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Palm Beach Spins Back

PRIVATE GEMS
As is generally true of Palm Beach County, old and new money are both amply represented in the area's assortment of private clubs.

THE BEAR'S CLUB, Jupiter. You know the bear we mean. Opened in 2000, it is a place known for serious golf (and serious homes).

THE EVERGLADES CLUB, Palm Beach. The first "exclusive" club in the area, thanks to funding from Paris Singer, of the sewing-machine fortune. Known more as a social setting than a stiff golf challenge.

IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, West Palm Beach. Three Nicklaus-designed courses—one each by Jack, Jack II and Steve.

JUPITER HILLS CLUB, Tequesta. Two eighteen-holers, one by George Fazio and the other a collaboration with brother Tom.

MIRASOL GOLF CLUB, Palm Beach Gardens. An Arthur Hills layout and (soon) one by Tom Fazio; host of next year's Honda Classic.

OLD MARSH GOLF CLUB, Palm Beach Gardens. This Pete Dye design opened in 1987 and hosted the 1992 Women's Mid-Amateur. Its wealthy membership is known for a traditional approach to the game.

PALM BEACH POLO & COUNTRY CLUB, Wellington. The Dunes course does a persuasive impersonation of a links layout; the longer Cypress course features the namesake tree in the middle of a fairway.

SEMINOLE GOLF CLUB, North Palm Beach. This Donald Ross classic dates to 1929, reeks of golf lore and is as exclusive as they come.

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB, West Palm Beach. Designed by Jim Fazio, this is a hot ticket and a new bastion of dedication to the game.

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