Bear Lakes: Familiar Tradition

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The Bear Lakes golf and country club is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, very close to Florida Turnpike, I-95, Palm Beach International Airport, and downtown Palm Beach.

The aim of this country club is to remain among the premier clubs in South Florida and satisfy their members’ needs. Community members and their guests feel the familiar, friendly and welcoming atmosphere here at Bear Lakes and proudly call it home.

The club is proud of the two championship golf courses that provide a challenging and enjoyable game. Both courses have 18 holes and were designed by legendary Jack Nicklaus. The courses have hosted the 1995, 2001, and 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School Finals. This is probably the best recognition from the golf community that Bear Lakes could ever have. The club is very pleased to boast at least 50 single digit handicap players. It regularly holds men’s and ladies’ events, Couples Twilight golf, weekly ladies’ days, member vs staff tournaments, men’s daily call-in games, and many others.

The Lake course was originally designed in 1984 and features 7,439 yard for a Par of 72. The strategically placed bunkers, undulating greens, shimmering lakes, five sets of tees, latest turf technology, innovative architectural changes, and 800 trees are the special characteristics of this course. The course was renovated in 2003, and in 2005 the course was noted as one of the top ten remodeled courses in the United States by Golf Digest.

designed in 1987, the Links course features multiple deep bunkers on each hole, which gives players the feel the beauty and soul of a seaside Scottish Links course. Five sets of tees, rolling fairways and expanded greens provide a natural beauty to the landscape. In 2007 the course was renovated to a Par 72.

Both courses are carefully maintained and cared for, and provide for every player’s needs: there are a double sided driving range, chipping range to practice bunker shots, fully-equipped golf shop, and indoor teaching facility. Top golf professionals are happy to assist golfers and help them improve their skills.

Tennis is another source of pride at Bear Lakes. There are eight high quality courts and six of them are HarTru. In addition six of the courses are lighted for evening play. The well designed dressing rooms and showers provide comfort for players before and after games. The fully-equipped tennis pro shop offers everything necessary for the game. Tennis pros are always on hand to help members improve their skills.

There ‘s also a heated swimming pool next to the courts, for those who want to relax out in the sun. A licensed massage therapist is on premises, along with a personal Pilates trainer. There are also water aerobics for those who want to maintain a healthy body.

The 38,000 square foot clubhouse, with panoramic views of the 9th and 18th holes of the Lakes course, is the place where the members gather to socialize and have a wonderful time. It was designed in classical Addison Mizner style with clay and ceramic tile floors, vaulted ceilings with paddle fans, large arched windows of beveled, paned glass, and pecky cypress woodwork.

The dining room can accommodate upto 140 people, and the extensive bar area can accommodate upto 120. The casual Grille Room is the place to gather with close friends, while The Board Room is known for its authentic coral fireplace and the Guy Coheleach painting of the North American Grizzly Bear, the symbol for the Bear Lakes Country Club, that hangs above it.

The clubhouse regularly hosts entertaining events for the members accompanied with the excellent food. There are themed buffet nights, casual pub menus, fine dining and brunch on Sundays, family fun nights, Friday night dinner, lunch service, Sunday omelet, and waffle bar. Wine tastings and cooking school are especially fun for gourmet food lovers. Members can also hold that special party here, such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday, baby shower, business outing and more. Top catering professionals will make sure that members and guests truly enjoy the party.

Golf club membership is a mandatory for those who want to enjoy the club facilities. Anyone can find a membership option fitting his or her specific needs. Golf, Social, Tennis, Junior membership options are available for individuals and families.

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