One month separated from its grand opening that featured co-designers Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas, Panther National Golf Club, not surprisingly, continues to draw rave reviews from members and guests. Panther National is a private golf club and residences set amidst 2,400 acres of nature preserve in central Palm Beach County, located on what is touted as the last piece of developable land in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Developed by former Swiss alpine ski racer Dominik Senn, Panther National is expected to top out at 275 members.
Panther National, the first new private golf club to open in Palm Beach County, FL., in two decades, features steep elevation changes and dramatic characteristics unlike any other course in the state. From its seven sets of tee boxes, the course stretches from nearly 8,000 yards long down to 4,492 yards (par 72).
The course – in western Palm Beach Gardens – accompanies Panther National’s Signature Estate Homes and Custom Estate Homesites, delivering an elite, best-in-class experience to members and residents.
When complete, Panther National, in addition to the golf course (and its nine-hole par-3 course) will feature Signature Estate homes custom home sights, a lifestyle club and spa, pools and cabanas, tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pickleball, more than 10 miles of nature trails and Michelin-inspired dining options.
Panther National currently has approximately 100 members of varying skill levels, and Director of Golf Operations Tom Dyer is the best of all worlds.
“It’s a very playable course,’’ Dyer said. “If somebody wants to go all the way back, that’s fine. When the professionals come out and play some of the par fours, they see what a beast the course can be. But when our members play from those tees, they say it’s fun because there is a lot of room to spray one off the tee and hunt it down. They also can play the ball on the ground, too. They don’t have to constantly force it in the air.’
From a member satisfaction standpoint, Dyer said, “Our members really are enjoying the opportunity to play the course. Even when they don’t play their best, they’re dying to get back out there because they want to try it again.’’
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