After 50 years of celebrated championship golf, BallenIsles Country Club is ready for its best year ever. With the renovation of the East Course complete, all three of the Club’s acclaimed courses have received state-of-the-art updates by legendary designers in the last decade. Rees Jones’s redesign of the South Course opened in January 2020 after a $7.5 million renovation; Kipp Schulties’s $5 million renovation of the North Course was completed in 2013.
Jack Nicklaus won the 1971 PGA Championship on the East Course and returned in 2021 to announce his design company’s refresh of the revered venue. That work is now complete with the East Course having nine sets of tees ranging from 7,500 yard PGA tees to 4,400 yards at the most forward tees. Also, added is a Par-3 course incorporated into the design with yardages ranging from 75 to 145 yards.
The Club’s 16.5-acre practice grounds were also renovated. The short game area now has seven new greens, including a 25,000-square-foot putting green encompassing an 18-hole putting course. The south practice tee features Toptracer technology, perfect for data-driven practice sessions, and games in each bay, along with Flagd Golf digital yardage boards indicating yardages to each target. In March of 2023, a newly constructed ’71 Learning Center (’71 being the address and paying homage to Nicklaus’s PGA win) opened with four enclosed practice and learning bays featuring state-of-the-art technology, including TrackMan and SAM PuttLab.
This exceptional private club community in the heart of the Palm Beaches has been honored by the Platinum Clubs of America, Distinguished Club Award and The Palm Beach Post’s 2022 Best Country Club, Golf Course, Fitness Center and Sports Attraction. Along with its golf courses and award-winning Culinary program, this amenities-rich Club is home to a Sports Complex with a full-service spa and salon, fitness center, health-conscious dining venue, resort-style swimming pool, and on-site physical therapy.
BallenIsles also boasts a USTA awarded top tennis program supported by its world-class 30-court racquet complex with 21 tennis courts and nine pickleball courts.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
BallenIsles Country Club – a premier, private country club located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – is known for its exceptional amenities and high operational standards. Amid 1,300 lush tropical acres, the tradition of great private clubs is flourishing in a community of custom designed homes, three golf courses, extensive tennis facilities, and full breadth of outstanding amenities.
Few country clubs offer golfers such an historic connection to golf. The championship courses at BallenIsles were originally commissioned to serve as the home of the PGA of America and has hosted the World Cup Championship, the PGA Championship and the PGA Seniors’ Championship. BallenIsles’ magnificent 72,000 square-foot clubhouse provides an elegant setting for member activities. A grand main dining room, a spacious bar, grille room, private dining rooms, and well-appointed card and locker rooms are enjoyed by members and their guests. Additionally, full-service golf and tennis shops cater to players. A new $26 million state-of-the-art sports complex, opened in December 2009 and highlights the club’s commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. This luxury facility includes a full-service spa, nail and hair salon, relaxation lounges, spacious fitness center, exercise suites, dedicated Pilates studio and casually elegant dining at Bistro 105 adjacent to a 22-court tennis complex featuring an exhibition tennis court with stadium seating.
Members may also relax by a tropical lagoon-style pool. In addition to these exceptional new club facilities, BallenIsles’ outstanding golf, tennis and service professionals provide the finest sports and fitness instruction along with a diverse calendar of social and educational events.