When golf icon Jack Nicklaus challenged his friend Gordon Gray to create the finest golf club in Palm Beach County, the magical and magnificent Loxahatchee Club emerged. Situated on 340 acres of pristine property in the heart of Jupiter, Florida, The Loxahatchee Club is the fruition of Gordon’s vision and Jack’s design. The club is well known for its stately homes, casually elegant clubhouse, and highly acclaimed golf course. From the tree-lined entrance to the manicured tee boxes, the picturesque community is characterized by its simple serenity and tranquil lifestyle. Exploring the history and hallmarks of the private club, one can quickly surmise that Gordon and Jack successfully surpassed their initial challenge. Today, more than 30 years after its development, The Loxahatchee Club still ranks as one of the top golf clubs in the nation.
Crafting more than 410 championship golf courses in his career, Jack still points to Loxahatchee as his favorite golf course design, stating “It’s one of my most imaginative courses and certainly one of the best I have ever done.” In fact, shortly after Greg Norman moved to the area, the Shark and Golden Bear would often practice together at The Loxahatchee Club, appreciating its challenging course and private setting. Described as the “shot maker’s way,” the 18-hole championship course separates into two, nine-hole loops and spans across 7,147 yards. The spectacular greenbelt is situated in the center of the community; yet, aesthetically, the course resembles a Scottish style link with no interior lots and no homes lining the fastidious fairways.
Not surprisingly, the golf club continues to receive numerous accolades including Golf Week’s Top 100 Residential Course and America’s Best Golf Course; Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Clubs; and multiple Platinum Club of America designations as a Top 10 Nationwide Golf Club. Additionally, the club hosts high profile Pro-Am and philanthropy focused tournaments throughout the year. Diane Gray, a Loxahatchee Club real estate expert with NV Realty Group, points out that the golf course steadily improves as Jack, a resident of North Palm Beach, has “gradually fine-tuned the course over the past 30 years.” A low density club, members appreciate the no tee time and leisurely style of play.
When members are not improving their play on the golf course, they are lounging by the pool, playing tennis, relaxing at the spa, or participating in one of the numerous social activities. The heated, lagoon-style swimming pool is surrounded with tropical foliage and colorful fauna. Members enjoy spending time with their family poolside or swimming strokes in the separate lap lanes. During season, the Lagoon Snack Bar opens and provides pool-side food and beverage service. Adjacent to the swimming pool, the club also features three lighted, hydro-grid tennis courts and a 10,000 square foot fitness center. Here, residents are privy to personal training sessions, reformer pilates studio, group exercise classes, free weights and cardio machines. Additionally, the complex contains a full-service spa for massage, facial, and body treatments; separate steam rooms; and well-appointed locker and lounge areas. As an added bonus, Jupiter Medical Center manages an on-site physical and occupational therapy center.
The prodigious property is situated off scenic Toney Penna Drive between Military Trail and Maplewood Drive. An ideal location, the community is convenient to Indiantown Road, Donald Ross Boulevard and the restaurant corridor known as PGA Boulevard. Moreover, it provides easy access to both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, making commutes to the Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach Island, and Wellington fast and facile. Originally developed in the 1980s when the surrounding areas were still mostly citrus farms, The Loxahatchee Club is comprised of Mediterranean-style, custom estates and patio homes. Many of the homes have been recently renovated or remodeled to reflect current design trends, and most of the residences boast private, backyard pools and views of the sparkling lake or the captivating golf course. On average, the price point ranges from $575,000 for a modest, three-bedroom villa to more than $3 million for an expansive estate. “Presently, the average price point is approximately $1 million, and we have a very attractive selection of homes ranging from golf cottages to luxury estates,” explains John Holland of The Holland Group. As a young boy, John’s family purchased property in “Lox” during its infancy stages. Having grown up in the community, John remains an active club member and enjoys seeing his own children enjoy the amenities and lifestyle of Loxahatchee. “The real estate in this community continues to flourish as families desire a friendly golf community in the heart of Jupiter,” he adds.
The Loxahatchee lifestyle extends well beyond its gated entrance. Members are privy to the finest reciprocal membership programs in the nation. Of course, members never tire of their home course as it is both inviting and welcoming. “Lox isn’t flashy or overdone: it’s the simple elegance, natural beauty, and friendly members that truly separate it from other private clubs,” notes John. “Unlike many other clubs, Loxahatchee Golf Club has not lost its Old Florida charm.” Members enjoy socializing at the clubhouse, sipping Arnold Palmers on the lanai, spearheading philanthropic endeavors, and, undoubtedly, developing friendships that will last a lifetime.
“From the golf pros to the wait staff to fellow members, Lox feels like family,” adds Diane. “Truly, the convivial atmosphere and congenial members are what separates our club from others in the region.”
Without question, the club’s steadily increasing membership is attributed to its cordial camaraderie, fine amenities, and low-key, luxury lifestyle. For more information about the Loxahatchee lifestyle, contact The Loxahatchee Club real estate experts at NV Realty Group.