Want to Play Golf at a Country Club in South Florida? Take a Look at The Unique Memberships at the Club at Boca Pointe

Winter is coming and your country club is closing down in the north. You are about ready to come to South Florida for the season and now you ask:  “Where am I going to play golf?”

You have three essential choices in Boca Raton or anywhere in South Florida:

  1. You can play a number of municipal courses in the area where you have carry your bag to and from each time, where you never know how slow the round is going to play or whether or not you can even get a tee off during the season.
  2. If you can buy into any number of country clubs in South Florida that offer unlimited golf. But you will be paying hefty up front fees for the bond or initiation because the country clubs are mandatory where if own you MUST become a member of the club. If you rent in any of the mandatory country clubs, you still maybe limited in playing golf.
  3. Or you can take advantage of the only country club in South Florida that offers you flexible memberships for snowbirds, snowflakes or permanent new residents no matter where you live in South Florida.

That is the Club at Boca Pointe, where you can pick and choose the membership plan that fits your personal needs for golf without the financial commitment associated with country clubs. Because it is non-mandatory the Club allows new members to become either Annual Golf Members or Premier Members.

The difference between the two offerings is simple.  Annual golf provides members with the opportunity to play unlimited golf, bag room storage, locker and the ability to lunch on days golf is played, limited dining privileges and the opportunity to participate in men’s and women’s leagues and other golf special events.  Also, this always for seven-day tee time signup, which is very attractive to new members

The Premier Membership with golf allows for the members to purchase memberships for as little as three months to 12 months in the first year and from four months to 12 months after the first year.

This membership incorporates the full run of the club from use of the Sports and Fitness Center, full dining privileges at any of the club’s venues, card rooms and special events as well as full golf privileges as outlined above.  Tennis can also be added to a Premier Membership with or without golf.

“It’s very simple,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe, “our club is structured in such a unique way that actually allows people to define their own lifestyle by designing a membership that fits their needs as a seasonal visitor or a new permanent resident to the Boca Raton area.  That philosophy coupled with the fact that you do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play here, makes us a unique asset in providing a country club experience without the financial commitments usually associated with country clubs.

Rains, Aggressive Maintenance Program Equals a Plush Golf Course at the Club at Boca Pointe

A little rain here, a couple of spritzes of fertilizer, aggressive weed control and a well-structured aeration program and what do you have?

One beautiful golf course…and that is the Club at Boca Pointe’s 18-hole golf course.

One of the members said it best:

            “The women of the South Palm Women’s Golf League praised the golf course after one of their weekly tournaments by being in excellent condition, said Sue Getz, a Club at Boca Pointe Premier Member.

This group plays weekly at different golf courses in Palm Beach County, a hotbed of golfing all year long.

Many of the men from other country clubs who have played in their South Palm Beach County League have made similar comments during their weekly play.

          “The summer rain has been a definite help,” says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf who also oversees golf course maintenance.  “We are working very closely with our maintenance team where we have instituted some aggressive programs that are being to reap good results.

“One of the areas that we paying special attention to us our tee boxes that get heavy play during the winter season.  We will rebuild some while others we are using temporary tees so that the boxes can heal.”

What is especially exciting is that the golf course is it such great shape as the Club at Boca Pointe awaits the return of its equity members and Premier Members.

The Club at Boca Pointe is a non-mandatory club—the only full service country club in South Florida where do you not have to live at Boca Pointe in order to play there and without any financial commitment.

The Club at Boca Pointe features two very unique membership programs:

  • The Premier Membership, which enables members to have the benefits of a country club lifestyle commensurate to the length of their stay in South Florida.  For the first year, membership runs from four months to 12 months and for the second year and every year thereafter, it is a three-month minimum to 12 months.  The basic membership includes full run of the club from social, card rooms, dining, social events and use of the new Sports and Fitness Center.  Golf and tennis can be added as necessary.
  • Annual golf is also available for those that only want to play on the plush course.  The memberships includes full run of the course, card fees and limited dining privileges.

