Whenever I am out showing real estate in Palm Beach County, I never forget to mention Ballen Isles Golf and Country Club. Those who prefer the finer things in life should visit the Ballen Isles golf and country club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It’s just minutes away the Gardens Mall, the tony shops on Worth Avenue, PGA Boulevard with its vast array of dining and shopping, and cultural spots including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. And if you’re a traveler, this lush and lovely golf and country club is just a short hop from Palm Beach International Airport.
The Ballen Isles community consists of 1500 Grand Residences – casual patio homes, golf villas, exclusive estate, and courtyard homes. Each home is unique, because they were built to the original owners’ tastes and preferences. Every home offers luxurious living and breathtaking views.
The golf course at Ballen Isles has a rich history of hosting numerous, prestigious competitions and is a favorite course of top professionals. The three championship courses were originally commissioned by John D. MacArthur for hosting the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). Later on – in 1970s – the courses became the home for World Cup Championship, the PGA Championship, the PGA Seniors’ Championship, and the place where many golf legends played in order to qualify for the PGA Tour. The North and East courses were designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee; the South course was recently redesigned by Gene Bates Golf Design. All three offer an exciting opportunity for golf lovers to show off their skills, while they enjoy a course laid out to showcase Florida’s natural beauty.
The sports complex in Ballen Isles hosts 23 tennis courts, where top tennis pros offer conveniently scheduled classes to players on all levels. There’s a pro shop on premises, along with a viewing promenade so audiences can sit down and enjoy watching the matches. There is also a fitness center with top equipment, on-premises trainers, and a variety of classes. Massages rooms, spas, and saunas are available to help members relax. The pool features a large deck area for sunbathing . The Courtside Café offers light lunches and cooling drinks.
The 72,000 square-foot Grand Clubhouse is the place for the Ballen Isles Golf and Country Club members to socialize and make new friends. The bar, grill, and private dining rooms offer excellent food from professional chefs for formal or informal dining. Entertaining events keep the clubhouse’s calendar busy and provide members with an active social life.
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