Golf News for Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Tournaments

Old Palm Golf Club resident, member Charl Schwartzel wins Thailand Golf Championship

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Old Palm Golf Club - the premier private and exclusive residential golf club community in the Palm Beaches - congratulates resident and member Charl Schwartzel on winning the Thailand Golf Championship.

Leading from the first round, Schwartzel claimed a dominating, 11-stroke victory over Bubba Watson at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chon Buri, Thailand. His 25-under total of 263 included three 7-under rounds of 65 and earned the South African his first victory since the 2011 Masters.

"Overall, it's been a great week. I played some solid golf. I'm very happy,'' says Schwartzel. "The pristine golf course conditions and practice facility at Old Palm helped prepare me for the variety of shots and situations I faced over the course of the tournament."

"It's fantastic to see the hard work Charl puts in at Old Palm translate into a spectacular win against the world's elite players," says Darlene Impellittiere, General Manager of Old Palm Golf Club. "Our exceptional golf facilities and world-class amenities create the ultimate location for PGA Tour players and avid golfers of all skill levels to live, play and practice."

In addition to Schwartzel, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen have purchased homes at Old Palm, each citing its exclusivity, gracious neighborhoods, award-winning independent builders and sense of kinship among residents and members. Darren Clarke is a member and frequently visits Old Palm when his playing schedules permits, where he mingles with his contemporaries and other Old Palm owners.

Located six miles from the Atlantic Ocean in one of the world's most golf-rich enclaves, Old Palm Golf Club is the epitome of exclusivity with 316 residences and 330 equity memberships. The Mediterranean-style clubhouse pampers residents and members with fine and casual dining, resort-style pool, and a luxurious Spa and Fitness Center.

Old Palm's 7,401-yard Raymond Floyd-designed tournament-caliber golf course presents an enticing blend of power and precision-oriented holes. Traditional square tee boxes give the course a classic feel, and large landing areas and subtly-elevated greens emphasize approach shot values.

A game-improvement enthusiast's dream, Old Palm's 33-acre "Golf Studio" houses a double-ended range, V-1-equipped hitting bay with TrackMan technology and short-game area. Three full-length practice holes - a par 3, 4 and 5 - allow golfers to replicate shots and angles they encounter on the par-72 course.

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About Old Palm Golf Club
Old Palm Golf Club stands alone as the premier private club community in the Palm Beaches with new estate homes ranging from $1.2 to more than $15 million. Situated in the heart of the community is a clubhouse with formal and informal dining, full-time concierge and attentive staff, Fitness Center, Spa, resort-style pool with private cabanas, Casitas for overnight guest accommodations, and other amenities. The Raymond Floyd signature championship golf course and Golf Studio reflect a passion for the game.

Ideally located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, Old Palm is close to an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment and beaches. Palm Beach International Airport and North County General Aviation Airport (for private jets) are only minutes away. Old Palm is being developed by Clarion Partners, a leading real estate investment firm with over $25 billion in assets under management.

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt
Buffalo Communications