Ibis Golf and Country Club homes in West Palm Beach present a contrast among luxury residences, offering city style in a quiet, rural setting; a well-established community with new home sites still available; and indulgent amenities for prudent outlays. Three well-tended, high pedigree 18-hole golf courses lie right next to the wild and wonderful Grassy Waters Preserve. A contradiction? Perhaps. An outstanding place to call home? Absolutely!
Just seven miles west of the Interstate, and ten miles east to the open Atlantic, luxury homes for sale in Ibis Golf and Country Club offer stunning settings and a range of site options that include lake front, golf course, or nature preserve views. But there is so much more to the homes for sale in Ibis Golf and Country Club, you’ll need an experienced realtor as your guide. Let Frankel Realty Group be the one real estate company you call when you’re ready to look at homes in Ibis Golf and Country Club.
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To begin with, Ibis Golf and Country Club is expansive; almost 2,000 acres of 33 distinctive neighborhoods with homes that spare nothing in luxury appointments and top of the line construction materials. The thirty-fourth neighborhood still under development is The Woodlands, where you may choose the home site, floor plan and design elements of your new luxury custom residence. There is something for everyone here at Ibis, with everything from spacious condos to handsome estates available for purchase. Condominium homes and some single family residences start at about $100,000 and offer three bedroom, two bath homes of 1,600 square feet or more; to one of the largest condos with four bedrooms and four baths and nearly 3,000 square feet of living space. Some of the largest single family homes in Ibis list for approximately $3.5 million, and have five bedrooms, six baths and 8,000 square feet of living area; to seven bedrooms and seven baths with over 10,000 square feet in area.
Your “neighbors” will be the extraordinary wildlife of the Grassy Waters Preserve, considered by many to be West Palm Beach’s door to the Everglades. This 13,000 acre oasis for native Florida plants, animals, and many migratory and year-round birds is adjacent to Ibis Golf and Country Club. It’s one of the jewels of the West Palm Beach Watershed Management Division. (Most people do not know that Grassy Waters Preserve provides fresh water to the city of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island, but now you know!)
Golf, Golf and More Golf, Thanks to the Jack Nicklaus Family
As befits a locale where golf is played every month of the year, Ibis Golf and Country Club offers its residents three courses from which to choose. Golf is a family affair here at Ibis, with all three courses designed by either the Golden Bear himself, or one of his sons. Jack Nicklaus senior designed the Legend Course, which is the signature Ibis course; Jack II the Heritage Course; and Steve Nicklaus contributed the Tradition Course. Serious golfers at Ibis can become the players they always thought they could be, thanks to the practice facilities that welcome all comers. This facility spans over 12 acres and features practice tees and fairways; three chipping and pitching areas with bunkers; and of course, three putting surfaces. Plus, Ibis Golf and Country Club has some of the best master golf professionals in the world on its staff, with lessons available, to help you bring your game up big time. There is no better place to learn or play the game than Ibis Golf and Country Club.
But tennis is also a standout sport at Ibis Golf and Country Club, because some people take tennis as seriously as others take golf! Here at Ibis, the tennis facilities do what they can to lure members off the course and onto the courts where they will find 14 Hydrogrid clay beauties that always provide optimal game conditions, are lit for night play, and are perfectly maintained. The world class tennis staff at Ibis, all USPTA-certified, proffer a full card of clinics, social events, tournaments and one-on-one instruction. Whatever your skill level or age range, everyone is graciously accommodated and every tennis match is made in heaven.
Welcome to the Clubhouse, Where You and Your Neighbors Meet, Greet and Eat
Before and after the games, the place to be is the clubhouse, where dining and socializing are the order of the day. Dine indoors or out at the Legend Grille, lunch poolside at the Patio Café, and gravitate to the Tradition Room for the more formal side of dining. Next to the clubhouse is the fitness facility for those who enjoy all manner of classes, cardio and strength equipment, and seek the pampering and leisurely luxury of the spa and heated pool (with maybe a spot in the steam room or sauna, too.) Relax in the Jacuzzi or watch your children in the kiddie pool. Personal training, relaxing massage, physical therapy and fabulous facials are also on the fitness center menu. It’s resort style vacation living all year round, at Ibis Golf and Country Club.
While equity membership is mandatory at Ibis Golf and Country Club, residents find the participation levels are flexible enough to meet a variety of desired lifestyles. Perhaps that is why Ibis members come from all over the world, from the continents of Europe and Asia, in addition to North and South America. They find what they are looking for here — a diverse, egalitarian community of people from all walks of life. All enjoy the collegial atmosphere and genuine welcome that they have found at Ibis Golf and Country Club. Luxurious amenities with reasonable costs only add to the lure of life at Ibis.
Ibis Capital Improvements on the Horizon
Ibis Golf and Country Club has undertaken an exciting capital improvement plan that will create a brand new sports village at Ibis, including several enticing pool and water features and a kiddie splash pool. A two-story fitness facility will be constructed featuring multiple training rooms in over 15,000 square feet of modern space, and a new separate spa facility. There will be a new, bistro style poolside restaurant and a casual dining restaurant overlooking The Legend golf course, two new bars (one casual, one intimate) and a new fine dining outlet. Also planned is a multi-use room for the Club’s cultural activities, and enlarged card and game rooms. This will be the place where the Ibis Cultural Association meets to ponder the worlds of film, art, literature, theater, language, music, heritage cuisine, and whatever else may interest our members. As diverse as they are, you never know what topics will come up for discussion.
Just down the road from Ibis lie the attractions and amenities that make living in this part of the world so wonderful, thanks to your convenient location opposite the cosmopolitan cities of Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach. Your children will be able to attend Palm Beach County schools, and you also have a choice of several private schools nearby. There is quick access to the best in medical and hospital services, and of course the many cultural attractions of south Florida. The world class shopping of Palm Beach Gardens will please most tastes, and there is always the historic elegance of shopping on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue a few miles to your south. Dining choices abound and the “foodie” experiences of Palm Beach County are fast putting the area on the culinary world map. Last but not least, you’ll be a five minute drive to either the Florida Turnpike or I-95, and when you must travel by plane, you are only minutes from the commercial and general aviation services of Palm Beach International Airport.
“Bless the Beasts and Children” of Ibis Golf and Country Club
Remember that old tune by The Carpenters? Well, no description of Ibis Golf and Country Club would be complete without mentioning two very important elements of life at Ibis, children and charity. Children of all ages love living in and visiting Ibis because so much has been planned just for them, from camping activities, golf and tennis programs, teen social events and cooking classes, a safe and secure playground, and a butterfly park, not to mention the privilege of having proximity to astounding Florida wildlife in the splendor of its natural habitat. In fact, it is this blessed setting that has given rise to the Ibis Wildlife Foundation, where members join together to protect, conserve, and when necessary, rescue their plant and animal neighbors. Like the ancient Egyptians who revered the sacred white ibis, you, too, will be mesmerized by the otter, deer, blue heron, snowy egret, eagles, and the sometimes alligator you will see here at Ibis Golf and Country Club, thanks to the Grassy Waters Preserve. Volunteer with the Foundation; they look forward to hearing from you!
And Frankel Realty Group looks forward to hearing from you, too, when you decide to call one of the homes in Ibis Golf and Country Club your own. We’re waiting for your call!
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