aerial of the Newly Reopened Palmer Golf Course

Tesoro Club Par 3’s Are the “Show Ponies” of Newly Opened Palmer Course

February 9, 2023 | Read Time: 5 minutes

After many months of growing anticipation, Tesoro Club just north of The Palm Beaches has reopened the first of two championship courses, the Palmer Course, on November 30th to rave reviews. This haven for avid golfers that once hosted the 2007 PGA Tour Ginn Sur Mer Classic is already reinstating its position as a destination for PGA-level play by hosting two tour qualifying events. The Astara Golf Championship Qualifier for the 2023 PGA Korn Ferry Tour was held on January 25th, and the Honda Classic Qualifier is scheduled for later this month.

With championship golfers and social beginners hitting the links once again, golfers agree that every hole within this par-72 course is a walk through a picturesque natural setting. Tesoro Club’s Head Golf Professional Matthew Doyle, a PGA Class “A” member and award-winning pro since 1997, and Assistant PGA Golf Professional Spencer Rinaldi agree that the par threes are truly something special. “The par threes are the real ‘show ponies’ of our course,” shared Matthew Doyle. “Each is spectacular and unique, with different settings that will have golfers staring in amazement at its beauty.” Let’s hear their perspectives on what makes each of these par threes special.

Tesoro Hole 4 - Par 3 sheet

Hole Four

As golfers pull up to the tee box on hole number four, they will find a beautiful waterfall feature that runs the entire length of the tee boxes, creating a serene setting for a great shot. A series of stacked bunkers not only create a unique layered effect, but tests golfers’ skills as they aim to avoid them. This par-three hole plays from 92 yards at the most forward tee to 222 yards at the championship tee.

“It’s a very aesthetically pleasing hole, especially with the stacked bunkering Tesoro Club used,” shared Rinaldi. “You don’t see that kind of bunkering often in Florida golf courses.”

Tesoro Hole 6 - Par 3 sheet

Hole Six

Even though hole number six is a longer par three, playing between 142 and 231 yards, extended waterfront views make it enjoyable for all players. The marshland guards the front of the green, while swaying palms and flowering landscapes masterfully frame the hole’s layout.

“On hole number six, the view of the waterway extends all the way down to the bridge on number two,” said Doyle. “It’s such a beautiful natural area that you almost don’t even look at the hole.”

Tesoro Hole 12 - Par 3 sheet

Hole Twelve

The twelfth hole is distinguished from the other par threes with its pine forest setting. Playing from 89 to 214 yards, the course is tree-lined off the tee, with luscious landscaping providing a scenic yet challenging round. As golfers approach the greens, a rock wall with waterfalls extending a hundred yards deep provides a scenic backdrop to chase birdies.

“The 12th hole is hands down the most attractive on the Palmer Course,” shared Rinaldi. “The landscaping, the flowers, and the waterfalls all frame the hole well from the tee box to the greens.”

Tesoro Hole 17 - Par 3 sheet

Hole Seventeen

Whether standing on the tee box or the green, hole number 17 is known for its infinite views of the water. Not only does the iconic landmark Clubhouse begin to come into view, but the hole is framed along Tesoro Club’s large freshwater lake, providing views of the water that extend as far as the eye can see. The 17th hole is also the largest of the par threes, playing from 100 to 225 yards.

“The 17th hole is personally my favorite on the course,” shared Doyle. “It’s just a unique piece of property with spectacular views of the green surrounded by white sand, the coquina, and crushed concrete.”

Exceptional Golf Programming for Players of All Skill Levels

After an extensive 18-month renovation, Full Golf Members are now enjoying unlimited play on the new Arnold Palmer Course. Mathew Doyle, Spencer Rinaldi, and a full team of golf professionals are now providing PGA-level instruction and exciting social events for men, ladies, and juniors of all skill levels. Full Golf Members also have access to Tesoro Club’s impressive practice facilities. Comprised of a 360-yard driving range, short-game practice area, and 9,178 square-foot putting green, golfers of all skill levels will maximize their potential through customized instruction that supports their goals and style of play.

tesoro club driving range

“It has been an exciting opportunity so far to see the Palmer Course’s progression,” shared Rinaldi. “The ownership team has the Club’s best interest in mind, and Members recognize that it will only get better from here.”

A Private Golf Club That Exceeds Member Expectations

A remarkable golf experience is just the beginning of the excitement Tesoro Club will provide to its Members. The popular Swim & Racquet Club is open for Social and Golf Members, including two bocce lawns, and casual poolside dining at Cabanas. The landmark Clubhouse offers Members salon and spa services, a second dining venue (The Terrace Grill), and social activities for Members to enjoy. Membership opportunities provide options for social membership in addition to the full golf offering. Tesoro Club represents unprecedented value in an industry experiencing significant price increases in Membership and annual dues throughout the region.

aerial of the tesoro club pool

The Tesoro Club ownership team has also announced that two of the nation’s top home builders, WCI Communities by Lennar and Toll Brothers at Tesoro Club, will provide an outstanding selection of residential options. In addition, premier custom home builders will also offer a limited collection of larger, customized residential offerings. Tesoro Club takes great pride in its spectacular gated entrance that ensures residents’ peace of mind in an unparalleled natural setting. Spectacular golf, freshwater lakes and creeks, or wooded preserves are the standard for every residence, creating an enviable address focused on luxurious indoor/outdoor Florida living.

For more information on Tesoro Club’s compelling Social and Golf Membership programs or the new residential real estate offerings, the community’s Welcome Center is now open daily at 125 SE Via Tesoro Blvd. Visit or call 772-345-4000 for more information.

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