Golf News for Thursday, October 17, 2013 | Courses

Florida's Old Palm Golf Club resident, member Charl Schwartzel wins Nanshan China Masters

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 Nanshan China Masters.

The South African clinched the OneAsia title finishing at 9-under-par 279 on Nanshan International's Montgomerie Course. Schwartzel entered Sunday's final round three strokes behind fellow Old Palm member, Darren Clarke, and defending champion Liang Wenchong but shot a 68 to win by one.

"I've played a lot of golf tournaments and done a lot of traveling in the past few months and it felt like I've been playing really good golf with no results, so it's nice to have something finally go your way," says Schwartzel. "The fantastic golf course and practice facilities at Old Palm have really helped to hone my skills while preparing for events like this one."

"We are thrilled to congratulate Charl on his third international win since moving to Old Palm last year," says Darlene Impellittiere, General Manager of Old Palm Golf Club. "Our golf facilities and world-class amenities are the perfect environment for players of all abilities to knock strokes off their games."

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.

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.

For more information: 888.698.2565, www.oldpalmgolfclub.com

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.