What’s the difference between a country club in South Florida and one in Long Island (NY), New Jersey, Wisconsin, or even in Montreal (Canada)?
“There is one significant difference that stands out in South Florida,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton. “It has to do with home ownership at the club.
“The difference is important when you look at the industry in total. For example, in South Florida the country clubs are residential, where the members live and belong to a country club in the same place. In other parts of the country, members drive to their club, play there, socialize there, and go home at the end of the day.
“The Club at Boca Pointe is even more unique,” Ms. Karpel continues to explain. “In South Florida, close to 99.9 percent of the pristine equity clubs are mandatory, which means residents must be members of the club. Residents must invest in the equity of the club upfront and then must buy an annual membership whether or not they plan to use it.
“The Club at Boca Pointe is in that .01 percent category where you can enjoy the amenities of the club without taking a lien on your home or risking the resale value of your property. There no mandatory requirement to buy equity, whether you are a resident or non-resident of the Boca Pointe community. You can enjoy the club, like you do in your hometown, by selecting among several equity or non-equity membership options.”
At The Club at Boca Pointe, members (and it is a members’ only club) can literally design their own lifestyle. The Club at Boca Pointe offers residents and non-residents a wide variety of membership opportunities where they can enjoy the extraordinary club experience without the traditional equity commitment.
Do you want the full package—social, golf, and tennis? You can enjoy this as an Equity or non-equity Premier member. The social component of the membership includes unlimited social events and activities, the new Sports and Fitness Center, card rooms, three restaurants, and the two lounges along with Happy Hour. Golf and tennis can be enjoyed in different ways based on the membership category of choice.
Boca Pointe also offers more introductory type of memberships ranging from the Family Sports to meet the needs of a working individual or parent with limited time to play to the Passport membership that offers 30 days of usage in a year. For the non-resident golfer, the Annual Golf membership program is quite appealing, giving the golfer access to Boca Pointe’s newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course!
What makes Boca Pointe’s memberships the most unique is the versatility of the Premier membership. Are you only going to spend a limited number of months in South Florida? Well, the Premier membership allows you to join for as few as three months for the first year only and as few as four months for the second year and thereafter. This is the ultimate in defining your own membership!
“We have a few requirements,” beams Ms. Karpel. “First, enjoy yourself by mingling with a unique group of friendly members while enjoying activities of your choice. And, secondly, just think of The Club at Boca Pointe as your own personal adult camp …and you will find your calendar filled with more fun activities than ever before!”
Are you ready to join? Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton Golf and Tennis Club, welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more about the various membership options.