in West Palm Beach. That’s because Bear Lakes Country Club has been chosen by the PGA Tour as one of the first-stage venues for the Tour’s Qualifying School.

Held September 9-13, Bear Lakes will welcome 80 players who will all hope to accomplish their dream of playing professionally on the PGA Tour. About one third of the field is expected to advance from the 54-hole stroke play event. Those who advance from Bear Lakes event will then have to survive three more stages with the Q-School final being held in La Quinta, California in December. The top 50 finishers in the California final will earn their PGA Tour cards.

This will be the first…

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Golf Digest recently came out with their annual list of the top 100 golf courses in the United States. Coming in at number 13 on that list is Seminole Golf Club in the Seminole Landing community.

Located in North Palm Beach, thee Donald Ross designed course is one of the most private golf clubs in not just Florida but the entire country. The 6787 yard par-72 course was originally opened 1929 and boasts a very exclusive membership that includes the likes of PGA Tour pro and Loxahatchee River resident Rickie Fowler.
 
Here is what Golf Digest had to say about Seminole Golf Club: “There's something majestic in this Donald Ross design, particularly in his clever routing on a rectangular site, with each succeeding hole…

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A new men’s soccer league will be coming to the West Palm Beach area this September.

Starting September 29th, soccer players from Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and the rest of Palm Beach County can get together and play in a fun and organized 7-on-7 soccer league. The league, which will be played at South Olive Park in West Palm Beach, will cater to all players, whether you are just starting the play the game or are a seasoned soccer pro.

Open to all Palm Beach County residents ages 21 and up, the league will be run by people passionate about the game of soccer and in conjunction with the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation department.

Games will be played on Sundays on a half field with two 22 minute halves. The games will take place…

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Treasure Coast will host a 4-person golf scramble tournament on Saturday, August 3rd.

The tournament, which will be held at Monarch Country Club in Palm City, will start at 8:30 am with a shotgun start followed by an awards luncheon at 1:00 pm. Breakfast will be served before the outing starting at 7:30 am.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Cost of the event at Monarch Country Club is $125 for a single player and $500 for a foursome. The price includes the breakfast, round of golf, and awards luncheon. Sponsorship options are also…

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Four pin location options for the par-3 15th. Photo courtesy of the PGA of America.

At last week’s British Open, several golfers complained about the pin placement on several holes. Well if they want to complain about the pin placement next month at the PGA Championship, it might be hard to blame just one person.

That’s because, for the first time in history, fans will get to select where the pin will be placed on one hole at Oak Hill Country Club, sight of golf’s fourth and final major of 2013.

Thought up by North Palm Beach resident Jack Nicklaus and Kerry Haigh, the PGA’s chief communications officer, fans will get to select from four pin placement options on the 181 yard, par-3 15th hole. Nicklaus, who built the courses at Lost Tree Village in…

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The Eissey Campus Theatre, located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, will host the 22nd annual Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival this Saturday, July 27 at 8pm.

The performance will include music by Mozart, Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, and Dohnanyi. In addition to the Saturday night performance, there will be a Friday night performance on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach.

Formed in 1992, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival has been witnessed by over 2000 patrons annually throughout Palm Beach County. The festival is dedicated to providing Palm Beach County residents with classical concerts of the highest quality and giving local musicians the oportunity to play in front of audiences thoughout the…

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Eleven baseball teams from throughout the Southeast United States and the Bahamas will be descending on Palm Beach Gardens this week for a regional baseball tournament. Starting Thursday and running through the weekend, the tournament will be held at the Gardens Park ball fields near city hall.

Expected to draw hundreds of players, coaches, and parents to the area during the traditionally slow summer season, the regional 12-and-under tournament is one of the many baseball and softball events the city of Palm Beach Gardens hosts annually.

Teams participating in the 12-and-under tournament include teams from Florida's Suwannee and Manatee counties and the host Palm Beach Gardens All Stars. Other teams competing include teams from Georgia, North…

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On August 17, the eighth annual Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament will be held at Anchorage Park in North Palm Beach.

Teams will consist of a captain and three anglers and there will be inshore and offshore divisions for both adults and juniors. Offshore fish will include kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, grouper, and mutton snapper. Inshore fish will include trout, sheep head, and snapper.

The entry fee is $150 per boat before August 12. After that, the entry fee will go up to $200 per boat. There will also be a Kayak Division this year with a $35 entry fee before August 12 and a $45 entry fee after.

Weigh in will take place at Anchorage Park between 12pm and 3pm with a awards picnic following starting at 5pm. For more information on the fishing…

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The third annual Pontiki Conch Bar Jam music event will be held on Saturday at the Tequesta Sand Bar. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Indiantown Road, the event will feature music by Big Vince and the Phat Cats, Moska Project, and Seagrape Shouldjah's. There will also be a BBQ featuring Cheney Brothers, Confederate Smoke Competition, and Tree Locators.

Each year the festival picks a charity to recieve a portion of the proceeds. This year they have chosen the Big Dog Ranch Rescue which is a unique no-kill dog rescue located in Wellington. Big Dog's mission is to provide shelter, care, and affection to homeless and unwanted dogs of all breeds and to adopt them out to loving homes.

Tickets for the event start at $10 for…

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