In the News
Congratulations Champion Coco Gauff!
Congratulations to Coco Gauff for winning the US Open in Women’s Singles! We were lucky to have her at The Club at Ibis in 2018 hosting a tennis clinic for our Members alongside Jim Courier, Danielle Collins, and Reilly Opelka!
Ibis Director of Golf Robin Boretti Featured in The Salem News
“I know them and they know me, they trust me and they know I’m looking out for them,” said Boretti. “There was no learning curve with the staff, no learning curve for membership ... I knew everybody so it was the smoothest transition anyone could’ve wanted.”
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Ibis Director of Golf Instruction Martin Hall Celebrates 400th School of Golf Episode
Click here to read the story in Golfweek.
Ibis Charities Featured in Southern Exposure
Click here or on the image below to read the full story in Southern Exposure.
Legend Course Superintendent Nicolas Garibay Featured on the Cover of Golf Course Industry Magazine!
Click here to read the June edition of Golf Course Industry featuring Nicolas’ incredible story of becoming Superintendent along with the beautiful Ibis golf courses.
Samba Into Summer
Click here or on the video below to watch all the excitement of our big Member Party, Samba Into Summer! Sprawling throughout the entire upper level of the Clubhouse, this incredible party featured great food, delicious beverages, energetic entertainment and lots of lasting memories with friends!
Injured Veteran Receives Mortgage-Free Home from Building Homes for Heroes, Pulte Homes and Ibis Charities Foundation
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida -- Two years ago, Ibis Charities Foundation generously donated enough money to modify the home of two injured military veterans.
But the residents at The Club at Ibis wanted to do more.
“The goal was to build a house for an injured veteran,” said Stephen LoGiudice, Chief Operating Officer/GM at The Club at Ibis, “and to do one every year.”
On May 22, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Port St. Lucie for U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Francis Reilly to receive a mortgage-free home. The 48-year-old Reilly served half his life – 24 years -- in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescue man before being medically retired in 2018 after suffering paralysis in his right leg.
Ibis Charities Foundation, the charitable arm of The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, donated funds to cover the cost of building the home that will be valued at $500,000. Ibis Charities Foundation partnered with Building Homes for Heroes and Pulte Homes to allow Reilly, wife Heather and their three children to live in a mortgage-free home in the Heron Preserve subdivision of Tradition.
LoGiudice said Ibis Charities Foundation has donated more than $400,000 this year to local charities to provide food, medical care, housing, beds and shoes for needy children. A separate fund was started two years ago to help deserving veterans.
“It’s hard to put into words, the ability to help another human being, particularly someone who served our country, so we can do what we want to do,” said LoGiudice, who attended the groundbreaking with Ibis residents Kris Cohn and Rick Friedland. “This is a day we will never forget.”
Neither will Reilly. The family had sold their home in Melbourne before the pandemic and were looking at relocating to Kentucky, where his wife has family. Instead, they can continue to live in Florida, which he says is the best state in America for veterans.
“I had never heard of The Club at Ibis until this week, but a charitable organization like Ibis just pours into people to lift them up,” Reilly said. “Ibis is now part of my family. I couldn’t do this without you.
“You guys have touched me in ways I cannot adequately express. The significance of this gift transcends the material value of it. To say this home is a gift is an understatement. It’s a symbol of hope and a testament to the boundless goodness and compassion that exists within the human spirit.”
Cohn, who serves on Ibis’ Board of Directors and is the liaison between the club and the charity, was wiping away tears after the groundbreaking ceremony. Not only for what just took place, but will continue to happen.
“This will literally be a mind stamp for me – a picture and a moment that I will never forget,” Cohn said. “We will never forget the impact that Ibis, in our own small way, has been able to have on this man and this family and how gracious and selfless he was in his comments.
“What it does for Ibis is realize how we continually have to re-commit to growing this so we can do this the year after, the year after and the year after. We wanted to get this off the ground and now we did. This is perfect.”
Friedland, Vice-President for Ibis Charities Foundation, agreed: “This is a different opportunity for us, and it adds a lot to what we already have accomplished. We want to reach out to help those around us.”
The best part about Monday’s ceremony was it was just the start of a wonderful partnership with Ibis Charities Foundation, Building Homes for Heroes and Pulte Homes.
The home will include a workout room and a lap pool for Reilly, who has become one of the U.S.’s top Paralympic cycling athletes. The home will be built to accommodate a wheelchair, if needed. Reilly, who received more than 25 medals for his service, currently walks with a brace.
“I’d like to thank Ibis Charities Foundation for their amazing contribution to this project and their continued support for building homes for heroes,” said Building Homes for Heroes project manager Rusty Smallwood. “Without generous organizations such as Ibis Charities Foundation, projects like this one for Frankie wouldn’t be possible.”
Fort Lauderdale Open
Ibis Assistant Golf Professional Alan Morin opened his 31st South Florida PGA Section season doing what he does best - winning. The 11-time SFPGA Player of the Year shot 10-under to win the Fort Lauderdale Open.
