BP AC frontFrom the day the new Sports and Fitness Complex opened at the Club at Boca Pointe, the classes have been an instant hit!

“It’s been amazing,” says Sherri Giannone, Director of Athletics. “Our classes have always been popular. But now, we are seeing members who never used the original facilities. We see them not only using the fitness equipment, but signing up for a variety of classes.

aerobics room“The new complex has sufficiently dedicated space to handle a variety of programs at the same time. We have two aerobic studios—one main room and a second room that can be used for a variety of fitness programs. We also have a room dedicated for spinning, with the bikes always remaining in place. At the original facilities, we had to move the bikes for each session.

“Right now our two ‘hottest’ activities continue to be the chair aerobics with a close second to our aqua aerobics program. We are averaging more than 20 participants in the water program while 50 people daily attend the chair program.”

Other classes scheduled throughout day (and vary by the day) include cardio sculpt, Zumba, body sculpt, stretching, core endurance, kick boxing, Pilates, and many others.

“Being on the main campus of the Club,” explains Ms. Giannone, “provides more members with easier access to the new facilities. This facility also enables us to develop more programs to meet the needs of our growing membership.”

If you are a fitness-minded person, we welcome you to contact the membership department at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the various membership types that include the fitness complex. Boca Pointe is the place to be!





Whether you are retired or work, The Club at Boca Pointe has a membership for you! Boca Pointe is a non-mandatory equity country club. In addition to its 12-months equity membership options, residents of Boca Pointe can explore several non-equity programs, including its seasonal to year-round Premier membership, 12-months Family Sports memberships, and 30-day Passport membership.

Do you have children who are itching to do something after school with you, or are you a parent who wants to enjoy quality time with the kids after work? Maybe, you are an empty nester but still work. Are you fitness minded with an extremely busy schedule, having limited time early morning or early to late afternoon to workout … maybe you would like to play some tennis or get in nine or eighteen holes of golf late afternoon? If this sounds like you, The Club at Boca Pointe has just introduced a new membership for you!

front lobby vert“We are proud of the club’s new Sports and Fitness Complex, which recently opened,” says Helen Karpel, general manager. “As part of the excitement, the club’s Board of Governors introduced two new sports membership programs designed for families and fitness minded residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community who have not yet been members of the club.”

The new Family Sports memberships are an excellent introduction to the country club and complement other non-equity memberships offered by Boca Pointe. The club’s broad and diverse programs provide members the opportunity to define their lifestyle. The club’s Premier and Passport memberships additionally offer flexibility in terms of how long the member is residing in South Florida, whether own or lease.

gymAs an afternoon type of membership, the Family Sports membership meets a new type of lifestyle interest. It is ideal for fitness minded people who work, working parents with families, and working people in general. The Club at Boca Pointe has beautiful amenities that can be enjoyed before and after work. If you do not work and find yourself more interested in afternoon activities, perhaps to enjoy with your children, this is perfect for you as well! These are 12 month memberships perfect for those mainly interested in sports activities.

There are two variations to the Family Sports membership. Both variations entitle the member to use the tennis facilities, new Sports & Fitness Complex, and golf course at specific times of day. Food can be enjoyed at the Freshe Pointe Café & Patio conveniently located in the new Sports & Fitness Complex. Additionally, members can regularly enjoy the main clubhouse’s “To-Go” menu and dinner in the main clubhouse one time a month on a designated Thursday.

For the person who does not golf or does not expect to golf frequently, the Family Sports membership is perfect because the golf privilege is offered on a pay-as-you play basis. For the person who expects to play golf often, the Family Sports & Golf membership is perfect because the golf privilege is offered on an unlimited basis at specified times with no additional cart or greens fees. Both memberships are designed for late afternoon golf play.

