boca-pointe-88-1Northerners, Midwesterners and Canadians are starting to receive closing notices at their country club for the winter and possibly the fall! This may be you!

Are you already contemplating how to duplicate that country club golf experience when you are in South Florida for the winter? You may be thinking that your only option is to randomly play pubic golf courses because you are just not in Florida year-round.

Yes, there are plenty of public golf courses in South Florida, but there is nothing like golf in a private, membership friendly country club environment. You have a dedicated locker; your bags are stored; your bags are already on the golf cart when you arrive for your tee time; you can reserve your tee time in advance with new friends or your spouse; you can play in weekly leagues and fun club tournaments; and you have access to a beautiful country club for lunch, dinner and the 19th hole! You definitely don’t get this type of service and amenities on a public course.

Only at the Club at Boca Pointe can you easily slide into that comfortable country club environment that you enjoy so much up north. Too often, northerners do not realize their full golf potential when arriving in South Florida.

The Club at Boca Pointe is your answer! Boca Pointe is a beautiful, private country club in a highly desirable area of South Florida with a unique membership twist that no other private club in South Florida offers. It is a full-service country club that includes a well-manicured 18-hole championship golf course with very progressive and flexible membership offerings to meet your needs:

  • The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private country club in South Florida that you can join and enjoy without making the traditional country club financial commitment (no bond or equity required).
  • It is the only country club in the area that has an extremely successful seasonal membership program that caters to your stay in sunny South Florida.

You do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community to take advantage of its non-equity membership options. You can live anywhere and play at the Club at Boca Pointe, just like you drive to your club at home.

Two of Boca Pointe’s highly popular golf membership programs are:

  1. Premier membership. The basic club/social membership includes use of all of the dining facilities, card / Mah Jongg rooms, the new Sports and Fitness Complex, social events, theme parties, lectures and so forth. This membership is available for three to 12 consecutive months (first year only) and then from four to 12 consecutive months thereafter. Golf and tennis can be added to this membership category.
  1. Annual Golf membership. This is a 12-month membership program designed for those who want to play unlimited golf throughout the year. The program is focused on golf privileges and offers unlimited enjoyment of lunch and brunch and limited dining opportunities. Use of other club facilities is not included in this membership.

“The Premier membership offering has been a huge success for the club,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only club in South Florida where membership is a privilege and not mandated.  “We designed the Premier membership program and the Annual Golf program to match the needs of those deciding to winter in South Florida and those in South Florida year round.

“We have found over the past few seasons that members who come to South Florida for a limited number of months traditionally find a seasonal rental at the Club or up to 15 to 25 minutes from the Club at Boca Pointe. Once situated, they find the Club at Boca Pointe as their place to play!

“What we have seen is the snowbird starts with a three or four month membership, loves the experience, and then decides to extend their stay. This is especially true if the weather is still inclement in the north or they have begun to look for a permanent winter home.

“Once the new member becomes ‘socialized’ in the Club, it is tough for them to break away whether they are golfers, tennis players or card room buffs. Our equity members embrace the Premier and Annual Golf members. It is like inviting someone to your home for a couple of months.” smiles Ms. Karpel.

If you are headed to South Florida and have not looked into all the Club of Boca Pointe has to offer you, call today at 561-864-8539!


PrintThere is a saying in the restaurant industry, you eat with your eyes first. This means that if the food is presented properly and it looks good, it probably will be appetizingly tasty.

That is definitely always the case when members of the Club at Boca Pointe look at the specials prepared by Executive Chef Terry Daniels and his staff of culinary wizards. A perfect example is the nightly special: Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, Shrimp over a bed of Sweet Potato Mash, topped with Grilled Asparagus. Sounds and looks like a winner, doesn’t it!

When the dish was served, it looked like a winner for both the person who ordered it and everyone else at the table. And, most importantly, from a taste standpoint, it exceeded expectations as a winner!

“We cater to a lot of different tastes,” beams Chef Terry, one of the Club at Boca Pointe’s secret weapons. “We know our members well. Members dine at the Club frequently so we must offer a variety of choices and take pride in presenting it in an appealing way.”

With the Club’s Premier membership program, many new members join from different areas of the country and outside of the United States so the Chef is always catering to different taste buds! Without exception, members rave about the food!

