Where do you want to go to dinner Saturday night?

Undoubtedly, the members at the Club at Boca Pointe will say their brand new Grand Café at the Club!  It is the hottest place in town with top of the line food offerings.  The ambience is warm but contemporary and Executive Chief Terry Daniels ensures that the food is the talk of the town.

“Our Saturday night covers in the Grand Café were never very big,” says Helen Karpel, general manager who spearheaded the freshly minted, vibrant restaurant. “Now suddenly we are finding more and more members coming to dine here on a Saturday night with their neighbors, outside friends and relatives.  It is a happening place.  The place is jumping on Saturday nights.”

The Grand Café opened on November 16 and serves dinners at least three nights a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Wednesdays and Fridays in the Main Dining Room).  “During the holiday season, we traditionally have moved some dining from the Grand Café to the Main Dining Room.  With the high demand for seating in the Grand Café and Lounge, we may decide to change our schedule.”

“The Club has been attracting a ‘younger’ member,” adds Karpel.  “And, according to what we are seeing in the Grand Café, not only are our valued equity members taking part but many of our Premier members are enjoying the décor, the layout, the colors and, of course, the food from Chef Terry as well as drinks from our very warm and friendly bartenders.”

Along with the reviews, excitement and enthusiasm over the new Grand Café, the Club recorded another fabulous two weeks of holiday activities that delighted all the members and their families.  The holiday weeks were filled everyone’s calendars.

It started on Christmas Eve with the traditional dressing of the Christmas tree and the lighting ceremony of the Hanukkah candles on December 24. After these festivities, the Club had a fabulous buffet followed by the traditional Christmas Day buffet at the Sports & Fitness Complex.

The holiday season continued into the following week with many activities for members and their families to enjoy:

  • December 26:  A fun-filled pool party with the William PennHouse group and face painting for the youngsters.
  • December 27:  Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop where children were assisted in choosing, stuffing and taking home their very own treasured stuffed animals. 
  • December 28:  The annual Club at Boca Pointe carnival of fun and games.  This featured Boca Pointe’s special “Clowns on Call” group to help entertain youngsters and their families.
  • December 29:  Ventriloquism/Magic Show featuring Mr. A.
  • December 29:  Magicians in the Main Dining Room.
  • December 30:  Balloon artists working in the Main Dining Room.
  • December 31:  The traditional, but exceptionally exciting, New Year’s Eve celebration in the Main Dining Room.

Beyond all of these amazing activities, there were golf and tennis clinics that especially catered to the youngsters.  There was fun to be had everywhere!

What’s next?  President’s Week is sure to be filled with members enjoying their families on a break. Every year, the Club welcomes many visitors during President’s Week.

“We’ll be ready,” proclaims Karpel.  “This year is especially exciting because we have so many new members who moved into Boca Pointe recently.  We are delighted that many joined the Club, and we are looking forward to more new residents taking advantage of the many flexible membership options available.”

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private country club in South Florida that does not require the typical equity financial commitment to join.  We are the only club that offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to take advantage of both equity and non-equity  membership programs, with the fastest growing non-equity membership being the Premier in which you can commit to as few as three consecutive months the first year and as few as four months from the second year and thereafter. 

As you start the new year, why not call the Club at Boca Pointe at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many membership options available to you!


Canadians are known for being fun loving, warm and welcoming with an engaging spirit. This also describes the environment at the Club at Boca Pointe – fun loving, warm and welcoming! It is a perfect marriage for seasonal Canadians!

For the fifth straight year, Canadians—from Montreal to Toronto—have adopted the Club at Boca Pointe as their winter country club. “Our Canadian members are typically members of country clubs in their home province so they have a strong sense of belonging and commitment,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only country club in South Florida where members decide on their own level of participation.

“The Club enjoys members from various parts of the globe – it is a treat to watch our members mix and mingle with each other, sharing different backgrounds. Our Canadian members are typically avid golfers – they arrive in golf clothes and carry a change of clothing for the night just as they do in their home clubs. They play 18 holes, do a quick change and spend the rest of the night dining and socializing.

“As a testament to their enjoyment, our members north of the border are quick to recommend the club to their friends, which there can be no better compliment to the Club than to recommend a friend. Those friends quickly agree that their experiences at the Club at Boca Pointe replicates their experiences at their home club and then they recommend friends. Who would ever believe that French Canadians would find the same qualities at a private club 1,600 miles south in Boca Raton, Florida?

