The highlight of the season for many golfers is traditionally the men and women’s member guest tournament to showcase their club. It is no different this year at The Club at Boca Pointe except with one notably, exciting additional opportunity that will benefit all residents of the Boca Pointe community as well as those competing in the tournaments.

When members and their guests tee it up on January 29th, 2015, for the men and March 9th, 2015, for the women, they will have a chance to win a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox or 2015 Mazda CX-5. These prizes, worth more than $25,000, are from Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda located just six miles south of Boca Pointe on 441. Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda is one of the closest dealerships to Boca Pointe and has a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles.

During the tournament day, residents of the community are welcome to come to the front of the clubhouse to see both vehicles up close. There will be details available to learn about special offers for Boca Pointe residents.

“We are excited to be a part of the Boca Pointe community,” says Erick Nunez, General Manager of Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda. “We invite all Boca Pointe residents to view the cars that will be positioned at the main entrance of the Club. We will have a special discount on sales and service for all Boca Pointe residents who come to see the cars during these special events. We look forward to a great day and a wonderful new partnership.”

“We are about six miles from the Club and offer a wide variety of cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles to fit all budgets and lifestyles. Chevrolet and Mazda are some of the most awarded vehicles on the road, and we invite all to come and experience all that Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek has to offer… from our award-winning sales and service teams to our state-of-the-art collision center. We are here for you and look forward to a long-standing relationship with the members and residents of Boca Pointe.” shares Mr. Nunez.

“We would love for someone to win the car. That would be exciting for the dealership and of course the tournaments.” says Mr. Nunez. Of course, winning a car for tournament players is easy, right? “Sure” assures Buck Deibel, Director of Golf for the Club. “All a member or guest has to do is ace the par three 17th hole. For the men, the hole will play 171 yards and for the ladies, it will play a 135 yards. It is not impossible. We have had hole in ones many times during the season, but then again put a car on the line and that changes the dynamics quite a bit. It adds a little more tension.” smiles Mr. Deibel.

The Club at Boca Pointe hosts a men’s and women’s member guest tournament each season and members eagerly mark their calendars in anticipation. This tournament is one of many exciting opportunities in the golf program along with fun social play. If you are a golfer and not a member of this Boca Raton Golf Club, yet, we welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many options available to fit your lifestyle interests.


BOCA-POINTE 125 (2)Most New Year’s Eve resolutions call for losing weight, going on a new fancy diet, or generally improving one’s health, right?

Well, Gabriel Neacsu, Director of Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe, can help! His thriving tennis program, including three new activities, are bound to keep his tennis members huffing and puffing to either get in shape or stay in shape.

The three new activities that will usher in the “New Year” for tennis members at the Club include:

–a Women’s Shootout Round Robin

–Cardio Tennis early mornings and evenings…that will keep his members’ heart rate going in the right direction.

–Monday Night Men’s Shootout Round Robin, another “breathtaking event” to keep his tennis members going before they hit the traditional “Boca Midnight.”

Want more? You’ve got it with a full schedule of hit and giggles ranging from mixed doubles to club championships in all categories and within all levels of play.

Don’t miss out on the fun! We welcome you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more about how you can be part of one of the clubs in Boca Raton and Boca Pointe’s tennis program in the New Year!


BOCA-POINTE 6It happens every year…just like clockwork. You can ready your headset. You can sharpen your pencils.

Just like clockwork, the first time the temperature hits 32 or lower, you begin making those calls. First, you call the airlines, then the apartment rentals, and then, in order to make the most of your time in South Florida, The Club at Boca Pointe.

Are you perplexed that a country club is part of your list, is that possible? “Yes, that’s true,” says Lori Deibel, Director of Membership Services for The Club at Boca Pointe, who is right in the heart of where all the action happens. “One of our most powerful referral sources is word of mouth. Our current members share their wonderful time with friends at home who then want to join in the winter fun taking advantage of the warm sun and many social activities at Boca Pointe arranged before their arrival, along with excellent dining, and if of interest, challenging golf, tennis, cards and Mah Jongg games.” adds Ms. Deibel

“When snowbirds learn they have an opportunity to be part of an active equity club without an equity investment, they call, send emails or visit our website with one important comment: ‘Am I too late? Do you still have space for me when I am in Florida for four months?’ Whether you are a returning member or new, you are never too late. We are the only club that offers the country club experience without the country club commitment.” says Ms. Deibel.

