Tiger Woods' foray into the restaurant game is now open for business in Harbourside Place
Palm Beach County has always been home to some of golf's greatest names. With the area having year-round warm weather – not to mention a plethora of courses, including PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens – it's no wonder the big names often choose to lay a foundation here.
You never know when you might see Michelle Wie shopping at Whole Foods, Jack Nicklaus walking out of his office building or Tiger Woods smoking a cigar outside of his new restaurant.
Yes, Tiger Woods' first-ever restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, is now open in Harbourside Place.
Tiger himself pumped in $8 million to make sure his namesake would not be another cookie-cutter athlete-sponsored Applebee's-type restaurant.
The restaurant is set up like an upscale sports bar, modernly decorated with crisp lines, dark colors and an upscale clientele filling the bar stools and booths. Flat-screen televisions are everywhere, including each booth, where guests have the option to close the curtains if some extra privacy is needed.
Don't expect the place to be filled with tacky memorabilia displays, though there are some choice reminders that this place is in fact sponsored by perhaps the greatest golfer to ever live.
The menu at The Woods Jupiter is a cross between steakhouse offerings and bar food.
During happy hour – held daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to close – nibbling on something like the spicy calamari while sipping on a discounted margarita or martini is advised.
For the main course, get into something red like the filet mignon or ribeye, being sure to pair it with one of the choice bourbons off the extensive drink list. If you're a true Tiger fan, then like him, you'll finish off your meal with a nice mild cigar and discuss your round with friends.
Since opening in 2015, The Woods has been known to have a queue of folks trying to get in the doors. Wait times are long, so get here early and get your name on the list. The hostesses will text you when your table is ready, so venture off to the bar or a neighboring spot to wait until called.
For those hoping to see Tiger, he has made a sparse few appearances, so don't bank on it. Rumors abound that he has a secret entrance and dining area anyway.
Jupiter now has a new entrant to its dining and late-night scene courtesy of Mr. Tiger Woods. So head on down to Harbourside Place to rub elbows, imbibe a bit and enjoy some live sports.