If all of this sounds attractive but you want to get even more access to the clubhouse, there are many additional options! If you are in Florida year-round, you may want to consider purchasing an equity membership, which offers you ten categories to choose from, all of which include full social privileges with the option to add golf and tennis in various combinations. The full social privileges include the magnificent new Sports & Fitness complex, the beautiful pool along with a hot tub nearby and splash deck for the kids, the active card and Mahjongg rooms, robust social events, delicious dining facilities, and fun lounges that include Happy Hour. If you are not ready to purchase an equity membership, The Club at Boca Pointe offers two non-equity programs for residents in addition to the Family Sports memberships.

Are you a seasonal resident living in the Boca Pointe community for at least three months? You may want to explore the Premier membership that offers eight categories, all of which include full social privileges with the option to add golf and tennis in various combinations. The Premier membership allows you to take as few as three months the first year of membership and as few as four months from the second year thereafter.

What if you are in Florida on just an occasional basis because you still work up north? Well, you can consider the Passport membership. This membership allows you to use the clubhouse for 30 days in a 365 day timeframe. It includes all the amenities other than the social programs and special events. On those 30 days, you can enjoy the new Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, and all the complex related amenities, as well as the dining facilities, lounges, and card and Mahjongg rooms. Additionally, you can play tennis and golf at designated times based on availability. For golf, it is on a pay as you play basis.

The Club at Boca Pointe would love to have all the residents of the community enjoy Boca Pointe’s country club. If you have never been a member and own in the Boca Pointe community, the club is extending an incentive to those of you who join as a Premier member for at least six months. This offer is for a limited time, so please do not miss out!

With so many membership options to choose from, what are you waiting for? Boca Pointe encourages you to call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to learn more. You can call the new Sports & Fitness complex to arrange a tour at 561-864-8551 and then set an appointment with membership to visit and take a tour of the main clubhouse. We look forward to hearing from you and having you with us as part of the Boca Pointe family!






BOCA-POINTE 35How would you like to be greeted by name every time you go to a restaurant? How would you like the wait staff to recognize you and sincerely ask, “How is your day going or how are you doing?”

Do you remember the television show “Cheers,” where the theme song lyrics were “where everybody knows your name,” and we all felt warm and fuzzy with that thought? Well, friendly, warm, heartfelt greetings are commonplace at The Club at Boca Pointe. In fact, if you enjoy lunch and dinner in one day, you can have this friendly encounter twice in a day!

Boca Pointe offers the private country club experience without the private country club commitment. Members can enjoy the high quality services of an equity club without the equity investment.

BOCA-POINTE 1“We are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff,” says Helen Karpel, general manager at The Club at Boca Pointe. “Many of our employees have been at the Club for more than 10 years which is a lifetime in the hospitality/club industry. We have found from member response cards that the personal touch by our staff from the moment the member steps into one of our dining facilities is very much appreciated.” she adds.

Boca Pointe enjoys a blended family of equity and non-equity members who together form strong friendships. The added touch of recognition by the staff goes a long way towards satisfaction and the country club experience. With the popular seasonal Premier membership, the staff sees many new faces annually; however, after two or three friendly visits to the dining room, the members’ names become indelibly printed in the staff’s memory bank.

“In addition to our friendly staff of waiters and servers, it is not unusual for our executive chef with his toque on to come out of the kitchen and tour the dining room, stopping to chat with members or just saying, ‘hello, how are you?’ And, that’s on top of the food and beverage managers circulating in the room, chatting with members, checking on their orders. If a member chooses the buffet over the menu and is balancing two plates from a buffet, it is not unusual to have a busboy virtually insist on carrying the plates for the member and walking them to their table. It is all about friendly quality service at Boca Pointe,” shares Ms. Karpel.

If you are not a member, yet, we welcome you to join The Club at Boca Pointe to find a place where you are not a customer to the staff but a friend. Please call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many membership options.


The curse of the fairway bunker! Does this sound like you, “I’m in it, and I can’t get out; I’m in it again and blew two strokes trying to get out?” What should you do?