The Club at Boca Pointe is absolutely the only club where members can define their own membership lifestyle for the amount of time they are in town. Snowbirds quickly find refuge among warm smiles and friendly faces at The Club at Boca Pointe where the snow never falls! The Club offers a unique non-equity Premier membership program that is becoming the rage of snowbirds as well as new residents to the area.

The Premier Program provides the country club experience without the traditional country club expense by:

–Offering a seasonal membership starting with a minimum three consecutive month commitment the first year and a four consecutive month commitment the second year, with the option to take all the way to a full 12 months commitment.

–Not requiring members to reside (either own or lease) in the Boca Pointe community. “The Club is well situated for anyone buying or renting outside of our gates. We are about 15 minutes from the beach and we have a nice group of members who live east of us on the A1A corridor as well as members north, south and west of our community.” shares Ms. Deibel.

–Allowing members to actually define what type of membership or what type of experience they want while staying in Florida.

The Premier membership starts at the Social membership level, which includes full access to all the dining facilities, card rooms that feature all the popular games, the new state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex, and a knock-you-socks-off entertainment calendar of Broadway Shows, in-house Showtime Series, dinner-dances, and many more social activities.

And, if you want more …

The Premier membership has the option of adding golf and tennis to your dance card. The 18-hole championship golf course offers social and competitive play and has enjoyed major renovations in the off-season. There are also 16 Har-Tru tennis courts ready for play. Both golf and tennis offer many programs, including leagues and tournaments. For newcomers to the sport, there are clinics, lessons and programs geared to make you feel right at home on the first tee or on the tennis courts.

“We have seasonal members from the entire as well as the Midwest ,like Chicago and cities in Wisconsin. We also have many wonderful members North of the Border from all parts of Canada,” Ms. Deibel says. So, if you are contemplating getting out of the snow for a few months, Boca Pointe invites you to come on down to South Florida and join the Club – there is a membership waiting for you!” For more information, please call 561-864-8539.


Does this sound like you? “I don’t play golf or tennis. I rarely use the Athletic Center. I don’t play cards or board games. So, why would I belong to a country club?”

First of all, that’s exactly the time you should consider joining a club! And, The Club at Boca Pointe is the place for you because…

…it is not the typical country club in Boca Raton, or anywhere, where sports and dining are your only good options.

Boca Pointe is a series of clubs within a club designed especially to allow members to define their own particular lifestyle at a unique time in their lives.

Skip the sports…ignore working out in at the new Sports & Fitness Complex with unique and exciting classes…don’t stress out over Bridge, Canasta, or Mah Jongg. At The Club at Boca Pointe, you can fill your calendar daily — with social, fun, and educational events.

At Boca Pointe, you can easily become a social butterfly, filling your calendar with all types of activities planned in advance for you to enjoy. Social events range from an annual group cruise, to the theater off grounds, to shows on campus, to seminars and lectures, to book clubs and art classes, the list goes on and on. Boca Pointe offers a “club within a club” concept that is rare among private country clubs in South Florida.

Are you new to South Florida, seasonal, or year-round? You can enjoy all the benefits of private equity country club living without the typical country club commitment.

The Club has the queen of social directors in South Florida, Jane Young! She provides all of Boca Pointe’s members, single and married, with a wide array of enjoyable opportunities to meet all types of interests while meeting up with existing friends and meeting new friends.

Here are some of the exciting, non-athletic opportunities available at the Club —many of which do not carry additional fees…and, if there is a fee, it is nominal:

The newest events on the agenda are the “What’s Up” club for all members followed by “Today’s Life Continues” (TLC) for single women. Both clubs have quickly become highly popular.

“What’s Up” brings unique speakers or activities to the Club. This has included test driving a Tesla, listening to a former CNN White House Correspondent, or learning how to appraise an estate.

TLC offers a wonderful social network for the single woman. This gives single ladies an option to attend Boca Pointe events with friends from TLC. The group also has its own events, including in-house lectures and trips to places like the local museum as well as other places of interest (some of which include a nominal fee).

These new events align well with Boca Pointe’s robust calendar. Boca Pointe hosts a very popular weekly seminar called “Moving Forward.” It is a group that has a facilitator who brings in topic discussions that help new members get to know one another and existing members to meet new members while having a lively, fun conversation.

