“California, here we come!” Remember that popular phrase?! That sentiment still might exist for some people, but for one couple, they flipped the comment by saying, “Boca Raton here we come.”
That is exactly the case for Dr. and Mrs. Phil Rosen when they moved from Southern California to Boca Raton as their children were off to college and faced the empty nest syndrome in June 2015.
“We were tired with the traffic and high taxes in California and decided to purchase a home in West Boca. We are both golfers and started playing the public courses. Everyone told us that once the “season” started the public courses would get very crowded,” explained Felice Rosen. “In September 2015, we started “club” shopping.
“Because we already owned a home in Boca Raton, we did not look at mandatory equity clubs. We look at many other clubs. We knew about Boca Pointe because my aunt lives there.
“Initially we decided to join Boca Pointe because they offered a three-month option for the first year as part of its Premier membership program. We knew we could try it out without a major commitment. We joined November 1, 2015 as Premier golf members. We went to the New Year’s Eve dinner-dance, and even though we only knew a few people, we felt very welcomed and included. In February 2016, we extended through August 2016 and added tennis to our membership.
“We wanted to see how summers were at the Club as we are full time residents in Florida. We were pleasantly surprised how much there was to do in the summer. On September 1, 2016, we took a full year membership knowing that this was the right place for us. Everyone is very friendly and unassuming. Coming from the Malibu/Calabasas area of Los Angeles, we were done with pretentious people! We were welcomed warmly. I can’t think of one person who was put off because we lived “off-site,” added Mrs. Rosen.
“At first we were a bit worried about making friends. Then we joined the Boomers Club – we are both on the “cusp” of being Boomers – on opposite sides! This is where we started making friends. We now have a multitude of friends and couldn’t be happier. We have golf friends, tennis friends, social friends, and some that overlap. Actually, most of our friends in Florida are Boca Pointe club members!”
“We both started playing tennis; I play canasta and Mah Jongg three times per week. Philip has found a Thursday night poker game. We have dinner at the club with friends and also go to outside events with club members. We eat dinner at the club at least once per week and usually have breakfast after playing tennis on the weekends. WE LOVE BOCA POINTE!!!” concludes the Rosens. The best country club in Boca Raton.
If you are like the Rosens and ready for sunny South Florida and a new life adventure, why not call the Club at 561-864-8539 to see how the Club’s many membership programs will fit your lifestyle?