Morin started the two-day tournament with a bogey-free, seven-under 65 on Fort Lauderdale Country Club's North Course and broke free of a packed group at four-under par, which included PGA Championship-bound Matt Cahill, PGA. Please join us in congratulating Alan on the big win!
Executive Golfer Magazine
Our Director of Golf, Robin Boretti, was featured in Executive Golfer magazine! Pick up the April edition of Executive Golfer to read the story featuring the beautiful Ibis Golf facilities along with Robin's incredible leadership as one of only nine female directors of golf in South Florida! Click here or on the image below to read the article.
Best in Palm Beach County
At The Palm Beach Post's official Community Choice Awards, Ibis won first place for Best Wedding Venue, and for the third straight year, Director of Fitness Nadine Moody won first place for Best Personal Trainer in Palm Beach County!
Top Culinary Award
Club and Resort Business voted Ibis on their list of Top Ranked Culinary Club Experiences. Their independent panel of judges, composed of industry leaders and executives, voted Ibis 5th on their list of top culinary experiences. Congratulations to Executive Chef Jerome Nicolas and his entire culinary team on this incredible accomplishment!
Ibis Recognized as a Platinum Club of America
We are privileged to be recognized again this year as a Platinum Club of America, nominated by Club Leaders Forum, the preeminent consulting source in the private club industry. Platinum Clubs of America recognizes the top 5% of private clubs in the nation, as elected by Club Managers, Presidents, and Owners, using criteria approved by its Advisory Board, which is comprised of 15 Club Managers from some of the most respected private clubs in America. For 2023-24 Ibis is ranked 49th out of the top 150 country clubs in the nation.
Click here for the complete list.
Ibis–Setting the Scene
Back in December PGA Tour star Brooks Koepka spent the day at Ibis filming commercials for his new equipment sponsor, Srixon Golf. Click the images below to check out the new driver (top) and irons (bottom).
Back To Back PGA Tour Starts
Assistant Golf Professional Alan Morin, PGA will be competing in back to back PGA Tour events later this month. At age 52, Alan will be competing against the youngsters in the Honda Classic the week of February 21, followed by the Puerto Rico Open the week of February 28. This will be Alan's 12th appearance in The Honda Classic and fourth appearance in the Puerto Rico Open. Good Luck, Alan!
Award winning journalist Alan Hunter filmed the Heritage Course and the new Driving Range in November for his nationally syndicated TV show, Golf America. Our segment will be aired up to 30 times, and their program reaches an estimated 85-million households in over 130 markets. Check out the entire segment by clicking here or on the image below.
National Awards for our Golf Practice Facility
We are proud to announce the Ibis Golf Practice Facility has received two new awards from Golf Range Association of America (GRAA):
- 2021 GRAA Top 50 Private Facility
- 2021 GRAA Range Renovation of the Year
As part of the award application process, we produced a short video highlighting all the details that make the redesigned facility great! Click here or on the image below to watch it.
Some Big Names Have Been Visiting Ibis!
Our world class golf facilities continue to draw attention! Over the last week, we've had the pleasure of hosting some big names at Ibis for photo and video shoots for School of Golf on the Golf Channel, and upcoming product launches from Srixon! Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, and Brooks Koepka have all visited our Golf Practice Facility and courses!
Reilly Opelka, who is trained by Ibis's Director of Athletics Jay Berger, was interviewed at Ibis two weeks ago during the Opening Tennis Fair. Read the story in today's Palm Beach Post by clicking here or on the image below.
Reilly Opelka Interviewed at Ibis Tennis Fair
Reilly Opelka stopped by the Ibis Tennis Fair Friday, Nov. 12 for a question and answer session with our Members, pose for photos, and to take a turn trying to dunk Wade Ball at the Dunk Tank. While there, Reilly was interviewed about the upcoming Davis Cup. Click here to see the interview which aired on WFLX-FOX, WPBF-ABC, and WPEC-CBS.
The Club at Ibis Hosted Grand Opening of
New Practice Golf Facility
with Annika Sorenstam and Martin Hall in Attendance
The Club at Ibis has long had one of the top instructors in golf in Martin Hall. Now the high-end, private club has one of the most technologically-advanced ranges for Hall and the other PGA Professionals to work his magic.
The Club at Ibis unveiled a cutting-edge range that includes TopTracer technology, becoming the first private club in Florida to offer a staple on PGA Tour telecasts. The range also includes digital yardages, synthetic turf target greens, two new USGA-spec chipping greens and – get this – new robots to pick up range balls and cut grass.
"I could talk a half hour about how fantastic this place is," Hall said. "It's magical, amazing, inspirational … all of the above. It's an absolute treasure chest for anybody who wants to try and get better at golf.
"When you look at what all the best players are doing, they are using technology left, right and center to measure their performance and improve their performance. When used correctly, technology will accelerate your progress."
The club also debuted its Ibis Golf Academy featuring Martin Hall. The 66-year-old Hall has been at The Club at Ibis since 1997 and has done more than 350 episodes of School of Golf as Golf Channel's lead instructor.