When combining the outstanding food offered along with the many state-of-the-art amenities and membership flexibility at the Club at Boca Pointe, there is really no better Club to join in the area. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only non-mandatory equity country club in South Florida where members want to belong not because they are mandated to do so but because they love it!

The non-equity Premier membership program is highly popular. It allows members to define their own lifestyle by choosing as few as three consecutive months the up to 12 months the first year and as few as four consecutive months thereafter. In addition to the Premier membership, there are several other non-equity membership options that appeal to all the diverse lifestyles in the Club. Why not call 561-864-8539 today to learn more about how we can meet your lifestyle?

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Among the questions most people ask when faced with retirement and moving to Florida is: “What will we do to occupy our time, and how do we make new friends?”

Jaime and Eric Wolfthal faced those same questions when they moved from Bayshore, New York to Boca Raton, Florida.

Their criteria was simple:

  • they already had a house in West Boca and did not want to be “forced” to join a country club.
  • they wanted freedom to pick and choose how they wanted to define their new life in Boca Raton.
  • they would be happy living in one place and playing in another similar to their New York environment.

“We picked the Club at Boca Pointe for several reasons. First, the location was perfect and it was the only equity country club that not only offered non-equity memberships but seasonal memberships. Additionally, it did not require us to live on club property or make a major financial commitment,” said the Wolfthals.

“The Premier membership program was crucial in our decision-making. It offered us the flexibility in our first year to be members for only four months. We loved it so much that we extended to six months. The rest is history. We just renewed for 12 months as Premier Members and love it!

“Since we did not live at the Club, we were a little concerned about being accepted, making friends, and fitting in with the other members. Never happened! From day one, we felt readily accepted by everyone and never felt like we were outsiders because we lived off property. No one at the Club at Boca Pointe asks whether you are an equity member or not, nor do they care where you live.”

Eric and Jaime are extremely active in club activities. They are into golf, tennis and fitness. They joined the Boomers Club and can be seen attending social function and dining with friends and family.

“Yes our circle of social friends has most definitely increased. We have enjoyed many of the golf outings, including the member-guest golf tournaments. We have also enjoyed the tennis leagues and tennis mixers. Socially, it is really nice to have a club to go to New Year’s Eve to bring in the New Year with close friends, excellent food and wonderful entertainment!

The Club at Boca Pointe welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more about one of the top country clubs in Boca Raton and the many membership options available to you!

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“California, here we come!” Remember that popular phrase?! That sentiment still might exist for some people, but for one couple, they flipped the comment by saying, “Boca Raton here we come.”

That is exactly the case for Dr. and Mrs. Phil Rosen when they moved from Southern California to Boca Raton as their children were off to college and faced the empty nest syndrome in June 2015.

“We were tired with the traffic and high taxes in California and decided to purchase a home in West Boca.  We are both golfers and started playing the public courses.  Everyone told us that once the “season” started the public courses would get very crowded,” explained Felice Rosen. “In September 2015, we started “club” shopping.

“Because we already owned a home in Boca Raton, we did not look at mandatory equity clubs.  We look at many other clubs. We knew about Boca Pointe because my aunt lives there.

“Initially we decided to join Boca Pointe because they offered a three-month option for the first year as part of its Premier membership program. We knew we could try it out without a major commitment.  We joined November 1, 2015 as Premier golf members.  We went to the New Year’s Eve dinner-dance, and even though we only knew a few people, we felt very welcomed and included.  In February 2016, we extended through August 2016 and added tennis to our membership.

“We wanted to see how summers were at the Club as we are full time residents in Florida.  We were pleasantly surprised how much there was to do in the summer.  On September 1, 2016, we took a full year membership knowing that this was the right place for us.  Everyone is very friendly and unassuming.  Coming from the Malibu/Calabasas area of Los Angeles, we were done with pretentious people! We were welcomed warmly.  I can’t think of one person who was put off because we lived “off-site,” added Mrs. Rosen.

“At first we were a bit worried about making friends.  Then we joined the Boomers Club – we are both on the “cusp” of being Boomers – on opposite sides!  This is where we started making friends.  We now have a multitude of friends and couldn’t be happier.  We have golf friends, tennis friends, social friends, and some that overlap.  Actually, most of our friends in Florida are Boca Pointe club members!”

