Bocaire Country Club and its membership have overwhelmingly approved an 8 million dollar redesign for a new signature golf course by designer Kipp Schulties, scheduled to open December 1, 2018. This design will encompass all the features that Mr. Schulties is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. Kipp Schulties , the rising star in the golf course design business, is well known for his South Florida courses; High Ridge Country Club, Riviera Country Club, Adios Golf Club, and Admirals Cove, just to name a few. [Read more…] about Bocaire Country Club Approves $8MM Redesign for New Signature Golf Course
Tyler Segal, the four-year high school MVP of West Boca Community High School, and now a junior at University of Florida, calls Bocaire Country Club his home course.
Tyler, who has been the top golfer on the UF Club Golf team since his freshman year, attributes his ability to practice his golf at the “no tee times” home course of Bocaire Country Club, as part of his success. He loves being able jump out on the course without having to make a tee time whenever he is home. After his work at a financial firm in the summer, he can play 9 holes or more with ease.
Last season, Tyler was crowned the Bocaire Country Club champion, where he shot under par. He feels the course is great for all levels, and he is looking forward to the course “overhaul” that is planned to take place next year.
Led by Tyler, the UF Club Golf team is one of the best club teams in the nation, with college golfers all capable of shooting par or below. They travel to compete against other schools throughout the state of Florida. In fact, Tyler oversees organizing each tournament from start to finish. This includes booking the event, setting up the tee times and yardages, and overall operations. Tyler is looking forward to being home for the summer and enjoy Bocaire Country Club and our gorgeous South Florida weather.
$50,000 is Raised for Breast Cancer Research
at Charity Event
Bocaire Country Club, a boutique-sized country club noted for its 300 acres of beautiful fairways, lakes and landscaped vistas, hosted its 16th annual Play for P.I.N.K. Event Day on Sunday, March 5th, raising $50,000 for breast cancer research. Since 2001, Bocaire has raised more than $680,000 on behalf of Play for P.I.N.K., which stands for Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology and Knowledge.
“This annual event was a great success thanks to our generous members and all of the enthusiastic golfers and game players,” said Bocaire’s Chief Executive Officer Russell Carlson. “Since 1996 Play for P.I.N.K. has contributed $43.4 million to breast cancer research – and at Bocaire Country Club, we are always very proud to support this extraordinarily valuable nonprofit organization.”
About Bocaire Country Club:
Bocaire Country Club is located at 4989 Bocaire Boulevard, east of Military Trail between Clint Moore Road and Linton Boulevard. For more information about Bocaire, where all custom homes are at least 3,000 square feet on a minimum of 1/3 acre, please call 561.998.1615 or visit www.Bocairecc.com.
Exclusive Boca Raton Community Looks to Well-Respected
Player and Golf Course Designer for Recommendation
Pro golfing legend Greg Norman, a South Florida resident who spent more than 330 weeks as the number one ranked professional golfer in the world, recently shared his ideas for redesigning Bocaire Country Club’s golf course and helping to ensure the boutique-size community maintains its leadership position as one of the most luxurious country club communities in South Florida.
“The easiest thing to do is build the hardest golf course in the world,” Norman said. “The hardest thing to do is build a balanced course that everyone can enjoy playing.”
Norman’s West Palm Beach-based company, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, is one of a handful of firms under consideration by Bocaire to redesign the course, which last underwent a major renovation in 2001.
“Our goal is to create a course that is very accessible, very playable but that looks stunning,” Norman said.
“We have a great piece of property on which to build a great course,” said Bocaire’s Chief Executive Officer Russell Carlson, adding that hiring a firm to design the course will be the first step in an expected two-year process.
Norman, and the company’s senior vice president for golf course design, Chris Campbell, told a group of interested Bocaire residents that five of the top golf courses in the world are among the more than 100 courses designed by the firm since it began in 1987.
Behind all those courses is a philosophy that incorporates unique landscaping, open sand and natural areas, and creative bunkering to improve playability and create a distinctive feel and appearance.
To highlight a golf course’s appearance, Norman and his designers use native landscaping to provide color and offset it with coquina sand, which is used along the edges of the fairways as well as in the bunkers.
Norman, a Hobe Sound resident, said one advantage of having his firm design the course – in addition to the branding that comes with his well-known name – is that he is nearby and will be very involved in the process.
“This is really my backyard,” he said. “I will be here.”
About Bocaire Country Club:
Bocaire Country Club is located at 4989 Bocaire Boulevard, east of Military Trail between Clint Moore Road and Linton Boulevard in Boca Raton. For more information about Bocaire – where all homes are from 3,000 square feet on a minimum 1/3 acre lot – please call 561-997-6556 or visit www.Bocairecc.com.
Funds Raised During “Bocaire Salutes Wounded Warriors”
Golf Tournament and Brunch
Bocaire Country Club members and their sponsored guests recently raised $39,330 to help war veterans during the exclusive luxury community’s Bocaire Salutes Wounded Warriors nine-hole golf tournament and brunch.
Held in late February, the tournament drew 60 golfers and more than 100 people for brunch. This year’s tournament marked the third time the club has come together to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans.
“This is best we’ve done in the three years that we’ve been holding the tournament,” said Gene Lowy, who founded the event in 2013. “Many of us who live here are veterans and we all appreciate what veterans have done for our country.”
Money raised during the tournament and brunch is used by the Wounded Warrior Project to provide assistance to injured service members, to help them help each other and to raise awareness of the needs of those injured while serving their country.
After brunch, residents and guests heard from Deven Schei, a wounded Army veteran injured during a tour in Afghanistan, whose brother was left severely disabled after being shot in the head while serving in Iraq.
Schei, who enlisted after his brother’s injury, lost 17 percent of his calf, 7 percent of his thigh, most of the hearing in his left ear and some sight in his left eye after the truck he was riding in was struck by a rocket.
Sent to Bocaire by the Wounded Warrior Project, Schei recounted his story of overcoming his injuries and the depression that accompanied it. He also spoke of the support he received from the Wounded Warrior Project.
“The veterans that come here talk about how the Wounded Warrior Project has changed their lives,” said Lowy, who was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Money raised during the event comes from tournament entry fees and tee signs, as well as from generous donations from Bocaire residents and sponsored guests.
“Everyone understands this is a great cause,” Lowy said.
The event, he added, would not be as successful without the help of planning committee members, resident Barry Hamerling who emcees the brunch and the team at Bocaire including Chief Executive Officer Russell Carlson, Assistant General Manager Maggie Green and Head Golf Pro Jeff Gullett.