BOCA POINTE 224 golf sandtrap“We all get trapped by the curse of the fairway bunker,” says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf and a Master PGA Professional at The Club at Boca Pointe.   “But, there are a few simple steps that can cut one or two strokes coming out of the dreaded fairway bunker.”

Mr. Deibel suggests:

“First, consider your club selection. Forget about what you would do in a greenside bunker. For the typical fairway bunker shot, your first consideration must be to pick the club that has enough loft to clear the level of the lip and get the ball out. This may or may not be the club necessary to negotiate the desired distance; however, your first priority must be to clear the lip and get the ball out of the bunker.”

“To execute the shot, keep your lower body quiet and stable. You may even want to set a little extra weight on your left side at address. This will help you catch the ball first to assure solid contact and maximize your distance.”

By making the proper club selection and implementing the tips mentioned above, Mr. Deibel assures, “you should be able to get out of the bunker easily and put yourself in good shape for your next shot.”

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The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton golf club, has a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course that offers fun play for the social golfer and challenges for the serious golfer. With many tees as part of the “Tee it Forward” initiative, golfers at all levels of play can enhance their overall golf experience by selecting tees that best align with their game.   The members at Boca Pointe always welcome new players. If you are a golfer and not a member, yet, we encourage you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!


pool8French, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Portuguese, even Chinese, it all means the same: the new Sports and Fitness Complex is open!

“The new Sports and Fitness Complex at the Club at Boca Pointe is not only open for business but thriving,” beams a proud Helen Karpel, the Club’s general manager who played a major role to ensure that the new facility was functional and aesthetically pleasing, while completed on time and within budget. The members are enjoying a complete transformation of the former Center Court area and the convenience of the fitness complex being located walking distance from the main clubhouse!

gymThe Complex officially opened late last month with a full schedule of activities! Like in a candy store, members have all kinds of choices ranging from classes in the spacious aerobics room to the bump and grind of the spin room, while other members can build up a sweat in the enticing new workout room.

As the oohs and ahhs continue to roll in, members are excitedly exploring the facility to get a handle on where everything is located. “It will take a while to get used to all the space,” says Ms. Karpel.

front lobby vertWhen members enter the new facility they are greeted by a warm, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful spa-like entrance overlooking a magnificent, paved circular driveway and the well-manicured tennis courts. Once checked in, the members’ fun begins whether they are working out, playing tennis on one of the 16 Har Tru courts, eating lunch in the new Freshe Pointe Café & Patio, or enjoying the new pool and its surrounding area.

What about the kids and grandkids? Members can bring them along to enjoy the Activity Center that offers a variety of teen oriented fun. For the little ones, there is a fun splash deck near the pool. Parents and grandparents are able to make memories filled with laughter and joy!

Seeing is believing, right? Take a look at what the new Sports and Fitness Complex has to offer:

  • Beautiful Entrance facing the tennis courts with a welcoming lobby
  • 20,000 square feet in total to explore:
  • Restaurant (Freshe Pointe Café & Patio): This will have limited seating inside and outside eating in the patio; this will be a healthier food destination along with our highly popular omelet station
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • 38 Pieces of Cardio Equipment; 20 Pieces of Selectorized Equipment
  • Free Weight Area
  • Certified Personal Trainers
  • Group Exercise Room
  • Spin Room
  • Functional Training Room
  • More than 50 Aerobic Classes per week
  • Pilates: One-on-One Training
  • Lockers, Steam & Sauna rooms
  • Nail & Spa Services
  • Full Service Rehab Therapy, which is open to ALL Boca Pointe residents, including non-members
  • Tennis
  • 16 Har Tru courts
  • More than 20 Competitive Tennis Leagues
  • Social Tennis Play
  • Outside (modernized swimming pool area):
  • Recreational Pool: 70 feet x 30 feet rectangular shape, heated pool, with two 70 feet lanes marked for lap swimming
  • Modified Pool depth to accommodate lap swimming, water aerobics, and any other kind of swimming
  • New diamond brite covering the entire surface of the pool
  • New pavers and pool coping around the swimming pool
  • New resort-like furniture
  • New resort-like 8 foot umbrellas throughout the area, with plenty of shade to mix & mingle.
  • Hot Tub: Detached from the pool for the adults to relax
  • New, fun Splash Deck that will replace the kiddy pool