Flexible Memberships Grow at the Club at Boca Pointe As More and More Join

The blending of Equity members and Non-Equity Premier members at the Club at Boca Pointe becomes the cutting edge of a new wave for those who want the country club experience without the typical country club financial commitment.

“We are not only unique, but we are setting a trend in the industry,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only private country club in South Florida that offers an extremely flexible membership program.

“While we welcome Premier members to convert to equity, and some do yearly, it is not mandatory. This freedom largely contributes to the Premier membership’s appeal, resulting in the robust growth of the Premier membership program with minimal turnover.”

What makes the Premier membership so unique and appealing is simple:

  • Members can pick the number of months they wish to belong from three months to 12 months the first year and then from four to 12 months thereafter.
  • Members do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play there.
  • Members can choose the level of participation from social to tennis to golf. They have the same category choices as the equity members with very similar privileges.

“There are some interesting and exciting facts about the Premier Membership program,” adds Karpel.

  • The return of migration continues to benefit not only South Florida, but the Club at Boca Pointe because it is non-mandatory. Members, regardless of where they live, want to be members.
  • The number of months that Premiers decide to “buy” continues to increase each year and the members extending the time period beyond that season’s initial commitment continues to increase.
  • The level of involvement in club life continues to grow. “This year alone, we have seen many more Premier Golf members join the Ladies and Men’s golf leagues as well as many more overall Premier members playing cards and using the fitness center. Additionally, our dining rooms continue to show healthy gains in usage.”

The Club at Boca Pointe continuously enhances its physical amenities as well as its memberships.  In the last several years, members are enjoying a new upstairs lobby, new downstairs restaurant, lounge and lobby, an improved golf course, and a new sports and fitness complex – all without an assessment.  This upcoming summer more enhancements will be introduced.  It is a fabulous time to be a member at the Club – to have a place to bring guests and be proud.

Joining the Club is as simple as taking the first step to learn more about the many membership opportunities and how they meet your interests.  The Club welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 to ask questions, set up an appointment and even take a tour of the Club.

Renting for the Season in South Florida? Come Play at the Club at Boca Pointe

ASK YOUR RENTAL AGENT TO CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM

Winter is coming…winter is coming!

Hard to believe especially with this unusually hot summer throughout the Northeast Corridor!  But, winter is coming for sure!

Real estate rental agents are ready for you in case you are interested in dipping your toe into South Florida during the cold northern winters whether in the Northeast Corridor or from Chicago, Milwaukee or anywhere north of the border.  In fact, Boca Pointe has a list of its preferred realtors on its public home page (www.theclubatbocapointe.com) under “Homes” if you would like to get connected.

One very common comment heard by real estate rental agents from prospective renters is:  “I want to be warm and have a place to play during my seasonal stay.”

The Club at Boca Pointe gives real estate agents the perfect offering to their clients:

First, it is located in sunny, warm South Florida near main thoroughfares to get to and from it easily so living at the Club is not essential.  Northerners love the fact that even on its coldest day, South Florida is warmer than the winter wonderland of the Northeast and Midwest.

Secondly, the Club at Boca Pointe is the only place where seasonal visitors can belong to a beautiful, private country club without the typical country club financial commitment (equity is optional, not required).

So, when your realtor finds that perfect rental within the Boca Pointe community or nearby on the A1A corridor or Federal Highway/US 1 or anywhere in Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Lighthouse Point, simply ask your rental agent about the Premier membership program at the Club at Boca Pointe.

The Premier membership program is like a hidden gem waiting to be found.  Its popularity is reaffirmed by the high retention rate of returning Premier members each season.  The program is really simple and offers great seasonal fun:

  • Seasonal memberships are the hallmark of the Premier membership program. You can become a club/social member for three to 12 months for the first year and then for four to 12 for every year thereafter.
  • The club/social membership includes all dining facilities (three restaurants & two lounges), card / Mah Jongg rooms, all social and cultural events, the Sports and Fitness Complex, cardio classes and the Club pool.

