The City of Boca Raton is seeking information from professional Golf Course Design and Golf Course Design-Build firms for the proposed design and re-construction of an 18-hole golf course. Some of the information being sought is direction and ideas regarding the design of the course and an estimation of the costs of the design and construction.
The golf course is located on the site of the former Ocean Breeze Golf Course, 5800 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida. This golf course originally consisted of three 9-hole courses (27 holes in total), located on separate parcels of land (for reference, the north, south and east parcels) of approximately 70 acres each. This golf course ceased operation in 2016.
The proposed project would include redeveloping the north and south parcels only (located on the west side of NW 2nd Avenue, separated by Jeffrey Street, as shown on the attached map.) The City is interested to know if the redevelopment of the two parcels to create two 9 hole courses can be designed and constructed for under $8,000,000, so the part of the information requested is a proposed schedule of values for the various design and construction components. (If the design and construction costs are estimated to exceed $8,000,000, please denote which areas contribute to the higher costs.)
The proposed golf course redevelopment should be for a viable golf facility that meets the standards of the City of Boca Raton. The facility should be an 18-hole golf course with a minimum length of 6,700 yards from the back tees and a par of 72, as well as a putting course, irrigation system, driving range, maintenance facility, golf cart storage facility, minimalist clubhouse, stormwater drainage, and on-course restrooms/shelters.
The submission deadline is 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 22th and the submission can either be mailed or hand delivered to City of Boca Raton, Recreation Services Department, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 or sent electronically to: [email protected] Attn: Paul Davidson, Recreation Superintendent
All responses will be shared with the City Council Members, and they are scheduled to discuss the received submissions on Tuesday, August 27th at a time to be announced. Submitters may be asked to be available to answer questions or clarify their submission (either in person, by phone, or by skype depending on the firm’s location and availability). A City representative will be in contact with submitters before the meeting to schedule. Should you have any questions on the details of this RFI or on the proposed project property, please contact the Recreation Services Department at 561-393-7810.
Please note that this RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an obligation to issue an RFP in the future. This RFI does not commit the City to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the submitting firm’s expense; the City will not pay for any submitted information or any costs incurred in providing information in response to this RFI. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. All RFI responses will be public and should not contain any proprietary or confidential information.
View map of former Ocean Breeze Golf Course (PDF)
View printable Request for Information (PDF)