This is an exciting time for the Club at Boca Pointe! This new Complex is just one more amazing offering at a Club filled with sports, social activities, and great dining! It is a place where lifelong friendships are formed and social calendars are booked to overflowing. If you are not a member, yet, we invite you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many membership options available to meet your lifestyle interests. All are welcome!


getImageMore than 500 dinners (or covers as they say in the restaurant industry) were served in Boca Pointe’s two welcoming restaurants on Valentine’s Day! How many restaurants can handle that many covers in one night without a hitch? “Not many,” says Terry Daniels, executive chef at the Club at Boca Pointe, which is uniquely defined as a non-mandatory equity membership. It is a private, equity country club lifestyle without the mandatory equity country club commitment.

“It was an exciting night,” beams Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe. “Not only was the annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance a huge success, it was wonderful to see equity and non-equity members laughing and dancing together throughout the evening. The night was filled with friends meeting up with friends and new friendships being made as everyone was enjoying what Boca Pointe offers its members – highly quality member service, thoughtfully planned entertainment, and the opportunity to make amazing memories.”

While the Club had 220 reservations for its highly popular, rose-colored Valentine dinner dance in the Main Dining Room, there were nearly 300 additional members seeking reservations and hoping to dine at the Club. Even with all the choices in Boca Raton, Boca Pointe members know the Club is the place to be – no one makes it more special on the holidays!

This year, the weather on Valentine’s Day was unusually cool but a beautiful Florida night to cuddle. Boca Pointe shared its love by accommodating everyone. Without hesitation, the Club happily granted access to open its second restaurant, the Grand Café. As a result, the Grand Café welcomed nearly 300 members and their guest on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a delicious meal and lots of loving.

“We are delighted to see how our members mix and mingle among all the different membership offerings, whether it is on the golf course, tennis courts or at our memorable social functions. Every year, we marvel at members enthusiastically sharing how important Boca Pointe has become in their life – with their calendar dominated by Boca Pointe activities and friendships growing exponentially.” shares Ms. Karpel.

Both equity and non-equity memberships have their benefits. By not requiring residency in the Boca Pointe community nor requiring members to buy into the equity, the Club has become a highly attractive option and holds a unique position in South Florida, especially for the seasonal Floridian. The Club’s non-equity Premier Membership is designed to allow members to define their membership tenure by interests and the amount of time they are in Florida. The first year requirement is a minimum of three consecutive months and the second year thereafter members must take four or more consecutive months, with the options to choose the best category that fits their lifestyle—golf, tennis, or social.

If you want to live life to its fullest, the Club at Boca Pointe is the place to be! If you are not a member, yet, we invite you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many membership options available to meet your lifestyle interests. All are welcome!


Wounded-Warrior-Project-Page-1024x638Far be it for members of the Club at Boca Pointe to miss an opportunity to help out an important cause. One such cause is the Wounded Warrior Project that helps wounded soldiers.

For the second straight year, the Men’s Golf Association hosted an 18-hole shotgun tournament on February 25th. All proceeds from the event—entry fees, tee box and greens sponsorship plus the support of Lou Bachrodt Chevrolet and Mazda dealership in Coconut Creek– went to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“It was very successful last year,” says Buck Deibel, director of golf for the Club at Boca Pointe. “The men’s league put it right back on the schedule for this season. What makes the event unique is that men and women are able to play with their own foursomes in the event.

“On top of that, entrants had the opportunity to win a car from Lou Bachrodt by scoring a hole-in-one on our 17th, par three hole.” While the car went unclaimed, it was exciting for members to hit their best shot in hope of driving home in a new car!

