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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


soiree is an elegant evening gathering, usually at someone’s home. The jeans and t-shirt you wear to a regular party will not “cut it” — a soiree requires far fancier attire. Soiree, pronounced “swah-RAY,” is a French word. Soiree means “evening” in French, and soiree is literally an “evening party.”BOCA-POINTE 29 (1)

The Club at Boca Pointe has taken the soiree to a whole new level with its once-a-month Friday night soiree. The first Friday night summer soiree in the Club’s main dining room was a sellout with more than 300 guests not only enjoying the Executive Chef Terry delicious menu, but also dancing the night away. In every sense of the meaning, the Club at Boca Pointe soiree was quite an evening party.

While “country club” elegant, the Club at Boca Pointe knows how to host a fantastic party! It not only attracts its own members but many members from other country clubs in the area as part of the traditional summer reciprocal program.

“We started the Friday night soirees a year ago,” beams Helen Karpel, general manager. “It was an instant success and we are continuing with additional soirees during the summer. We usually attract more than 300 for our traditional Friday night dinners during the season, but to draw that kind of number in the summer is unheard of!

“Our soirees are the talk of the country club circuit in the Boca Raton area. We literally had to hang out the ‘sold out’ sign when members from other clubs wanted to join in our festivities.”

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private country club in South Florida where you do not have to live in its community to play. “The other clubs require mandatory memberships; we simply allow members to make their own commitment by designing their own lifestyle, equity or non-equity, year-round or seasonal,” she adds.

BOCA-POINTE 38The Club at Boca Pointe is setting a trend in country club membership types with its unique Premier membership. The Premier membership allows members the opportunity to design their own lifestyle for however many months they want with a three-month minimum for the first year. After the first year, a Premier can join from four to 12 months and enjoy the country club lifestyle without the traditional country club financial commitment.

The soiree is one of many exciting Boca Raton event activities at the club. Boca Pointe invites you to call 561-864-8539 to learn more!


BOCA-POINTE 88 (1)Here is a dilemma and solution shared by many! You have reached the stage in life that you are heading towards retirement. You are selling your home, maybe it is your first home or even your dream house, somewhere in the Northeast, Midwest or even Canada.

You are saying goodbye to longtime friends and neighbors (although many of them may have already beaten you to the life of retirement). The kids and grandkids…what to do about them?

Sound familiar? Of course it does! If you are entertaining a move to sunny South Florida – there is a wonderful destination that allows you to make friends, love life and make new memories!

Moving requires change and change can be stressful unless you are moving to Boca Pointe, a friendly community that is easy to fit in! The Boca Pointe community and its surrounding areas continue to be a highly appealing destination for those nearing retirement and for those who just entered the dream world of retirement. It offers not only a wonderful community but a private, friendly country club lifestyle.

Why Boca Pointe?

  • It is the only private, gated country club community in South Florida that allows its members to join regardless of residency. The club happily proclaims, “you don’t have to live here to play here.” Members can live on the beach or even in another gated community. It is similar to the Northeast where members drive 15 or 20 minutes to their playground called a country club.
  • It is the only non-mandatory equity club in beautiful Boca Raton that allows its members to design their own membership around a seasonal or year-round lifestyle in Florida, offering equity and non-equity options.
  • It is the only club where members can enjoy country club life without the costs typically associated with country club privileges.

The Club has many membership options. Its non-equity Premier membership is highly popular due to its enormous flexibility, allowing members to:

  • Select the number of months they want to be members, with the option to take as few as three consecutive months to twelve months the first year and four consecutive months to twelve months from the second year forward.
  • Select among eight membership categories to define their lifestyle. The Club (Social) membership category is the basic platform that includes the new Sports and Fitness Center, swimming pool, dining in three restaurants, lounge and Happy Hour socializing, card room and Mah Jongg play, and a plethora of social events from dinner dances to Broadway Shows to FAU Professors lecturing at the club about various fascinating subjects. Members can also add tennis and golf play in various combinations to the membership.

“The Premier Membership program has been a blessing to those who are entering or considering retirement,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe. “The Premier program continues to grow because it is meeting the needs of many, including the boomer generation that is showing it does not want to make major equity commitments at this stage of their life.

“It is a totally flexible membership that is controlled by the member and not by the club. This flexibility has enabled the Club at Boca Pointe to further build its reputation as a warm, friendly and embracing club. It is a club where the equity members and Premiers blend into one happy family without the typical feeling of a caste system.”

Isn’t it time for you to call Boca Pointe at 561-864-8539 to learn about its many membership options to make your retirement the best at one of the top country clubs in Boca Raton? Call now!


club life 16-17 Cover new v20 JPGClub Life, the social and entertainment bible for the Club at Boca Pointe is going to press with a record-breaking number of events, according to Jane Young, social director of the only private country club in South Florida where you don’t have to live there to play there.

Every summer Young releases the amazing calendar of events planned for Boca Pointe’s members for the upcoming year. Between Broadway production shows to lectures from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) professors to themed dinner dances to an array of children’s event, the Club at Boca Pointe’s social/entertainment calendar for the new fall/winter seasons will offer several hundred events, designed to satisfy the taste buds of every member.

