NEW GRAND CAFÉ AT CLUB AT BOCA POINTE READIES FOR NOVEMBER OPENING

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.

 

LATE SUMMER RAINS HELPING GREEN UP GOLF COURSE AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

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.

REGARDLESS OF WATER TEMPERATURE, AQUACISE CLASSES HEAT UP AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE ALL YEAR LONG

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!

 

GOLFERS: PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT TYPE PLAY YOU WANT AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

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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WARM, FRIENDLY, ACCEPTING ARE THE BUZZ WORDS THAT MAKE THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE THE PLACE TO PLAY

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.

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE’S UNIQUE PREMIER MEMBERSHIPS HEATS UP TO HELP SNOWBIRDS ESCAPE HARSH WINTERS

These little town blues are melting away. I’ll make a brand new start of it in old New York! These words were popularized by Frank Sinatra, but “old blue eyes” didn’t know about the unique Premier membership at the Club at Boca Pointe.

Had he known, he might have added a line or two about New Yorkers trying to escape the harsh winters to take advantage of the unique seasonal membership program offered exclusively at the Club at Boca Pointe. New Yorkers are by far the largest group of snowbirds that continue to take advantage of the Premier memberships, which afford members to live outside of the Boca Pointe community and play at the Club.

Boca Pointe is the only full service equity country club in South Florida that is not mandatory equity membership. This means that members belong to the Club because they want to, not because they are forced to by community rules. Boca Pointe offers both equity and non-equity memberships.

“At the Club at Boca Pointe,” says Helen Karpel, general manager, “we consider ourselves like a blended family. We do have a passionate group of equity members, but now we also have a strong and passionate group of Premier members.

“This blended family has created a culture that is unique to country club playing. Both equity and Premier members can literally define their own lifestyle by choosing the category that best meets their lifestyle interests. The Premier members are also able to match their seasonal stay with the number of months in which they want to participate. They are offered membership for as few as three consecutive months for the first year and as few as four months thereafter depending upon the members’ lifestyle.

“We see some exciting trends,” says Ms. Karpel. “Premiers start enjoying the Club at Boca Pointe for three or four months the first year and then they are slowly increasing the number of months as their own lifestyle changes and Florida living is extended. Members may own or lease in South Florida during their seasonal stay and take advantage of the Premier membership.”

By far, the largest contingent of Premier memberships are from the state “Old Blue Eyes” popularized, followed closely by surrounding states of New Jersey and the rest of the mid-Atlantic corridor. As the winter snow falls, Florida living grows – at least during the seasonal months!

Boca Pointe’s blended family includes members from the District of Columbia, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania to name a few as well as a good, solid group from Canada and even members from England and Latin America!

“The beauty of the membership is that the Club at Boca Pointe provides typical country club amenities without the typical country club equity financial commitment. And, the enjoyment had by our seasonal members is confirmed by our high retention/renewal rate year after year by our Premier members,” adds Ms. Karpel.

Why not give the Club, a Country Club In Boca Raton, a call at 561-864-8539 to learn more about how you can “make a new start of it” this winter in your own little get away that promises to create wonderful new memories! Or click here for more information on our website!

MEMBERSHIPS YOUR WAY: HALLMARK OF THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Famous-Taglines-Top-10-1024x649Billions of dollars are spent annually developing and marketing advertising slogans. Who can forget Burger King’s slogan, “Have it Your Way,” which is now “Be Your Way,” and then there is the oldie “Don’t Cook Tonight” slogan from a chicken franchise.

These slogans transcend their industries and best describe the environment desired in many top service oriented businesses. Unquestionably, they describe the environment and membership offerings at the Club at Boca Pointe in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the most flexible equity country club in South Florida, catering to members having it their way to meet many lifestyle interests. The Club allows residents and non-residents of the community to join as an equity or non-equity member. Membership is not required by rules of the Boca Pointe community, but new owners find it highly appealing to join and enjoy the amenities!

While those famous advertising slogans describe the Club at Boca Pointe to a tee, the Club’s own slogans tell the story more succinctly:

  • You do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play at Boca Pointe.
  • You can define your own lifestyle by choosing a membership plan that fits your own personal needs.

What are the three secret weapons in its marketing approach at the Club at Boca Pointe? It is simple:

