Eastpointe Country Club
Two Clubs in One
By David Theoret
Eastpointe Country Club Palm in Beach Gardens, Florida is twice the club of others in the area. Literally. It has two full service clubhouses, two fitness centers, two practice areas and two Fazio courses (George and his nephew, Tom). Just about two of everything.
Eastpointe Country Club sits within the gated community of Eastpointe in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The community is located just west of Interstate 95 on the south side of Donald Ross Road and has 875 single family homes. Originally, there were two full-service country clubs within the community: Eastpointe Country Club and the Golf and Racquet Club. The two clubs merged in 2015 with Eastpointe assuming the Golf & Racquet's Club's debt. As of 2003, Eastpointe is a mandatory membership community. Homeowners are required to at least become social members. However, membership is not just limited to residents. More on that later. There are currently about 1000 total members.
The community of Eastpointe is diverse and includes young families looking to be near the great public schools that Palm Beach Gardens is known for. The members at Eastpointe Country Club share a belief in creating a genuine connection with the community and are committed to helping those less fortunate. Throughout the year, Eastpointe hosts activities and events aimed at helping local charities. Fundraisers include: Have a Heart Charity Week and Play for P.I.N.K. You can find out more about these events on the Eastpointe Country Club website.
There is a saying that membership has its privileges, and this is certainly true at Eastpointe. Members have exclusive access to 36 holes of World Class Championship golf on courses designed by renowned architects George and Tom Fazio. Golfers also have access to two comprehensive practice facilities that include driving ranges, putting greens and practice bunkers.
The golf courses at Eastpointe have been designated as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. They are part of a prestigious list of the world's top environmentally sensitive facilities. Even the members at Eastpointe Country Club have become involved and maintained a strong environmental policy including a tree program that receives numerous donations throughout the year.
The East Course opened for play in 1974. From the back tees it plays 7011 yards with a course rating of 74.2 and a slope of 131. This par 72 course features wide fairways with well bunkered and challenging green complexes. The East course is quite playable and challenges players of all skill levels. Rolling fairways, Bermuda grass greens and shimmering lakes will delight the senses and make you want to come back and play again. The East Course's signature hole is number 18, a daunting par 4, dogleg right that measures 463 yards from the back tees and culminates with an island green. Mere mortal men will play it from 377 yards, while most ladies will have a go at it from around 350 yards (for the ladies it's a par 5). Water down the entire right side and two strategically placed fairway bunkers on the left side off the tee put the emphasis on straight. Unless you hit a great drive, don't be ashamed to layup and go for the one-putt par. Don't be surprised to see blue herons, pelicans or even an osprey fishing in the lake - just hope they don't bring up your ball!
The West Course was designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in 1982. West offers a challenge to all levels of players. The course plays to a par 70 and is considerably shorter than its sister course, playing only 6458 yards from the back tees. Don't let the length fool you. The fairways are narrow, the greens are small and well bunkered and there are numerous water hazards. The West Course presents a far different challenge than the East and demands accuracy and precision. The signature hole on the West Course is a medium length par 3 that plays 159 yards over water to a medium sized, kidney shaped green. With the water in front and bunkers front right and back left, hole 10 can be one of the most intimidating shots on the course. Par is a good score here.
In addition to two championship Fazio golf courses, Eastpointe offers two superb practice facilities that include expansive driving ranges and well-manicured putting and chipping greens. There are two fully stocked pro shops and a friendly and knowledgeable staff of PGA certified teaching professionals who can help fine tune your game.
There are many other amenities as well. If you like to play tennis, there are 16 Har-Tru courts at Eastpointe. You'll have the opportunity to meet players of all skill levels and enjoy leisurely and competitive games with family and friends. After you heat up on the course or on the courts, cool off in the heated, 2,800 square-foot pool. Eastpointe also offers members a fitness center at each clubhouse. Each fitness center is staffed with certified personal trainers whose goal is to see to it that members attain their peak health and fitness levels. And, Eastpointe's lively social calendar and spacious card rooms help members create lasting memories.
The staff at Eastpointe Country Club is a team of dedicated professionals that are committed to providing exceptional golf, dining and social experiences in a warm and inviting environment that feels like home.
After your round, you'll probably want to unwind and rehash some of your best shots with your partners. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and quick bite or a formal sit-down meal, Eastpointe offers five dining venues for members. The Grille Room overlooks the 18th hole on the East Course and offers a fun and casual setting for a round of drinks or lunch after your round. The West Bar is the hub of the West Clubhouse and much like the Grille Room, offers a casual atmosphere with spectacular views. Should you find yourself poolside, you can enjoy a casual BBQ or afternoon cocktails around the pool.
Each clubhouse has its own formal dining room. Eastpointe's culinary team realizes that dining is more than just a meal, it's about sharing and celebrating with family and friends. Whether you're there for Sunday Brunch, the memorable lunch buffet or one of Eastpointe's themed Friday Night Dinners, the staff will see to it that you have an enjoyable experience.
Eastpointe Country Club offers several membership options for both residents and non-residents. Options include Club Social and Resident Social, Full Golf and Junior Full Golf and Discovery Memberships. The latter is available to non-residents who have never been a member of Eastpointe. Discovery members have all the benefits and privileges of a full golf member, but do not have voting rights. Discovery Memberships require a 2-year commitments and are paid each year in four installments (September - December).
Unlike many local private clubs, Eastpointe offers both Summer and Seasonal memberships. Summer Memberships are now available for 2019 and run from May 15th - October 15th. Summer Members enjoy complete access to golf, fitness, tennis, social, pool, and dining privileges. Unlimited Golf Cart rental upgrades are also available! Seasonal memberships are available in consecutive periods of two, three or four months between November and April. Eastpointe also has a reciprocal program that includes over 30 clubs across the United States and Canada.
To arrange a personal tour of Eastpointe Country Club or for more information, contact Rebekah Kindel, Membership Director, at (561) 626 - 6860 x122 or shoot her an email at email@example.com.
Both Fazio-designed championship courses feature pristine lakes, strategically placed bunkers, rolling fairways, and well-bunkered green complexes. While members may favor one course over the other, they are welcome to enjoy either one at any time. The members are vibrant, active and friendly and always looking to expand their circle of friendship to include newcomers.
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About: David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 10 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids - the latter of which never seems to help. David's articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel and equipment websites.
Growing up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, it was naturally assumed he would play hockey. Beginning at the age of 3 and continuing into his late 30's, he did just that. However, after one too many pucks to the head, he realized that golf was a lot easier on the body (whoever said hockey players were slow) and took the game up.
After moving to Florida and accepting a position with TravelGolf Media (now part of GolfNow) his love for the game grew exponentially. Most Saturdays you will find him on a course somewhere in Florida or on the practice range reinforcing his bad habits. David plays to a 10 handicap - unless there is money involved in which case it goes considerably higher. He currently resides in Lakeland, FL with his wife Belinda and their two "kids", Madyson and Molly.
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