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Highlights of 1988:

The Palm Coaster Winter 1988 Twenty Five Cents

Palm Coaster - The Community Newspaper
The Palm Coaster Winter 1988 Volume 16, Number Two

The Palm Coaster
The Community's Newspaper
Volume 15, Number Two
Winter 1988
A sunrise provides a dramatic backdrop for Palm Coast's new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, the link to beautiful beaches Palm Coasters have been waiting for.
1.  The Front Page, 2.  People  3. Business , 6 Food, 7. Homes, 10.  Vacationa, 12. Schools, 14. Sports

The Palm Coaster - The Community's Newspaper Winter 1988

Palm Coast Blossoming as New Hometown
PALM COAST< Florida This rapidly growing planned community is becoming the 'resort hometown' planners at ITT Community Development Corporation envisioned ten years ago.
The "hometown' aspect of life in Palm Coast is evident everywhere. Citizens are involved with community growth; activities and challenges. Local government and ITT-CDC play stong roles in planning for and meeting those challenges successfully.
The 'Resort' envionment is Florida at her finest. Palm Coast golf courses and all-surface tennis club have earned national recognition. Complimenting these are five miles of beach.., a new beach club with pool, waterways and marina for boating, community-wide landscaping and a waterfront hotel and timeshare resort for vacationers and visitng friends. It is an atmosphere that attracts new industry, stores, services and more than 100 new residents each month to Palm Coast.*
* The Palm Coaster, Winter 1988, Page 1.

The Palm Coaster The Community's Newspaper VACATIONS Page 10

Palm Coast, Florida - If you're not among the lucky 11,000 or so who live here all the time, you can still enjoy the Palm Coast life for a week or two or more, at vacation resorts among Florida's finest.
Seeing is believing, so we shall let pictures do most of the talking.
A pelican's view of a people's paradise...the Palm Coast beach, and new beach club, a place in the sun for vacationers and residents.
The Sheraton Palm Coast Resort and Palm Coast Marina...early evening.
The Harbor Club vacation ownership surrounding Oak Tree Island.
You've seen the photographs. Now see the real thing. For Harbor Club sales information---vacations for a lifetime--contact your nearest Palm Coast sales office or call toll-free 1.900.874.1828 and ask for the Harbor Club at extension 870.
To reserve your waterfront room at the Sheraton, call 904. 445.3000 and ask for the Harbor Club at extension 870.
Palm Coast property owners can arrange for a holiday through area sales offices.

The Palm Coaster The Community's Newspaper Page 11 Advertising/Soliciting PostCard

This is a Postcard Advertising/ Soliciting enclosed in The Palm Coaster, Winter 1988 page 11.  It reads:
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The caption ABOVE this Pre Paid Postcard Reads:
Today's Tip - Off
Globetrotting Palm Coasters...more than 1,3000 Harbor Club vacation weeks have been sold, many to Palm Coast residents. Why?  To be a part of the worldwide Resort Condominiums International excnange network, Over 1,350 resorts from the isles of Greece to the mountains of North Carolina.
VACATIONS   The community's Newspaper   Page  11

Pre Paid Post Card Advertising and Soliciting

Schools The Community's Newspaper Page 13
A Community Park Begins...

NEW SCHOOL  The first day of school at Lewis E. Wadsworth Elementary wasn't all work and no play.
, all due for completion by summer, 1988:
A 7,000 square foot pool with multi-use facility, built by PCC:
Three tennis courts, two rqcquetball courts, three softball diamonds, two soccer fields;
A new $ 700,000 community park, designed for the youg and the young at heart, is underway on 11 acres between the new Wadsworth Elementary School and Belle Terre Middle School. Financial Support from the state, county and school district made the park a reality, helped by land and in-kind services donations from ITT-CDC and an enthusiastic public.
Here's what's planned
Two "play hills," the latest in playground design and equipment;
Extension of existing jogging/exercise trail;
Picnic area with gazebo.
The public will share the park with students and their programs, so it benefits many in many ways, the perfect compliment to SunSport amenities.
And on and on Palm Coast grows.
The Band Played on  The Belle Terre Middle School Marching Eagle Band's tuba player did his part at park dedication.

