Broken Sound Club To Undergo $30 Million Renovation


Staff report

Boca Raton’s Broken Sound Club recently announced plans for a $30 million transformation.

The re-imagined, modern clubhouse will be designed by acclaimed architecture and interior design firm, Peacock + Lewis, with an anticipated completion by late 2020.

Plans include more dining options including casual, alfresco and fine dining with new menus and flexible hours as well as additional amenities for club members.

Broken Sound Club Chief Operating Officer and General Manager John Crean said the club’s 3,000 members and growing have outgrown the current clubhouse. Growth, he said, was the impetus for revamping the space, which is a popular gathering space for members.

His goal is to make life even more convenient for members by having all types of amenities on site, which will save them time and money. For example, the club has staff from Boca Regional on site and a Tesla charging station.

It is beyond a spa and a card room, its offering services that allow members to stay right at home, Crean said.

The cost will be covered by an assessment that the board and membership approved. Crean said 83 percent of the club’s members cast votes on the renovation, one of the largest turnouts in the club’s history.

“This project is telling us what they want to see,” he said of the vote to proceed.


As you enter the new club, you will see lush landscaping and a grand motor court with a sculptural fountain. A glass-covered porte-cochere will provide a large, covered gathering space for drop off and pick up in front of the remodeled clubhouse.


A sky-lit loggia leads to a new two-story arrival pavilion for meeting and greeting members, family and friends. Surrounded by glass walls with views to the surrounding gardens, fountains and signature palms, the area will feature elegant soft seating.


The remodeled entry to the clubhouse will provide an unobstructed vista down a main gallery to the landscaped backyard patio. The gallery includes a new concierge station and access to dining venues and the women’s card room. Additional gathering areas provide plenty of seating before entering the new food and beverage venues.

New offerings:

The clubhouse will provide more indoor and outdoor food and beverage venues where members and their guests can enjoy relaxing after-golf experiences at the patio level or in the rooftop bar over the dining room.

The clubhouse will feature a rooftop bar, accessible by a glass elevator, that overlooks the 18th golf hole.


The new Grill Room atrium bar has panoramic views of golf by day and becomes an illuminated sculptural feature on the back patio in the evening.

A Sports Bar will provide a casually elegant environment for daily indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the island green and No. 18 fairway. A central gathering bar with a wall of 16 televisions promotes great after-sports camaraderie with a variety of family friendly food and beverage options.

The sports bar can be combined with the new main dining room for larger events. The main dining room can seat up to 350 people. The exterior retractable floor-to-ceiling glass wall opens to a landscaped outdoor patio for an elegant al fresco experience. An illuminated wall of temperature-controlled wine provides a decorative separation from two private dining rooms.


The Thirsty Palm, a “small plates” restaurant and bar, will be serving inside and outdoors. Its outdoor terrace is covered with a modulating louvered trellis system provides sunlight during the day and views of the starlit sky at night

The card rooms for both ladies and men will see upgrades. A new wing of the clubhouse will expand the Ladies’ Card Room by 2,300 square feet. The Men’s Card Room will double its current capacity and be remodeled to separate loud and quiet activities from one another.

Also expanding is the Golf Pro Shop.  A boutique will lead to the remodeled locker rooms.

And for the youngest members, a new dry playground will be located behind the poolside bistro with expanded and shaded amenities. This new outdoor recreation zone will complement the aquatic offerings for the youngest set at the Club’s pools, water park and splash pad.