SWIM IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WHILE PLAYING GOLF, TENNIS OR SOCIALIZING AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

The Club’s motto is simple:  “You do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play at the Club at Boca Pointe!”

Simple enough, for sure, but that is among the many things that separate the Club at Boca Pointe from the typical private country clubs in South Florida. The Club welcomes year-round and seasonal Floridians wherever they might live.

“We have many members who live on the A1A corridor from Highland Beach to the north and from Lighthouse Point to the south,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the club that features flexible membership options.

“Our members represent a combination of snowbirds and newly-minted Florida residents, both of whom are well versed as Northerners and Midwesterners in country club living that requires a 20 or even 30 minute drive.  They see no difference in driving to our club in less than 25 minutes depending where they live.”

Boca Pointe’s flexible memberships provide great opportunities to enjoy the country club experience without the typical country club financial commitment. Whether your interest is social, tennis, golf or some combination, there is an option.

    • If you are looking for a private golf course experience, the Club at Boca Pointe offers an annual golf membership to enjoy its 18-hole championship golf course.  It offers some challenging holes with extremely friendly fairways.  Golf can be enjoyed socially or competitively with team/league play.
  • If you are looking for tennis year-round in a social environment, the Club at Boca Pointe offers an annual tennis membership to enjoy its 16 beautifully manicured Har Tru courts.  The courts are perfect to play socially or competitively with or team/league play.
    • If you are looking for sports and fitness in general with some dining options, the Club at Boca Pointe offers an annual sports & fitness membership.  This membership offers full access to fitness, the Club pool and tennis as well some access to golf and dining.
    • If you are looking for a full country club experience, the Club at Boca Pointe offers a Premier membership that is right for you. The Premier membership is not only another flexible avenue for you, but it can be taken on a seasonal basis.

The Premier membership is basically a club/social program that includes full use of the main clubhouse where the main dining room, newly opened Grand Café, and lounges are located as well as the very active card/Mah Jongg rooms. The Premier membership also includes full access to the new state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex where the Club pool is enjoyed along with a workout room and many cardio classes.  Golf and tennis can be added to this membership.

Premier Memberships are available from 3 to 12 months for the first year and from 4 to 12 months from the second year and thereafter.  Any combination can be designed to fit your own lifestyle and for the number of months you are in South Florida.

“The flexibility in our membership options is what makes our club stand out from all the other clubs,” says Karpel.  “We are a non-mandatory equity club so members are able to enjoy an equity membership without the buy-in financial commitment.

“Golf members can decide to just come to the club to play golf and enjoy happy hour while living on beach front property in Highland Beach, while other members in the same location can decide to play golf and enjoy the full amenities of the Club. There is so much to do at the Club – we have other members who live along the A1A corridor who do not play golf but just come late in the morning to play cards, or any number of other games in the card rooms, stay for dinner, and perhaps a show or a lecture.  They make the drive once and stay for the day.  It is all about preference … and Boca Pointe allows our members to make every day feel like a weekend!”

Why not give the Club, a Boca Raton country club, a call at 561-864-8539 to learn more, perhaps even set up an appointment to take a tour and see what all of the excitement is about!

ANNUAL TENNIS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE DESIGNED TO APPEAL TO THOSE WHO WANT AN AMAZING TENNIS EXPERIENCE

Calling all tennis players!  The Club at Boca Pointe welcomes you to 16-Har Tru tennis courts coupled with one of the most exciting competitive and social tennis programs in South Florida…Parties – Mixers – Dances – Pro Ams!

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida that offers an inexpensive tennis-only membership regardless of where you live and open to new members and former equity members who have been gone for the club for at least three fiscal years (since September 2013).

There are leagues, social events, and individual play – singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The tennis program exudes new creativity in its programming thanks to of the Club’s new tennis director, Megan Hall, who according to the membership has raised the level of excitement to new highs.

Tennis membership offerings for the Club at Boca Pointe start as low as $500 and are designed to attract members who want the experience of country club tennis.  It is an opportunity to be part of a beautiful country club environment without the typical expense associated with country clubs.