“We both started playing tennis; I play canasta and Mah Jongg three times per week.  Philip has found a Thursday night poker game.  We have dinner at the club with friends and also go to outside events with club members.  We eat dinner at the club at least once per week and usually have breakfast after playing tennis on the weekends. WE LOVE BOCA POINTE!!!” concludes the Rosens. The best country club in Boca Raton.

If you are like the Rosens and ready for sunny South Florida and a new life adventure, why not call the Club at 561-864-8539 to see how the Club’s many membership programs will fit your lifestyle?



Ready (almost), set (yes, we are), go (let’s eat)! Those are the exciting watchwords as the contractors, designers and project managers are putting the finishing touches on the totally new-looking Grand Café to be unveiled in November!

“We are looking forward to our grand opening for the redesigned Grand Café in early November,” beams Helen Karpel, general manager, who has engineered the transformation of nearly the entire clubhouse with the completion of this project.

While you would expect the general manager to be gushing with enthusiasm and pride, members of the Property and Construction Committee have followed the project carefully, including two tours of the unfinished Grand Café. Their positive comments just reinforce the high expectations Boca Pointe always strives to meet for its members.

“From what I saw, the Grand Café will be a total asset to the Club at Boca Pointe.  From the outstanding architectural design to the exceptional workmanship, this will be a grand slam home run.   The club members will be truly excited with the results.  I look forward to the grand opening to see the expression on the members’ faces.  Once again, this will be a win, win, win for the Club and all of its members,” said Neil Soroka.

“The new Grand Café space will create an open and inviting feeling.  The design will provide flexibility that did not exist previously.  We will all want to eat there,” added Jane Fishkoff.

“Those two comments hit on some very important points,” Karpel said. “First, the new look was specifically designed for its open feeling as well as for its flexibility. There is a flow to the dining area from the time you check in at the reception podium to the time you move through the buffet area.

“The size of the lounge has been increased dramatically so that members and their guests have ample room to sit before dinner, enjoy a cocktail, and some light food. There will be a portable dance floor as well as some moveable walls that will allow us total flexibility for various functions,” she added.

“It’s mind blowing to see how you can turn un-functional space into a desirable functioning dining facility,” added Alan Taylor, Board member and Chair of the Property and Construction Committee.

“The light, open feeling of the area coupled with a new, fresh approach to the food offerings will make the Grand Café a highly desirable destination for all of our members and our guests. It will be a grand facility that we will be just as proud of as we are of the Main Dining Room. Our families and guests will want to get a reservation at the new Grand Café,” he added.

The Club at Boca Pointe is dedicated to its members and proud to offer its members beautiful amenities to enjoy. With the completion of the Grand Café, the members now have a new state-of-the-are Sports & Fitness Complex, new upstairs lobby and visiting area, new upgraded golf course, and a new pride in showing off the Club at Boca Pointe!

If you are not a member yet to the Boca Raton best seasonal golf clubs around, the Club welcomes you to visit and learn more about the many membership options. If you are a former member, the Club welcomes you to visit to learn about your options. Members at the Club have an enriched life; the Club wants that for you, too! Call 561-864-8539 to learn more! Or click here for more information.



Summer time on beautiful South Florida golf courses welcome those rainy days. You know the nursery rhyme, “Rain, rain, go away, come back another day …” Well, that is not how the lyrics go on warm summer days at the Club at Boca Pointe!

“Rain is like liquid gold for golf courses,” says Buck Deibel, director of golf and one of the few PGA Master Golf Instructors in South Florida. All eyes are looking up at the blue cloudless sky and waiting for the one big rain drop to fall from the sky to start the summer shower. South Florida rain showers are peculiar; it can be raining on one side of the building and not the other side.

“We’re finally getting the rainy season that is so typical of South Florida. The golf course needs water…it is the food that keeps the grass growing,” explains Deibel. “We are completing the necessary maintenance of the course including aerating the greens, punching and verticutting the fairways. We have already begun to see what rain will do as the greens heal and the fairways bounce back to a plush turf.”

