Featured in an episode of the Golf Channel’s The Haney Project, Palm Beach Par 3’s acclaimed layout blankets the breezy space right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway. Originally designed in 1961 by famed course architect Joe Lee, the course received a face-lift from Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd in 2009, adding drama to a water-kissed terrain that has hosted the LPGA Pro-Am and welcomed players of the likes of George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, and the Hamburglar. Stitched by the curvy trunks of vibrant palm trees, the course’s saltwater- and drought-resilient paspalum grass helps it thrive in its seashore location. With the longest hole measuring in at 196 yards, Palm Beach Par 3 provides ample opportunities for players to snag a coveted hole in one.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by Joe Lee and refurbished by Raymond Floyd
18-hole, par 27 course
Length of 2,572 yards from the farthest tees
Three tee options
The tenants who occupy the 12-stall barn at Equestrian's First Place are being conditioned for a variety of specialties. Among them are fast-galloping barrel horses with names such as Pleasure and Mystery, as well as steeds, including Sonyadore, who has been trained for Western-style trotting and English-style reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Under the direction of stable whiz Sarah Brown, this Royal Palm Beach horse hamlet introduces newcomers to the saddle and helps longtime owners overcome training challenges. Each of the stable’s certified trainers possesses an attentiveness to horse psychology and to the nuances of horse-human interaction. Using that expert knowledge, they create cues that owners can use at home to turn their rambunctious ponies into appropriately calm carousel employees. They welcome all levels of riders for beginners’ lessons and for tune-up training.:m]]
Step N Dance founder Tony Duarte began dancing as a child in Nicaragua. Soon after moving to Miami at age 16, he developed an interest in styles ranging from the waltz to the hustle. With the new discovery of so many new steps came a passionate love of one particular style, however, and Duarte soon mastered the art of salsa. Over his career, Duarte’s skills have been seen on PBS, Univision, and every time he crosses the street. Classes at his own studio lean strongly towards salsa and other Latin styles, each enlivened with a smattering of jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban influences.
The Scuba Club's expert instructors and divemasters charter breathtaking and breath-preserving underwater adventures in the beautiful tropical waters of the Treasure Coast. Like an invitation to an
Aquaman’s garden party, each boat-dive scuba trip requires patrons to bring only a swimsuit and valid scuba certification, with all other necessary accouterments and amenities, including computerized regulators, showers, and changing rooms, provided by the company’s undersea quartermasters. Before each dive, trusty guides shepherd guests through the warm, blue waters of the Gulf Stream aboard a US Coast Guard–approved vessel with a full complement of safety equipment. Once in the water, divers witness the wonders of local undersea flora and fauna, engaging in visual interaction with turtles, moray eels, amberjacks, angelfish, and abandoned Atlantean garage sales.
Staffed by professional fighters of several styles such as professional boxing trainer Lou Martinez and American Top Team Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and UFC trainer Marcos da Matta, Palm Beach Boxing whips pugilists into fighting shape with a crammed calendar of classes. An official Spinning facility, Palm Beach Boxing pushes indoor cyclists to their limits, preparing them for a season of indoor soccer playing and indoor sunbathing. Meanwhile students can roughhouse in their own way with Brazlian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, and other classes of eight to 20 people, for both children six years old and over and adults, employing rows of punching bags, speed bags, and weight machines.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
Insider tips on tidal patterns and secret surf spots, borne of a lifetime in local waters, are part of the intangible edge offered by Singer Island Surf Camp Inc., in operation for the past 15 years and run by a born-and-raised native of Palm Beach. As a Palm Beach County native, camp founder and owner Paige Parker doesn’t remember a time she wasn’t closely tied to the water. When she and her neighborhood pals were kids, she recalls, “The ocean was our playground and our babysitter.” And though it's probably true that anyone with a lifeguard certification could lead snorkeling tours and sportfishing charters, Parker knows that her inborn understanding of the local tidal patterns makes a difference.
A staff of surf-seasoned EMTs and firefighters who are also certified in ocean rescue, lifeguard, CPR, and first aid help Parker lead private and group surfing lessons for all ages and experience levels as well as provide paddleboarding and kayaking instruction. And when school’s out, kids aged 6–16 years old can dive into summer camps and surf along Singer Island's reef-and-sandbar system or paddleboard to Peanut Island. A full rental shop, meanwhile, fills out its stock of standard surf gear with standup paddleboards, kayaks, water trampolines, and inflatable water wheels.
As one of 15 chapters in Florida and nearly 200 worldwide, The First Tee of The Palm Beaches uses the game of golf to instill in local children positive life skills and a love of physical activity. The organization recognizes that life between the ages of 5 and 17 can be full of new experiences and difficult challenges—one might call them hazards—and organizes its on-course curriculum to help teach Nine Core Values that can be carried throughout life.
The list includes things like honesty, which covers telling the truth about scores; integrity, which teaches that players should never move their ball even if no one is looking; and perseverance, which instructs youngsters to never give up even if that means diving after a ball into a water hazard. The organization brings kids together—nearly 350 on a given week—for summer camps and after-school sessions at the Michael B. Finnegan Golf Learning Center, where they have access to a par 3 course, short-game practice areas, and a driving range, all presided over by PGA- and LPGA-certified instructors.
Webert Benoit and Natalia Manusha are familiar faces on the professional dancing circuit; the two regularly twirl and dip at Professional American Rhythm competitions. When they're not competing, they can be found at Palm Beach Dancing, a studio with polished wood floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. In that elegant environment, Webert and Natalia guide individuals and groups through dances such as cha-cha, tango, foxtrot, swing, and rumba. A weekly dance party gives students the opportunity to showcase their skills in a relaxed environment.
Beach Water Sports matches patrons up with watercraft ranging from paddleboards to powerboats, and encourages them to explore the surrounding azure waters. Seafarers can opt for a relaxing day on a pontoon, even sneaking in some sightseeing on an excursion to Peck Lake to drop in on its populations of manatees and sea turtles. Those eyeing a more-thrilling time on the water can take a rented jet ski buzzing through Hobe Sound and Jupiter or try to start an ocean whirlpool by only paddling on one side of the standup paddleboard.
Tim Feld doesn’t try to rebuild golf swings. Instead, during lessons at Lone Pine Golf Club, he simplifies them, focusing on small changes that could produce large results. Tim has relied on this approach for more than 12 years, and has helped men, women, and junior golfers alike improve their games in the process. Today, Tim's lessons also include video highlights, which students can refer to while practicing at home or throw on the TV to enliven dull dinner parties.
Signature service: Salsa dance lessons
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Very Fine Dance Shoes
Pro Tip: Our Salsa group is extremely friendly. From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel welcomed.
Small Fish Big Fish Swim School starts young, teaching kids how to swim before they learn how to walk. That way, they will have a foundation for paddling and stroking through the water with ease. Swim classes start with float techniques for babies to reduce the danger of drowning and progress through swim skills for all ages.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Hoyt, PSE, Darton, Lancaster Archery Supply, Field Logic
Established in 1978, the executive course at Lone Pine Golf Club gives golfers of every skill level the chance to play a quick and exciting round. Players find birdies attainable throughout the course as they take aim at the overall par of 62. Groups typically take between 2.5 and 3 hours to traverse the short, easily walkable course, allowing golfers to conserve energy without shaving their heads to reduce drag. Visitors who would like to squeeze in some practice can launch balls skyward from grass tees at the club's practice facility, and hone short strokes on its putting and chipping green.Course at a Glance: