Excitement is building at Boca Lago Country Club as the club nears completion of significant golf course renovations and extensive clubhouse improvements that will further cement its position as one of the premier lifestyle clubs in Boca Raton's competitive private-club market.
The $3.6-million renovation of the clubhouse is scheduled to be completed in mid-2019. The revitalized clubhouse will showcase upgraded dining areas and pool complex, as well as all-new outdoor dining and gathering spaces.
Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Boca Lago Country Club features 27 holes of golf originally designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge. The golf course currently has 18 holes open for play, following a renovation under the direction of golf course architect Jan Bel Jan and golf course superintendent George Redshaw, GCSAA. The remaining nine are scheduled to open in January 2019.
The redevelopment of the South, East, and West nines includes redesigned greens, repositioned and re-contoured bunkers in the fairways and around greens, as well as reshaped and rearranged teeing grounds.
The renovation incorporates the best elements of the original course design with a revitalized approach to strategy and playability from each tee. There are multiple choices of how to play each hole, with the lakes and tree lined fairways still playing a pivotal role in the character of all three nines.
The practice facilities have been expanded to include more full-swing space, three practice putting areas and a dedicated short-game area, as well as two practice holes that can be played in multiple ways.
The transformation of Boca Lago Country Club will strengthen its reputation as one of the area's premier venues for private events, weddings, corporate/charity golf tournaments, and community fund-raising events. Reservations are now being taken for the 2019 season and beyond.
The reconfigured dining room, long a popular special-events venue, has been opened up to accommodate seating for up to 375 guests, including a dance floor and stage. Floor-to-ceiling windows present elevated views of the golf course and lake on the east side of the 250-acre property.
A new arrival experience and entrance will greet members and guests, enhanced by lush landscaping, a refreshed color palette, and a light, airy lobby. Seating areas and reading nooks have also been added, while the Grille Room, Living Room, and Lounge are updated with new carpeting, furnishings, and vibrant color palette.
The floorplan of the clubhouse has been reconfigured to maximize the views of the golf course, lakes, and swimming pool, while enhancing the flow into an expansive new covered patio. The outdoor Tiki Bar, adjacent to the pool, will feature a grill for casual dining, as well as golfers making the turn.
The club features 20 courts (16 Har-Tru and four hard), swimming pool, and Jacuzzi.
Future phases of the master plan call for a ceremony gazebo, game room, and locker room enhancements.