Hall conducted a one-hour clinic with Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam to celebrate the new range. Fitting, because the 10-time major player performed like a machine while winning 72 LPGA Tour titles and 10 majors.
Sorenstam spoke about how when she started her career, there was almost no technology in the game. Now it's everywhere.
"I wish I had something like this when I was growing up," Sorenstam said. "I've never seen anything like this. It's massive with lots of different targets and tees. Getting instant feedback is so important to improving your game."
Now the Club at Ibis members can get access to the same level of information provided to the world's best players. This technology should lead to lower scores and increased enjoyment.
"This allows our members to hit any type of shot they'll experience on the golf course," said Ben Bauer, Ibis' director of golf. "Every shot will react the same way it will on the golf course. This is another way to offer our members amenities they can't get elsewhere."
We renovated our 20-acre Golf Practice Facility. The Nicklaus designed facility boasts over 80 hitting stations, five target greens, two short game areas, a defined "X"-shaped fairway, Toptracer Range technology, robotic ball pickers and mowers, and much more! Click here or on the image below to see all the incredible details of this redesign.
Ibis Assistant Golf Professional Alan Morin at the Senior PGA Professional Championship
After holding the 36 hole lead at -9, Ibis Assistant Golf Professional Alan Morin finished at -11 and in a tie for 4th place in the national Senior PGA Professional Championship. This finish punches Alan's ticket to yet another major championship, the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This will be played May 26-29, 2022. Alan qualified for last year's Sr PGA Championship as well and made the cut at famed, Southern Hills. Please join us in congratulating Alan!
Member Raymond Brunelle aced the par-3 16th hole on the Heritage Course on Oct. 2, and again four days later.
Click here or on the image below to read the story in The Palm Beach Post.
Congratulations to Alan Morin, Awarded 11th Player of the Year Award from the South Florida PGA, Qualifies for Next Year's Honda Classic!
"Winning Player of the Year was the farthest from my mind this year, but I started playing well so I kept trying," Morin said. "These young guys are so good and they hit it much farther than I do. But I'm still able to hang with them."
Click here to read the story from the Palm Beach Post.
Jay Berger Quoted in the Palm Beach Post
Ibis's Director of Athletics Jay Berger was quoted in The Palm Beach Post's article announcing his son, Daniel Berger's, appointment to the United States Ryder Cup team! Congratulations to Jay and Daniel!
Click here or on the image below to read the article.
Ibis at the US Open
Tuesday, at the 2021 US Open in New York City, American and World No. 24 Reilly Opelka served 33 Aces in his first round win against Soonwoo Kwon of South Korea. Reilly, who is coached by our Director of Athletics Jay Berger, won in straight sets and will play his second round match on Thursday against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy. Click here to see highlights from the match.
Several Ibis Members also made the trip to New York to watch the US Open and cheer on Reilly. Pictured from Left: Tom and Doreen Costa, Bruce Allen, Jay Berger, Paula Arthus, Terri Cass, Margaret Quinn, Al Osofsky, and Napoleon Arthus.
Increasing Member Satisfaction
Did you see the PGA Magazine article highlighting Ibis retail? Click here or on the image below to read the full story beginning on page 132 of the digital viewer!
Reilly Opelka Climbs to World No. 23
The No. 1 American tennis player Reilly Opelka climbed to a new career high ATP World Tour ranking of 23. Opelka who is coached by Ibis Director of Athletics Jay Berger, reached the Finals at the Masters 1000 in Toronto, Canada on Sunday, Aug. 15. On his way to the finals Opelka beat current World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas and the 2017 ATP World Tour Champion Grigor Dimitrov.
Click here or on the image below to read the story from ATP Tour and watch the match highlights.
Congratulations to Fitness Director Nadine Moody for her feature in Southern Exposure's July publication as The 2021 Best of Palm Beach County Community Choice Awards' Best Personal Trainer! Click here or on the image below to see the digital publication.
The Club at Ibis was quoted multiple times in an article from The Palm Beach Post about private golf clubs. Click here or on the image below to see the full article.
The Palm Beach Post included Jay Berger's promotion to Director of Athletics in the business section of their July 12 publication.
Ibis's Director of Athletics, Jay Berger, and his son Daniel grace the cover of the May issue of Florida Tennis Magazine.
The Club at Ibis has earned an honorable culinary distinction.
Club and Resort Business and Resort Chef have released their list of Top Ranked Culinary Experiences. Their independent panel of judges, composed of industry leaders and executives, voted Ibis 9th (out of 81) on their list of Top Ranked Culinary Experiences for 2021! (Click here to see full list.)
This places Ibis in the company of the nation's top clubs. The rankings reflect the judges' scoring that included data on annual food-and-beverage revenue, membership size, weekly cover counts, a la carte and banquet menus, food costs, certifications, facility photos and more.
Congratulations to Executive Chef Jerome Nicolas, Executive Sous Chef Joshua Giro, Director of Operations Sharon Meirav, Director of Food and Beverage RJ Zinner, and their dedicated teams.