Fairways are Firm; The Greens Are Fast As The Club at Boca Pointe Readies For New Season

How long does it take for grass to grow or to mature on a golf course?  There’s no clear-cut answer because of many unknown factors such as weather conditions.

But for the Club at Boca Pointe, the 18-hole golf course is showing what Celebration grass is supposed to look like—beautiful, firm fairways that are providing for outstanding play.

“We did the front nine three years ago and the back nine two years ago.  With a strong maintenance management program, we are finally seeing how playable and beautiful Celebration grass is,” says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf for the Club at Boca Pointe, the only country club in South Florida that provides flexible membership programs.”

Aside from the well-manicured golf course, what sets the Club at Boca Pointe from other country clubs in South Florida is the flexible program that allows members to define their own membership without the financial commitment associated with private clubs.

There is the popular Premier Membership program allows members to join the club for as little as three months to 12 months and four to 12 from the second year on.  This incorporates full golf privileges.

In addition, there are annual golf membership programs that enable the member to play unlimited golf without using other facilities at the club.

The Club at Boca Pointe works with one of the top national golf course management companies that not only provides on-site staffing, but the capability of bringing to the club top agronomists and other specialists to help maintain the 18-hole course in top condition.

“And it’s working,” beams Deibel.  “Our greens have recovered from the normal summer maintenance; the fairways are playing true as we continue working on tee boxes and weed control.”

One of the Club’s Premier Golf Members recently played in a South County Women’s Golf League Tournament at Boca Pointe and said: “The SPWGL thought Boca Pointe golf course was in excellent condition. They complemented us on the food as well as how efficiently the tournament was run.”

The Club At Boca Pointe Hosts USTA National Clay Court Tournament As Part Of It’s Expanding Tennis Program

The Club at Boca Pointe was one of three host sites for the USTA National Clay Court tournament in which the club hosted the 18’s division featuring not only the top players in their division but 13 of whom are trained here with the Magallan-Martinez Tennis Academy and strengthen the Club’s position in South Florida tennis.

“We were proud to have hosted this tournament especially since many of the participants were trained at our club,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only country club in South Florida that offers a robust flexible membership program regardless of where the member lives.

The Club at Boca Pointe has 16 Har Tru courts, five of which are lighted for play at night.

The robust tennis program includes regular play for women and men, social tennis programming throughout the year as well as fielding teams in two leagues in Palm Beach County

“Being a non-mandatory club, we are able to offer a menu of flexible memberships that coincide with the needs of those moving or visiting Florida during the winter months,” says Karpel.

“The most popular membership falls under the Premier program where members can join for as little as three months the first year and four months up to 12 months.  This is a basic club/social program to which the member can add tennis or golf.

“In addition, for those who have never been a club member, we’ve created a annual tennis membership that allows the member unlimited use of the tennis facility.”

“MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES” THE CREDIT CARD SLOGAN THAT ENCAPSULATES THE ESSENCE OF THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

copy-homegraphic1.jpg“Membership has its privileges,” says one famous credit card company as its major marketing theme.  The same message resonates among members at the Club at Boca Pointe! Membership at the Club not only offers many exciting privileges to fill your calendar, but it is also designed with several exceptionally unique benefits.

There are three major differences that separate the Club at Boca Pointe from other equity country club communities in the South Florida area.

First, you can enjoy all the opportunities the Club provides WITHOUT the typical financial commitment of an equity country club community. Translated, this means new members may join with no upfront costs such as equity, bonds or initiation fees.

Secondly, the Club at Boca Pointe is the only full service country club that offers flexible non-equity memberships for both those who live in Boca Pointe and those who live outside the gates. This is the mantra for the Club: developing new membership programs that are appealing to the diverse group of demographics in the area.  In other words, the Club has a membership program to fit many personal lifestyle and needs.

Thirdly and by no means lastly, the members create an inviting atmosphere to all of the membership types.  Each of the country clubs in South Florida has a unique persona, including this Club.  The persona of the Club at Boca Pointe is one to be proud of – it has the warmest, friendliest and most caring members with no airs or pretenses.