In addition to the normal and necessary maintenance program during the summer, the Club at Boca Pointe has been aggressive in treating weeds in the roughs. To complement these efforts, the Club is also completing a number of projects before the new season:

  • Lake bank restoration: This includes reclaiming the soil off the banks that washed overtime and will be sodding in these areas.
  • Bunker Refreshing: Fresh sand will be added to all the bunkers in late in early fall. This will help our course pop with clean white sand.
  • Tee Box Expansion: Select holes will be enhanced in early fall.

“When our members return, they will be pleased with the progress that has been made this summer on the golf course.” Deibel explains. “New members will also find our 18-hole championship golf course just what they are looking for!”

The Club welcomes you to call at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many golf membership options available to you! Click here to learn more about our Boca Raton Golf Courses at our Boca Raton Golf Club.


boca-pointe-30-pool-cropped-copyThe water is too hot; the water is too cold! These comments are commonly heard in South Florida throughout the year. When the Club at Boca Pointe holds its morning aquacise classes at the Sports and Fitness Complex, however, it is adjusted just perfectly for an enjoyable workout. Regardless of the temperature or time of the year, three-quarters of the Club’s beautifully maintained pool is filled with those members doing their “thing” in the water.

“It is by far one of our most popular classes,” says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics for the only country club in South Florida where members can not only design their own lifestyle, but they can play at Boca Pointe without living there. “Water aerobics has always been one of our most popular classes. We can average 15 to 20 people during the off-season and close to double that during season,” she adds.

“The success of our water aerobic classes is no different than our regular aerobics. Boca Pointe knows the teacher is paramount to offering better classes, which results in the strong response we receive from our members year-round,” she explains. “Our aquacise leader is Anna and she has done a wonderful job in holding the members’ attention while bringing fresh energy to the program.”

What are the benefits of water aerobics:

  • Provides Buoyancy & Support: One of the major benefits of water aerobics is that it provides buoyancy and support for the body, making it less likely for the muscle, bone and joint to get injured. Water supports up to 80% of your weight, thereby causing less strain on the joints, back and torso, when compared to exercises performed on land.
  • Quick Muscular Endurance: The high density of water, as compared to air, leads to increased resistance, thereby augmenting muscular endurance and tone. This means that water aerobics builds-up toned and endured muscle mass all around the body. Also, one tends to get quicker results exercising in the water, than on land.
  • Improved Flexibility: The reduced effect of gravitational force in water leads to improved flexibility in the body. The joints can be easily moved through a wider range of motion, which makes water aerobics all the more beneficial as we age. Since there is no joint pain caused, exercise can be performed without any kind of anxiety.
  • Improve Cardiovascular Conditioning: Water aerobics exercises prove to be extremely beneficial in terms of cardiovascular conditioning. For example, the heart rate is maintained at a lower rate when compared to cycling or running. The heart seems to work better when you indulge in water aerobics.
  • Burn Calories: We all know that exercising is the best way to get rid of those bulging fats and ever-increasing waistlines. However, do you know that water aerobics is the more effective compared to land exercises? The former leads to a loss of about 450 to 700 calories per hour.

The Club at Boca Pointe opened its new, state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex in February of 2015. It houses the Fresh Pointe Café, Physical Therapy services, Spa Services, a myriad of cardio classes including water aerobics, workout space with equipment and free weights, and personal trainers (at a fee), along with the Club’s pool. It is a beautiful facility that encourages members to think healthy! The Club invites you to call today 561-864-8539 to learn about the diverse membership options that will allow you to enjoy the Sports & Fitness Complex while making new friends and loving life! Or, if you rather, click here to learn all about it on our website!



Boca Raton Golf Club  Your passion is golf … You have a low handicap and perhaps you like a competitive game. Maybe, you carry a mid-to-high handicap and enjoy the social aspects of playing. Is the challenge of a tournament or the friendly aspect of a Mixer your preference? Moreover, maybe you are a beginner and want to take some lessons and just play nine holes.

“What’s your game?” Buck Deibel, director of golf at the Club at Boca Pointe, will ask you as a new member to the only club in South Florida where members can actually define their lifestyle and select a year round or seasonal membership while staying in the area. Whatever your interest level is in golf, there is something for you at the Club at Boca Pointe, where membership does not depend on living in the community.

“We have activities for all levels of golfers,” says Deibel who is in a select group of Master PGA Golf Professionals in the country. “We have players who like to play with other couples; we have ladies and men of similar handicaps that meet up throughout the week to create their own tournament amongst themselves; we have players who like to mix it up and play with other members of all handicap levels; and we have members who have regular weekly foursomes.

