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Jupiter, Fla. Chosen for Ritz Homes

February 21, 2002

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) _ This Palm Beach County suburb is the site of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s first residential golf community, a luxurious club on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa will be a 285-acre gated community offering residents country club memberships, an 18-hole golf course, a spa and three styles of homes.

Land for customized homes starts at $675,000, predesigned homes cost $1.5 million to $2 million and membership in fractional-ownership properties begin at $220,000.

The homes are currently for sale. The golf course is set to open in the fall.

A similar exclusive club for skiing opened last year in Aspen, Colo. The Ritz-Carlton also plans a beach club in the Virgin Islands and a second ski community in Colorado.

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