A Club For A Lifetime
Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club was conceived, in 1959, by Arthur Vining Davis. After serving as Chairman, of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) 1928-1958, Mr. Davis coveted the 450 acres that are now Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club as the “jewel” of his Florida real estate holdings. Situated across from the iconic Boca Raton Resort & Club, the property is secluded; bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, the Hillsboro River to the south, Federal Highway to the west and Camino Real to the north. Since its inauguration in 1959, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club has been synonymous with world class golf, yachting, tennis, croquet, wellness programs and offers fine dining on its spectacular waterfront location. On their website, RPYCC.org describes themselves as “A Club For A Lifetime” referring to their long term and multi-generational membership. Their philosophy is, “a club should first and foremost be fun for the entire family.”
The original 1959 Yacht Club & Country Club buildings that were designed by Architect Robert Fitch Smith have since been replaced. The 2 story Country Club facility was built in 2002 to welcome golfers both on and off the course. As part of a 30 million dollar club enhancement program in 2015-16, a new expansive Yacht Club is providing RPYCC members one of the finest country club experiences available in all of South Florida.
The golf course at Royal Palm is one of the finest in South Florida. It was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, an iconic designer of the game. Sam Sneed, served as the Club’s first golf pro. The course was re-designed by, “Gentleman” Joe Lee, in 1987.
In 2002, Jack Nicklaus completely redesigned the Course, resulting in a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. In 2014, the Course was improved to include the installation of Celebration Bermuda grass on the tees, fairways, rough and green surrounds while the greens were re-grassed with Tiff-Eagl.
The marina at RPYCC is situated in a protected bay just minutes away from the ocean. A 2016 enhancement project, features a new, state of the art, floating dock system. It provides accommodations for boats up to 130’ . The marina is fully serviced with a Dockmaster, gas and diesel fuel, wi-fi, ice, electric and an at- slip pump out service. Concierge services are available, as well as staff to assist with docking, luggage and groceries.
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