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The Breakers in Palm Beach, established as one of America’s most luxurious ocean front resorts, is upgrading its Ocean Golf Course – the oldest golf course in Florida – as part of a multi-million pound renovation programme which also includes a brand new golf and tennis clubhouse.

Completion of the golf course is scheduled for November 2000 and the new clubhouse is due to be completed in January 2001.

Established over 100 years ago, the par-70 Ocean Golf Course is situated within the resort’s 140 acres of tropical grounds and was created by Alexander Findley in the Donald Ross-style.  In May, renowned US golf architect Brian Silva began improvements on tee elevations, tee sizes, surface slopes, pin-placement areas and bunkers, as well as installing a new drainage and complex irrigation system.

Palm Beach county, home to golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, is considered to be the capital of golf in Florida with over 150 golf courses.  The Breakers boasts two championship golf courses, in addition to the Ocean Golf Course, located just 10 miles west from the resort is Breakers West.

During the renovation, The Breakers has ensured there will be minimal disruption to golfers as a special complimentary shuttle service will provide easy access to the championship par-71 Breakers West course.

The new 32,000 sq. ft, two-storey clubhouse will be reminiscent of a grand old Florida estate and is the design of Massachusetts based interior designer, Frank Nicholson.  The clubhouse, the renovation of the resort’s tennis facilities, and the golf course improvements is the culmination of the resort’s seven-year US$100 million up-grade programme.

Last year the resort unveiled a US$25 million ultra-luxury Spa and Beach Club complex, which includes four pools, 17 treatment rooms and spa Suites, a unisex beauty salon providing manicures, pedicures, body wraps, make-overs, massage and reflexology, plus a ocean view fitness centre.

For reservations please contact:

The Breakers on 001 561 655 6611 or
The Leading Hotels of the world on 0800 181 123


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