If you are a golfer and enjoy the comradery of a golf league and social play, call the membership department today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the membership options that will get you playing tomorrow! The Club at Boca Pointe offers equity and non-equity memberships, year–round and seasonal memberships.


Putting-over-mind“You can show a golfer all the techniques of a proper swing, whether it be for the driver, fairway woods, sand wedges, or putting, but without good balance, a golf swing will underperform. Balance is one of the major constants that is overlooked in the golf swing, says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf at The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca country club, and one of the few Master Professionals in the area.

“For our younger members, balance is not as often an issue as for the older golfer. As we age, balance becomes much more difficult, whether or not we are playing golf. When golfers have good balance, the swing looks effortless.” he adds.

“A well-balanced golfer produces a swing that is graceful and pleasing to look at. Also, the well-balanced golfer can generate faster club-head speed and a better chance of squaring up the club-head. Hitting the ball squarely and solidly is often the payoff of a well-balanced swing,” Mr. Deibel explains.

This begs the question, how do I improve my balance? According to Mr. Deibel, it can be accomplished in a number of ways. For example, a wider stance where the heels are a least shoulder width apart gives the golfer good balance especially with the driver. Too narrow a stance with the driver could throw the golfer off-balance affecting the club face and path resulting in the club not being square at impact.

A golfer’s body weight should be set on the inside of the right foot at address and remain there during the backswing (for a right-handed golfer). “If you let your weight slide too far outside the right foot, you’re likely to sway, which will make it difficult to consistently return to the proper impact position.” asserts Mr. Deibel.

To anchor his right knee during the backswing, golf legend Jack Nicklaus slightly inclines the knee before he begins his swing and keeps the knee flexed as he completes the backswing. This creates torque, which results in a very powerful move through impact.

A golfer should also maximize swing arc while not over swinging. “To generate power, you want to make as full a shoulder turn as you can, but amateur golfers often lose their balance trying to achieve this goal. Your left heel should not come off the ground more than an inch as you reach the top of your backswing.” describes Mr. Deibel. “Private Lessons” advises that when your shoulders turn as far as they can, that should be at the top of your swing. Don’t bend your left arm trying to lengthen your swing — or strain to swing back so far that you move your head or let your torso tilt toward the target.

Lastly, it is important to achieve a balanced follow-through. After you complete your swing you should finish on your right toe with the large majority of you weight balanced on your left side (foot).

With a little practice, you will begin to see the benefits of a well-balance swing!


sel BOCA POINTE 34 pool tight couple cropWhen the sun is shining and the warm weather of Florida inviting, there is nothing like the refreshing splash of pool time! With the new Sports and Fitness Complex, pool time can be enjoyed with fellow members and family alike. Whether an adult or child, good times will surely be had by all.

The Club at Boca Pointe is excited with the new Sports and Fitness Complex that will be conveniently located near the main clubhouse! “The Sports and Fitness Complex is going to become a destination for all our members, including many new residents who will be able to mix and mingle with fellow residents,” says Helen Karpel, General Manager at The Club at Boca Pointe.

“We feel the Sports and Fitness Complex will be attractive to new Boca Pointe residents, especially those with children. Many new residents are working families and a facility like this one will enable them to enjoy socializing with other families and begin to feel what country club living is all about.

“Toward that goal, we are working to develop new family memberships that will be attractive to working families, who have never been a member, and who enjoy fitness and sports. The new memberships are part of our continued effort to meet varied lifestyle interests.

“Working members will be able to decompress before getting home by exercising in the gym, enjoying a quick game of tennis, or playing a fast nine holes, or even eighteen holes, of golf. For working parents, the new membership will be a great opportunity to have fun family time before settling in at home for the night. Sports offer a perfect venue to get the family out in some fresh air and off the technology to have some memorable times. When weekends roll around, pool time arrives, and if your schedule permits, the pool is even available during the week!

