Jupiter, Florida: Golf’s Hot Spot for Pro Golfers like Woods, McIlroy, and Fowler

“For a who’s who of tour pros — Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler and more — a 30-mile stretch of Florida’s southern Martin County and northern Palm Beach County is a happening place to live, practice and just plain hang.” -Golf Digest.Com

 

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Why Jupiter? Well, it’s about more than no state income tax, although that is a contributing factor for those relocating from outside the Sunshine State. Northern Palm Beach and neighboring Martin counties, about 150 miles southeast of Orlando, simply have better weather, less traffic, the ocean and what transplanted Rhode Islander Brett Quigley calls, “the Jupiter lifestyle of shorts, golf shirts and flip flops.”

The lifestyle includes paddle-boarding (Stacy Lewis), surfing (Fredrik Jacobson has his own coach), cycling (Camilo Villegas is known to make 100-plus mile rides to Miami and back), weekend boat runs to the Bahamas (Robert Allenby) and dining at laid-back restaurants such as Guanabanas, The Food Shack, The Dive Bar and Hog Snappers with their fresh, flavorful seafood. If Price isn’t hitting balls at McArthur GC, he’s having lunch at the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe or sitting three miles off the Jupiter pier on his boat Caddyshack, fishing for pompano or whatever might be biting at the spot where the gulfstream comes closest to shore.

 

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