It is common to walk through the beautiful Club and have members smile and say hello to you whether or not they know you or your stature in the community. Whether you rent or own, live on or off the premises, are year-round or spend a few months at the Club, there is a program designed to give you the country club experience and a membership to welcome you aboard.

The Club at Boca Pointe is always proactively listening and introducing new appealing membership opportunities.  It is an exciting environment.  The Club already offers many flexible, non-equity memberships along with the opportunity to be an equity member.

As an equity member, you are part owner in the club, have voting rights and may serve on the Board.  In addition to these exclusive privileges, equity members receive complimentary houseguest passes for visiting adult children and grandchildren, six complimentary golf rounds  for guests of golf equity members, advanced reservations to high profile social events, along with  many other perks.  All equity members have full usage of the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, robust social events, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf, driven by the membership category chosen.

Members often desire to start as a non-equity member knowing they have the option to become an equity member at any time.  We currently offer five very appealing non-equity options with varied membership periods, from 30 days to seasonal to year-round.  The following provides a good introduction to these memberships:

  • Premier Membership (Seasonal to Year Round membership)

This is our most popular program offered to residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe. There are eight categories of selection in this option ranging from a Club (Social) membership to adding various Golf and Tennis combinations.  The total dues depend on how many consecutive months are taken and the category level chosen.

The Premier membership is for those living in the Boca Raton area for at least three consecutive months the first year.  For the second membership year and thereafter, a minimum of four consecutive months is required for membership. Similar to the equity member, all of the Premier categories include full usage of the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, robust social events, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf, driven by the membership category chosen.

To view our current Club Life for a better understanding of the programs our Social Director arranges for Equity and non-equity Premier members to enjoy, please visit the home page of our website (www.bocapointecc.com) and click on “The Club,” “Social,” “Download our Club Life.”

  • Annual Golf Membership (12 Month membership)

This is offered to resident and non-residents of Boca Pointe.  It is popular to those who are purely interested in the golf amenities with some dining privileges.

 

As an Annual Golf member, golf play is available in the morning or afternoon and the cart and green fees are included. Additionally, this category includes bag storage and locker for one or two (based on availability) as well as unlimited access to the golf driving range and short game complex along with a 7 day in advance sign-up privilege.

Annual Golf members may enjoy lunch, brunch, dinner on Thursday nights, and lounge privileges with minimal restrictions. For the first year of membership only, pro-rating is permitted based on joining the 1st of any given month after the start of the fiscal year (September 1st to August 31st).

The next three non-equity memberships are available to “new” members only; new members are considered residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are not current or former members of the country club.

  • Sports & Fitness Memberships (12 Month membership)

The Sports & Fitness and Sports & Fitness with Golf memberships are perfect for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are mainly interested in sports and fitness activities with some dining privileges.  It entitles the member (single or couple) to use the tennis facilities, Sports & Fitness Complex (including the Club pool and Freshe Pointe Café), and golf course with golf access at specific times.

Additionally, this membership grants access to the main clubhouse’s “To-Go” menu and designated days for dinner (in the main clubhouse), which include unlimited weekend dining privileges (Saturday and Sunday) and dinner privileges on Tuesday and Thursday in the main clubhouse.  Happy Hour is available with golf or dining reservations on those designated days.

 

For the first year of membership only, pro-rating is permitted based on joining the 1st of any given month after the start of the fiscal year (September 1st to August 31st).

  • Passport Membership (30 Day membership)

This is popular for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are not in the Boca Raton area often or desire to use a club on a limited basis. It offers 30 days of Club usage in a year and includes full Club privileges, including the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf.  The membership excludes social events, club events and dining/golf reciprocals.

For this membership, tennis is available at the 7:30 a.m. court time and after 11:30 a.m. on a complimentary basis, and golf is available on a pay and play basis before 8 a.m. and after 12:15 p.m. with a two day advance sign up privilege. Access to departments is subject to availability.

The Passport membership may be purchased once every six months for a maximum of two passport memberships within 365 days.