“We will be announcing the new memberships shortly after the new Sports and Fitness Complex opens. Until then, membership welcomes calls from residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community who want to be added to the list to receive immediate notification of the new membership details upon availability.”

Here is a glimpse at the new modernized swimming pool area:

• Resort like 8-foot umbrellas throughout the area with plenty of shade and opportunities to mix and mingle!

• New resort-like pool furniture.

• New pavers and pool coping around the swimming pool.

• Modified pool depth to accommodate lap swimming, water aerobics and just about any other exercise you can imagine.

• New diamond brite covering the entire surface of the pool.

• New, exciting splash deck for the little ones.

• Relaxing hot tub for the adults.

The main entrance of the new Sports and Fitness Complex is beautiful and will welcome all members. With a simple swipe of a card, members are in for the day!

Members will find the new complex fun, convenient and friendly! Before a dip in the pool, members may want to play a game of tennis or enjoy a light work-out, grab something from the new Fresh Pointe Café, and then head for the pool as a family would at a resort on vacation in the Caribbean or Hawaii. The only thing missing is the ocean!

If this all sounds wonderful to you, The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club, welcomes you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!


What is one of the first things teachers, police, and firemen or even doctors and lawyers do when they retire? Contemplate where to move! According to the latest research, those looking to retire are making South Florida their primary destination.

Why South Florida?

First, the weather forecasters warn residents of a cold spell when the temperature dips to 73. Yep, that’s what they say on the local nightly news. Down from 79 indicating a cold front has moved in. Northerners will take 73 all day long, right!?!

Secondly, the logistics of the state is convenient. Floridians are a short flight away from the precious children and grandchildren.

Thirdly, South Florida offers a fun lifestyle throughout the year. In no time, residents find their daily calendars full and friends plentiful.

The choices in South Florida are unlimited. Gated communities are readily available: homes, condos, rentals. You name it, South Florida has it! It is also the hot bed of country clubs where every amenity that you could dream about is at your fingertips… however, too often new residents and snowbirds are unaware of the alternatives and exceptions and commit too quickly somewhere paying much more than necessary for that pleasure.

In seeking a lifestyle for everyday living, there is one major alternative that needs consideration in order to make a wise decision. The Club at Boca Pointe offers a private, equity country club lifestyle without the mandatory equity country club commitment.

The Club at Boca Pointe is located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton where the action is happening. The Club is located inside the Boca Pointe community that offers a variety of popular-priced homes from condos, townhouses to freestanding homes.

The big tipping point that puts The Club at Boca Pointe over all the other country club communities, however, is its membership friendly, flexible lifestyle offerings…

1. You do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community to play at the Club at Boca Pointe. You can live anywhere. On A1A facing the ocean, local apartments, rentals. Anywhere because the Pointe is so centrally located, it offers a short commute to most.

2. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club that allows its members to define their own lifestyle by choosing the categories of interest that they want to participate in…such as social, which includes the ability to go to major Broadway shows, dinner-dances, and events to using the brand new state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex. The busiest place at the Club is the card rooms where every game you can think of is played with a staff on hand to help find new members games to fit their needs.

Beyond social, members can add golf and tennis in some combination. Golfers can enjoy the newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course, and tennis players can enjoy Boca Pointe’s16 Har-Tru tennis courts for social and challenging play.

3. Are you not ready to give up your entire lifestyle…you still want a northern residence? Not a big deal. The Club at Boca Pointe is, again, the only full-service country club that offers seasonal memberships for the time you are warming in the Florida sunshine. The Premier membership welcomes a first year commitment for as few as three months up to one year, and for the second year and thereafter, a commitment of four months up to a full year. Your pleasure…you pick it and The Club at Boca Pointe will not only pamper you, but keep you out of the cold!

If this sounds exciting to you, please call the membership department today to learn more at 561-864-8539. All are welcome!