It’s no wonder Executive Golfer Magazine chose to feature BallenIsles in its February 2016 issue. The BallenIsles Country Club golf courses were originally developed as the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. For many years it 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.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Frank Mancuso Sr., CEO of the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in the state of Pennsylvania and long time BallenIsles resident:

“As our young family grew, the benefits of club living became clear. All three of my daughters play golf, we work out in the fitness complex regularly, and the list of activities is mindboggling,” explained Frank Jr. “As a family, we like to play golf together, but we each have our favorite activity. My wife enjoys morning runs around the club, I look forward to striking balls on the practice range…and my daughters…oh, do they love those lunch buffets in the clubhouse!”

 

For a more in-depth look at the BallenIsles lifestyle, check out the full article in the February issue of Executive Golfer Magazine. Executive Golfer has been family owned and operated by the Pazdur family since 1972, making it the third oldest golf publication in America.  Its print edition is distributed in America’s wealthiest private golf clubs and all domestic American Airlines Admirals Clubs, Delta Sky Clubs, US Airways Clubs, United Red Carpet Clubs and Signature Jet airport lounges.

To learn more about BallenIsles golf, becoming a member or homeowner click here.

Palm Beach County is the premier destination for the ultimate golf experience. Situated along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Palm Beach County features some of the world’s greatest golf courses, luxury restaurants and miles of beaches.  As in the past, spring brings golfing greats to the Palm Beaches - Florida's Golf Capital, for an exciting line up of tournaments.

Allianz Championship: Golf legends don’t fade away, they come to Boca Raton to play in the Allianz Championship. Follow one of your golfing heroes during tournament play or upgrade to a Pro-Am experience and match strokes side-by-side a golf icon. Paul Goydos will defend his 2015 Champion title on February 1-7, at the Old Course at Broken Sound. If names like Tom Kite, Freddie Couples, Corey Pavin or Davis Love III sound familiar to you, then you know the caliber of professionals who highlight this event. Televised on the Golf Channel, this tourney brings together many former PGA Tour players and tournament winners.

Honda Classic: The Champion Course at The PGA National Resort & Spa will once again host the Honda Classic, a premier event on the PGA TOUR, on February 22-28. The likes of Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, and Rory McIlroy have competed for purses of more than $5 million at Honda Classic. The infamous Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes on the Champion’s course is known to have “one of the toughest stretches in golf,” according to USA Today. The Honda Classic is more than just a routine stop on the PGA Tour. See a spectacular firework show, relax in upscale beer gardens listening to tunes, or watch the excitement from the superb VIP sections.

BallenIsles Tournaments: BallenIsles Country Club features three championship courses and many member tournaments throughout the year. The East, North and South courses were designed by two of the most highly acclaimed golf course architects of the era: Dick Wilson and Joe Lee.  Originally developed as the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, for many years it 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. Tournaments coming up include the Men’s Member- Guest Golf Tournament February 5th and the Men and Women’s Club Championship on February 26th.

As Florida's Golf Capital, The Palm Beaches set the scene for thrilling tournaments and features more than 160 courses, including the three championship courses at BallenIsles Country Club. Over the years, BallenIsles courses have been enhanced with innovative and state-of-the-art updates. The Platinum Clubs of America has awarded BallenIsles a five-star rating and the community is placed among the Top 35 residential clubs for its resort lifestyle. For more information on the BallenIsles golf experience, click here.

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art for the rest of the week in honor of Art Palm Beach. Now celebrating its 19th year, Art Palm Beach  is dedicated to contemporary, emerging and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. The fair will feature 85 exhibitors from all over the world as well as feature sculpture exhibitions will be on view during the fair dates on the entrance plaza. ArtPalmBeach is one of biggest events occurring during Art Palm Beach Week, a week filled with exhibitions and art shows happening January 19 - 24 throughout Palm Beach County. Participating venues include: Norton Museum of Art, Society of the Four Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Art Synergy, The Armory Center, Benzalten center for Creative Arts, Bold Beauty Project, Palm Beach Photographic Art Centre, White Space Collection and more. The First View and Collectors’ Invitational kicks off on Wednesday, January 20 and the fair will run Thursday 12 - 7, Friday 12 - 9, Saturday 12 - 7, and Sunday 12 - 6.  To view a full schedule of events and purchase advance tickets, click here.



