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DESCRIPTIONEmerald Dunes Golf Club, located just minutes from West Palm Beach, Florida.
E M E R A L D D U N E S C L U B
EMERALD DUNES CLUBA CLUB WHERE the games simple and enduring virtues are embraced and nurtured,where the privileged members enjoy one of the very finest courses in the nation, just minutes from
Palm Beach, Emerald Dunes is a sanctuary for those who love the game of golf.
The moment members enter the gates of Emerald Dunes, they leave the stress of everyday life
behind and find themselves in a serene environment dedicated entirely to the enjoyment of golf.
There is no pressure to rush for a tee time, because there are no tee times. When members make
their way to the first tee, at whatever moment that may be, they know and appreciate that they will
have the course virtually all to themselves.
Whether its playing 18 holes in the company of a few good friends or in solitude, members set
their own paceperhaps less than three hours but rarely more than fouron a golf course rich
with exceptional natural beauty and wildlife.
WHEN AMERICAS pre-eminent golf course architect Tom
Fazio unveiled Emerald Dunes in 1990, it was greeted with unanimous
acclaim, quickly climbing onto numerous lists of the best courses in
the state and nation. Working with nearly 200 acres of prime golf
terrain, including an exceptional run of
natural dunes, Fazio made the most of
this opportunity and crafted a series of
visually spectacular and challenging holes.
True to its name, the course was indeed,
a rare gem.
Now more than two decades
later, Emerald Dunes has been polished
to a new level of luster thanks to a multi-
million-dollar refinement personally
supervised by Fazio. Every hole has been
enhanced, whether at the tee, the fairway or the green. At the same
time, a vast amount of foliage has been planted along the perimeter,
thus ensuring privacy and seclusion while enhancing the natural
beauty of each hole. The end result is an aesthetically breathtaking,
versatile and stimulating experience for players of all levels.
THE GOLF COURSE
TOM FAZ IO
Consisting of 18 holes and five sets of tees, the total
yardage ranges from just under 5,200 to over 7,100
yards, with a par of 72. There is always a generous
amount of variety and movement at Emerald Dunes.
Almost each of the long holes bends gently or sharply
to the right or left, and with an 80-foot elevation
differential from the highest to the lowest point of the
course, many of these holes
also move up and down.
With more than 100
bunkers and 60 acres of
lakes, a player is ensured
of recurrent encounters
with water, sometimes on
the left, sometimes on the
right, but rarely straight
ahead. The exposure tends to lurk subtly at the side,
coaxing and cajoling, forcing the player to decide
should he play it safe or should he overpower it?
The par threes test a players talent while rewarding
a well-struck shot. Water is ever present, adding peril
but never prohibiting a player from successfully
navigating a hole. Also skillfully positioned but never
threatening, the bunkers on the short holes cleverly
add to the challenge.
Particularly unique to Fazios master plan renovation
are the characteristics of the cart paths. Unlike the
typical, hard, concrete paths commonly implemented
at most golf clubs, the paths at Emerald Dunes consist
of crushed native coquina shells complemented with
old-world hand-set pavers; a subtle accent that
produces a substantial and pleasing impact to the
already splendid natural
In designing this course,
Fazio focused on producing
a truly memorable golf
experience. Using the broad
palette available to him
the deep blue lakes, the
glittering white sand, the
golden hues of the native grasses and of course the
emerald duneshe created 18 stunning portraits, each
a masterpiece of composition, texture and color.
Today, more than ever, this is a golf haven designed
to please the players eye, test the mind and muscle,
and soothe the soul. A sanctuary for those who cherish
the sport and respect the game in a most natural
and peaceful setting, Emerald Dunes is truly a classic
When Emerald Dunes f irst opened in 1990, the golf course was quickly ranked as one ofthe best in the state of Florida. Following the recent master plan renovation that we did in2011, the golf course is now amongst the top in the country. Tom Fazio
THE SHORT GAME AREA& 19THHOLE
THE CLUBS new short game area is the ideal setting for players to hone
their skills at chipping, pitching, putting and bunker shots. Set across four acres,
it begins with a 19th or bye hole for settling tied matches, which may be played
anywhere from 85 to 135 yards. There are multiple target greens, surrounded by
sand traps, swales and chipping areasall of which replicate the challenges of the
course. Everything was designed to USGA specifications by Fazio, including the
9,500-square-foot putting green. And just steps away is a brand-new verandah,
paved with reclaimed French limestone and landscaped with a wide variety of
decorative trees and plants, where members may take a break and relax with a cool
drink. So whether its before or after a round or simply just to work on the game,
practice is always enjoyed.
SHORT GAME AREA
THE DRIVING RANGE at Emerald Dunes is a mere chip shot from the
first and tenth tees, but for many reasons, it can be hard for players to tear themselves
away to the course.
There isnt just one tee area, there are twofacing each other and
separated by more than 300 yardsallowing for practice in any kind
of wind conditions.
There arent just flagsticks for alignment, there are strategically positioned
target greensfive of them situated from 50 to 225 yards and flanked with
bunkersall designed by Fazio to mimic the greens and bunker
configurations on the golf course.
THE DRIVING RANGE& TEACHING CENTER
Add golfer on screen and retouch wires
Theres a shallow-faced sand trap for working on a full
range of fairway bunker shots.
There arent ordinary practice balls. The club standard is brand new
Titleist Pro V1 golf balls.
The opposite end of the eight-acre facility hosts a 1,500-square-foot
Teaching Center, equipped with two teaching bays where the
outstanding staff of golf professionals use video and state-of-the-art
computer technology to help members improve their games. Included
is a club fitting and repair center, and just next to the center are four
mini chipping greens and a USGA putting green.
Combine all of this with the new short game area, and clearly Emerald
Dunes offers its members the finest practice facilities imaginable.
THE EMERALD DUNES CLUBHOUSE could easily
grace a sunny hillside in Tuscany. Its terra cotta roof, striking
archways and bougainvillea-draped
walls greet members and their guests
with a most pleasant welcome.
Inside, the atmosphere is under-
stated elegance, with a simple yet
sophisticated dcor, natural lighting,
neutral fabrics and clean lines. An
impressive collection of vintage golf
photography adorns the walls of the
corridors and enriches every corner
of every room. The feeling is prominent: Emerald Dunes is a place
for those who love the game of golf and respect its history and
Members and their guests most often gather in the open-plan
dining area. At the west end is a bar designed for conviviality, with
comfortable bar-back chairs and ample space to enjoy good conver-
sation or perhaps, to watch the game of the day. The main dining
DIN ING ROOM
L IV ING ROOM
room, somehow both expansive and intimate at the same time, unites
wide-plank antique French oak floors and 15-foot-high coffered ceilings
to provide a stylish, elegant and warm atmosphere that features an
expansive view of the golf course.
The food and beverage at Emerald Dunes is equally refined. High-
lighting a Modern American
flare, the menu is balanced and
diverse with offerings from
sophisticated small plates and
entre salads using complex
new flavors to more traditional
club fare. By sourcing most of
their meats and produce from
locally owned businesses,
Emerald Dunes is proud to be part of the farm-to-table movement, and
thanks to a talented and adventurous chef, the menu changes
seasonally so that the bill of fare remains fresh and tantalizing.
Unique to Emerald Dunes and best yet: All of the exquisitely prepared
food and beverages that go with it come at no additional cost. Due to
an inspired management policy, annual dues at Emerald Dunes include
unlimited food and beverages for both members and their spouses.