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You’ll need a small fortune to have a go around this one, but the Justin Thomas and Jack Nicklaus-designed Panther National is here.

The championship golf course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has opened with scarily high joining fees.

Club memberships start with an initial $500,000 payment and an annual fee of around $30k, meaning it most definitely is “a lifestyle few experience”.

It’s part of an ultra-modern golf and lifestyle community that ‘redefines premium gated living’ by offering over 200 multi-million-dollar homes.

If you’ve come for the golf, then Panther National is an 18-hole, links-style Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that boasts seven sets of tees.

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That means it can be played almost anywhere between 7,864 yards, from the “JT” monogrammed far-back tees, down to as short as 4,500 yards from the front tees.

With over 400 acres of flat land to work with, the team added 50-foot-plus elevations throughout the course, whilst creating a nine-hole par-3 course, a one-acre putting course and a practice area.

There’s also a pro shop, gym, indoor golf facility, spa, lifestyle club and pool on site, but don’t fret, you can get a discount.

All you need to do is become a Panther National homeowner, and, before you know it, the first expenditure is just $400,000 – saving you 20%.

It’s unrealistic, but plenty have forked out the cash so far. Frank Weed, CEO of Panther National, said they’ve sold about $300 million in real estate so far, with celebrities among the buyers.

The homes cost in the region of $3.5 million and $12 million.

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Dominik Senn, founder of Panther National, said: “Welcome to an extraordinary golf and leisure destination bordering a vast, pristine preserve.

“At the heart of Panther National sits an exceptional championship golf course expertly crafted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas, setting the stage for a truly remarkable experience.

“Indulge in a wide array of resort-style amenities. Rejuvenate at the inviting spa, pools and cabanas. Savor exquisite Michelin-inspired cuisine. Explore the wine cellar’s rare collection.

“We invite you to embrace a lifestyle few experience.”

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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