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Palm Beach County Luxury Golf Rentals

November 21st, 2014

Today’s highs were 19 in Chicago, 30 in New York, and 37 in Washington DC.  And its only November 19th!

Since 5 months of this type of weather are ahead, perhaps it’s time to look for a vacation rental in Florida. for a few months.

Palm Beach Gardens would be a great place to start your search. BallenIsles rentals  or Mirasol vacation rentals are two luxury gated communities with golf, tennis, and lots of social activities.  Slightly less expensive with great value are rentals at  PGA National.

Feel free to use our website to check out any Palm Beach County Rental or email our Palm Beach County rental specialist Will Dean at

Elin Nordegren New Florida House Photos

January 20th, 2013

 Elin Nordegren New Florida Home Photos

  Tiger Wood’s House          Elin Nordegren New House
These brand new Elin Nordegren Woods house photos below show you the latest on her new estate. Also below, is a comparison of her first design which is Tigers bachelor pad.  Located in the highbrow, secluded, ultra-private community of Seminole Landing, Elin Nordegren’s house is taking shape. What appears to be a 3-story structure, directly on the ocean, is mostly poured concrete to protect it from the direct hurricane force winds. It is unknown if the first floor is actually living space or just done to protect the residence from potential flooding. Our guess it that architecturally, when her house is further along, it will be contemporary in style, but very different from the structure she built for her Ex. Curiosity abounds in the community as to why she is building such a large home for just her small family, as she spends much of the year overseas in her native land of Sweden. Elin originally bought an old house. Somehow unnoticed was the fact that it was infested with termites. How this happened, no one is saying, but the house had to be torn down. That’s the back story on this new house construction. Smartly, she bought directly on the ocean where houses soar in price over the years. It is surprising that Tiger and Elin’s house that they built in Jupiter Island is not on the ocean (see Tigers house then Elin designed below). While she lives in Seminole Landing, in North Palm Beach there is no golf membership that is included with the house. Seminole Landing is a very private, good-old-boys club. They don’t want any celebrities as members.



Elin Nordegren's house

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Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Elin Nordegren’s Home | Rory McIlroy’s House | Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach Home

Check out the Swedish flag flying alongside the American flag.

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Seminole Golf Club

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Seminole Golf Club

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Seminole Landing in North Palm Beach

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North Palm Beach Homes

Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus & Serena Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club at Mar-a-Lago | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Rory McIlroy’s House


Tale of the House – Rory McIlroy’s New House vs Tiger Woods’ Estate

January 16th, 2013


Rory McIlroy’s New House
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Tiger Woods’ House
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Tale Of The House
10,080 square feet vs 16,127 square feet
1 acre vs 14 acres
Palm Beach Gardens vs Jupiter Island
$9,500,000 vs $46,365,390 (tax records for 2013)
$190,000 – 2013 Est. Taxes (2% x $9.5m) vs $842,765.32 – 2012 Property Taxes
Narrow Intracoastal vs Wide Intercoastal + Ocean
Multiple Party Decks vs Multiple Swimming Pools
76-foot Boat vs 125-foot Boat
Clean Classic Contemporary vs European White Modern
6 Bedrooms vs ?????
Practice Putting Green vs Practice 4-Hole Golf Course
Emerging Superstar vs Aging Superstar
New Construction vs Might Need Some Remodeling
Treadmill vs Sophisticated Workout Facility
Female Tennis Star vs Home Alone
Simple Gate vs Hi-Tech Security
$250 Million Nike Contract vs $100 million Nike contract
2 Majors vs 14 Majors

Rory McIlroy’s Party Pool
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Tiger Woods’ Swimming Pool
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Comparing Rory McIlroy’s new home in Florida with Tiger Woods’ 10-acre estate about 10 miles to the north is in many ways reflective of the young 23-year-old’s emerging from the shadow of the 37-year-old aging superstar, Tiger Woods. A press conference yesterday announced Rory’s massive $250 million, 10-year contract with Nike vs. Tiger’s $100 million, 10-year deal in its final stages. Each owns homes in Florida, so the comparison is inevitable:Rory’s house is modest in comparison to Tiger’s, ½ the size, ½ the amenities, 1/10 the acreage, occupied by the love of his life, Tennis Superstar Caroline Wozniacki, vs. Tiger’s virtual Home Alone, self-imposed prison/privacy-like atmosphere.Rory’s happy cherubic face and bubbling girlfriend fills his stone & glass contemporary home with the exuberance of youth and happiness compared to Tiger’s white modern box of stoic architecture and the lonely guy who fell from grace living there. Rory lives virtually kitty-corner from Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Club real estate near all of the restaurants in Jupiter, while Tiger lives “way out”, isolated on Jupiter Island.Hopefully with both Tiger and Rory representing Nike, maybe Tiger can regain some of his rapid fall from grace and become a standout gentleman and return to his #1 status in the world of golf. Odds are against Tiger in this matchup, but Tiger has bounced back before and Rory hasn’t proved his non-susceptibility to the temptations of stardom.

