History & Natural Beauty
The grounds on which Old Palm Golf Club stands retains the natural beauty that so inspired John D. MacArthur (you’re probably familiar with the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” grants) to purchase over 4,000 naturally lush acres in what is today Palm Beach Gardens. MacArthur’s original plans were to develop the entire site as a “garden city”; today, that dream has been more than realized.
Florida’s beaches are among the most beautiful and favorite natural attractions in the world, and Old Palm members don’t have to travel far to explore some of the state’s best. We recommend the John D. MacArthur Beach on Singer Island; only 15 minutes away. The waterways and Atlantic ocean always provide fantastic adventures and experiences.
Old Palm Golf Club rests on the last large parcel owned by the MacArthur Foundation– the perfect place for Florida’s most exclusive golf club. Palm Beach Gardens is naturally the most optimal location for a golf club of our standards.