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The Holidays are magical at Boca West Country Club where members and their families are offered a variety of activities, socializing, dining and sport.
 During the holiday season at South Florida's best country club, there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy fabulous dining and social events,
holiday sales at the Golf and Tennis Shoppes, family-friendly entertainment, as well as multiple fitness classes, golf and tennis clinics to keep
our community healthy and active in the midst of dinner buffets and dessert trays.

Below is a list of can’t miss holiday events and dining opportunities at Boca West Country Club:


Holiday Carnival - Boca West Country Club will be transformed into a carnival with exciting games, a fun slide, face paining and prizes.
Poolside - From beads galore the loom creations, tie dye and ceramics, the aquatics center will be alive with activities.  
Character Breakfast - Join your friends, family and favorite character for a breakfast buffet.   


Jingle Bell Jaunt - All members and guests are welcome to join the Holiday Fun Run and Walk
Holiday Adult Cardio Tennis Clinic - Hone your skills on the court and get ahead of those holiday calories with a healthy dose of tennis cardio on various days.
Junior Golf - Grandparents grab your grandkids and get ready to compete against your friends at the Grandparent/Grandchild Golf Tournament for a six-hole scramble.  
Junior novice golfers meet on the driving range for our clinic and if frisbee is your thing, cap off the year with New Year’s Eve Frisbee Golf.
Junior Tennis Clinics - Time off from school means more time to improve your serve! Junior Tennis Clinics.   
Junior Holiday Tennis Tournament & Pizza Party - Tennis and Pizza—what more could you ask for? The tournament will take place first followed by a pizza party.
Family Guest Round Robin - Work off those holiday meals with a family/guest round robin featuring mixed-up doubles, fixed partners. 


Seafood Buffet - Start the holiday weekend right with an extravagant seafood buffet with whole Maine lobster, stone crab claws, oysters and clams
on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, the Boca West salad bar, carved beef tenderloin, shrimp scampi, full hot buffet along with signature dessert display
featuring bananas foster and house made gelato. 
Hanukkah Holiday Dinner - Join us for a Hanukkah style buffet in Panache, featuring sliced brisket of beef, crispy half duck, pan roasted salmon,
beef tenderloin, veal paprikash, roasted half chicken, and carved rack of lamb. 
Christmas Day Dinner - Spend the holiday dinner with us enjoying a three- course meal with choice of entree (Herb Grilled Veal Chop, Filet Mignon,
Herb Roasted Sea Bass, Roasted Half Chicken), family style side dishes that are sure to please everyone and an array of delectable desserts. 
Street Fair Family Dinner - Featuring vendor carts, strolling acts, caricature artists. 
Tropical Night - Join us for a fun night with Caribbean flair and flavors.  Our Tropical Night will include an enhanced buffet with blackened snapper
with sweet mash, mango chutney roast beef tenderloin with rum pepper paint, roasted mushroom salad, jerked rotisserie chicken, smashed potato,
fruit glaze roasted shrimp, island rice, tropical fruit salsa and more. 
Family Italian Night - What better way to celebrate family than with Italian food featuring an Italian-style buffet including garlic shrimp, lobster ravioli,
meatballs, mussels, lamb and pizza. Children will be entertained with special activities and strolling acts.
All-American BBQ Night - As the year winds to a close, enjoy an All-American BBQ with Boca West favorites including baby back ribs,
grilled salmon, turkey chili, barbeque short ribs and more. 
Fishmarket Buffet - Join us for a Friday Fishmarket, along with Panache’s dinner menu.  
New Year’s Eve Dinner - Ring in the New Year Boca West style with the party of the year! 
New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch - We will be offering our a la carte lunch menu and our Sunday brunch buffet.  
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with your meal or a Bloody Mary.   

For a full list of December 2016 Calendar Events at the best country club in Boca Raton, click here to view our holiday brochure.



Experience the lifestyle at Boca West Country Club with our Stay and Play Program




Boca West continues its support of Habitat for Humanity with two new homes in Boynton Beach



Boca West Country Club and its members continue the spirit of serving the community. On November 18, Boca West CEO Jay DiPietro and several members “raised the roof” on two new homes with Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County. The homes are sponsored by Boca West Country Club.

In conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s 25th year of service to South Palm Beach County, Boca West sponsored the two homes for very deserving families in need, The Singletary and Cantave/Jerome families.