What makes the tennis program unique is the fact that it is at a country club yet open to any player of any level of play regardless of where they live.  You will have the best of both worlds – great tennis and develop wonderful friendships.

The location of the Club is very convenient, located in Boca Raton, Florida, with easy access from the ocean, I-95 and west Boca Raton.  Why not call the Club at Boca Pointe today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!

GOLF ALWAYS PROMISES A ROBUST SCHEDULE IN SEASON AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

BOCA POINTE 191golf foursome.jpgSeason always brings a full calendar of golf events for the Ladies Golf Association (LGA) and Men’s Golf Association (MGA) at the Club at Boca Pointe.  Every year, the Golf Committee along with the golf staff puts together an exciting competitive calendar to accompany the robust social golf program.

The LGA typically plays its events on Tuesdays while the MGA plays on Wednesdays.  In addition to the tournament schedule, there is the ever-popular monthly Mixer, usually themed to what is happening in a particular month, i.e., Halloween or Thanksgiving. Often following the Mixer is a fun social dinner to mix and mingle among fellow golfers.

If you like to play in competition, there are also several tournaments that fall outside of the two associations such as the Member-Guest, Member-Member, and Governors Cup. Golfers have great fun playing at their flight level for 9 or 18 holes!

The leagues and competition are open to all golf members, which includes Equity and Premier full golf members as well as the Annual Golf members.  The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida that offers the benefits of a private golf experience without the typical buy-in financial commitment of an equity country club.

Members can live anywhere they choose and still play at the Club at Boca Pointe.  Members even have the option of joining seasonally for as few as three months the first year and as few as four months the second year and thereafter.  This allows great flexibility for members to customize their membership while in South Florida, whether for part of the year or the full year.

Here is a sampling of the tournament schedule in the height of season:

DECEMBER 2016 – Already Enjoyed

  • 2 – MGA 2 Man Challenge, Round 1
  • 6 – LGA Opening Day Scramble | LGA Shotgun and Opening Luncheon
  • 7 – MGA Opening Day, 8:30 Shotgun and Lunch
  • 9 – MGA 2 Man Challenge, Round 2
  • 13 – LGA Team Stableford
  • 14 – MGA 2 Man Challenge, Round 3 & Color War
  • 17 – MGA 2 Man Challenge, Final Round
  • 20 – LGA No League Play (Christmas)
  • 21 – MGA Ryder Cup

JANUARY 2017 – Already Enjoyed

  • 3 – LGA Silly Sixes
  • 4 – MGA Six, Six, Six, Pick your partner
  • 10 – LGA Pink Day Charity |  LGA Shotgun and Dutch Treat Luncheon
  • 11 – MGA Forward and Back, 2 Best Balls
  • 14 – MGA Men’s Club Championship, Round 1 
  • 15 – MGA Men’s Club Championship, Round 2
  • 17 – LGA Money in the Bank
  • 18 – MGA Odd 3 Best Balls/Even 2 Best Balls
  • 20 – MGA Men’s Club Championship, Round 3
  • 22 – MGA Men’s Club Championship Super Sunday
  • 24 – LGA Orange Ball, 1 BB
  • 25 – MGA Best Drive, Best Ball
  • 31 – LGA 2 Lady Challenge, Round 1

2016-17 GOLF MIXER SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, October 23rd – Halloween Mixer
  • Sunday, November 23rd – Thanksgiving Day Mixer
  • Sunday, December 11th – Opening Mixer & Dinner Dance
  • Sunday, January 8th – Winter Mixer
  • Sunday, February 5th – Super Bowl Mixer
  • Sunday, March 12th – St. Patrick’s Day Mixer
  • Sunday, April 2nd – Closing Mixer & Dinner Dance

The tournament formats vary so much that it is a lot of fun, and since it is by flights, you can play with similar level golfers.  The Mixers are scrambles and run as a shotgun so the pace is good and the smiles are abundant on the golf course.  Rest assure, new friendships form often and quickly and last a lifetime. Competition at the Club is serious for some and casual for others.  There are also many members who like to just play socially.  Whatever your game is, why not call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more about how you can start your golf membership today!