Congratulations to Joe Milazzo and the team in the golf fitting studio, Alan Morin and Rich McClure.
Callaway awarded them a Top 100 Fitter in the country!
Alan Morin, PGA Assistant Professional at The Club at Ibis, fired a 4-under par to finish with a 68 on Tuesday to cruise to a six-shot victory in the South Florida PGA Senior Open at Imperial Golf Club. Morin took a two-shot lead in the final round after a flawless 63 round on Monday, thanks to a personal-best six consecutive birdies. Click here to read the full story.
Congratulations are in order for our very own Fitness Director Nadine Moody, who won First Place as the Best Personal Trainer in the Palm Beach Post's Best of Palm Beach County contest! Nadine started her career at Ibis in March 2000 relocating from Pennsylvania where she held the position as Fitness Director at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA. Many of her Ibis clients have trained with her for over 20 years and she enjoys every minute of those training sessions. Her position at The Club at Ibis in addition to the Director's responsibilities includes teaching fitness classes such as Zumba/Latin Dance, Step, Spin, and Strength.
The Club at Ibis was a finalist as the Best Country Club and won First Place as the Best Golf Course (for the 2nd year in a row!)
Thank you for your votes!
The Club at Ibis is featured in the April issue of Executive Golfer Magazine.
Executive Golfer is distributed in 2,000 private clubs throughout the US and all domestic AA Admirals Clubs and American Express Centurion lounges. Their social media following is a mix of 40,000 key influencers, including private club members, club champions, golf journalists, Tour players and industry influencers.
This issue focused on Ibis Clubs & Activities, with quotes from Judie Budnick, the ICA chair. The story is live on their homepage under the LIFESTYLE section at www.ExecutiveGolferMagazine.com.
Click here to go directly to the article.
Ibis has a two-page editorial in the March issue of Palm Beach Illustrated in their special section: Best Golf and Country Club: click here to view it.
Ibis Charities was featured in the February edition of
Each year, Ibis Charities, the official foundation of The Club at Ibis, accepts applications for grants from over 120 Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations. The mission of the foundation is to provide family and social services, health and wellness programs, educational, art, cultural and environmental opportunities.
This year, right before the traditional release of funds to the final applicants, COVID-19 took the world by surprise, impacting every facet of every life, whether it be in business and commerce, employment, health and even being able to be with immediate family members.
The foundation had to make the critical decision ... Click here to read entire article.
The virus that made golf contagious from The Tee Times magazine.
Click here to read the article where Ibis is featured.
PGA pro: Alan Morin has been hired by the Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach as professional PGA assistant. Click here to read the article.
Check out this episode of Golf America, a weekly syndicated television program featuring golf courses, resorts and clubs. Golf America is seen in 9 out of the top 10 television markets in the U.S.
This episode features Ibis, with appearances by Stephen LoGiudice, Ben Bauer, Robin Boretti, and Director of Golf Instruction, Martin Hall, click here.
Katie Finney Named one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers
Katie Finney, PGA/LPGA, recently returned to Ibis from Texas, was named one of the Best Young Teachers in America by Golf Digest! See the full article by clicking here, and join us in congratulating Katie!
For the 2nd year in a row, Ibis donated a Thanksgiving Day feast to the Quantum House. The Quantum House is the residence where parents can stay if their child is being treated in a medical facility in the West Palm Beach area.
Click here for the story in the Palm Beach Post and on WPTV.
The recent winner of the South Florida PGA's Player of the Year is your Equipment Specialist at the new Golf Equipment & Fitting Center - Alan Morin. Click here to read the article from The Palm Beach Post.
The Club at Ibis is proud to announce that it has once again been recognized as a Platinum Club of America, as determined by Club Leaders Forum, the preeminent consulting source in the private club industry.
"The Club's Board, management and staff are thrilled with this announcement. Being named a Platinum Club is the most respected recognition in private club excellence," said General Manager/COO Stephen LoGiudice. "We are constantly challenging ourselves on how we can improve our Member experience."
Established in 1997, Platinum Clubs of America recognizes the top 5% of private clubs in the nation, as elected by Club Managers, Presidents, and Owners, using criteria approved by its Advisory Board, which is comprised of 15 Club Managers from some of the most respected private clubs in America. Platinum Club status is awarded to clubs in five categories: Country, Golf, City, Athletic, and Yacht Clubs. The Club at Ibis was recognized as #56 out of the top 150 private country clubs in the nation and selected among criteria such as universal recognition, excellence in amenities and facilities, governance and prudent fiscal management, and The Member's overall experience.
This announcement comes on the heels of Ibis being named a Distinguished Club with Elite Status from BoardRoom Magazine.
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The Club is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded the designation of a Distinguished Club for the sixth year in a row, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. This year we maintained our special recognition, giving Ibis the "Elite" designation, after meeting additional criteria, including being viewed as in the top echelons of local and regional reputation and recognition.