  • Annual Tennis Membership (12 Month membership)

This is popular for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are avid tennis players.  Tennis is available in the morning and afternoon on a complimentary basis.

Annual Tennis members are eligible to be on tennis teams, attend clinics, attend “tennis only” social functions, participate in club championships, use the ball machine, and take lessons with tennis professionals. Fees may apply.  Annual Tennis members have access to the Freshe Pointe Café & Patio.  Annual Tennis members do not have access to the main clubhouse to dine unless it is part of a “tennis” event.

Noteworthy, unmarried children and grandchildren under 22 years of age are considered dependents and part of the membership.  The only exception to this policy is with the Sports & Fitness and Annual Tennis memberships in which those dependents must be residing in the household to be part of your membership.

How could there be more, right?  There is…

For former equity members who left the Club prior to September 1, 2013 (have been away from the Club for at least 3 fiscal years), there are several Alumni equity programs available along with reactivating their equity membership.  The Club offers a 7 to 12 month Alumni Premier Social or Tennis membership, a 12 month Alumni Annual Golf membership, and a 12 month Alumni Annual Tennis membership.

Unquestionably, the Club at Boca Pointe is the most flexible non-mandatory equity club in South Florida! The Club is progressive and constantly looking to modernize itself for member appeal.

Did you know that the Club at Boca Pointe has completed many projects to make it even more popular to join?  These enhancements include renovating the 18-hole championship golf course, opening of the new state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex conveniently located by the clubhouse, redesigning the clubhouse’s main lobby upstairs as well as redesigning the downstairs restaurant, bar and lobby.  Ask any member – the members are enjoying a fabulous new era at the Club!

We would treasure having you as part of the Boca Pointe family as well!  Why not call 561-864-8539 to learn more about your membership options so you, too, can enjoy this gem, the Club at Boca Pointe!?!

FLEXIBLE MEMBERSHIPS GROW AT CLUB AT BOCA POINTE AS MORE AND MORE JOIN

The blending of Equity members and Non-Equity Premier members at the Club at Boca Pointe becomes the cutting edge of a new wave for those who want the country club experience without the typical country club financial commitment.

“We are not only unique, but we are setting a trend in the industry,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only private country club in South Florida that offers an extremely flexible membership program.

“While we welcome Premier members to convert to equity, and some do yearly, it is not mandatory. This freedom largely contributes to the Premier membership’s appeal, resulting in the robust growth of the Premier membership program with minimal turnover.”

What makes the Premier membership so unique and appealing is simple:

  • Members can pick the number of months they wish to belong from three months to 12 months the first year and then from four to 12 months thereafter.
  • Members do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play there.
  • Members can choose the level of participation from social to tennis to golf.  They have the same category choices as the equity members with very similar privileges.

“There are some interesting and exciting facts about the Premier Membership program,” adds Karpel.

  • The return of migration continues to benefit not only South Florida, but the Club at Boca Pointe because it is non-mandatory.  Members, regardless of where they live, want to be members.
  • The number of months that Premiers decide to “buy” continues to increase each year and the members extending the time period beyond that season’s   initial commitment continues to increase.
  • The level of involvement in club life continues to grow.  “This year alone, we have seen many more Premier Golf members join the Ladies and Men’s golf leagues as well as many more overall Premier members playing cards and using the fitness center.  Additionally, our dining rooms continue to show healthy gains in usage.”

The Club at Boca Pointe continuously enhances its physical amenities as well as its memberships.  In the last several years, members are enjoying a new upstairs lobby, new downstairs restaurant, lounge and lobby, an improved golf course, and a new sports and fitness complex – all without an assessment.  This upcoming summer more enhancements will be introduced.  It is a fabulous time to be a member at the Club – to have a place to bring guests and be proud.

Joining the Club is as simple as taking the first step to learn more about the many membership opportunities and how they meet your interests.  The Club welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 to ask questions, set up an appointment and even take a tour of the Club.