“We have a unique mix of members…from those who are new to club life, those who are newly retired boomers, those who are single to those who have been with the club for a number years. We have golfers, tennis players, fitness enthusiasts, socialites, dining connoisseurs, card room aficionados along with those who have a combination of these interests. We have been able to develop social programs to meet the needs of all of our members…and we must say, the members are very active. It is not unusual for an event to sell out as soon as reservations open,” Young shares with enthusiasm.

The Club at Boca Pointe outshines all other country clubs in South Florida when it comes to its social programming. It is remarkably common to see two, three or even four buses leave the property several times a week during the season for a night on the town, whether it is destined for the theater, casino, shopping or museums.

“Since we are the only club in the area that allows its members to design their own membership,” adds Helen Karpel, general manager, “we have to be more creative in our offerings. All the country clubs in the area are mandatory; we are not. Members want to belong to the Club at Boca Pointe because we offer the full country club experience without the traditional country club commitment.

“All clubs offer golf, tennis and fitness. We do, too, but we assure that each of those departments have well developed programs to make it an enjoyable club experience. Beyond that, we have the most active social programming in South Florida that includes on and off-campus activities,” Karpel adds. These activities include:

  • playbill 16-17  Cover v1-1.jpgFive top Broadway National Touring productions at the Brown Center
  • A unique series of topical lectures from leading FAU professors as part of the Marleen and Harold Forkas Lifelong Learning Center.
  • Performing art series at the Spanish River Church featuring Hungary’s foremost violinist, music from the Beatles, and the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.
  • Miami City Ballet series.
  • Clubs within the Club, including the Adventurers’ Club, Camera Club, Performing Scam Troupe, Today Life Continues for Single Women, Volunteer Club serving the community, Yiddish Club, What’ Up featuring topical speakers monthly, and the Boca Pointe Clowns on Call that appear at various non-profit activities throughout the community.

It is not possible to list the myriad of fun events, but these highlights give you an idea of the diversity offered to meet the needs of a very broad demographic group of members. To further meet the interests of many different lifestyles and interests, the Club at Boca Point offers equity and non-equity memberships with categories that range from a 30 day to seasonal to year-round memberships. As the well know quote goes, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Boca Pointe welcomes you to call 561-864-8539 today to learn more! To learn more about the  social aspects of the Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club,  click here!




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By Nancy Sherr

“We Are Family!

Spring arrived and so did the car carriers as snowbirds headed north. At first it seemed ok.

No rushing to find a card table, no need to get up at 7:00 a.m.to reserve a tee time, no need to make restaurant reservations.

Then, October came and the car carriers returned. And then it hit me…I missed my Boca Pointe family. I first noticed the buzz in the ladies locker room. Hugs, kisses, welcomes, and stories of summer adventures.

I had intended to write this then, but I am glad I didn’t, for other events have demonstrated what a family we are.

At the Chanukah candle lighting and dinner, more than 200 gathered to share prayers and a delicious meal. For those not lucky enough to have “real” family, we were family for each other. (Who expected 100s of chocolate marshmallow dreidels with Hebrew letters and a pretzel stick for a spinner!) Then came the always-successful Pap Corps luncheon and card party. Talk about love and support for family!

Again, at the opening golf and tennis dinner dance, more than 100 members were dancing, singing and just having great fun together. We are viable, we are vibrant, we are active and “we are family!”


By Selma Koppelman

“This Club has had a great impact on my life. The people here have been part of our lives and my family for thirty-two years. It has given us joy and lots of happiness. This is priceless. You cannot find this anywhere else.”


By Mark J. Goldberg

“We enjoy the Club and its many activities, golf is wonderful and easy to get starting times; the staff throughout the Club is outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable; the members, which make a club, are very friendly and welcoming, whether you are playing golf, social events, cards or the athletic center; we enjoy it so much here at the Club at Boca Pointe that we bought a condo and spend most of our year here, as have many of our “new” friends whom we met here at the Club!!!”


By Frank Weinstock

“Are you bored?

If anyone is bored at the Club at Boca Pointe, it is not due to lack of opportunities. First, recognize that others may feel the same. Try to connect with them thru people you meet at programs at the Club. What do you want to do?                                                                                                                        

Work out, take courses, attend talks, go on daily or longer excursions or trips, make new friends, listen to music or attend plays, etc.? It is all available. If you don’t know people, there are programs to allow you to meet others who may feel the same as you.

Much of this is available without leaving Boca Pointe. Thanks to Jane Young, our Social Director, who will help new people meet others, there is never a reason to be bored. When you extend your environs and go to Boca Raton, Delray, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and other nearby locations the opportunities are limitless. Concerts, plays, etc., are nearby.

It is all here if you make the effort to meet others and find out what is available. Boca Pointe is the place to be.”


This is just a sampling of the many positive member feedback comments the Club receives on a regular basis. The Club is always welcoming new members and enjoying the process of seeing them make new friends and new memories.

The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton Country Club, offers a wide range of equity and non-equity memberships for seasonal and year-round South Floridians. We invite you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more or click here!