The woods restaurant in Harbourside Place in Jupiter (Photo/Bruce Bennett)
Sympathy and disdain were among the emotions from patrons to Tiger Woods’ restaurant and visitors to Harbourside Place the day after the golfer was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Daily Mail ran the video with the headline: “Filet on the fairway! Enormous alligator chows down on giant fish out on the golf course.” Barstool Sports posted the video to its own Instagram account, where it had about 1.2 million views and nearly 3,000 comments by Monday afternoon.
“It was cool,” Mack said. “I took the video without thinking, the next thing you know, it’s in London. It’s crazy how that works.”
It all started with Mother’s Day trip home. Mack, now of Miami, said he was home visiting his parents in Palm Beach Gardens. He and his dad were playing a round at the course when they heard the gator make his catch at the ninth hole, he said.
“We heard a splash and looked down, and the gator had the fish,” Mack said.
Mack said he was about eight feet from the alligator, which he estimates was between eight and 10 feet long, when he shot the video. His dad can be heard in the video saying, “Get the picture and get out of here, David.”
So how was the rest of the round of golf? “I barely remember,” Mack said after a laugh. Too much excitement.
He said he’s used to seeing alligators on the golf course, where they sometimes make themselves at home. That’s especially true at the Sandhill Crane Golf Club, which borders the Loxahatchee Slough.
Sandhill crane, deer, bobcats and alligators have been spotted at the course. The course is on the west end of Northlake Boulevard, not far from the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.
The city added docks to the lakes a few years ago to give the alligators a place to sunbathe away from the greens. The alligator in the video and the others that frequent the golf course will stay, city spokeswoman Candice Temple said.
“We have several. They’re not aggressive, but we do warn people not to approach them,” Temple said.
Charlotte Presensky, special projects director at the golf course, said she usually sees the alligators feeding on turtles, not fish.
An adult alligator’s diet includes rough fish, along with snakes, turtles, small mammals and birds, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Brian Evans, Duane Helkowski, Andrew Shapiro and Chris Wheeler (Photo provided)
Fun and a day of golf helped raise money and awareness for children and adults with developmental disabilities on April 20.
The event for The Arc of Palm Beach County was hosted the first Caddyshack Cocktail Party.
Supporters gathered on the rooftop of Harbourside Place as they enjoyed the party and competed in a Caddyshack-themed “Best Dressed” contest.
On Friday, April 21, golfers participated in the sold-out Arc Invitational at The Dye Preserve.
Contributors to the event included Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Tequesta Brewing Co., The GEO Group, Harbourside Place, Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, Banyan Printing, and Alpha Media Palm Beach.
The bar at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)
A bar with 15 television screens, a restaurant with seating for 82 customers and a 3,500-gallon salt water fish tank are part of the expansion of the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf restaurant, scheduled to have it’s grand opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.
The menu, which now includes ice cream, burgers and beer and wine, has been expanded.
The $1 million expansion, including renovations to the mini-golf course, includes a playground.
Golfers will enter the lighted fish tank area from the 13th hole to walk into a cave leading to the tank, which will include a coral reef and tropical fish. Underwater sea sounds are piped in from speakers.
Grouper and other fish are scheduled to be delivered in coming weeks, said Greg Bartoli, who owns the golf course and restaurant with his wife Patty. The Jupiter couple have three children under 10 years old.
There are now about 25 employees, mostly part-time. About two dozen more employees have been hired.
Linda and Bill Henrich set up their seats on the edge of the 18th green about 11 a.m. Sunday (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)
About eight hours before Jupiter resident Rickie Fowler and the rest of the golfers would be shooting for the 18th green, Bill and Linda Henrich set up their folding chairs on the edge of the prime real estate at the Honda Classic.
“We’re real golf fans. It’s fun to be close to all the excitement at the finish,” said Bill Henrich, who was among the first Sunday morning to stake a claim at the final hole.
The North Palm Beach couple have been setting up early on the 18th hole for the past 11 years. Usually, they set up about 9 a.m.