Now that the holidays have passed, it is time to unwind from all the shopping and cooking with a little self-pampering. Sip on some fruit-infused water, let go during a massage and find your Zen at some of the world’s best spas in The Palm Beaches.

The Spa at The Breakers
Recently remodeled, this Spa offers guests OSEA spa services, Tammy Fender and Erbe treatments, as well as a new salon area for hair and nail services. The Spa at The Breakers is the first and only spa in the U.S. to feature Erbe spa treatments, an organic skin care line with custom formulas dating back to 16th-century Italy.

The Spa & Salon at BallenIsles
At home in the world-class Sports Complex of this prestigious private country club in Palm Beach Gardens, the Spa and Salon at BallenIsles rivals many of the famous European resorts. Cosmo & Company staffs the Spa and Salon and offers a wide array of services by experts on hand to pamper members and their guests while delivering an ultra luxe level of service.

The Spa at PGA National Resort
For the general public, you can swaddle yourself in your robe and slippers as you indulge in The Spa at PGA National Resort. While at the spa, take a dip in the Waters of the World, an exclusive set of two mineral pools with imported minerals from The Dead Sea and The Salies De Bearn.

SiSpa at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
The SiSpa combines a mix of ancient practice with modern technology. The eight treatment rooms are each inspired by bodies of water throughout the world. Heated marble beds, steam rooms, a spa patio and boutique are just some of the amenities.

There’s no better way to relax and recoup than a well-deserved spa day. While there are many local opportunities for area visitors, BallenIsles member’s enjoy the exclusive privacy of world-class spa treatments salon services within the neighborhood. Click here to view the Spa & Salon Menu. Renowned for its superb level of service, BallenIsles, new 62,000 sq. ft. sports complex that includes the spa and salon, also features a fitness center, world-class tennis facilities, swimming pools and several dining areas. To find out more about the BallenIsles lifestyle, click here.


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Serena Williams, Sportsperson of the YearLongtime Palm Beach Gardens resident Serena Williams added another major honor to her illustrious career Monday when Sports Illustrated named her Sportsperson of the Year. Williams is the first woman to be recognized with the honor as an individual since Mary Decker in 1983.

The tennis superstar dominated the sport by winning three major titles and completing her second “Serena Slam.” Williams won 53 of her 56 matches, was ranked No. 1 every week for the second consecutive year. The 34-year-old Williams accomplished all this while battling a string of injuries, producing one of the greatest late career runs in the history of any sport. We all know Serena was a force to be reckoned with on the court this year but what about off the court?

  • She danced with Donald Trump on New Year’s Eve.
  • She spent a night telling bedtime stories to the children of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
  • She chased down a cell phone thief in San Francisco and the guy gave her phone back.
  • She guest-edited Wired magazine, which published her essay urging Silicon Valley to hire more women and minorities.
  • She is currently studying premed at the University of Massachusetts.

“This year was spectacular,” said Serena Williams. “For Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, dedication and sheer determination with this award gives me hope to continue on and do better. As I always say, it takes a village— not just one person. This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team and all my fans. I am beyond honored.”

When Serena isn’t off conquering the world she is relaxing at her BallenIsles home or practicing at the BallenIsles tennis facility.  The facilities, which already were ranked #1 in the country, have recently been dramatically expanded. The new 62,000-square-foot Sports Complex now features 22 tennis courts—20 Har-Tru® clay courts, including a stadium court that seats 500, and two hard courts—as well as a full-service tennis shop for all Tennis Member needs. The facilities and magnificent homes of BallenIsles coupled with the pristine natural landscape have played an integral role in the overall character of the Club. For more information on BallenIsles, click HERE.