LES CANADIENS SONT EN AMOUR DU CLUB DE BOCA POINTE; PROGRAMME D’ADHÉSION PREMIER FLEXIBLE APP

Les Canadiens sont connus pour leur amusement, leur amour, leur chaleur et leur engagement. Ils sont accueillants. Et les membres du Club à Boca Pointe sont amusant amoureux, chaleureux avec un esprit engageant.

Un mariage parfait!

Pour la cinquième année consécutive, les Canadiens – de Montréal à Toronto – ont adopté le Club à Boca Pointe en tant que club de pays d’hiver.

«Nos membres canadiens se fondent en ce moment. La plupart d’entre eux sont membres de clubs de pays dans leur province d’origine, donc ils ont un fort sentiment d’appartenance et d’engagement », explique Helen Karpel, directrice générale du seul club de golf du sud de la Floride où les membres décident de leur propre niveau de participation.

«Vous vous tenez au service de voiturier vers 11 heures du matin et vous pouvez voir les voitures avec des plaques de l’Ontario qui arrivent pratiquement en même temps. Ils arrivent en vêtements de golf et portent un changement de vêtements pour la nuit, tout comme ils le font dans leurs clubs. Ils jouent 18 trous, faire un changement rapide et passer le droit de la salle à manger la nuit et la socialisation.

»Et les membres du nord de la frontière recommandent rapidement le club à leurs amis parce qu’ils savent que leurs expériences au Club de Boca Pointe reproduisent leurs expériences dans leur club d’attache.

Et qui croirait jamais que les Canadiens français trouveraient les mêmes qualités dans un club privé à 1600 milles au sud à Boca Raton, Floride.

Le club à Boca Pointe est un ajustement parfait pour un certain nombre de raisons.

1. Saisissez les adhésions. Les Canadiens sont généralement limités à un séjour de six mois aux États-Unis. Le Club de Boca Pointe offre des adhésions de trois à 12 mois la première année et de quatre à 12 mois par la suite.

2. Vous n’avez pas à vivre à Boca Pointe pour y jouer. Beaucoup de membres canadiens vivent ailleurs, y compris le couloir A1A à Deerfield, Pompano Beach et même Lighthouse Point.

3. Le programme d’adhésion de premier ministre ne requiert pas l’engagement financier typique associé aux adhésions typiques des clubs de pays.

«Nous sommes le seul club de golf dans le sud de la Floride offre un programme d’adhésion flexible et saisonnier», dit Karpel. «Notre programme de membres de premier rang flexible est ce qui nous sépare des autres. Une expérience de club de pays complet sans les coûts typiques. “

REVEILLE SOUNDS AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE WITH PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS WAKING UP TO COUNTRY CLUB LIFE WITHOUT THE COUNTRY CLUB COMMITMENT

“To Reveille” or “to sound Reveille” has been popularized in summer camps as the “tune” that signals that it is time to wake up,” whether the bugle call is actually sounded or not.

At the Club at Boca Pointe, “Reveille” has been sounding all summer long for those who stay at the Club at Boca Pointe during the summer, there was plenty of action and plenty of ways to escape the heat.

boca-pointe-205-1The “Reveille” is now sounding at a higher pitch as the fall season is nearing and the return of the snowbirds is imminent. As the fall season harkens, the calendars are beginning to fill up.  “We have more than 300 events already locked in on our calendar,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only country club in South Florida that offers seasonal memberships without the traditional financial commitment typically associated with clubs.
“The summer season was certainly busy, especially with the construction of the new Grande Café.  The card rooms continued to be busy while members also found ways to beat the heat on the golf course and tennis courts. Our Sports & Fitness Complex had several new activities that attracted people who aerobics roomdo not usually work out.”

