Everyone knows that Florida’s Gold Coast is one of the most fashionable addresses in the country. Now, more and more people are aware that there is a nearby private golf community—built with the same attributes of sophisticated elegance—called Hunters Run Country Club.
Hunters Run, in Boynton Beach, boasts the ideal location, just a short distance from both the Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale International Airports and minutes from beautiful ocean beaches, the trendy galleries and boutiques of Atlantic Avenue, and the cafes and restaurants of Delray Beach. To that, add the advantages that come with a country-club culture based on a healthy, active lifestyle and a family-friendly, warm, and welcoming atmosphere.
The club offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, golf, tennis, pickleball, a full-service salon and spa, newly renovated pool area, a variety of dining options, and maintains a full slate of social and entertainment possibilities. Over the past few years, the club has upgraded nearly every corner of the property, providing the members with unique and vibrant amenities.
At the center of club life is the stylish and spacious clubhouse, where members meet, dine, work out, and enjoy personalized pampering. There are eight distinct and different dining areas, indoors and out, from fine cuisine to the always popular pizza and ice cream parlor. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the totally modernized pool area—the club’s own tropical island paradise—which is highlighted by a new resort-style, saltwater walk-in pool, kiddie pool, Splash Bar, hot tub, and fire pit. Steps away is The Atrium, the perfect place to escape the heat and settle in with a drink and snack to watch sports on the 16-screen video wall. The clubhouse also has 18 attractive lodge suites where guests can stay.
Few other clubs in the Sunshine State can offer three 18-hole golf courses. The Hunters Run courses present a variety of playing experiences, winding through stands of mature trees, around and over water, and negotiating strategically placed bunkers. The three golf courses are as different as their designers, each one redone in the last few years by John Sanford, Kipp Schulties, and former PGA Tour player Mark McCumber. While the courses are challenging enough to regularly host qualifiers for the USGA and various professional tours, they will be enjoyed by golfers of all levels. An 88,000-square-foot practice facility with special short-game areas recently opened to the members, and the staff of professionals—including Director of Golf John Oyler, Head Pro Ray Nalbandian, former LPGA Rookie of the Year Penny Hammel, and former LPGA Tour player Nicky Le Roux—keep members’ games sharp. Numerous golf events and tournaments as well as group and private instruction, free clinics, and a well-stocked Pro Shop enhance golfers’ enjoyment.
Racquet sports are another big draw, with 20 Har-Tru tennis courts (six lighted), four pickleball courts, and plans to build a new multipurpose clubhouse next year. Head USPTA Pro David Cordrey and a team of certified instructors coordinate competitions using a unique computerized tennis program to match players by ability.
The Fitness Center features the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, as well as classes in Yoga, Barre, Tai Chi, Pilates, water aerobics, and other healthy programs. Personal training to meet everyone’s wellness goals is available year round. Whether it’s a massage or manicure, facial or hair care, the expert services at the Salon & Spa mean there’s no reason to leave the property.
A busy social calendar includes dozens of special-interest clubs, themed parties, organized trips, and a variety of top-tier entertainment, this year including the club’s own 50th anniversary “Woodstock” event. Monthly parties are organized to introduce new members to residents and staff, and help acclimate them to the Hunters Run lifestyle and their personal interests. The newly modernized men’s and ladies’ card rooms are busy with games of all types and the well-established Bridge Club. The community is also seeing more residents remaining year round for the active lifestyle and company of good friends.
There are many different types of residences at Hunters Run, from two- to three-bedroom/two-bath condominium apartments, villas, and townhouses to spacious single-family homes. The club offers three types of membership—social, tennis, and golf—which can be annually adjusted as preferences change.
To experience Hunters Run, inquire about the Discovery Program, which includes a two-night stay in a well-appointed lodge room inside the clubhouse, golf for two, and meals.
As they like to say at Hunters Run, The Only Thing Missing Here Is You!