A Look Inside Palm Beach County’s Best Golf Communities

by Robert Borges on August 7, 2019

Home to more than 1,500 golf courses, Florida has long reigned supreme as the country’s #1 state for “Golfiness,” according to Golf Magazine

So many sun-soaked courses in so many diverse regions of Florida...but it’s Palm Beach that’s considered to be the golf capital of the state that sets the standard.

With designs that are both classic and modern from the likes of Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, and even the legendary Jack Nicklaus, here’s a list of the best golf communities and country clubs in Palm Beach County.  



Featuring one of the best private golf courses in Palm Beach county, this acclaimed country club community was developed half a century ago as the home golfing facility of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Members have their pick of three historic championship courses with lush greens and fairways that challenged virtually every top professional golfer throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Just 15 minutes from Florida's Atlantic Coast, BallenIsles consists of 33 distinctive neighborhoods of estate residences and Palm Beach golf course homes. Recent improvements include extensive renovation of the golf clubhouse, as well as completion of a $40 million members-only Sports Complex and tennis center accessible.

Quail Ridge

This fully-established member-owned country club in Palm Beach County, Florida, features 36 holes of championship golf. Ideal for a second home or full time living, golf-happy residents live among 24 villages, each with its own swimming pool and gathering areas for cookouts and entertaining. It’s a bustling master-planned Palm Beach County golf community with many social and club activities. In addition to an active golf program on its two courses, Quail Ridge includes a fully staffed tennis facility, a health and fitness center, and a clubhouse offering casual and formal dining. 


The Club at Ibis

Members here enjoy an active club lifestyle consisting of sports programs, an award-winning Clubhouse, four dining venues, and a variety of social activities, all nestled among quiet streets, ample green space, lakes, and nature trails. Three of the best Palm Beach County golf courses provide the main attraction here—all Nicklaus family-designed, including the acclaimed Legend course developed by The Golden Bear himself. With more than 1,800 Palm Beach golf course homes in 33 unique neighborhoods, this one-of-a-kind community got its name from the graceful white birds that adorn the grounds.