“Reveille must be sounding,” says the smiling general manager, “because the Club is getting many, many more inquiries about our unique Premier membership program that appeals to those who will be visiting South Florida for a few months this winter.  This includes people who own or rent properties as far away as 15 to 30 minutes.

“Many people want the same country club experience they are accustomed to where they live up north.  These snowbirds are used to driving to their club so driving to the Club at Boca Pointe while wintering is South Florida is welcomed.  Boca Pointe members can be found in many of the surrounding areas to the Club, including Highland Beach to Pompano Beach and anywhere along the AIA corridor.”

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club that offers a Premier membership where the members can definite their own lifestyle and enjoy the amenities without the typical financial commitments such as equity fees, bonds or initiation fees. The Premier membership allows the members to join the Club for as little as three consecutive months up to 12 months the first year and from four months to 12 months thereafter.

boca-pointe-187-golfPremier memberships start with basic club (social) privileges with an option to add tennis and / or golf privileges.  Social privileges include usage of the Sports & Fitness Complex, all the dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, and card and Mah Jongg rooms, as well as access to the busiest, most active social calendar in South Florida whether it be for couples or singles.

For those who only want to mainly play golf in a private club atmosphere on an 18-hole championship golf course, the Club at Boca Pointe also offers an Annual Golf membership.

“We have a comprehensive membership offering,” Ms. Karpel adds.  “The beauty of the program is that it is attracting members from all over the United States, Canada and even London. Many, of course, are from the Northeast Corridor.  Once a Premier members gets a taste of the Club, they will hear the “Reveille” call played every season.”

Do you hear it now?  Why not call 561-864-8537 to learn more about all of the membership options available to you!

CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO FILL UP THEIR CALENDARS WITH EXCITING EVENTS

When you join the Club at Boca Pointe, you better have an easy-to-fill-in calendar ready because it is going to fill up fast and be loads of fun!

First, schedule your golf games, tennis games, fitness activities and, of course, figure out which friends you will dine with this week…do that early in the week because you are going to need room for some more exciting activities.  You like it, we have it!

Do you like games?  You can play bridge, canasta or Mah Jongg or just about any other game in the card rooms, but that, too, is the tip of the iceberg. 

There is close to 300 different events scheduled during the year hosted by Jane Young, the social director at the Club at Boca Pointe.  Events range from lectures and seminars on fascinating subjects to off-campus Broadway shows to an on-campus Showtime series at the Club hosting top talent.  The Club at Boca Pointe is proud to host the only FAU Learning Center in South Florida away from the FAU campus, which features top professors.

Can there be more?   The answer: absolutely at the Club at Boca Pointe!  There is always more to keep the members engaged, happy and clamoring for more.  The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida where members can literally define their own membership tenure and type — customizing when and where they want to participate.

That is right! The Club at Boca Pointe is not your typical “father or grandfather’s country club.”  It is a Club for the “happening” people.  Yes, Boca Pointe has the traditional golf course, tennis, and sports & fitness complex, but that is where the “traditional” ends.

“We feature clubs within the country club that are designed to further build friendship where people of like interests can meet and share experiences,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the “happening” Club at Boca Pointe.  “Whenever people of like interests can get together, it just strengthens relations and helps build new friendships.”

Some of the groups are targeted for specific audiences such as the Boomers and Boca Unos and Today Life Continues.  Members can participate in these groups by just checking the calendar each week.  The groups offer a variety of activities catering to a targeted audience.

The biggest club on campus is the Adventurers Club made up of more than 200 members.  Created in the 1990s, the Adventurers Club is dedicated to creating events that members would not normally undertake on their own or through the traditional club activities. For example, how many members would ordinarily journey to Shark Valley, deep in the Florida Everglades or deliver “holiday presents” to the animals at the Miami Zoo or take a special behind-the-scenes tour of the new Miami Marlin Stadium? Probably none, but that is what being in the Adventurers Club gets you.

