High Ridge Country Club is one of the more private clubs in West Palm Beach, a land noted for its exclusive golf facilities. The club was originally designed by Florida-based architect Joe Lee during 1979, featuring many amoebic bunkers that certainly seem to be growing larger as you look at them from the tee.
Like many Florida courses of its era, it also relies on a number of ponds, with numerous holes creating “cape”-like situations where a player will need to trust their driver and long irons to get home in two honest shots.
The club was committed to offering the same challenge for modern players with modern equipment as it did for the first generation of members, and thus it brought in Kipp Schulties during 2001 to add additional length to the club, as well as provide renovation work to Lee’s original bunkers. Although a decent amount of Florida hardwood remains to convince players not to stray too far from the penalizing water hazards, Schulties also removed at least a few to keep the club’s playability realistic.