Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club History & Renovation Updates
August 2023 Update
A new golf cart fleet arrived at the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club (and Red Reef Golf Course), providing golfers an elevated golfing experience. The carts offer a smooth quiet ride, increased storage, and digital displays with a scorecard, course map and more. Additionally, SW Grill, the restaurant at the golf course, has extended hours, a full bar, and offers a brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. SW Grill overlooks the greens and is located on the ground floor of the clubhouse. Restaurant hours are daily from 10:00am - 9:00pm. Over on the greens, regular course maintenance and improvements are continuing.
Racquet Center Update:
The old tennis courts have been demolished to make room for a new racquet center that will include tennis courts and pickleball courts. Timing and specific plans for the new racquet have yet to be determined and will be dependent on potential renovations of the golf course and driving range. Original conceptual designs show a combination of tennis and pickleball, (original designs here) and the City’s architectural and design consultant will be refining those concepts as they move through the various stages of renovations throughout the complex, including the golf course and club building.
April 2023 Update
The City continues its multi-million dollar investment in the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club with additional upgrades to the property. Recent improvements include the painting of the exterior of the club house building, installation of new air conditioning systems, paving of the facilities maintenance area, and demolition of the old tennis courts and practice facility. Stay tuned for more on future improvements to the golf and racquet facilities in the coming months.
April 2022 Update
Since the opening of the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club last November, staff has been hard at work operating the golf course and completing renovation projects throughout the facility. Ongoing projects include the replacement of the clubhouse and cart barn roofs and the filling in of the swimming pool. Additionally, conceptual designs for the exterior of the clubhouse and racquet center have been completed.
Over the summer, staff will be performing extensive golf course maintenance and will be working on designs of some potential changes to the course and the interior of the clubhouse. With a successful opening, staff is excited to continue to provide world-class recreation facilities for the community.
Watch the video below for more information on renovations and what to expect.
January 2022 Update
Over the past few months, progress has continued with renovations and improvements to the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club.
Players can now enjoy an upgraded driving range, which opened to play on December 29, 2021, and is open daily. Check-in and token purchase is at the golf shop. Specific hours and rates can be viewed on the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club Rates page.
Phase 1 of the Hole #18 landscape project is complete and included painting of the perimeter wall, installation of new trees and other landscaping improvements. Phase 2 of the project, which will include additional trees and landscaping, will extend towards Hole #1, to the end of the wall. In addition, tree trimming has been conducted across the entire golf course.
On the facility side, work on the main clubhouse building is underway. Replacement of the roof began on January 17 and is expected to be completed by early May 2022.
November 2021 Update
The Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club golf course is open for play as of November 1, 2021 from dawn to dusk. Daily rates and frequent player program information can be found on the rate webpage. To book a tee time, please call 561-367-7000 starting Saturday, October 30, 2021.
All other amenities will remain closed as the City continues to invest over $7 million dollars to upgrade the property and provide a premier golf and racquet facility. Renovations will include meeting and banquet space, a restaurant, an 18-hole public golf course, and a racquet center with tennis and pickleball courts -- all available to the residents of Boca Raton and the homeowners of the Boca Golf and Tennis Community.
City staff has been hard at work after taking ownership of the property on October 1, 2021. View this video to take a sneak peek at some of the many upgrades that have been completed this past month.
October 2021 Update
In October 2020, owners of the Boca Raton Resort and Club (now known as The Boca Raton), donated the Boca Country Club facility, along with an 18-hole golf course, tennis center, and other amenities, to the City of Boca Raton. For the past year, the club has continued under the management of the Resort, but beginning October 1, 2021, the City of Boca Raton will assume operations, management, and ownership of the club located at 17751 Boca Club Blvd.
Renamed the Boca Raton Golf and Racquet Club (BRGRC), the City plans to invest over $7 million dollars to upgrade the facilities and provide a premier country club facility. The renovated BRGRC will have meeting and banquet space, a restaurant, an 18-hole public golf course, and a racquet center with tennis and pickleball courts -- all available to the residents of Boca Raton and the homeowners of the Boca Golf and Tennis Community.
All facilities and amenities will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED beginning October 1 while the City evaluates and plans for necessary repairs and renovations.
Golf operations at the BRGRC are expected to open at the beginning of November. The City's Municipal Golf Course will close October 17 for the transition.
In preparation for the transition of the golf operations from the Municipal course to the BRGRC, the City is actively seeking qualified applicants for the following positions below. These positions require candidates that will provide a superior level of service for all patrons visiting this premier facility.
- Golf Shop Sales Associate (Part-Time)
- Golf Course Starter (Part-Time)
- Golf Outside Services (Part-Time)
August 2021 Update
The City continues to make necessary preparations to begin the transition of the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club. The City is excited to continue to deliver world-class recreation through this new facility beginning in November 2021.
The City has been working with the community to develop plans for the complex, create a budget for the management and operations, and develop the user fee schedules before taking ownership starting October 1, 2021. The intention is to offer continuous golf for residents coordinated with the closing of the City's municipal course, which is currently under contract for sale.
Visit www.myboca.us/BRGRC for information on opening, rates, and more as details become available.
Boca Golf & Tennis Virtual Resident Meeting
City staff held a virtual meeting with residents and board members of the Boca Golf and Tennis Club on August 25, 2021, to discuss the transition of the Boca Raton Golf and Racquet Club. In case you missed it, view the video below.
October 14, 2020 Update
On October 14, 2020, Boca Raton City Council members voted unanimously to accept the donation of the 167-acre Boca Country Club from MSD Partners and Northview Hotel group, owners of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The donation includes a 167-acre complex with an 18-hole championship golf course that was renovated in 2018, tennis and aquatics facilities, and a clubhouse with event space. The facility will remain open to private members until September 30, 2021. During the next 11 months, the City will work with the community to develop plans for the complex, create a budget for the management and operations, and develop the user fee schedules. The intention is to offer continuous golf for residents coordinated with the closing of the City's municipal course, which is currently under contract for sale.
The Boca Country Club is located on Congress Avenue north of Clint Moore Road in the northwestern part of Boca Raton (17751 Boca Club Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33487).
For more information, click on the links below:
- Boca Country Club Donation Presentation (PDF)
- Media Release
- October 14, 2020 City Council Regular Meeting
October 6, 2020 Update
MSD Partners and Northview Hotel Group, owners of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, have announced plans to donate the 167-acre Boca Country Club, located on Congress Avenue north of Clint Moore Road in the northwestern part of Boca Raton, to the City of Boca Raton. As a result of this donation, the Boca Country Club, which includes an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, a clubhouse and pool, is proposed to become a publicly owned and operated facility in October 2021.
As part of their purchase of Boca Raton Resort & Club in June 2019, MSD Partners and Northview Hotel Group acquired Boca Country Club, located on Congress Avenue north of Clint Moore Road in the northwestern part of Boca Raton, seven miles from the Resort and Club property. MSD Partners and Northview Hotel Group recently announced plans to invest $150 million to transform and update the core property. The idea to donate Boca Country Club developed when the Resort and Club’s ownership group learned of the City’s interest in providing world-class golf to its residents.
As envisioned, the facility will be conveyed to the City in October 2020, although Boca Raton Resort & Club will continue its operation as a private club through September 30, 2021. During this time, the City will refine its management and operating plans.
Beginning on October 1, 2021, Boca Country Club will be available to all Boca Raton city residents and visitors, as well as Boca Golf and Tennis residents and Boca Raton Resort & Club’s members.