Then there is the Scam Troupe, founded and produced by Harriet Rubin.  The Scam Troupe is a performing group of members of the Cub at Boca Pointe that presents skits about “scams” that face senior citizens.  The troupe has performed all over Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County at various locations. The Scam Troupe has been the subject of many articles and has been covered on television internationally. 

The newest group is “What’s Up.”  As its name indicates, it features speakers about what is happening in the world around us.  The speakers and subjects are topical and provide members with a unique perspective as to what’s happening today.

The list of Boca Pointe’s interesting clubs within the Club goes on and on.   To name a few more, there is a Camera Club, Volunteer Club, Yiddish Club and Creative Writing Club.  “Many of our members are part of one or more clubs in addition to participating in an extremely active lifestyle,” adds Karpel.  “However, with that said, we also have members who just want to enjoy the casual Boca Pointe lifestyle, and we encourage that as well.”

The Club at Boca Pointe is all about making friends, loving life and creating new memories.  If this sounds like you, the Club encourages you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more about becoming a member.

WORKING OUT, BORING AND UNEXCITING? NOT IF YOU ARE AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE’S FITNESS COMPLEX

 

bp-ac-frontgymHow many wannabe fitness people say, “Going to a fitness center is boring!” or “Staying healthy and in shape is boring!”?  Maybe this sounds like you as part of the many people who debate each year about making this a New Year’s resolution.  You want the results but not the drudgery.

aerobics roomThe Club at Boca Pointe has the answer!  It is anything but boring to work out in the Club’s state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex.

“We are always coming up with new programs and classes to keep our members engaged,” says Sherri Giannone, the director of athletics for the only private country club in South Florida offering seasonal memberships through its unique Premier membership program.  To illustrate her point, look at the classes being offered this year alone:

Yin Restorative Yoga: A 60-minute senior Yoga and Stretch class.

Ballet Barre Workout: A 60-minute class using body bars for balance, posture and strength 

Expresso Meditation: A 30-minute class focusing inward.

Expresso Cardio: A 30-minute cardio class with lots of energy.

Burn And Firm: A 60-minute class using the Lebret Bars.

Expresso Tai-Chi: A 45-minute Chinese shadowing boxing class.

Meditation/ Affirmation: A 45 minute class using positive affirmations.

Hoop Core: A 30 minute workout using Hoola – Hoops to focus on the core muscles.

Pointe Theory: A 45 minute class that incorporates cardio and weight training while maintaining a targeted heart rate. 

Then there are unique special events throughout the year.  These include fun fitness opportunities such as:

  • “Walk Across Manhattan” – This member participation program was devised to encourage members to have fun as they keep track of their daily workouts. Once a member completes a workout, a pin with the member’s name on it is moved across a map of Manhattan. The walk begins at Lincoln Center, through Central Park, off to Broadway and around Times Square. It continues downtown to Chelsea, Washington Square Park and to the Brooklyn Bridge. The walk is completed when the participant finishes the walk at the Guggenheim Museum, on the upper east side of Manhattan.
  • “Men’s Health Month” – This series of lectures addresses Men’s Health and how certain concerns change over the course of time. The lectures are scheduled weekly, in order to encourage members to focus on a better and healthier lifestyle.      
  • “Think Pink Fridays” – In order to promote Breast Cancer Awareness and to show support for those affected by Breast Cancer, Boca Pointe members are encouraged to wear pink clothing on Fridays, for the month of October. Participants are given a raffle ticket, to possibly win a training session with a Personal Trainer. 
  • “Lifestyle Changes for the Older Adult” – This series of lectures specifically address how to adopt a Healthy Lifestyle as an older adult.  Different topics such as nutritional counseling, when to visit the Doctor and the appropriate types of exercise.
  • “90 Days to a Better You” – You Don’t Need a New Year to make a change… All you need is Monday!  This 90 day motivational program is designed to help members get into a realistic exercise program, for the New Year. The program begins by meeting a health professional to determine fitness goals. Then, weekly group exercise sessions are scheduled. Nutritional Counseling is available to help keep participants on track.
  • “Health and Fitness Expo” – The purpose of the Expo is to provide the latest and most up to date information from local Health Professionals. The participants are invited to promote their services, to members, in an expo setting. It gives the members an opportunity to ask questions, and seek advice. Informational handouts and mini evaluations are performed.  Some of the participants have included Rehab Therapists, Orthopedics Surgeons, Chiropractors, Optometrists, Nutritional Counselors and Audiologists.
  • “Luck of the Irish” – This member participation program rewards members when they workout, with a gold coin. The member’s name is written on the coin and placed in a Leprechaun Pot, located at the Front Desk. A “Lucky” winner is chosen when their coin is picked Saint Patrick’s Day.  The winner is given a certificate that allows them a complimentary training session with a personal trainer.
  • Easter Egg Hunt- Members bring in children and grandchildren to collect eggs at the egg hunt, filled with toys and candy. The Egg Hunt visited by a special guest, Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit is always available for photos before and after the hunt.
  • Summer Olympics at Boca Pointe – Members “Go for the Gold” at Boca Pointe with this member participation program. Every time a member swims, takes a class, completes a workout or plays table tennis they are given a gold coin. The coins, with the member name on them, are placed in either in the Track and Field, Swimming, Cycling or Table Tennis jar. A winner is selected from each category and given a gift certificate from the club.