The Palm Coaster The Community's Newspaper SPORTS Page 14

Palm Coast Players Club Named Best Tennis Facility in the U.S.A.:
Palm Coast Players Club named best Tennis Facility in the USA
Palm Coast, Florida  The Palm Coast Players Club is the best tennis club in the country, and it isn't just the club's staff and members who make that claim.
Tennis Industry magazine and the American Society of Landscape Architects judged the Players Club the "1987 Court-of the Year."  The third annual competition drew entries from across the USA. The Players Club, an all surface tennis and racquetball complex built into a forest of oaks and palms, beat out finalists ramging from California to the Caribbean.
I think the residents and members are as proud of this national recognition as we are, said Jim Vidamour, director of tennis for SunSport Recreation. We wanted a club that would provide a first rate tennis environment and preserve the site's natural beauty. Thanks to our land planners and Palm Coast Construction, we succeeded on both counts. It's a beautiful tennis club.
In announcing the winner, Tennis Industry cited privacy on the courts, shaded rest areas, orientation of courts to minimize sun glare, and preservation of the site's integrity. Tournament capabilities-two show courts seating up to 800 in the permanent stands-were another important factor as were member programs, from junior tennis to aerobics.
After careful palnning which involved maintaining most of the trees, wrote the magazines associate editor, 'The Palm Coast Players Club emerged as a landmark tennis facility. It is a tennis oasis which is naturally beautiful."
The Players Club opened in September, 1986, as one of the only four semi-private clubs in the USA offering all three court surfaces; ten clay, two grass, four hard courts. And there is more to the Players Club than tennis. Situated among the sprawling live oaks are two racquetball courts, a pool, bathouse, and two story clubhouse with players' lounge, care, pro shop, locker rooms and a specialty designed aerobics room. Between the varied activities and carefully planned construction, it becomes clear the Players Club made it to Number One in the USA the old fashioned way, it e-e-earned it.
The Palm Coaster, Winter 1988, p. 14.

The Palm Coaster, Winter 1988, Page 16

PGA  Tour Taps Palm Coast As National Qualifying Site
PALM COAST, Florida - It has been called the most pressure -packed week in golf.
December 2nd through 7th, at Matanzas Woods Golf Club and Pine Lakes Country Club, some 200 pros and would -be pros from across the U.S.A. battled it out for 50 1988 PGA Tour playing cards. They were current TOUR pros needing to requalify, and the talented survivors of regional and sectional tournaments.  They came to Palm Coast with no less than their dreams on the line. 
The tension was so thick you could cut it with a niblick.
The top 50 scorers and ties - over 108 holes in six days - moved on to the next pressure level:  The PGA TOUR.
It was a prestigious selection to host the national finals. The tournament was held last year at PGA West in LaQuinta, California, and in 1985 at the Tournament Players Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Palm Coast Director of Golf Bob Kendra likes the company his courses keep.
" We've worked hard to develop a PGA TOUR-calibre golf environment here, and our selection by Tour officials was very rewarding," said Kendra.  "it was an exciting tournament played by some of the country's best young golfers."
The courses that challenged them - and test Palm Coast golfers every day - bear the trademark stamps of designers Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay: ;rolling fairways, dangerous lakes and different looks on each hole, requiring strategy, not just power.
From the pro tees, through, a little power didn't hurt.  Matanzas Woods is a par-72, 6,985 - yard layout among the pines and cypress of north Palm Coast.  Pine Lakes is the longest of Palm Coast's three courses, a 7,044 yard, par 72 track with water in play on half of its holes.
December 2nd through 7th, 1987, the lakes grew larger, the trees taller, the greens smaller, the traps more imposing. Survival of the Fittest is what this was, and who knows, some Sunday afternoon on your television soon, you may see the fittest shooting it our with the best.
Palm Coast got them there.
( PRO APPROACH Matanzas Woods Assistant Pro Ed Crowell zeros in on the green at No. Three.
PGA VIEW Pine Lakes Country Club and the golf course beyond.)

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