FACIALS VITAL TO HEALTHY SKIN AND AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE A CLUB MEMBER

Woman receiving facial mask at beauty salonBy Lori Decibel | Member Services Director | The Club at Boca Pointe

You’re out in the sun playing golf or tennis perhaps swimming or just walking.  You cannot avoid that if you live in beautiful South Florida in general or the Club at Boca Pointe in particular.  Hopefully, you are protected with sunscreen.

While sunscreen is a must, so is maintaining your skin…and one way to do that is with regularly scheduled facials at the Sports & Fitness Complex in the Spa. Open to anyone, whether you are a club member or not, facials are very important to maintaining that young healthy look.

What are the benefits of a basic facial? Basic facials deeply cleanse skin and may help fight certain skin problems, such as mild acne or dryness. The treatments are very relaxing and leave faces glowing.

Although it is possible to achieve healthy skin at home, many people turn to skincare professionals when they need some extra help.  One treatment they often turn to is the basic facial. Though the name is unassuming, the treatment can truly benefit skin, especially because every facial is tailored to the individual’s skin type.

A basic facial cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns with a custom mask. It is meant to rejuvenate faces and pamper clients.

Aestheticians massage a cleanser into the face, neck, and décolletage to remove any traces of makeup and dirt. Using warm water paired with a facial sponge, cloth, or cotton pad, they remove the cleanser, dry faces, and evaluate skin. This step helps them determine what type of custom mask they will apply later.

Next, aestheticians buff away dead skin cells with an exfoliating cream or scrub and opens up pores with steam. At this point, they may perform extractions. This process is done to clear individual pores that have become clogged with excess oil or dead skin cells, which can form blackheads and acne. Aestheticians will perform the extractions either by hand or with a special metal tool. Following that process is a relaxing massage of the face—and often the upper body, too—that may be used to improve lymphatic drainage.

Aestheticians then apply a custom mask, perhaps a clay-based one to treat oiliness or a hydrating one to combat dryness. Finally, the facial concludes with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it is daytime. And, when you are finished, your face feels like and looks like a new face.
spaThat’s one of several services offered at the Spa in the Sports & Fitness Complex.  It is available to anyone – you do not have to be a member of the Club to take advantage of healthy skin. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday; please contact Rachel at 561- 929-8400 to book your appointment!

 

PREMIER MEMBERSHIPS STILL SETTING HOT PACE AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

boca-pointe-29Can you believe that…

  • Fall is right around the corner?
  • Inquiries are coming in on a steady basis through the Club at Boca Pointe’s website and Facebook page?

But why, you ask?

Because the Club at Boca Pointe has the solution to the most typical questions being asked by those who want a country club experience without the typical country club commitment.

1.  You do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community to play at the Club at Boca Pointe.  The Club is the only full service, private, equity country club in South Florida that is not mandatory.  Members join the Club because they want to, not because they have to, and may join as non-equity members.

2.  Under the unique Premier membership program, members may define their own lifestyle by not only choosing the number of months they want to be members, but also the level of activities they want.  For example, a Premier membership is available for as few as three consecutive months for the first year and then four or more months thereafter.

All of the Premier membership categories have club/ social privileges, which includes full dining (three restaurants and two lounges), use of the Sports & Fitness Complex and Club pool, access to all the social activities arranged by a social director, as well as card and Mah Jongg play.  Tennis and golf can be added to the membership for an additional fee.

“The Premier membership continues to be a huge success with a very high renewal rate,” says a proud Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club.  “We have members from areas such as Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, as well as throughout Boca Raton and all the way up to Highland Beach.

“The high retention rate demonstrates that we have the right membership programs that provide a rewarding country club experience with a reasonable pricing structure.  Many of our Premier members are accustomed to driving up to 30 minutes to the Club, which is very familiar to those from the Northeast where the clubs are non-residential.” Karpel adds.

If your only interest is golf, the Club at Boca Pointe has an Annual Golf membership program that answers this need.  It also offers lunch and lounge privileges with dining access one time a week in the main clubhouse.

The Club at Boca Pointe is all about making new friends and enjoying them for many years to come, loving life, and creating many wonderful memories.  To learn more about the many membership options, please call 561-864-8539.