Put your putts to the test on some of South Florida’s premier courses
Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is surrounded by endless opportunities to enjoy all South Florida has to offer. Known for its beaches, parks, and gorgeous golf courses, Boca Raton has long been a popular resort city attracting those looking for a little slice of paradise. South Florida’s favorable weather year-round makes it the perfect haven for golfers, and with a number of large tournaments every season, there are plenty of chances to show off your skills and challenge yourself to a little competition, including opportunities to benefit local and national charities. Here is a guide to the best tournaments to check out in Boca Raton and the surrounding cities this spring.
Celebrating its 7th year, the Make-A-Wish Polen Capital Golf Tournament is an annual tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, an organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. This year, the tournament will take place on March 7th at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria property and one of the country’s premier resort destinations. The resort is home to two of South Florida’s most renowned golf courses—the famed Resort Course that is considered one of Florida’s golden age courses and The Country Club Course, a visually stunning course a short shuttle drive from the Beach Club.
Both courses offer truly exquisite golf experiences, making it a perfect location for this tournament benefiting such an incredible organization. To date, the tournament has granted more than 180 wishes to children in the local community, and this year’s participation will help make many more possible in the future.
Bringing the unwavering spirit of the Marine Corps to South Florida, the South Florida Annual Golf Tournament has been supporting the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children—The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation—for 45 years. Hosted just 20 minutes south of Boca Raton at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club, this event is one of the area’s longest-standing fundraiser tournaments and includes breakfast, a welcome ceremony, lunch, and a silent auction following 18 holes kicked off by a shotgun start. The following night, sponsors and Marine Corps guests will be honored at a Sponsor’s Reception featuring an open bar, food, and music.
The courses at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club are challenging to players of all abilities yet welcoming to newer players, providing opportunities for golfers of all levels to participate in the tournament. With stunning trees, rolling hills, and interesting bunker configurations, the tournament’s course keeps things interesting for all golfers, from beginners to experts. Sign up today for the March 12th tournament.
Known as South Florida’s number one charity golf tournament, the Red Door Classic is a sure-fire can’t-miss on the spring Boca Raton-area tournament circuit. Taking place in nearby Miami Shores at the Miami Shores Country Club, this event is a fun way to benefit three charities (the FIU First Generation Scholarship Fund, the Buoniconti Fund, and the Florida Nu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon) and is open to golfers of all skill levels. The course is among the most unique in South Florida, featuring rolling, immaculately maintained terrain surrounded by majestic oak trees. The historic clubhouse also makes for the perfect place to celebrate post-tournament. Drink stations along the course keep the mood high and the ambiance lively all day long. The day kicks off on February 28th at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start and 6:15 p.m. dinner and award reception.
If these events make you want to enjoy Boca Raton’s premier waterfront community on a more permanent basis, contact us today to explore Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club luxury real estate. We can help you find a property that’s perfect for you.