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Three Ways To De-stress During the Holiday Season

You’ve written down your ‘to do’ list, organized your calendar for all of the parties and festivities that you’re invited to and hosting for…but did you remember to take some “me time”? There’s a lot to remember for the holidays, but the last thing that you should be doing is neglecting yourself. Pencil in some fun and relaxation in Palm Beach Gardens with these three fun activities:

Relax At Our Spa

Our Cosmo & Company Spa located in the Sports Complex offers a variety of treatments to ease your mind, such as mud wraps, spray tanning, and our Zarja Signature Massage. Beyond spa treatments, we also offer haircuts and spa packages, so that you can grab a last minute stocking stuffer while you treat yourself. Call (561)625-2625 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our treatments.

Find Your Inner Nature At John D. MacArthur State Park

Sometimes, the best way to get away from the frenetic pace of the holiday season is to escape to nature. Located at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur State Park isn’t even thirteen minutes from BallenIsles. Plus, with affordable kayak rentals to explore Munyon Island with, two self-guided nature trails for hikers to enjoy, and the gorgeous beach bordering the Atlantic Ocean, John D. MacArthur State Park can be your oasis from the holiday frenzy.

Explore History at the Jupiter Lighthouse

The very symbol of Jupiter Inlet itself, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has stood and guided ships since 1860. Today, the lighthouse itself serves as an Aid To Navigation and a beloved local icon. The lighthouse tour, which includes a walk through the lighthouse and lighthouse history museum, can be taken from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., with tickets at $12 for adults, and $6 for kids (but daytime tours are free on Wednesdays with valid proof of Martin or Palm Beach County residency!).

The holidays indeed can be a stressful time, but when you work in some time for quiet and privacy, they don’t have to be! Whether visiting our state of the art spa, award winning golf courses, and unique restaurants, or bringing a few guests to one of the many holiday celebrations on our social calendar, there’s always time for you at BallenIsles! Start relaxing now!

BallenIsles – Sales Success

As one of the most prestigious clubs in Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles usually sets the standard in a variety of categories for many of the other area clubs. Its world-class facilities, gorgeous, coastal chic homes and superb level of service make BallenIsles a highly desirable destination. And, with the recent announcement of exciting renovations happening to the community Club House, BallenIsles is spearheading growth in Palm Beach Gardens once again.

BallenIsles sales success in 2017 has made this renovation even more exciting. Up in total revenue and home/membership sales year-over-year, BallenIsles Marketing Director Brian Merbler says the Club House renovations is making all the difference.

The new club will have about 25,000 more square feet, a 19th hole with outdoor seating, a la carte dining and a new lobby lounge. There will be a fireplace in the grill room and new floors. Board of Directors President Jack Cook said the project has been long in planning and is needed for the current membership’s enjoyment and future growth. BallenIsles plans to put up a large tent in October for activities while its club is a work zone. The new BallenIsles club should be finished by next summer.

Built around the interests of its diverse members, BallenIsles offers a rich list of "Clubs-within-the-Club" activities, where members can share common interests with small, more intimate groups. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling BallenIsles their home.

BallenIsles is also heralded for their unwavering commitment to wellness and fitness with its $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.

BallenIsles – Best of Fall

It is always a pleasure to call Palm Beach Gardens home. The weather, the shopping, the dining, it is a true year-round destination for those enjoy the finer things in life. However, many locals enjoy Fall the best because of the changing weather, the excitement of season just around the corner and plenty of fun events. Check out why Fall in the Gardens is the best time of year!

1. The Weather

Never short on the sunshine, the weather in South Florida this time of year is ideal. The summer humidity begins to fade and gentle ocean breeze sweeps through town centers providing the perfect afternoon stroll or beach side picnic climate. While our friends to the north prepare for that awful winter chill, our residents are filled with excitement for the following months.

2. Beginning of Season

The weather breaking is enough to get excited about but with the season just around the corner, there’s plenty more to get ready for. Local golf courses, clubs, restaurants and shops are all gearing up for their favorite customers to return to the Palm Beaches for the winter months. It is hard not to get caught up in the exciting build up!

3. Fall Events

Last but certainly not least, some of the best events in the area happen in October! The Palm Beach Gardens Fall Fest highlights this year’s calendar as this family-friendly event takes place on Oct. 27 at the Burns Road Rec Center. Gustets are welcomed to dress up and trick-or-treat with the little ones while enjoying some adult beverages and jamming to live tunes.