For fine private clubs that operate at the highest standards, BoardRoom magazine's entirely merit-based Distinguished Clubs award program uses a club-specific rating system that recognizes the club, its management, and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and evaluation process that distills and measures a club's Member Experience. As such, the rating system used by Distinguished Clubs is different from any that has come before, and with it, the private club industry now has the means to identify the top private clubs based on the most important aspect: Member Experience.
As defined by Distinguished Clubs, "Member Experience" is that special combination of "Qualities" that a private club provides its members. It is not just the quality of service, or of the facilities, or of the product provided, it is also the quality of the staff and of the management, as well as the overall club governance they deliver.
The Ibis Charities was featured in the July/August issue of Club Management, the official publication of the Club Management Association of America.
Click here, and flip to page eight to read how the Ibis Charities has pivoted during this pandemic to help those suffering during these uncertain times.
A Club with a Big Heart
The August 2020 issue of Executive Golfer magazine, has an article detailing what Ibis has done to retain some of the services offered to Members during COVID-19 related closures. Ibis's Director of Communications Kallie Langberg and Director of Operations Sharon Meirav were interviewed for the article.
Click here to view the article.
Ibis Friends of Veterans donated $150,000 to local charities assisting our veterans. WPTV covered the story. Click here to view the story.
June 2020Ibis's General Manager/COO Stephen LoGiudice was interviewed by the Palm Beach Post on our e-z-lyft system used on the golf courses. Click here to read the article.
Ibis's Director of Tennis Instruction, Jay Berger, spoke with the Golf Channel on Father's Day about how his son Daniel, got into golf.
Click here to watch the interview.
Daniel Berger won the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Sunday in a playoff over Collin Morikawa. Daniel is the son of Jay Berger, Ibis's Director of Tennis Instruction. Congratulations to the Berger family!
Ibis Charities was recognized in Florida Weekly for their check distributions and contributions during the pandemic. Click here to read the article.
Thank you Ibis Members!
Reilly Opelka, who is coached by Ibis's Jay Berger, won the first professional tennis match in the United since the pandemic halted sporting events. Opelka defeated Miomir Kecmanovic 3-1 to become the UTR Pro Match Series champion. The Tennis Channel and UTR set up the event on a private tennis court in West Palm Beach, not far from Ibis.
Click here for the CBS news story.
IBIS VOTED BEST COUNTRY CLUB
GOLF COURSE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY
For the second consecutive year, The Club at Ibis has been voted the Best Country Club in Palm Beach County during the Palm Beach Post's "Best of Palm Beach County" awards. The Club at Ibis also won for the Best Golf Course.
That's two major accolades for The Club at Ibis in a county often referred to as "the golf capital of the world."
Yesterday, The Palm Beach Post hosted a red-carpet Gala announcing the winners of their "Best of Palm Beach County" Community Choice Awards. More than 270,000 votes were cast from local residents nominating their favorite business or service across 163 different categories.
Reilly Opelka, at 6-foot-11 the joint-tallest ranked player in the ATP, continued his career climb Sunday when he won the Delray Beach Open for his second career title.
Opelka, who trains here at The Club at Ibis, defeated Yosihito Nishioka 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 6-2 to win. His first victory was at last year's New York State Open.
Opelka, who saved a match point in his semifinal victory against Milos Raonic, has been working with Jay Berger, our Director of Tennis Instruction the last two years.
Opelka, 22, was ranked 54th in the world going into the event. His big win was front page news in the Palm Beach Post sports section.
Click here to read the article.
The Ibis Charities' Fashion Show and Food Drive were recognized in Florida Weekly.
Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction, Martin Hall, is featured on the cover of the February issue of The Tee Times, which is distributed to golf clubs and retail stores throughout Southeast Florida.
Click here to read the article (pages 6 & 7).
Ibis is featured in the 2020 issue of Links Magazine's Premier Property Guide.
Click here to read and view complete article (pages 68-69.)
Jay Berger is the Face of Tennis Instruction in the January issue of Palm Beach Illustrated.
Click here to see publication (page 143.)
Ibis recently held a tennis exhibition with #36 ATP Tour player Reilly Opelka, #80 ATP Tour and French Open junior champion Tommy Paul, and US Director of Women's Tennis, Fed Cup Captain, and former world ranked #7 Kathy Rinaldi. Members and aspiring young tennis athletes got to meet the Pros and learn some valuable tips.
Reilly trains with Director of Tennis Instruction, Jay Berger and looks forward to playing in the home town Delray Beach Open.
Click here to watch the news video.
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On Thanksgiving our amazing culinary team prepared and donated a feast for 20 to the Quantum House in West Palm Beach. The Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Click here for the clip from WPTV.
PGA Tour Professional Daniel Berger, Major Champion and golf instructor Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, and Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction and host of the Golf Channel's School of Golf Martin Hall hosted a one hour clinic benefiting the Lacoste X The Everglades Foundation Golf Tournament at Ibis on Monday, Nov. 18.
Click here to read the article: Finally healthy, Jupiter's Daniel Berger feeling closer to the golfer who was ranked in top 20 just more than two years ago
Click here to view a news report
The Club at Ibis hosted the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Clay Court Championships.
