Members and their guests
Located in northern Florida near Jacksonville, a world away from Palm Beach, the grounds of Pablo Creek feature lovely forest groves and abundant wildlife. Bentgrass has been used throughout, which is problematic in most of the Sunshine State owing to its intolerance of high humidity; the relatively cooler, drier climes here, however, recall Georgia and the Carolinas. Tom Fazio's design, which opened for play in 1996, makes the most of the landscape, including the creek that gives its name to the club. Precision is key to a good score; Fazio's layout doesn't hit you with multiple forced carries, but neither does it drag. The greens are probably the best feature here, but everything is superb, and nothing short of a hurricane would keep a true golfer off of this course. So don't pass up the opportunity if you ever get an invitation; just keep an eye out for alligators.