Courses: 4 (Palmer I, Fazio II, Palmer III, and Dye IV)
Location: 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Designer(s): Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio
Head Golf Professional: JR Friend
Built in 1997 by World Golf Hall of Fame member Arnold Palmer, the Palmer I Course was designed as the true Championship Course at Boca West. With three different types of grasses and seven different tee options, the Palmer Course offers golfers of every skill level a distance they are comfortable with while making it a challenging day of golf.
Fazio II is the second newest course on the property, opening in 2005. Designed by Jim Fazio, Fazio II offers wide fairways and scenic backdrops. The course features paspalum fairways and rough, so even if you miss the fairway, you won’t be overly penalized as the ball stays up allowing for a good look at a recovery shot. By far the most scenic golf course on the property, massive waterfalls greet players on four separate holes, including the par-3 16th and par-4 18th.
Two years after Arnie created the first Palmer Course, Palmer III is shorter but not any less of a challenge. Offering a variety of short and long holes, this course is a true shot makers course, requiring golfers to use every club in their bag.
Like so many other signature Pete Dye designed courses, the Dye IV course at Boca West isn’t overly long. Instead, it’s a course that truly makes you think and plan out every aspect of your game. The newest course on the property (built in 2006), Dye paid homage to one of the most iconic holes he has ever designed, the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, by designing a replica at Boca West. The 12th hole on the Dye IV Course is set up just like the 17th at Sawgrass, but with one major change. Instead of water, the 12th on the Dye Course is guarded by steep Pete Dye signature bunkers on all sides.
Boca West Country Club is one of the more enjoyable Country Club experiences in South Florida. The club boasts a shopping list full of awards and accolades, including being named the #1 private residential country club in the country, the #1 private club, of all types, in the state of Florida since 1997, and a Platinum 5-Star Private Club since 1997. In addition to the four golf courses, Boca West boasts an award winning tennis facility (awarded the 2013 Outstanding Tennis Facility Award), a state of the art fitness center and spa, and multiple restaurants including Panache in the Country Club and Mr. D’s overlooking the Driving Range. The club has also recently undergone a massive Golf and Activities Center renovation project. The $52.8 million project has included the complete re-grassing of the two Palmer golf courses, upgrades to the Tennis Center and Pro Shop, and a brand new Golf and Activities Center. The new 150,000 square foot Golf and Activities Center, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2016/2017 Season, will feature a signature dining restaurant, a sports bar with indoor and outdoor seating, an expansive lounge area, meeting rooms and card rooms, and the golf pro shop and locker rooms.
For more information about Boca West, or for membership inquiries, contact Boca West Director of Membership & Marketing, Leslie Kennedy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-488-6934.
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