Click here to hear more: https://cbs12.com/sports/content/local-usta-tennis-tournament-on-time-despite-nine-hour-rain-delay
After a 10-year layoff, one of Ibis's premier golf instructors, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, finished 14th at the Senior LPGA Championship. Click here to read more.
Patricia-Meunier-Lebouc has been competing in The Legends Tour Senior LPGA Championship this week and is currently tied for 13th after completing the first two rounds. The third round is taking place today and we're rooting for her!
Below is her interview with Channel 5/ESPN:
Our own, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc will be playing in The Legends Tour Senior LPGA Championship this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 14–16). The Championship will be televised on the Golf Channel from 3–6 p.m. all three days. Her interview is supposed to run tonight on channel 5 and channel 29, unless there is a schedule change by the network.
Below is Patricia being interviewed by Channel 5/ESPN:
Ibis Golf Instructor Patricia Meunier-Lebouc was Martin Hall's guest in September on his show School of Golf. Patricia shared her experiences while playing in the Solheim Cup.
In the fall issue of Links Magazine, The Club at Ibis is a featured community in their Links Living Premier Properties section. Links has a national circulation of 210,000. Click here to read the article.
Our Executive Chef, Jerome Nicolas, is featured in the September Issue of Jupiter Magazine and The Palm Beacher. The special section focuses on the Leaders in Palm Beach County.
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Food Truck Invasion & Floatopia
The Ibis Charities Foundation was recognized for their charitable work in the June issue of Southern Exposure, click here to read the article.
Ibis's Director of Tennis Instruction, Jay Berger, was the focus of an article in the April/May issue of Florida Tennis Magazine. Aside from its regular distribution to Tennis enthusiasts, clubs, and shops throughout Florida, the magazine was also distributed to attendees and guests during the Miami Open. Click here to read the article.
The papers of Seabreeze Publications published our great news from Tennis Industry Magazine, selecting Ibis as the Top Private Facility of the Year.
Click here to view article.
Congratulations to David Valencia, Ibis' Head Bistro Chef!
David is featured in a photo editorial called the "Faces of Food" in April's Food and Wine Issue of Palm Beach Illustrated.
Click here to view article.
Photo by Libby Vision
Congratulations to Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction, Martin Hall, who was named to the list of GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America.
Click here to see the full list.
Since its inception in 1991, GOLF's Top 100 Teachers in America franchise has established itself as the industry standard for recognizing excellence in coaching. Candidates are screened against 15 baseline criteria, including their teaching experience and accomplishments, student portfolio and peer ratings, along with their overall commitment to the growth of the game, both through volunteerism and their ability to use digital platforms. Martin has been in the Top 100 since 1996 and was a former PGA National Teacher of the Year.
The Palm Beach Post recognized Ibis in last Sunday's Residences Section of the paper:
Ibis is #1 in Palm Beach County!
Last night The Palm Beach Post hosted a red carpet Gala announcing the winners of their "Best of Palm Beach County" contest. Over 115,000 votes were tallied from local residents nominating their favorite business or service across 20 different categories. The Club at Ibis won in the category of Best Country Club! Ibis's GM/COO Stephen LoGiudice and Director of Sales & Marketing John Jorritsma were on hand to accept the award, which was attended by over 400 local business owners. The winners were recognized in today's Palm Beach Post. Well done Ibis!! https://www.palmbeachpost.com/entertainmentlife/20190219/just-in-winners-of-2019-best-of-palm-beach-county/1
Reilly Opelka, who trains with Director of Tennis Instruction Jay Berger, won the NY Open on this past Sunday!The Palm Beach Post covered his big win this week with a mention of Ibis and Jay. Click here to read the article.
Speaking of Jay Berger, this past Saturday, Feb. 16, Jay played in the Delray Beach Open with an audience full of Ibis Members! Thank you for showing your support!
Photo credit: Roman Smolkin
Ibis' General Manager/COO Stephen LoGiudice and Director of Sales & Marketing John Jorritsma attended Canada's largest Golf & Travel show in Toronto this past weekend. The two shared the Ibis Experience with prospective members to our friendly neighbors in the North. Despite the cool temperatures, the event drew 21,000 attendees.
Anyone else notice the flag on the Golf Channel last night?
French golf enthusiast/writer Mathieu Buttin visited Ibis over the holidays and shared his experience on his website.
Click here to read about his Ibis experience (in French):
This Sunday, The Palm Beach Post shared our good news about Ibis being named the Tennis Facility of the Year by Tennis Industry:
Ibis broke another record when it comes to giving back to those in need in our community! Despite a rainy day the residents turned out in full force to make 2019 the biggest Food Drive ever!
Annual Ibis Charity Food Drive benefits Palm Beach County Food Bank
Click here to visit the WPBF website to read the article and watch the video.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Club at Ibis residents came together Sunday to help those less fortunate. All items donated help support the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
A constant line of vehicles filled with bags of groceries made drop-offs between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. inside the parking lot of Club Ibis. Volunteers assisted with loading and sorting all the donations. Rick Carpenter with Club Ibis said the community's support continues to grow every year.