  1. Flexible memberships without the financial commitment of traditional country clubs. This means you can become:
  • A Seasonal member. This membership is available through the Club’s Premier membership for as little as three consecutive months (first year only) up to twelve months and as few as four months every year thereafter. The basic Premier membership program includes social, with tennis and golf as add-ons.
  • An Annual Golf member. This membership was previously only for those who lived outside of the gates of Boca Pointe, but it is now open to residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community, with the only exception being those who are current or recent equity members.
  • An Equity member. This membership is always available and offers ownership in the Club. The basic Equity membership includes social, with tennis and golf as add-ons.
  1. Amazing food with three restaurants and two lounges. The talents and magic of Executive Chef Terry Daniels has established the Club at Boca Pointe as one of the best dining choices in the area. Not only are the nightly menus a feast, but also the Club is being hailed as having the “best deli” in Boca. Members are able to have this enjoy great food and friends at their fingertips!
  1. Abundant Club Life to keep every members’ calendar full if so desired. While all country clubs purport having social programming, it is not nearly to the degree offered at the Club at Boca Pointe.
  • With a full-time social director, it is not unusual to see two, three and sometimes four chartered buses leaving the club day or night during the season to go to museums, musicals, concerts, Broadway shows, shopping, casinos, and the list goes on. You name it and the social director more than likely does it.
  • Then there is the entertainment on property. This includes a series of top talent entertaining members and guests with its Showtime Series during the season. Concerts from Lynn University and the ever-popular FAU Lifelong Learning Center featuring top professors coming to the Club to talk about specific subjects.
  • And, the piece de resistance is the card rooms (plural). During the season there will be four card rooms in action from just about every card game, Mah Jongg, and board games possible.
  • Not forgotten in the social mix is special, unique programming and clubs within the club for singles, boomers and others. The other clubs within the Club at Boca Pointe all appeal to different audiences and different interests such as the Adventurers Club, What’s Up, Today Life Continues.

“With the market place for memberships changing, we felt the need to further set the Club at Boca Pointe apart from those clubs whose motto is to live here you must play here and pay the price,” says Helen Karpel, general manager, “and it is working.

“Those northerners moving permanently to South Florida or living here just in the season are seeking us out because they have heard about our flexible Premier membership program. The appeal of its primary features, ‘you do not have to live here to play here’ and ‘you can design your own lifestyle’ while enjoying the benefits of being in South Florida, cannot be overstated.

“Our members want to be members. They are not mandated by the community in which they live!” Members are friendly and inviting, welcoming new members to become part of Boca Pointe, a Boca golf and country club. We encourage you to call 561-864-8639 or click here to learn how easy it is to find your perfect membership and start creating new friendships and loving life even more today!

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE DESIGNS NEW FITNESS PROGRAMS TO NEEDS OF CHANGING MEMBERSHIP

The Summer Olympics are here, and at the same time, the summer games are ready at the Club at Boca Pointe’s new state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex.

“Even though summer time is usually quiet around the Sports & Fitness Complex, our programs are going forward full speed ahead,” says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics and programming. “One of the keys to our success in keeping our members fit and happy is the diversity of our programs. We are always coming up with new programs…programs that will keep our members excited about coming to the fitness facility.

“Our broad demographic allows us to be very creative in designing new fitness programs that match the needs of varying interests. We have programs and classes that appeal to boomers, millennials, and our traditional country club members. There are more and more working professionals moving into the Boca Pointe community, so the Club is offering a different mix of classes and have even extended the hours of the fitness facility to accommodate them.” explains Ms. Giannone.

Examples of new programs being introduced at the Club at Boca Pointe include:

  • “The Pointe Theory” class: In this class, you are challenged with Cardio Endurance, Weight Training and Fat Burning exercises. This 45-minute workout starts with a five-minute warm-up followed by ten-minute blocks of cardio and weight training intervals. Each block of time is designed for the participant to reach an optimal performance level and achieve the fastest results possible. The workouts incorporate treadmills, elliptical equipment, rower or spin bikes, and free weights ranging between 10 lbs. to 25 lbs., depending on the fitness level of the participant.
  • “Color Stretch” class: This 30-minute class is focused on the importance of stretching and is available in the Activity Center at the Sports Complex. This guided stretch class takes you through a stretch and relaxation session with a colorful background. The Color Stretch class offers something for everyone!

Like its diverse demographics and workout programs, the Club at Boca Pointe offers diverse membership programs that will get you started enjoying all the Club has to offer. These options include the Club’s Premier membership, which allows members to both define their lifestyle and be seasonal members. Memberships at the Club do not require residency in the Boca Pointe community. To learn more about a program at one of the nicest country clubs in Boca Raton, that works for you, please call 561-864-8539. Or click here.

 

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE GOES FOR THE GOLD WITH NEW SUMMER GAMES PROGRAM AT SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX

Rio-2012-Logo-resized1.jpgYou may think the Summer Olympics are in Brazil this month, but think again! The Club at Boca Pointe is launching its own version of this worldwide event, says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics at the new state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex.

“We’re not taking a back seat to the Summer Olympic Games. We’re going to have our own version for all of our members,” according to Ms. Giannone. “We are started our program on July 1 ahead of what is happening in Brazil.

“Members of the Club at Boca Pointe can join in by ‘Going for the Gold’ in several different categories!! Every time a member works out, takes a class, swims or plays table tennis, he or she qualifies for a gold coin! Members place their gold coin with their name on it in the Summer Olympic Box.

“As soon as we announced our version of the games, we had members signing up. Everyone likes a little fun, a little challenge in their workouts. This program is designed to just that!

“We have many new members at the Club for the summer and are fortunate to have a new townhouse development in the Boca Pointe community who are all members. We are looking forward to having them go for the gold!” adds Ms. Giannone.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only equity country club in South Florida where you do not have to live on the property to play here. It also is the only country club that features a full equity country club experience without the traditional equity country club commitment, whether it be a seasonal or annual membership. To learn more about the many membership options at one of the best country clubs in Boca Raton, calls are welcome, 561-864-8539, or click here for more information.