Tiger Woods, whose resurgence on the PGA Tour manifested itself on the final day of The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, has called South Florida home for about a year.
The famous duffer lives in a brand-new, custom-built mansion on Jupiter Island – complete with a 3.5-acre, four-hole practice facility in the back yard. The $54.5 million piece of property spans the narrow island and encompasses 12 acres.
Woods finished in second place at The Honda Classic at 10-under par and shot a personal best of 62 in the fourth round. Fellow Jupiter resident Tom Gillis tied Woods, and the two split the second-place purse.
Jupiter Island ranks among the most affluent communities in the United States and stands out for its beautiful beaches and small-town charm. The barrier-island town stretches nine miles into Martin County and has a year-round population of about 600 residents. Nathaniel Moore, an influential environmentalist who, at 79 years of age, continues to champion for resource protection in the state, wrote a book about the island titled A Different Vision: The History of the Hobe Sound Company and the Jupiter Island Club.
“Tiger probably wanted privacy – the name of his boat,” said Rob Thomson, managing partner of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities. “Jupiter Island gives him ocean-to-intracoastal with room for his own private practice course on his estate.”
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