boca-pointe-1What defines members of one country club over another, asks one prospective member at the Club at Boca Pointe?

“Simple,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe. “At the Club at Boca Pointe, members want to belong…they want to be part of an extended family…they want to enjoy friendships and have companions to share life in the good times as well as hard times.  At other private country clubs in South Florida, if you live in the Club’s community, you have to be a member; this is not the case at Boca Pointe.

“Most of the country clubs in South Florida are mandatory equity.  The members must live on property, and as property owners, they have no choice other than to be a member of the Club.  The Club at Boca Pointe is considered a non-mandatory equity club, which means property owners join because they want to be a member – it is a choice that the Club appreciates and strives to show that appreciation through outstanding service and friendliness.

“Additionally, the Club welcomes members who do not live in the Boca Pointe community.  You can live a couple of miles away in an adjacent town like Highland Beach, Deerfield Beach or Pompano Beach and whether you own or rent you are welcome to become a member of the Club at Boca Pointe.” Ms. Karpel emphasizes.

“Members choose to join the Club for many reasons, one of which is the Club’s reputation as being the warmest, friendliest and most social club in the area.  Members treat each other like extended family.  If a member has a problem, illness or family issue another member or two or three is there to help.  Friendly smiles and warn hellos are heard throughout the Club!” she adds.

The Club at Boca Pointe, a country club in Boca, has a welcoming menu of membership options for seasonal and year-round Floridians that allows members to define their own lifestyle of activities.  For example, the Premier membership program offers eight appealing categories for as few as three consecutive months the first year and as few as four consecutive months the second year and thereafter with the option to take as many as 12 months.  This membership is available without the financial commitment typical of mandatory country clubs (no equity, no bonds).

All of the Premier members enjoy Club privileges, which includes all social activities, events, dining opportunities (three restaurants and two lounges), card rooms, Mah Jongg, and the Sports and Fitness Complex.  Tennis and golf can be added to the membership.

The Club at Boca Pointe also offers an Annual Golf membership for those who want to play on a championship 18-hole golf course as opposed to playing at public courses. This membership is perfect for the avid golfer who just wants to play golf and enjoy some dining privileges.

For new members who want to start at a slower pace, there are three attractive introductory memberships.  They include the 30 day Passport membership and Annual Tennis and Annual Sports & Fitness memberships.

With so many options, the Club at Boca Pointe encourages you to call 561-864-8539 to learn about the one that meets your needs the best!


The Golfers’ dilemma: to chip or putt from just off the fringe of the green! Better golfers, i.e., low handicappers, usually have more faith in their chipping ability, whereas high handicappers might feel more comfortable with the putter, says Buck Deibel, director of golf at the Club at Boca Pointe.

“There is no right or wrong choice. It is just a matter of preference,” says Mr. Deibel, PGA Master Professional.

“There are two key elements to consider. First, of course, is the condition of the grass from which you decide to putt. If it is smooth, with very little bumps, it might be worth a try putting, like even some of the pros do. Second, of course, is your own comfortable level with the putter or chip shot.

“If you elect to putt from the fringe or even slightly further back, depending on the course conditions, grip the putter using your normal putting grip. Set up as if you were going to chip the ball with the ball position off your right toe, weight on your left side, and the hand of the club forward at address. Instead of a normal putting stroke, strike the ball with a slightly descending blow. This puts top spin on the ball and causes the ball to hop which is much more effective when putting through the fringe. In most cases, you strike the ball with the same amount of force that you would normally use when putting from the green.”

You can try all the tricks of the trade on your own, but if you are like most, a private lesson makes it much easier to learn. Boca Pointe encourages you to leverage Mr. Deibel’s Master PGA professional expertise, or one of his qualified professional teaching staff, to improve your game. Call 561.864.8522 to set up an appointment today.

The Club at Boca Pointe offers residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community the opportunity to become a member. The membership offerings, at this Boca Raton golf and tennis club, are designed to help you define your own lifestyle. The Club offers both equity memberships and non-equity memberships that are attractive to seasonal residents and year-round Florida residents. The offerings include social, tennis and golf options. Call membership today to learn more at 561.864.8539.