The Club at Boca Pointe is a perfect fit for a number of reasons:

  1. Season memberships. Canadians are generally limited to a six-month stay in the U.S. The Club at Boca Pointe offers memberships from three to 12 months in the first year and from four to 12 months thereafter.
  1. You do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community to play there. Many of the Canadian members live elsewhere including the A1A corridor in Highland Beach, Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and even Pompano Beach.
  1. Non-mandatory equity country club. The Premier membership program does not require the typical financial commitment associated with typical country club memberships. There is no buy-in investment required.

“We are the only country club in South Florida that offers a flexible, seasonal membership program,” says Karpel. “Our flexible Premier membership programs are what separates us from the others – a full country club experience without the typical costs.”

If you are in South Florida seasonally, whether from Canada or any other part of the globe, we welcome you to call us at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the Club’s flexible membership options.





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Winter is here…winter is here!

Hard to believe especially with this unusually hot summer throughout the Northeast Corridor! But, winter is here 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 ( 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.
  • Golf and tennis can be added to your membership. Golf memberships have unlimited golf opportunities for social or competitive activities on a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course. Tennis also includes social and tennis programs on 16 Har Tru courts.

Oh, by the way, if you are buying in South Florida, on or off the Boca Pointe property, the same Premier membership program is available to you. To learn more about how the Premier program will work for you during your seasonal or year-round stay in South Florida, the Club welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more.


What does being a member of a country club and Thanksgiving have in common?  Food and plenty of it…and, more importantly, family and friends…at the Club at Boca Pointe, it is one big family affair!

Executive Chef Terry Daniels and his talented team prepared 48 turkeys equivalent to 1,232 pounds.  Additionally, there were the much anticipated trimmings from stuffing to sweet potato to a delectable arrangement of desserts.

The Club served 759 in the main dining room where members, their families, and friends gathered from 2:30 in the afternoon to the last seating at 7 p.m.  No one left hungry!

When it comes to the Club at Boca Pointe, family it takes on a whole different meaning and with a unique twist. Not only did the Club entertain and serve 759 dinners, Chef Terry accommodated some very unique situations.

The Club prepared several meals that members picked up to serve their families and friends in their homes. Moreover, if a member was under the weather, maybe in a rehab facility or even a hospital, they are not forgotten by the Club. Chef Terry prepared a number of individual meals that members were able to take to the facility for their loved ones.

“Not only do we have a talented and dedicated staff,” boasts Helen Karpel, general manager of the only country club in South Florida where members can define their own membership, “but the Club at Boca Pointe is all about family. The Club is considered one of the friendliest country clubs in South Florida where members fit right in from the first day.

Our family of members include members of many different categories – we have our equity, Premier, Annual Golf, Sports & Fitness, Passport and Annual Tennis members.  Since we are not a mandatory equity club, the Club is able to develop a range of unique memberships to meet different lifestyles.

“The most popular is our Premier Membership program, which allows someone to join from three to 12 months the first year and then from four months to 12 months from the second year and thereafter.  All of the Premier categories include full usage of the new 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. We have a strong contingent of Premier members from the entire Northeast corridor, Wisconsin, Chicago and, of course, a wonderful, friendly group from Canada.


We welcome you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more about how you can become part of the Boca Pointe family!


Compliments are always wonderful to receive!  In the event catering business, however, it is often difficult to earn them because a special event has so many moving parts with many personal expectations from the host. Yet, when it comes to the Club at Boca Pointe’s catering team, compliments have become the norm.

Traditionally, the family whose event is being hosted at the Club at Boca Pointe will write the thank you note…post some items on their Facebook page or other social media.  But, when an event planner whose reputation is on the line for the selected venue compliments you, it is like a grand slam homerun!

Receiving client and vendor compliments has become the norm for the catering department team of Jeana and Bea under the direction of Executive Chef Terry.  They strive for excellence at every event.

“On behalf of the entire Signature Inspirations Florists & Event Planners, Inc., team, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude of the service you extended to our clients… It was our absolute pleasure to have worked with the both of you and the entire Club at Boca Pointe Team. The service provided at the Club at Boca Pointe was superior and outstanding.  Despite the chaos of the weather, thank you for going above and beyond to ensure that our client’s day was a memorable celebration.”

It is accolades like these words that have established the Club at Boca Pointe as one of the best venues to host an event.  When a company’s reputation and livelihood is on the line, their expectations are high and their compliments must be earned.  Boca Pointe prides itself on exceeding the expectations of all its clients!