Here are some other events to look out for:

Ready to call the Palm Beaches home yet? We can’t blame you.

Palm Beach Gardens are chock full of the very best country club communities in the world. All across the globe names of the very best clubs in the Palm Beach echo throughout the world’s elite as they make their move to secure their own little piece of the South Florida paradise. Industry leaders, A-list movie stars and sporting icon’s all mingle among the Palm Beaches pristine shoreline and world-class attractions.

Woven into the tropical fabric of Palm Beach Gardens is a private club community unlike any other in the country. BallenIsles simply resonates with world-class facilities, from three championship golf courses and a tennis facility ranked #1 in the country by the USTA, to an abundance of other amenities and it’s about to get even better. Members recently approved a $35 million clubhouse renovation project which will be the first major upgrade of the Clubhouse facility in more than a decade.

The community of BallenIsles is made up of nearly 1,600 residences in 33 intimate neighborhoods, each characterized by its own unique identity. The wide array of residences include patio homes, golf villas, courtyard homes, luxury condominiums and elegant estate homes. The magnificent homes of BallenIsles coupled with the pristine natural landscape have played an integral role in the overall character of the Club. If you would like to schedule a tour of BallenIsles, please click here. To learn more about our residential opportunities, click here.

Palm Beach Gardens Bridge Palm Beach Gardens is defined by its transformation over the past 60 years from cattle grazing land with one squatter among its residents to an affluent community of more than 50,000. These days, the upscale shops and restaurants along PGA Boulevard are unmatched anywhere else in the county and its spectacular golf continues to amaze. 

Here the top 5 things that define Palm Beach Gardens, 

1. Golf: Gated golf communities abound in this city, including the prestigious BallenIsles. Many professional golfers call the area home including Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. Each year, droves of fans visit for The Honda Classic, which generates about $45 million in tourism dollars and draws more than 4 million viewers from 250 countries who see Palm Beach Gardens on their TV screens. The tournament generates more than $3 million for South Florida children’s charities, too.

2. New construction: All the new residents lured to Palm Beach Gardens by the golf and fair weather need places to live and work. BallenIsles continues to set the standards for luxury and excellence as they have began to rebuild their clubhouse. The new clubhouse at BallenIsles will have about 25,000 more square feet, a 19th hole with outdoor seating, a la carte dining and a new lobby lounge. There will be a fireplace in the grill room and new floors. The new BallenIsles Clubhouse should be finished by next summer.

3. Luxury shopping: Although The Gardens Mall is diversifying its variety of shops, the luxury stores you find there rival the ones on Fifth Avenue in New York City, or its Florida twin, Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue. If boutique shopping is more your flair, head just to the west to Downtown at the Gardens, where the kids can also blow off steam on the specially-made carousel.

4. Restaurants: Good luck getting into any of the top restaurants on PGA Boulevard in less than two hours without a reservation in season. Palm Beach County’s top chefs know how to cater to discerning diners. The parking lot is always packed in PGA Commons, but the new Bricktop’s in the former River House is already popular with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Tim Lipman’s Coolinary Cafe and new Parched Pig in Donald Ross Village shouldn’t be snubbed, though.

5. Lush landscaping: MacArthur set the tone by naming the city’s first streets after flowers and trees. He even had a 75-ton, 60-foot Banyan tree moved from a woman’s backyard to the city entrance at Northlake and MacArthur boulevards — a costly, time-consuming proposition. The 80-year old tree is still there today. A second tree was moved to keep it company a year later.

Woven into the tropical fabric of Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles simply resonates with world-class facilities. From three championship golf courses and a tennis facility ranked #1 in the country by the USTA, to an abundance of other amenities, this new clubhouse will set a new standard of luxury for club communities. 

All are enhanced by the warm and friendly social environment at BallenIsles. Built around the interests of its diverse members, BallenIsles offers a rich list of "Clubs-within-the-Club" activities, where members can share common interests with small, more intimate groups. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling BallenIsles their home.  

BallenIsles is also heralded for their unwavering commitment to wellness and fitness with its $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.

New Poolside Menu Offered at BallenIslesWe are pleased to announce that BallenIsles is now offering Poolside Food & Beverage service available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. You can enjoy a bit from our special poolside menu of gourmet burgers, hand-crafted sandwiches and fresh salads and cool down with the beverage selection from our bar. There will also be a children's menu available. We hope you can spend your summer weekends relaxing and enjoying yourself at the pool at BallenIsles! Click here to see the new Poolside Menu!