Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
The world’s No. 1 golfer, longtime member of The Bear’s Club and winner of The Honda Classic is putting an exclamation mark on his stellar season by buying a 10,000-square-foot home in Palm Beach Gardens.
Rory McIlroy, a standout PGA Tour professional from Northern Ireland, is swinging for a piece of property east of Prosperity Farms Road about a mile away from the 23-year-old’s favorite links.
McIlroy’s future digs are among an elite group of Intracoastal Waterway homes for sale, offering eastern exposure, deep-water dockage and an additional 5,000 square feet of exterior living space. Among its amenities are a wet bar, a fireplace, an elevator, a whirlpool spa in the master bathroom, a pool and spa in the backyard with a cabana bath area, and a covered patio.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities welcomes McIlroy to northern Palm Beach County, which has several other Tour golfers who live in the region. National media attention has focused on South Florida this past year, as golfer after golfer migrated to the popular destination to practice the game and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle.
Recently, four Tour golfers with ties to International Sports Management signed up as members of Old Palm Golf Club, also in Palm Beach Gardens. Darren Clarke, of Northern Ireland, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, of South Africa, and Lee Westwood, from England, have been perfecting their shots on the recently renovated Raymond Floyd-designed course.
The 7,401-yard course is in a class by itself and features TifEagle Bermudagrass, a surface that suits all skill sets but is geared toward players with low handicaps and those in the Tour community.
McIlroy finished the season as the No. 1 money leader on both the PGA and the European tours, the No.1-ranked European Tour player and the PGA Tour Player of the Year. When he signs the contract on his new waterfront home, he’ll join the ranks of Tiger Woods, who lives on Jupiter Island, and Ernie Els, who lives in Jupiter.