Are you excited now?  What a fantastic way to get in shape, stay health and have fun!  Once the workout is done, members can take a dip in the pool on a warm, sunny day – which is about every day in South Florida!  Why not call 561-864-8539 today to learn more about the many membership options that include the Sports & Fitness Complex at the Club at Boca Pointe!

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE ROCKS WITH MENORAH CANDLE LIGHTING AND CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION

menorah-157983_640There was a Menorah…there was a Christmas tree…all on the same night!  How often do you remember celebrating the lighting of the first Menorah candle on the same night as Christmas Eve?

treeWell, nearly 500 members, families and guest were treated to something special on Christmas eve at the Club at Boca Pointe…an ecumenical night to say the least.  It was a night filled with joy.

“I don’t remember the last time we were able to celebrate both occasions on the same night,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only Club in South Florida that allows members to pick and chose their activities with a flexible membership program.  “Everyone in attendance enjoyed the evening thanks to our dedicated staff, great planning, and the hard work of our ritual committee.

To have a dual celebration was something very memorable – we not only celebrated two very special religious holidays, but we reached out to members from all over the United States and several foreign countries.  We entertained members from California, Wisconsin, the entire eastern seaboard, Illinois, Germany, Canada and our home state, Florida.

That evening of celebration magnified what separates the Club at Boca Pointe from other clubs in South Florida – we offer the friendliest environment where members enjoy embracing new members.  Our membership welcomes new members with warmth and kindness as if they were long lost relatives.  When our members get together, you cannot tell the equity from the non-equity member, the year-round from the seasonal member.”

The Club’s Premier membership affords a country club experience without the typical country club financial buy-in commitment.  This membership offers snowbirds the option to join the Club for as few as three-months to 12 months the first year and then from four months to 12 thereafter.

“Our Premier membership affords us the ability to effectively market to a broad range of Floridians, whether part-time or full-time Floridians, whether renters or owners,” Karpel adds.  “Once Premier members get a taste of the Club at Boca Pointe, they are hooked.  They keep returning year after year and keep increasing the number of months they are staying with us.  Why?  Because of two things:  a great value and a welcoming membership that embraces three-month members as if they were here all year long,” explains Karpel.

In addition to the Premier membership, there are many other non-equity options as well as equity options.  The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton golf and country club, is attracting new members every year by meeting many unique lifestyles.  Why not call the Club at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the options available to you?

SATURDAY FEVER SETS EXCITING PACE FOR MEMBERS IN THE NEW GRAND CAFÉ AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE; HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES ALSO WOW MEMBERS

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 FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE’S FLEXIBLE PREMIER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

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.