The Club at Boca Pointe is open for catering to the public. You do not have to be a member of the club or even live at Boca Pointe to take advantage of the fabulous country club setting for any special event.

Special events run the gamut from weddings, bridal showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, to all kinds of varied celebrations.  In fact, many gate communities as far away as Boynton Beach turn to the Club at Boca Pointe to host various charity events or annual activities, including card parties for lunch or dinner.

If you have an event coming up, Boca Pointe welcomes a call to 561-864-8500 to learn more about its beautiful amenities and friendly service.


It’s here! The excitement can be felt around the beautiful campus of the Club at Boca Pointe.

Members are in store for another great season at the Club…another great social calendar loaded with everything from Broadway plays to outstanding lectures from theme dinner dances to exciting sports events on the golf course and tennis courts to new activities at the Sports & Fitness Center. There is something for everyone!

If you are not a member, yet, we invite you to visit the Club’s website at, and click on The Club, Social, and download our Club Life. The Club Life highlights the exciting, robust calendar of fun events, lectures, and shows arranged by our Social Director for Premier and Equity members to enjoy throughout the year. This is what draws in the members with such a high retention rate!

Adding to the excitement this season is the opening of the brand new Grand Café, which was greeted by many “oohhs and aahhs” from the membership. It is stunning!

“This was not just a matter of refurbishing the Grand Café,” says Helen Karpel, general manager. “This was a complete makeover. The Grand Café and lounge is completely different. We took walls down; we added space; we reconfigured the space with an entirely different look and feel from the time you approach the reception podium – it is very different in a wonderful way.”

From the time you approach the Grand Café, you will already feel and, of course, see the difference. Whether you approach the Grand Café from the lower level entry way, walk down the stairs or use the elevator, you immediately feel and see the difference.

Once you reach the reception desk outside the Grand Café, you will know you have arrived at a place that is very special…lively, colorful, upbeat, exciting…a place where you will want to dine or share a drink with friends and guests.

“Seeing is believing,” beams Karpel. “It is difficult to put into words what our members see and feel when they enter the Grand Café. Not only is it new, fresh and upbeat, but it has more seating capacity with great flexibility for the lounge and dining area. The windows encircling the Grand Café bring in beautiful light and a warm feeling of friendship being enjoyed one table at a time.”

The Club’s year-round members and early arriving northerners enjoyed the grand opening with great enthusiasm! It is a treat, yet, to be experienced by our seasonal members arriving in the months to come and new members such as yourself. Of course, the food remains extraordinary with our amazing Executive Chef Terry at the helm.

This is the perfect time to join the Club! If you would like to explore the many membership options, we welcome you to call 561-864-8539 to meet with membership and take a tour of the beautiful main clubhouse.


Baby, it’s getting cold outside!

Are you in the Northeast corridor or Midwest? If so, are beginning to feel the nip in the air? You can count on that white stuff – snow – coming down right behind the temperature drop, right? Well, here in South Florida, we can promise you that there will be none of that white stuff floating in the air…instead we can assure you that our cold is in the mid-70s and the 80s is considered normal!

If your country club is closing for the winter and you are heading south, you can continue to enjoy that country club experience without having that traditional private country club financial commitment. How? Just follow the rest of the snowbirds to the hidden treasure in Boca Raton:

The Club at Boca Pointe!

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private country club in South Florida where you can live anywhere in South Florida and still be a member of the Club. Residency in the community is not required to be a member at Boca Pointe – you can live on the beach, up and down the A1A corridor, or in any of the cities in West Palm Beach and Broward County surrounding Boca Pointe’s convenient location.

Moreover, it is the only country club in South Florida where you can define your membership around your lifestyle and interests. The membership options include a unique Premier membership that affords you the opportunity to enjoy the Club either year-round or seasonally while in South Florida.

The Premier membership starts with a basic club/social membership and avid tennis and golf players can add robust tennis or golf privileges in some combination to the social component. Club/social privileges include the Sports and Fitness Complex, club pool, social events such as lectures/seminars and themed dinner dances, card and Mah Jongg games, lounge and happy hour privileges as well as dining in the Club’s three restaurants.

As a first year Premier member, you can choose as few as three consecutive months (up to 12 months) and for every year you return thereafter, you can choose as few as four consecutive months (up to 12 months). The Premier membership is so popular it has more than an 80% retention rate annually.