Then, there is the ever-popular Boca Unos club that holds monthly functions for single members. Boca Unos participates in social events at Boca Pointe and other clubs where mixing and mingling allows fun to be had by all.

Other activities that members enjoy include the Marleen and Harold Forkas FAU Learning Center with a series of exciting, timely lectures by FAU professors hosted on the Boca Pointe campus. Additionally, Boca Pointe has a Broadway Show series every year and a concert by Lynn University students also hosted on the Boca Pointe campus.

These activities represent just a short list of opportunities that members can pick and choose from to keep their daily calendars filled to overflowing, whether or not the members live in the Boca Pointe community.

Want more? The Club at Boca Pointe has it. Memberships are available for residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community. Membership offers several categories to choose among to best meet members’ interests. Boca Pointe’s Premier membership is very popular and allows members to join seasonally or year-round. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private club offering seasonal memberships in Boca Raton.

If you are a golfer, tennis player, fitness person, or socialite, we have the membership and amenities for you! We welcome you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!


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“We’re getting more and more interest from country club members in Canada and parts of the Midwest and Northeast US corridor about our programs for this winter,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe, which is located in the heart of great golf and warm winter weather.

The word is out! The Club at Boca Pointe is the place to be this year, where members can maintain the country club experience without the typical costs attributed to a country club commitment.

Boca Pointe has always enjoyed the compliment of its members passing a friendly word to their friends about how happy they are at the club. The club’s referral base grows exponentially each year. Most recently, the buzz is about Boca Pointe’s golf course. The club has finished installing a hi-tech irrigation system covering all 18-holes of its championship golf course.

“Along with a new irrigation system, we planted Celebration grass on the front nine as well as repaved the golf cart paths and spruced up the tee boxes. The grass on the back is also plush because of a new grooming schedule, even though the back nine is scheduled for replanting of the fairways next summer.” adds Ms. Karpel.

Boca Pointe members have much to look forward to this season!

The golf staff and golf committee are putting the finishing touches on another exciting calendar of events for the men’s and ladies’ golf leagues, as well as the ever-popular Sunday mixers. In addition to the tournaments, members will enjoy fun daily golf play with friends in the beautiful warm weather of South Florida.

Beyond golf, a new Sports and Fitness Complex will be opening this season with a slew of new fitness programs and inviting new workout equipment that all members will enjoy. Because the new facility is conveniently located near the main clubhouse, members will be able to visit all the amenities without changing their parking space!

Tennis is booming, too! A former Canadian Doubles Champion has been promoted to Director of Tennis, and he promises to reach out to the tennis enthusiasts as well. For those tennis lovers, Boca Pointe has 16 Har-Tru courts to challenge the novice and experienced with good exercise and fun interchange with friends. The tennis staff and tennis committee also offer competitive league play, fun mixers, and casual daily play, along with a variety of clinics.

No wonder the word is out! After of a day of exercise with golf, tennis, or fitness, whichever is your pleasure, members are able to enjoy a fantastic menu of delightful choices. The Club at Boca Pointe has two beautiful restaurants and will have a third eating destination with the new Sports and Fitness Complex.

If this were not enough, Boca Pointe offers many card and mahjong games to challenge one’s intellect, as well as a robust listing of social events arranged by a highly experience Social Director. Activities are arranged for on and off campus, whether it is going to a show or sporting event, listening to a fascinating seminar, joining a book club, taking an art class, and the list goes on and on.

The best news is that Boca Pointe is more popular than ever because of its unique non-equity Premier membership that meets the needs of both seasonal Floridians and year-round residents. A Premier member has the opportunity to design their own lifestyle. First year Premier members can purchase for as few as three consecutive months. Repeat members’ represent the bulk of the Premier membership, and they can stay as members for four or more consecutive months. The membership categories within the Premier membership start at the social level with a variety of options to add golf and tennis.

We invite you to call Boca Pointe today at 561-864-8539 to learn more.


Tennis players talk tennis; golfers talk golf. What happens when the two groups get together for a dinner-dance?

Boca Pointe is going to find out! “We are holding our first-ever combined opening season dinner-dance in early December,” explains Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe.