“As for tournaments, during the season we have the Ladies Golf Association and the Men’s Golf Association, which members have the option to join. This provides weekly Club run tournaments during the season. The tournaments offer different formats every week for all level of players, as well as for eighteen and nine holes. There are also tournaments for non-league members such as the traditional Member Guest.

“We enjoy meeting with new golf members for a brief orientation that covers basic local rules and course etiquette, as well as walk them through what the Club offers in the way of golf events, such as the monthly themed Mixer, which is usually followed by a special lunch or dinner.” Deibel further explains. Through this process, golf members quickly meet fellow golfers and enjoy the friendly atmosphere that permeates the whole club.

Clearly, the Club at Boca Pointe’s beautifully renovated 18 hole championship golf course offers something for everyone! Please feel welcome to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many golf membership options for your lifestyle!

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BOCA-POINTE 9 (1)Ask around: What does the Club at Boca Pointe stand for?

Some of the adjectives used are: Warm, friendly, engaging, accepting, open arms, inviting. Not pretentious!

These qualities become significant once you have made the decision to move to South Florida and begin to look at a lifestyle that will be important to you. Moving from your first and maybe only home “up north” can be, and often is, traumatic and dramatic. The questions often dancing through your mind include: Do I move into a country club, do I live in a gated community, where will I fit it, how will social life take shape?

Those are common questions facing those moving to South Florida or spending more seasonal time in the area. “We hear that all the time,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe. “The hallmark for our Club is very simple: warm, embracing, and accepting.

“Our Club is wide open. Whatever activities you enjoy, from fitness to tennis, golf, dining, playing cards or enjoying lectures and Broadway-style entertainment, the Club at Boca Pointe makes it easy to participate. You can even enjoy doing nothing…just hang out around the pool or the clubhouse, ‘it’s all yours for the taking.’ Walk once around the clubhouse and you will make friends instantly – that is Boca Pointe!

“All clubs offer golf, tennis, fitness, card rooms and dining. The main and very important difference, however, that makes the Club at Boca Pointe stand out is its social programming.

“Our social director is tops in South Florida. In fact, many of our Club’s counterparts call our social director for help and guidance. Not only does she book trips, Broadway shows, FAU professor lectures, Friday night shows at the Club, and so much more, but she is instrumental in helping new members socialize,” adds Karpel. “No new member is left behind. Our social director reaches out to all new members and plays a major role in integrating them into club life.


“Our Club is built on the premise that you do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play or socialize here. We are no different than most clubs in the north that are non-residential, where most members live anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes from their club. While the Club at Boca Pointe does have a strong residential base, we have a number of membership programs that allow you to play here without living here. Some members elect to live closer to the ocean in such communities as Highland Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Pompano Beach as well as throughout Boca Raton.” explains Karpel.


The Club at Boca Pointe has designed a number of memberships that allow members to choose the type of activities they prefer, including its unique Premier membership that allows you to join for as few as three consecutive months (first year only) and then four consecutive months thereafter to accommodate seasonal Floridians. There is also an Annual Golf membership for those whose main interest is to play golf on a private, championship golf course.


With so many membership offerings and especially the Premier membership with members joining for just a fraction of the year, it is important for members to be able to make friends, love life and create memories quickly to get the most out of their stay. The Club at Boca Pointe has earned the reputation of being instrumental in helping ease the transition of its members into their new lifestyle regardless of where they decide to live in South Florida.


The Club at Boca Pointe is the only full service country club in South Florida that is not mandatory residency or not mandatory equity – the only thing mandatory for its members is to have fun and is one of the nicest country clubs in Boca Raton! Call 561-864-8539 today to learn more!


Boca Pointe is now offering a $500 Annual Membership!!!!

Sel_BOCA POINTE 101 tennisIn a beautiful country club setting Boca Pointe Tennis offers 16 beautifully manicured courts, men’s and ladies team play, social play, Cardio Tennis, fun events, a kids program, Magallan Tennis Academy and so much more! Not to mention the staff is the best around to help you with all of your tennis needs! Do not hesitate to take advantage of this offer! Great tennis, amazing people, tons of fun! Call the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-864-8529 for more details.