Boca West Country Club Opens New $50 Million Golf And Activities Center


Staff report

Boca West Country Club has a new 153,00-square-foot clubhouse that focuses on golf, activities and dining.

Built by Hedrick Brothers Construction, Inc., designed by Architectural Design and Planning Group with interiors done by Image Design, the $50 million center features restaurants, locker rooms and multi-purpose rooms.

“Our members are thrilled to add this spectacular new clubhouse to the one-of-a-kind amenities offered at Boca West,” said Jay DiPietro, CCM (Certified Club Manager), President and COO, Boca West Country Club. “We built this $50 million clubhouse without a member assessment, due to strong stewardship of membership dollars. I believe we have accomplished our dream of creating an extraordinary new facility that is aligned with our notable stature as being the No. 1 Private Residential Country Club in America.”

As you enter the top level lobby, you are greeted with two rotundas. One leads you to the restaurant wing that houses Grand Central, a retro-themed deli, sports bar and grill and Prime Cut, a signature restaurant featuring a 1,800 bottle wine cellar.

Grand Central is deli-sports-bar-grill that has 40 wall-mounted television screens and two video walls to showcase the best possible viewing of sporting events that feature every sports cable network.

The “street” is lined up with individual uniquely themed storefronts reminiscent of an old neighborhood street in New York, each with fun, creative menu items.

Old brick walls set the décor, embellished with striped red and tan awnings, an authentic iron fire escape and an original iron green NYC street sign on the corner of Grand Street and Orchard.

Members will choose from: The Corner Deli with large wooden pickle barrels, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Schnipper’s Market, the Brooklyn Diner or Josie’s Pizzeria. The interior design elements feature authentic blue stadium seats from Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium, comfortable tables and padded chairs, exclusive sports memorabilia, vintage photography, and posters of celebrated sports events, venue and personalities, with custom cabinetry, rustic street paver flooring and decorative lighting including neon signs.

Prime Cut, the new signature restaurant, bar and lounge features custom banquette seating on a raised platform encircled by richly stained millwork panels and glass railings with satin nickel décor. A 70-foot long oval domed ceiling element adds architectural elegance, and opulent window treatments of luxurious fabric is offset with decorative hardware in acrylic and bronze. The adjacent lounge has a central bar, a baby grand piano, large wall-sized antique mirrors, custom carpeting and spectacular views of the emerald green Arnold Palmer golf course along with waterfalls.

The second rotunda starts off with the club’s own boutique, which offers high-end shopping, Norman Love chocolates and specialty wines.

This side also leads you to a library and then activities ballroom that seats 500 and can be partitioned off for smaller events.

Both the men and women locker rooms feature state-of-the-art stretching equipment and golf simulators. They also have high-coffered ceilings, full size solid wood lockers and seating areas.

On the lower level there is a 5,000-square-foot Golf Shoppe where you can buy brands including Bugatchi Uomo, Peter Millar, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, RLX Ralph Lauren and others. There is also a covered golf cart staging area.

“We feel we have more than just a new clubhouse, it’s a long-term investment in the iconic lifestyle we personify at Boca West,” said general manager Matthew Linderman, CCM, who oversaw much of the construction.