The Loxahatchee Club
A Platinum Club of America
Every three years, Club Leaders Forum Conducts a survey of General Managers and Club Owners/Developers to determine which 235 clubs stand out in the group of 6,000. The selected clubs, ranked in six different categories, represent the top three percent of the industry. Clubs are judged on Quality of Membership, Tradition and Culture, Amenities, Governance, and Quality of Management and Staff. The Loxahatchee Club is proud to have been selected as a Platinum Club through four consecutive surveys, moving up in rank with each new award.
A Short History of The Loxahatchee Club
The Club was conceived by Canadian real estate developer Gordon Gray along with Jack Nicklaus, during a round of golf in Naples, Florida, when Nicklaus expressed a wish to design a first-class golf course near his home in Palm Beach County, a project that Gray undertook as the developer.
750 acres of land in the town of Jupiter were acquired by Gray and his partner, fellow Canadian Brian Magee.
1983 - 1984
First known as the Alabaster Golf Club for the white sand topping much of the land, The Loxahatchee Club was designed by Nicklaus and built by Wadsworth Construction.
The course opened in mid-February with Nicklaus and Club Professional Mike Gray playing an exhibition round.
The course was voted "Best New Private Course" by Golf Digest magazine
1985 - 2000
The Club hosted a Pro-Am benefiting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, under the direction of Barbara Nicklaus.
The course was ranked among "America's Top 100" by Golf Digest magazine.
The Club hosted the Society of Seniors' Ralph Bogart Invitational, held annually for America's leading senior amateur golfers.
The Club hosts a Pro-Am featuring top LPGA players that benefits the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
The Club hosted the United States Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship, won by Clarence Moore.
The Loxahatchee Club course was voted "One of America's Best Golf Courses" by Golfweek magazine.
The Club was named one of the "Fifty Best Caddie Programs" in the country by Links Magazine.
A major clubhouse renovation was completed.
Club Leaders Forum designated The Loxahatchee Club as one of the nation's top fifteen golf clubs. Other clubs receiving this first-time distinction include Augusta National, Pine Valley, Winged Foot, Cypress Point, Baltusrol, Seminole, Shinnecock Hills, Merion, Peachtree, Muirfield Village, The Honors Course, San Francisco Golf Club, Castle Pines, and Butler National.
A major golf course re-irrigation, re-drainage, re-grassing, and a re-design of the course by Jack Nicklaus was completed between April and November. The following year, Golf Digest named it the #8 "Best Golf Course Renovation."
2006, 2009 & 2012
Once again, in 2012, The Loxahatchee Club was awarded the Platinum Club of America Award, ranking #6 of the Top Golf Clubs nationwide. In 2009, the Club ranked #9 of the nation's Top Golf Clubs. In 2006, the Club was ranked #12 of the nation's Top Golf Clubs, while the community was ranked #7 of the nation's Top Residential Communities. In 2003, the Club was ranked #15 of the Top Golf Clubs nationwide.
The Loxahatchee Club named in Golfweek's top 100 residential course list as one of the 100 Best Residential Courses.
February 2017 - Golf Digest - Strategy by Jack Nicklaus. Mr. Nicklaus strategies how to play #18 at The Loxahatchee Club.
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October 2019 - The Loxahatchee Club was
awarded as one of the top 100 Platinum Clubs of the World for 2020-21!
Platinum status is the most revered and respected recognition for Private Clubs
around the world. Acknowledgment as a Platinum Club is an honor for the
Leadership, Members and Staff of the Clubs they represent.The Platinum Clubs®
of the World election is conducted by Club Leaders Forum every two years.
Platinum Clubs are recognized as they excel in best practices and represent the
benchmark and standard of Excellence for the finest Private Golf & Country
Clubs, City Clubs and, new this year, Yacht Clubs around the globe.
November 2019 - Florida Links Living Magazine - The Loxahatchee Club - This intimate private golf community revolves around its signature Jack Nicklaus signature golf course with their commitment to uncompromising quality, which a upcoming 15 Million dollar renovation will only elevate.Links Magazine - Nov 2019.pdf