"Today the need is greater than usual. Last year we had an impact from Hurricane Irma and the need was great last year because of that catastrophe. There are many people in need that wouldn't previously ask for help," Carpenter said.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank provides access to nutritious food for more than 100,000 people every month. The food bank procures approximately 5 million pounds of food annually from grocery stores, restaurants, food distributors and wholesalers. The Palm Beach County Food Bank programs reaches families, school children and seniors and connects those in need to resources.
French golf enthusiast/writer Mathieu Buttin visited Ibis over the holidays and shared his experience on his website.
Click here to read about his Ibis experience (in French):
January's issue of Palm Beach Illustrated featured Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction Martin Hall, as one of the influential 'Faces' of Palm Beach County.
Click here to read more (page 123).
Tennis Industry Magazine names The Club at Ibis the 2018 Private Facility of the Year!
We are excited to share that Ibis's Tennis program has been recognized by Tennis Industry Magazine as a "Champion of Tennis," and named the 2018 Private/Commercial Facility of the Year! The Tennis Industry Magazine has been covering the tennis industry for 47 years and is well known and respected in the tennis community. Congratulations to the Ibis Membership and the fantastic team that runs this award-winning amenity!
The Club at Ibis was featured in the Palm Beach Post this weekend for being recognized as a Platinum Club of America.
Click here, see page 181.
Very proud to see Ibis's Jay Berger in Tennis magazine's 50 YEARS/50 HEROES issue, in newsstands this month. Click here to read the article.
Ibis was featured in the new issue of Golf Central! Click here, see page 56-57.
This branded-promo video for David Feherty's show on the Golf Channel will be running locally in November and December. With Ibis as the sponsor, it will air locally on networks like ESPN, CNN, Fox News, HGTV, etc.
CBS12 was on hand this past weekend to cover the USTA National Father Daughter Clay Court Championships. Included was an interview with Ibis's Director of Sports, Chuck Gill.
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With so many exciting things happening at Ibis, and Members who participate and enjoy their time at Ibis, it's easy to share interesting and fun content on social media. The Club Management Magazine recently shared an article about how clubs tell their stories, including a highlight on Ibis:
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The Golfin' Guy reviews The Club at Ibis:
"To say The Club at Ibis is a residential golf community is a gross understatement; it's a community that relishes in a lifestyle that has it all. Behind the secure gates of this West Palm Beach community are 33 neighborhoods with over 1850 homes. Ibis is a mandatory membership community which boasts some of the finest conditioned golf courses, and recreational facilities in South Florida. Members must purchase at minimum a social Membership level, but when a golf Membership grants you access to three championship Nicklaus family-designed courses by Jack himself as well as sons Jack Jr. and Steve, why would you consider anything less?"
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Ibis Charities is Named Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Association of Professional Fundraisers, one of 300 chapters worldwide, has selected Ibis Charities to receive the award of Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the year.
Each year, the chapter selects an individual philanthropist, a corporation, a foundation and a fundraising professional to be recognized for outstanding achievement.
Ibis Charities, the official foundation of The Club at Ibis, was chosen because it has made a significant impact on the community by supporting non-profit organizations in Palm Beach County. The Foundation carefully selects and vets those organizations that provide family and social services, health and wellness programs, educational programs, art and cultural opportunities and environmental concerns.
With an all volunteer group of supporters, the Foundation has donated over $875,000 to local charities over the past three years.
Sharon Bross, President of Ibis Charities will accept the award on behalf of the Board of Directors and the Members of The Club at Ibis at the awards ceremony next month.
"Ibis Charities Foundation is honored" Bross said "to be recognized for its efforts to give back to those in the community who need a helping hand. We would not be able to do this without the support of The Club at Ibis and the Major Sponsors who give generously to the Foundation and the hundreds of Members who attend and participate in our series of fundraisers throughout the year".
Ibis's GM/COO Stephen J. LoGiudice is in the September issue of Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, and Boca Life. This special issue features Palm Beach County's 2018 business leaders.
Our advertising partner, Executive Golfer, has an extensive social media following. Multiple monthly posts by Executive Golfer and their staff writers about The Club at Ibis keeps us in front of 'key industry influencers,' including private club members, golf directors, golf journalists, and Tour players.
Our partnership with Executive Golfer Magazine permits Ibis to be shared through their social media.
Executive Golfer has vetted 2.1 million Facebook/Instagram accounts to create a social media following with a mix of 40,000 "key influencers" including private club members, club champions, directors of golf, caddies, golf journalists, Tour players, and industry influencers. Their ongoing, tedious process has required 3,000+ hours. They consider it the purist affluent social media platform in golf.
Click here for a sampling of their recent Club at Ibis posts.
It was another generous winter season for the Ibis Charities Foundation. The Foundation awarded $275,000 to 39 charities and their success was shared in the June issue of Southern Exposure.
