Emerald Dunes was developed as a high-end public course. Now it's one of the most sought-after private courses in the Palm Beach market with initiation fees to match. The design weaves around a series lakes, and water or marshes come into play on nearly every hole. Knowing that the lakes would be so prevalent, team Fazio played up the "aquatic theme" as he calls it carving scalloped edge banks and nurturing native plants along the shorelines.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 30, 1995-'97. Ranked 32nd, 2015-'16. Ranked 42nd, 2021-'22.
Current ranking: 45th.