It has been quite the year for Jupiter resident golfers, and yet again, another local pro has found the winners circle. LPGA golfer Mel Reid took home the 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first ever win on the LPGA Tour. The victory gets Reid into the U.S. Women’s Open in December but next up is the third LPGA major of the year – the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship this week at Aronimink outside Philadelphia.
Reid joins a slew of other golfers from Jupiter, who have won their respective tours in 2020, including Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger. Referred to as “Golf’s Hot Spot” in Golf Digest and the “Epicenter of Professional Golf” by GOLF.com, the sunny beachside town of Jupiter Florida is the place to live for today’s pro golfers.
The current crop of Tour players have flocked to Jupiter Florida, favoring the beachside town for its warm weather, its absence of income tax, its unparalleled lifestyle, and its prevalence for affluent suburbs that allow access to private clubs and games with other pros.
Other pros in the Jupiter area include the greatest of all time Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, and Hall of Famers Greg Norman, Gary Player, Ernie Els, and of course, Tiger Woods.
The world’s most famous golfer (or person for that matter) — President Donald J. Trump — also spends his winter weekends on fairways that bear his name in Jupiter and about 15 miles south in West Palm Beach.
Jupiter isn’t the only South Florida town attracting world-class golfers. With the most public and private golf courses in Florida (160 to be exact), Palm Beach County has more than 60 current or former professional golfers residing within its limits.