Justin Thomas/Jack Nicklaus break ground at Panther National

Panther National developer Dominik Senn; Chris Cochran of Nicklaus Design; Justin Thomas; and Jack Nicklaus are collaborating to build an exclusive 18-hole course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. L

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – Swiss developer Dominik Senn announced the groundbreaking of Panther National, slated to open in late 2023 in the heart of an upscale enclave in Palm Beach Gardens.

Designed in partnership with world-renowned architect Max Strang, legendary golfer and course architect Jack Nicklaus, newbie PGA TOUR player Justin Thomas, and in collaboration with Tesla Energy, the luxury golf and lifestyle community marks the first of its kind in Florida and the first new golf development in Palm Beach County in almost two decades.

Panther clubhouse

Panther National combines 218 custom, modern estates with a Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole Golf Course in collaboration with Justin Thomas and premium community amenities for an unparalleled modern luxury living experience unlike anything else in the country. The development–envisioned by Dominik Senn, a retired Swiss alpine ski racer and president and founder of international sports management agency 4sports & Entertainment – is now accepting reservations for the first collection, including 78 estate homes and sites released for contract this summer.

It was 1967 when golf course architect phenom Pete Dye took a 27-year-old PGA TOUR player Jack Nicklaus under his wing to collaborate on a new course on Hilton Head Island named Harbor Town Golf Links. Isn’t amazing how life comes full circle, and it is Jack enlisting 29-year-old Justin in this new project 55 years later. The new layout will have elevations and features unlike any other in the state. Combining the best of Nicklaus’s traditional design approach with the modern perspective of Thomas, one of the most talented young players in the world today.


The course will be complemented by world-class training facilities featuring state-of-the-art ball-tracking technology, elite pros to provide tailored instruction, an indoor simulator, a putting room, and high-end fitness training equipment. In addition, members can take advantage of Panther National’s fitting facility with custom fitting, stocked with premium clubs and shafts from all major equipment manufacturers. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing on the community’s 9-hole, par 3 practice course with a short game area and hitting bays.

“Developing the first private golf club community in Florida with a contemporary architectural style has been a vision of mine for some time,” says Senn. “Partnering with the Nicklaus Design Team and Justin was an easy decision. Nobody does a better job in creating a golf experience that can challenge the top professionals in the world while offering an enjoyable time for members and guests of all ages and skill levels.:”

Panther National emphasizes a luxurious, wellness-oriented lifestyle with a host of first-class amenities. Homeowners and their guests will enjoy an expansive contemporary clubhouse featuring European-style serve with progressive, health-forward cuisine and a premium curated selection of wine and spirits. A wellness lifestyle center designed with the whole family in mind will offer a range of experiences including a stunning spa providing holistic wellness, rejuvenation, and beauty services in addition to saunas and innovative water therapy treatments; a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio; tennis complex; and resort-style pool.


Panther National will offer a complete lifestyle–from food and architecture to golf and work-life balance with European-style service and modern Scandinavian inspired design elements,” Senn noted. “I think the pandemic has reminded people that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enjoying regular outdoor activity is critically important to overall wellness, and that is exactly the mentality with which we’ve designed Panther National.”


Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF six years ago. He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, GoGolfandTravel, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail. Dave’s insight and unique perspective allows him to create interesting articles. He can be reached at davedaubert@aol.com.

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