On the northern side of Palm Beach Gardens, and across Donald Ross Road from The Bear's Club and The Ritz Carlton lies the gracious Frenchman's Creek Beach and Country Club. Although this area is known for it's country clubs like Admirals Cove, Jonathan's Landing, Frenchman's Reserve, BallenIsles and Mirasol, Frenchman's Creek is in a very special class.
From Wikipedia: Frenchman's Creek Beach and Country Club a residents-only, year round residential country club community set on 700 acres of land. The community is comprised of 606 Florida luxury homes - 188 custom / million dollar estate homes, 90 villa homes, 291 patio homes and 37 town homes. Ninety-five (95) of these homes are located on deep water canals offering boating and yachting activities. Eleven (11) homes are located outside the confines of the main community with intra-coastal water access, adjacent to the public marina. Home prices range from $750,000 to over $5 million.
One of the things that makes the Club so special is that it was built at a time when more land could be used for the common enjoyment which is unlike the Clubs of today. What this means is the Club has a feel of casual elegance that is not found in the newer clubs. The shot above is the waterfall and pond at the main entrance.
This shot was taken at the guard house. Another distinctive feature of the club is the very mature landscape as evidenced by the oaks above. Oaks like these cannot be bought and need years to develop.
This is the spacious main boulevard leading from the entrance up to the clubhouse. I've included it just to show the scale of the public space.
Here is a shot looking back from the clubhouse to the driving range with it's covered practice area.
Here are some interior shots of the clubhouse lobby.
Here are some pictures of the Beach Club.
Frenchman's Creek stands at the top of the fine clubs in this area.
Is this a great place to live? You bet it is! You can find out more by visiting my website at http://www.coastalfloridarealestate.net/ and the real estate blog attached to the site. I also maintain a blog on the Coastal Florida Lifestyle and post lifestyle videos at my You Tube Channel.