If you’re seeking a freshly shaken and stirred tropical libation on these hot summer days, The Palm Beaches feature a dazzling array of craft cocktails to wet your whistle. The area’s culinary scene is sizzling with fresh flavors, and skillful mixologists are showcasing their talents with inventive drinks.
Salute Market in Palm Beach Gardens has made a name for itself as a restaurant, liquor store and boutique market that prides itself on having a “Napa Valley meets Palm Beach” feel. Beverage Director and Mixologist Angela Santo Domingo said The Flying Fig is one of the restaurant’s most popular cocktails. “We were looking to create a drink that’s full bodied, but very easy to drink.” “Our chef makes the house-made fig simple syrup, and we use sweet vermouth, the Buffalo Trace bourbon, and then top it with black walnut bitters.”
For visitors who seek a Florida-esque libation, Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach features a Pineapple Smash cocktail, the best version of a piña colada. Jason Lakow, general manager for the posh restaurant explains, “It’s made with two different kinds of tropical rums—Stiggins Plantation Pineapple and Oak & Palm Coconut.” “You’ll also taste almond syrup and John Taylor’s Velvet Falernum. This unique liqueur combines flavors of lime, almond, vanilla, ginger, and clove. The finished drink is refreshing, spiced and tastes like you are biting into a pineapple — exactly what you want to be drinking when you come to The Palm Beaches.”
Jové Kitchen & Bar
Palm Beach is home to another exceptional cocktail. Mixologist Nathan Belovitch of Jové Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach created the resort’s most highly-requested cocktail. It’s called in honor of him: “Nate’s Guest.” The drink, made with Tito’s vodka, Pomegranate juice, muddled basil and blueberries, packs a flavorful punch. “It’s a refreshing beverage, clean and perfect for our year-round al fresco weather,” said Belovitch. “The basil is straight from our own bartenders’ garden, located right outside of Jové Kitchen & Bar. The herb gives the drink a fresh flavor.”
For members of BallenIsles, they don’t have to go far for a delicious cocktail. BallenIsles has five dining options with two specific bars perfect for a tasty libation. Harry’s Bar, located just off the Clubhouse lobby, is the perfect spot for members to meet friends after a round of golf or set of tennis or enjoy a cold beverage and appetizers as you unwind while overlooking the historic East Course at The 19th Hole bar. All of the drinks are made with fresh ingredients and each mixologist can create your favorite drink or let them create something special just for you.
BallenIsles Country Club is situated right in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens and just minutes from everything you want to be a part of including these tasty cocktails. Just six miles to the beach, minutes from world-class shopping, dining, history, and entertainment you can’t find a better location. Not to mention, all of this is in the beautiful Florida weather. Take a minute to schedule your private tour today and find out what you’re missing.
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Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and five other famous golfers with homes and businesses in Palm Beach County are singing the area’s praises . Each of the short videos features a different golfer speaking about why they live here and why out-of-towners should come visit.
Among the other golfers who have agreed to be “ambassadors” for the county: Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Camilo Villegas, and Daniel Berger.
In his 1 1/2 minute video, Nicklaus says he choose to settle in Palm Beach County after playing two tournaments here in the early 1960s. Nicklaus touted the area’s weather, fishing, and sports offerings.
“I could have gone anywhere,” Nicklaus said. “I have gone all over the world, and I haven’t found a place I’d rather be then in Palm Beach County.”
McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland, said Palm Beach’s golf facilities and warm weather are perfect for a professional golfer.
“Once I started to spend more time here, I started to discover the area, discover the beaches, and discover everything that the area had to offer,” McIlroy said in the 2 minute video. “Whenever I wanted to settle in the United States there was no better place for me to come then to here.”
Local tourism officials have dubbed Palm Beach County as “Florida’s Golf Capital.” Palm Beach County has more than 160 public, private and resort golf courses, and is home two of its top organizations — and
A favorite for Tiger and Rory? BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens has been the site of many famous Nike commercials featuring the golfers. Originally developed as the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, for many years BallenIsles was the site of the PGA TOUR’s Qualifying School and hosted the game’s greatest players in the PGA Championship, World Cup, the PGA’s Senior Championship and numerous other golf classics.
The three Championship golf courses at BallenIsles, East, North and South were designed by two of the most highly-acclaimed golf course architects of the era: Dick Wilson and Joe Lee and enhanced with innovative and state-of-the-art updates over the years. Ready to golf like the pros? Find out more information on the BallenIsles golf experience, here.