“I know it will be great! All the war stories from golf and tennis will be shared as music from the dance band and fine food from our Executive Chef Terry Daniels is enjoyed. Historically, we have had separate opening season dinner-dances for both sports. But, this year we felt, and the members agreed, that we should combine efforts with the dawning of a new era for The Club at Boca Pointe. We have such a friendly membership that our members welcomed the camaraderie,” adds Ms. Karpel.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida, a country club in Boca Raton, that offers members the opportunity to define their own lifestyle without the traditional cost of a country club membership—whether it is seasonal or annual membership and whether the interest is golf, tennis, social or some combination thereof.

Boca Pointe is opening its beautiful new Sports and Fitness Complex by year-end, which will house its dynamic tennis program, robust athletic center, and revitalized swimming pool. This is all complemented by a major renovation of the golf course that includes the a new irrigation system and new cart paths on all 18 holes, as well as new fairways on the front nine with the back nine fairways to follow next summer.

“Why not throw everyone together. After all, we have golfers who play tennis, tennis players who play golf, and one spouse or significant other playing one or both sports. It will be fun to have the war stories be told among the sounds of music.” smiles Ms. Karpel.

Chalk it up to another break through at the Club at Boca Pointe! If you are a golfer or tennis player and want to find great games and make new friends, learn more by calling membership at 561-864-8539 and learn about Country Club Life In Boca Raton!


Thanksgiving dinner for the family…that’s a big deal, right? You bet it is!


Among your dinner challenges, of course, is the bird…what size do I need? Well, that is a relatively simple question if your family size is traditional, like 20 or less. But, how would you prepare Thanksgiving Dinner if your family runs between 800 and 1,000?!

800 to 1,000 guests for Thanksgiving Dinner is what Terry Daniels, the executive chef at The Club at Boca Pointe faces every year. Can you imagine?!

“I start preparing for Thanksgiving months in advance even though we know what to expect. I review last year’s dinner with my team…assessing the successes and what could be improved upon. I begin checking prices with our vendors and make sure we get the best quality for the best price. If we have to purchase early to get the best quality at the best price, we do that. Early planning enables us to give our members the best pricing possible…pricing that makes it better to celebrate Thanksgiving at the club than at our members own homes or even other restaurants.” Chef Terry explains.

“The toughest part of the evening is that our staff is so dedicated to their extended family, our members, that they miss out on their own family dinners. Most of our wait staff, however, have been at our club for years and consider the members part of their family and vice versa.” Chef Terry shares this insight with great respect for his team.

The Thanksgiving Dinner starts with early rolling reservations at 2 p.m. and continues through the last seating at 7 p.m. To be able to constantly replenish and serve hot food, Chef Terry starts his preparations at 3 a.m.!

“The birds start going into the oven at 6 a.m., and we continue until the last guest is fed,” he adds. For this year’s dinner, Chef Terry and his team are preparing:

45 turkeys averaging 28 pounds

240 pounds of Stuffing

72 pounds of Cranberry Sauce

1,250 pounds of Whole Turkeys

375 pounds of New York Strip

8 gallons of Butternut Squash Soup

150 pounds of Mashed Potatoes

200 pounds of Sweet Mashed Potatoes

22 pans of Stuffing

18 pans of Candied Yams

15 Pans of Creamed Spinach

14 Pans of Corn Pudding

250 pounds of Salmon

100 pounds of Green Beans

5 gallons of Turkey Gravy

400 pounds of Prepared Salad

500 pounds of Fresh Fruit

6,000 pieces of Dessert

And, when it is all over, Chef Terry takes a deep breath and starts working the annual New Year’s Eve gala! Not only does Chef Terry labor in love, but he has a reputation for serving amazing delicious food! This is one of the many reasons why Boca Pointe members are so happy and thrilled with their club! We encourage you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn how you can become a member, too.


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The population growth in South Florida continues to boom, and in case you haven’t noticed, it is no longer only those coming from the Northeast or Midwest corridors. Now, the population comes from many different countries. This is what makes South Florida so exciting and vibrant.

There is a substantial migration from South America—namely Argentina and Brazil—as well as from a few European countries. There are also more and more Canadians who buy a second home in South Florida and play a huge role in the population spurt, at least during the six-month season when cold weather is being experienced by so many north of us.

“We are tracking these growth trends,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe, where members can enjoy the country club lifestyle without the country club commitment. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only non-mandatory private equity country club in Boca Raton where members can enjoy equity quality services as non-equity members during the months of stay in Florida as residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community.

