Loblolly is a private club and golf community which was originally founded by several young couples from Chicago and Philadelphia who shared a passion for family, friends, and a healthy lifestyle. The coast of Florida, with its warm breezes and sunny skies, was their chosen location. Taking the love of sports and family as their foundation, the original members also established the character of Loblolly which is family-oriented, unpretentious, gracious, hospitable and fun.
The founders began with the Loblolly Bay Yacht Club and Marina where they could enjoy boating, swimming, sport fishing, and a pristine beach. Their enthusiasm for the game of golf led to the opening of the Loblolly Pines Golf Club. The two clubs were then merged to create the 275-member-owned club now known simply as Loblolly. Because the clubs were established at different times, as separate entities, Loblolly's members enjoy amenities unusual in scope for a club of its size.
Loblolly is located on Florida's south-eastern coast in beautiful Hobe Sound. The bordering deep-channeled Intracoastal Waterway, a 1,200-mile water route, provides a sheltered passage for boats along the eastern seaboard. The adjacent Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge helps to protect and maintain the lush and unspoiled surroundings that Loblolly residents enjoy.
The golf community's convenient location is just north of Jupiter Island and Palm Beach, and south of Stuart in Martin County. Many dining, shopping, and cultural events are available a short distance away and further enrich the Loblolly lifestyle. With the Palm Beach International Airport only 40-minutes away, Loblolly is easily reachable even for a quick weekend stay.
There is a wonderful variety of properties at Loblolly ranging from custom golf homes, golf cottages, golf villas, condominiums, and buildable lots in both the Pines and Bay neighborhoods of the community. The Bay neighborhood is described as more casual in golf house architecture with many wood and cedar-roofed properties, while the Pines has an island flavor with stucco homes and tile roofs.
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Loblolly serves as a southern haven for those with a common desire to enjoy first-class services and amenities and an active, yet relaxed lifestyle in a warm and tropical climate. Residents enjoy a wide array of amenities including an 18-hole golf course, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service spa, Beach Shuttle, swimming pools, and multiple dining facilities.
Pete and P.B. Dye originally designed Loblolly to challenge golfers of all skill levels. The course is fun to play from the forward tees, but more advanced players will face a strong layout from the blue or the gold tees. Loblolly is recognized as one of the top courses in Florida and offers fast greens, deep bunkers, and a number of holes with surprising changes in topography seldom found in a coastal setting.
Respect for the game's traditions shapes the golf program at Loblolly, beginning with an outstanding caddie program and extending through a full season of tournaments and pick-up games for members and guests. Clinics and professional instruction for experienced players and beginners alike are conducted throughout the season. Members are able to play at their own convenience without starting times.
The classic and elegant clubhouse with its many terraces, formal pool setting, and expansive vistas is a gathering place for special functions and events. Book Club discussions, bridge lessons and tournaments, speaker forums, concerts, and the Loblolly Singers are some of the many activities enjoyed here. The Yacht Club, one of Loblolly's original facilities, was rebuilt only a few years ago and offers ever-changing menus featuring a selection of fine wines and fresh seafood. This sophisticated yet casual venue boasts magnificent water views of the Marina and the surrounding nature preserve and has also proven to be a favorite gathering place.
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