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Camps and programs are a great way for kids of all ages to develop their athletic talents and have some fun. No matter the age or skill level, the professionals at BallenIsles can help improve their game while having fun. For young athletes looking for a place to cultivate, BallenIsles is the perfect fit!
Junior Golf Summer Camp June 6 - August 12
The Junior Golf Camp is Monday- Friday and can be a half or full day. It includes a golf lesson, snack, and swimming during the half-day camp. For the full day camp lunch, fitness activities and games, and open play are also included. This program is a great way for kids who have little to no experience learn more about sports and have a great time while doing it.
Junior Golf Group Lessons
For juniors who want golf tips year round, the Junior Group Lessons with a BallenIsles Golf Pro are every Saturday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. These lessons are perfect for working on technique and the proper tools to be able to play the game at a higher level in the future.
Junior Tennis Summer Camp June 6 - August 12
During the Junior Tennis Camp the 7 fundamental shots will be broken down and taught to young players with a strong emphasis on balance, control and mastering the parameters of each stroke. Camp spots are available in full day or half day, Monday- Friday. During a full day of camp Junior Tennis serves up a good time with friendly match play, lunch and swimming!
Junior Tennis Academy
The Future Champions Entry Level Program Ages 5 - 7 introduces each player to the fun and basic skills of playing tennis through the Progressive Tennis Program, using a shorter court, smaller racquets, and age appropriate tennis balls. The Junior Elite Champions Levels Ages 8 & Up is designed to take players of all abilities to the next level. Students will develop all aspects of their game including footwork, stroke production and analysis.
It’s true that sports and activities are all a part of growing up. For kids who love all things sports, the opportunities at BallenIsles are endless from the 62,000 square feet Sports Complex, to the three championship golf courses and the #1 Ranked Tennis Facilities in the USA. Discover the family-friendly neighborhoods of BallenIsles, click here.
In 1963, legendary Florida developer John D. MacArthur and the PGA of America teamed up with golf course architects Dick Wilson and Joe Lee to design a championship-caliber golf facility. Over the years BallenIsles, then called JDM Country Club, played host to numerous major tournaments like the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup, as well as golf’s top players including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The rich history behind BallenIsles is the stuff of legends.
How do you continue to enhance BallenIsles storied past of incredible guest service, unmatched amenities, and superlative playing surfaces? Troon Privé is a luxury private golf and club management company that ensures a consistently excellent experience. Troon Privé includes private golf clubs that are among the most prestigious golf properties in the world including Trump Turnberry in Scotland, Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon, and Ocean Club in the Bahamas. Like BallenIsles, each club features an atmosphere of extraordinary luxury and unequaled personal service.
- • More than 45 Troon-managed courses have received Top-100 rankings from leading golf industry publications such as Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Week Magazine.
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- • 95% of all guests who play at Troon-managed facilities indicate that their experience exceeds their expectations.
The best part? Every member of BallenIsles can enjoy their membership privileges when traveling across the globe through the Troon Privé member program. Each member and up to three guests can enjoy award winning courses and destinations at incredible rates around the world as well as tee time requests made up to 30 days in advance. For more information on the BallenIsles golf experience, click here.
Selecting a wedding venue is one of the first and largest decisions you'll make as an engaged couple — it will influence your theme, guest count and even attire. Here are three things to consider before choosing the place to say I do:
Professional Experts: If you’re a busy person with limited time to plan and execute a party, pick a facility that offers coordination services, from catering to decorations and music. Professionals can help arrange the perfect wedding- stress free. If you prefer to have a more hands on approach, choosing to work with a staff that is experienced and truly cares about your special day can make all the difference. Be sure to ask questions about past weddings they have helped to coordinate and even ask to see pictures.
Space: Guests from out of town wanting to experience something special in Florida will appreciate a venue with a view. A golf course, palm trees, and a sunset will definitely impress. But it is also important to take the weather into consideration. If you plan on having the wedding outdoors, choosing a venue that also has an indoor option incase of rain is ideal.
Dining: Every wedding guest secretly hopes for amazing food so making sure the venue has exceptional catering is a must. Whether you prefer to tailor your menu to fit your special day or use an all ready made up menu, choosing a venue that caters to you and your guests needs is important. From gluten free options to other health needs, the venue should be able to accommodate any requests and feature only the freshest ingredients.
BallenIsles has all of the above and more. Let the professional staff at BallenIsles help you create a wedding day filled with excitement and joy. With a wealth of experience, the dedicated specialists will ensure that every aspect is planned right down to the smallest detail- from magnificent golf course views to making your catering vision a reality. For more information about the BallenIsles Country Club, click here.