Thank you to all who contributed!
The May/June issue of Golf Inc. ran a story on the 'Hottest fitness trends' and featured Ibis's yoga wall and an interview with Fitness Director Nadine Moody (page 6).
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The Club at Ibis was recognized in this month's Seabreeze Publications. Seabreeze publishes several area papers which includes Southern Exposure, PGA National News, Lifestyles in Palm Beach Gardens, and The Jewish Voice. These papers are delivered to thousands homes and communities within our area.
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Baseball season has started and spring training has ended. The Club at Ibis had renewed their outfield sign this year at the newly named Fitteam Ballpark (formerly Ballpark of the Palm Beaches). The 2017 World Series Championship resulted in a 21 percent increase in attendance for the Houston Astros at the Ballpark. Total attendance for both the Astros and Washington Nationals was 141,934, which averaged over 4,500 per game. In addition to their active social media presence, they had 20 home games broadcasted on national or regional networks including ESPN2, MLB Network, NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC. After spring training, the Ballpark hosts both sport and non-sport events throughout the year, including corporate hospitality entertainment.
Fitness Director Nadine Moody was featured in the Club Management publication highlighting the Club's fitness facility and our range of exercise and wellness programs. Click here to read the article.
In the same Club Management publication, the Club's renovation was featured. Click here to read the article.
It was a morning of filming yesterday on Legend #17 for an upcoming episode of The Golf Channel's School of Golf with Ibis's Martin Hall and Blair O'Neal.
We are proud to announce that The Club at Ibis has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Club award for the third year in a row, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs and the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors. This year comes with special recognition, giving Ibis the "Elite" designation, after meeting additional criteria, including being viewed as in the top echelons of local and regional reputation and recognition, and having key members of the leadership team and staff who demonstrate superior training and experience.
Congratulations to our talented Members:
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Lighthouse Art Center Best of the Club Art Exhibition
Ibis Food Drive A Big Success: Ibis Charities' Sixth Annual Food Drive Collects 22,000 Pounds of Food and $14,000 To Benefit Palm Beach County Food Bank. Click here to read article.
The March issue of Executive Golfer Magazine features a two page story (and a front cover banner) on the grand opening of The Legend Course. We invited the publisher of the magazine to the December ribbon cutting event and he interviewed Mr. Nicklaus over lunch.
Executive Golfer is distributed in 2,000 private golf clubs and all domestic American, Delta, United, and American Express Centurion lounges. Their digital edition is available on seatback screens of 545 mainline American Airlines aircraft. Their social media following exceeds 20,000 – with a mix including private club members, club champions, golf writers, Tour players, and industry influencers. They feature Ibis on their social media on a regular basis.
The new March issue of In Jupiter magazine is out and features a story on Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction Martin Hall, and included him on the second cover!
Ibis took it to the road last week to promote The Ibis ExperienceTM at the Ideal Living Home Expo at Tyson's Corner in McLean Virginia. Over 60 exhibitors were on hand to showcase their communities, from North Carolina to Florida.
Director of Golf Ben Bauer and Director of Sales & Marketing John Jorritsma attended the event which had over 1,000 registered attendees.
Check out the March issue of In Jupiter Magazine, with a featured story on Ibis's Director of Golf Instruction, Martin Hall. Click here to view the article.
Last week was the Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National. The Club at Ibis had an ad in the daily pairings guide for the tournament. The organizers projected record crowds for a tournament that grows in popularity every year.
We were also featured in Florida Weekly, which had a reporter's story highlighting Jack Nicklaus's renovation to The Legend Course. The article was in a special section of the paper showcasing the Honda Classic.
Now that spring training is in full swing, Ibis has an outfield sign at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, home to the Washington Nationals and the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros.
Ibis had over 35 open houses in this Sunday's Parade of Homes event, which was featured in Sunday's Residences Section of the Palm Beach Post. The Club hosts several community-wide open house events throughout the winter.
Ibis will have an ad in the daily pairings guide at the Honda Classic golf tournament, held at PGA National this week. It should be a busy tournament, with a number of big names in the field, including Tiger Woods.
The Marketing Department hosted two brokerages in The Pub last week to promote The Ibis ExperienceTM. Sales and Marketing Director John Jorritsma provided information on the community, Club, and real estate to enthusiastic realtors from Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services and Engel & Volkers.
The Club advertises in Traditions magazine, which is given to guests at the Breakers and also is distributed to Breakers West Golf Club.
Click here to view our ad, found on page 17.
View a recent article from Executive Golfer about Martin Hall: A Day with the Legend at Ibis.
General Manager Stephen LoGiudice and Director of Sales and Marketing John Jorritsma attended a Home Expo in Connecticut this weekend to promote Ibis. The Expo, sponsored by Ideal Living Magazine, featured 40 communities from North Carolina to Florida.
Check out the February Issue of Palm Beach Illustrated, their fashion issue. It showcases a photo shoot that was taken at Ibis in November. Click here to view the photos.
The Club at Ibis was featured in Food & Drink International, click here to read the article.