The next match: April 8th; site: Augusta, Georgia, The Masters. Will Rory win his first green jacket and 2nd consecutive major or will Tiger win his 15th major and his 4th green jacket?

Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Elin Nordegren’s Home | Rory McIlroy’s House | Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach Home

Rory McIlroy’s Palm Beach Gardens Home | Exclusive New Photos of his Contemporary $9.5m Intracoastal Enclave

December 21st, 2012

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Rory McIlroy has purchased and closed on a $9.5m contemporary/modern home, 15,286 square feet, directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. 2380 Old Gate Lane was completed last year and is located in the very private and tiny gated Old Gate subdivision. At a cost of approximately $7m, the builder made a handsome profit for this speculation home.

The architecture of this 6 bedroom home is magnificent, with a center glass core and window views everywhere throughout the house. It’s really an updated Frank Lloyd Wright turned modern. Multiple party patios on multiple levels and on opposite sides take advantage of the Intracoastal Waterway and make this home the perfect spot to entertain 100+ guests. While not having Tiger Woods‘ private golf course, a putting green is already in place. The home is on the Intracoastal and will not only let Rory enjoy the fantastic cerulean water views, but also provide a place to dock a private yacht.

Rory Mcllroy's home in Palm Beach Gardens

The 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom home, including a private gym, is just a mere mile from The Bear’s Club, the most expensive Jupiter real estate development. Rory will most likely join The Bear’s Club (where he was also looking to purchase) and Trump National Jupiter Golf Club & Spa. The Bear’s Club recently lowered their membership to $90,000 initiation and will take outside members. The Donald purchased the next-door Ritz-Carlton just a month ago, renamed it Trump National Jupiter Golf Club & Spa, and is rumored to be lowering initiation to $50,000. The Trump Club offers more of a social experience, a resort-style pool, and a spa that The Bear’s Club does not have. It would be a nice place for girlfriend and tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki, to hang out.

Rory Mcllroy's home in Palm Beach Gardens

Rory, heir apparent to Tiger Woods, or perhaps that crown has already been passed with his $14m season’s winnings and reported $100m Nike contract. Will Tiger be dumped by Nike? It definitely would not surprise this writer.

Rory Mcllroy Home

Rory’s seemingly effortless swing, reminiscent of the great Bobby Jones, seems unflappable and unstoppable so long as he puts in the long practice sessions day in and day out throughout the season. He’s a fearless driver of the ball, often 350 yards, and a smooth-stroking putter. He’s a quick player, confident in every aspect of his swing. A true “natural”, clean cut, innocent, Rory is the player the PGA tour needs.

New home of Rory Mcllroy in Palm Beach Gardens

He leads in earnings on both the PGA and European tours this season, quite a rare feat.

Mcllroy New home Palm Beach Gardens

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Jeff Lichtenstein specializes in marketing real estate from Palm Beach homes to Singer Island condos. His Father, Cary Lichtenstein, a resident of Admirals Cove, has rated golf courses for GolfWeek magazine and has played all Top-100 courses in the US. He enjoys helping high net-worth buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.

Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Elin Nordegren’s Home | Rory McIlroy’s House | Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach Home

Keegan Bradley´s home in Jupiter Florida now home to PGA´s Wanamaker Trophy

August 15th, 2011

Keegan Bradley, a Jupiter, Florida resident, overcomes a triple bogey on 15 to fall 4 shots behind leader Jason Dufner at the Atlanta Athletic Country Club and then goes on to win the PGA Major championship in a 3-hole playoff.

Bradley, who grew up in Vermont, hated the cold winters there and gave up skiing to chase the little white ball in sunny Jupiter, Florida.

Birdies at 16 and 17 in regulation got him into the playoff, and then a birdie on the first playoff hole set up the win.

Remarkably, Bradley, only 25, was playing in his first Major Tournament and won, something that has only occurred twice in golf’s history. Bradley joins Charl Schwartzel as one of two local area winners of majors in 2011.