“We just launched the Club’s new website and one of the features is translation into two foreign languages with a third to come. Right now we have a French version because we do attract a number of French Canadians and Portuguese because of the influx of Brazilians. Next, we will be translating our offering into Spanish to reach our South American neighbors, namely those from Venezuela who are moving to the Boca Raton area. We are seeing the migration with business professionals and that is the perfect audience for us.” according to Ms. Karpel.

Boca Pointe offers an environment where everyone is welcome. Its fastest growing membership category is its Premier membership because it caters to so many different lifestyles. This membership is designed to allow the members to define their own lifestyle for the specific number of months they want without paying equity fees, bonds or initiation fees.

As a Premier member, there are eight categories to choose among so members can customize their experience around what they enjoy doing, starting with a robust social lifestyle and offering additional options for golf and tennis. Boca Pointe is a country club known for its friendliness. The Premier membership offerings start at as few as three consecutive months for the first year with the option to take any number of months between three to twelve months.

If you have not talked with the membership department, yet, to see how you can enrich your life with a full calendar of fun and the opportunity to meet new friends, we encourage you to call today at 561-864-8539.



The proverbial phrase, “The early bird catches the worm,” lives on especially if you are a member of The Club at Boca Pointe.

Snowbird members—Equity and Premier—as well those who participate in Club activities year round caught the “worm” when they were treated to a dinner show featuring the musical magic of Dunlap and Pennington on the keyboards followed by the next night of more fabulous entertainment.

With more than 150 members and guests in the main dining room, Thursday, October 9th, the dynamic pianists dazzled the audience for close to an hour and a half. “We just return from The North,” proclaimed one couple, “and we walked into this unbelievable concert. Boy, am I glad our Boca Pointe friends made reservations for us. We hadn’t even had time to shop for food, so eating at the Club and being entertained like that was a pleasant surprise.”

Dunlap and Pennington are two classically trained concert artists. They have individually performed for audiences in the thousands – one plays on a custom grand piano and the other on a 21st century, custom-designed instrument called a Wersi (VAIR-zee). When you put them together, you have fabulous artistry.

Friday night was not to be outdone by Thursday! Friday’s Soiree was beautifully set up with delicious food displayed elegantly under the watchful eyes of Executive Chef Terry Daniels! Members and guests dined, sang and danced with the William Penn House Duo. Many of the guests were taking advantage of the last month of reciprocal dining privileges because they know when a program is at Boca Pointe, it is exceptional. Fun and laughter was had by all as the music drew listeners out of their seat and into their dancing shoes!

Boca Pointe’s welcomes all to be a part of its fun lifestyle. Members enjoy outstanding food, robust entertainment, and so much more! We invite you to call the membership department to learn more at 561-864-8539.

Let’s Get Moving at The Club at Boca Pointe

The new Sports and Fitness Complex at The Club at Boca Pointe is rounding the construction corner and will be ready for a grand opening before the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get into shape!

It’s business as usual at the existing Athletics Center, where members are still taking advantage of a full slate of aerobic classes, cardio machines and free weights. The center also provides physical therapy and spa services.

As for aerobics classes, the October schedule is filled with so many options! What do you enjoy? How about Zumba, Spinning, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Pilates, or Body Sculpting? And, this is just the start of the class list. There are even classes in the pool – Aquasize and Deep Water Aquasize.

Let’s look at a typical mid-week schedule in October:

Functional Strength
Expresso Stretch
Half Aqua/Half Deep Aqua
Kick Boxing
Pilates Sculpturing
Body Sculp
Young at Heart

Expresso Arms/Abs
Slow Motion Core
Expresso Legs/Glutes
Throwback Wednesdays
Half n’ Half

I don’t know about you, but I am tired just reading the list!

These classes offer more than a workout, they offer you a chance to meet new friends and establish workout buddies. The Athletics Center has a list of its aerobics classes with descriptions to help you pick the perfect workout for you!

Whether or not you prescribe to the “Let’s Get Moving” mentality, you can also visit the Athletics Center for other enjoyment. You may want to visit the steam room or take a dip in the pool. Or, perhaps you would prefer to sign-up for a relaxing facial, message, manicure or pedicure.

Whatever your preference, the Athletics Center offers you many ways to stay fit and young. If you are not a member of Boca Pointe, yet, call the membership office at 561-864-8539 and learn more about the many lifestyle options available to residents and non-residents.