In addition to the Premier membership, the Club at Boca Pointe offers special Annual Tennis and Annual Golf memberships for those members who are in Florida for 12 months but do not want the full country club experience. These memberships offer full privileges in the respective departments.

Boca Pointe’s membership programs even take into account the “snowflakes.” Snowflakes are people who spend long weekends in South Florida or commute back and forth during the winter. The club offers a Passport membership that entitles the member to use the club for 30 days during the year. This membership includes usage of all the club facilities other than social and special events.

“We are already getting more inquires than in the past,” says Helen Karpel, general manager. “We are hearing from prospective members who own or rent along the A1A corridor from Pompano Beach to Highland Beach. The Premier program is one of, if not the hottest, membership programs in South Florida.

“It is the most flexible and most affordable country club program for those who want to continue the country club lifestyle similar to what they might have at home. It is also great for those who have just sold their primary residence and want to establish a new lifestyle with new friends.

“The Club has become recognized for its warmth and friendliness. Our flexible membership offerings along with the new clubhouse lobby, new downstairs restaurant and new sports and fitness complex are very appealing, especially to boomers who are either retiring early or moving to South Florida for a seasonal lifestyle,” she added.

If you would like to visit the Club for a tour and get your questions answered what membership program may best suit your interests, the Club at Boca Pointe, one of the best clubs in Boca Raton, welcomes you to call 561-864-8637 to learn more and set up an appointment.


Northerners, 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!



Can you believe that…

  • Fall is here?
  • Phones are ringing about the Club at Boca Pointe’s unique Premier membership?
  • 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 Boca Raton Country 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.
  1. 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.



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True or false?

  • You don’t have to live in the Boca Pointe community to play at the Club at Boca Pointe!

Absolutely true! You are always welcome to join the Club no matter where you live in the area.

True of false?

  • You can enjoy the amazing amenities at the Club at Boca Pointe as a seasonal member?

Absolutely true! The Club at Boca Pointe is the only full service, private country club in South Florida where you can become a member for as few as three months your first year (up to 12 months) and as few as four months your second year and thereafter.

The Club at Boca Pointe offers the true equity country club experience without the typical equity country club financial commitment.        The Club at Boca Pointe offers a non-equity Premier membership program that greatly parallels with the equity membership in terms of the country club lifestyle but without the traditional buy-in. It is perfect…1) for those who do not want to make a long term financial commitment, 2) for those who are tired of clubs in the area that mandate major equity/bonds, and 3) for those who just want to “dip their toes” in the country club lifestyle.

Many participants in the highly popular Premier membership program reside along the A1A corridor: Highland Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Lighthouse Point. All roughly 15 to 20 minutes away from the Club at Boca Pointe, which is not much difference than the clubs that members belonged to in the north.

Are you coming to South Florida for the winter? Even though it is still the hot, steamy summer months across the states, many people in the north are beginning to think about what they are going to do when the air turns frigid and the ground is fully white with snow.

Why not join the many snowbirds who have already discovered and started taking advantage of the Club’s unique seasonal membership offering. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private country club in the area where you can design your own lifestyle for a seasonal period while wintering or visiting South Florida.

“Our two most popular membership offerings,” says Helen Karpel, general manager, “meet the needs of social, tennis and golf lifestyles.” Boca Pointe offers an Annual Golf membership for avid golfers who mainly just want to golf and the Premier membership that offers eight categories to choose among starting with social and adding on golf and or tennis privileges.

The Annual Golf membership enables golf enthusiasts to play to their hearts content, seven-days a week while being able to enjoy lunch and lounge privileges along with dining in the main clubhouse once a week. The Premier membership, a major favorite among snowbirds, provides a membership designed to fit the individual’s needs while staying in sunny South Florida. It can be taken for as few as three consecutive months the first year and four consecutive months from the second year thereafter. The Premier membership offers full enjoyment of the Club depending on the category selected.

“We are the only private facility that welcomes members on the ‘define your lifestyle-basis.’ When a couple decides to winter in South Florida and bring their golf clubs, they can enjoy the full experience on a championship golf course, including competitive leagues for men and women, once-a-month social tournaments followed by a fun dinner. They can also play tennis or cards / Mah Jongg for fun or competitively. Socially, even if new to the area, members have no worries because Jane Young, the Club’s social director, plans many activities on and off-campus along with transportation.” explains Ms. Karpel.

If you are starting to feel the temperature drop just thinking about winter, why not call 561-864-8539 to learn more about the Club at Boca Pointe and its very flexible membership options.