The first home is being constructed for Whitney Singletary, a single mom to Desean who has been living in an apartment that has significant maintenance issues including water leaks and potential mold. Singletary has been working at Home Depot in the paint department doing her best to create stability and a safe haven for her son. “I’m looking forward to just having the feeling of saying “all this is mine” once I purchase my home. I don’t have to move out or have restrictions on what I can do. I can have friends come over and show my hard work and what I have accomplished. I am looking forward to having family gatherings, BBQ’s on the weekend,” says Singletary.

The second is for the Cantave/Jerome family. Walson Cantave met his wife approximately four years ago at a one-day convention at St. John Church in Boynton Beach where they hit it off instantly. One year later, the couple was married. Walson and his wife, Antonine Jerome live in a one-bedroom apartment with a poor roof and an infestation of mold and insects. “I have been trying to find a new place to live so we can pay month-to-month but everything is too expensive,” says Cantave. With a smile on his face, Cantave described what his house would mean to those who mean the most to him, “If I have kids, my house will be good because it’s going to be brand new and clean. Nothing will make them sick because it will be clean. Antonine will be happy to stay in one place too so we don’t have to move and move and move. We stop in our home and that’s it.”


Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities



World-class golf, tennis, dining and community spirit are the cornerstones of life at Boca West Country Club.

Boca West Country Club members returned back to Boca Raton, Florida in November for the season and were welcomed back with an action packed weekend of festivities.  Whether members are enthusiasts of tennis, golf, dining, shopping or simply catching up with friends, the Welcome Back Weekend offered something for everyone.

The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon, November 11 with USTA resident touring pro Christina McHale playing in an exhibition with her touring friends. The group played before 400 members and their guest on the stadium court. Following the tennis exhibition the department hosted a dinner for members along with entertainment and dancing. Saturday morning, November 12, the tennis department held the Christina McHale Open for Boca West members, followed by a professional Pickleball clinic.

Golfers delighted in the Boca West Welcome Back Tournament, which happened November 12 and 13, with members enjoying a blind draw tournament, teaching staff available for swing help, and prizes.

The Golf and Tennis Shoppes featured a Welcome Back Weekend sale with trunk shows from Bugatchi, FILA and LIJA and exclusive discounts for Boca West Members.

The weekend culminated with a Welcome Back Dinner Sunday night with dinner and dancing to live entertainment.  

Tennis Tips from the Pros

Season is here and the Boca West Country Club has some new enhancements to its very active tennis program including placements for foursomes on a 70-inch screen on the tennis patio and game arranging six days per week for men and four days per week for women.

Now how to stay in shape for all this tennis? Rising Boca West partners with WTA star Christina McHale, who most recently captured her first career singles title at the Japan Open.

McHale stresses the importance of warming up and cooling down before a match, to avoid injuries and recover more quickly. Other tips from McHale include:
• Continuous work on endurance, power, agility and speed
• Develop and maintain a strong core
• Hydrate extremely well before, during and after a tennis match

“Fitness is a huge part of the game right now so for an amateur, it's really important to develop good fitness routines with a strength and conditioning coach.” She went on to say that she has some exciting exhibitions planned at Boca West this season.

When asked for how she prepares for a match, she said, “I try to prepare the same for all my tournaments and not treat one any different than the other. I try and always give myself a process goal going into every tournament and that helps keep me focused on how I want to play versus getting caught up in results.”

John Joyce serves as Boca West Country Club’s tennis pro. In an interview with Joyce, he offered tennis fitness tips for all ages.

“Everyone needs basic correct swing patterns in order to have consistency with their shots. But for the amount of time most seniors have to put into the game, I believe more focus should be placed into doubles and positioning drills that you actually use when playing.”

In order to protect knees, shoulder and elbows, he recommends:

• Proper warm up with Dynamic flexibility exercises before playing.

• Strength training exercises for the legs such as leg extensions, leg curls and lunges to strengthen the leg to help prevent knee injuries.

• Core strengthening exercises to help with back issues.

• Practicing proper technique which helps prevent elbow and shoulder injuries.



Jay DiPietro, CCM, the President/COO/General Manager at Boca West Country Club, affectionately known around the club as “Mr. D,” recently promoted Matthew Linderman, CCM (Certified Club Manager) to General Manager.   Linderman joined Boca West in 2005 and has served as the Club’s Assistant General Manager for the last two years, working closely with Mr. DiPietro. 

Mr. DiPietro will remain as President and COO for the next year and then as a consultant through 2022. He has served as General Manager at Boca West since 1985 and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading country club GMs. 

During his tenure with Boca West Country Club, Linderman has worked closely with Mr. DiPietro, who selected Mr. Linderman as his predecessor.

“Matthew shares my philosophy of private country club management, delivering high quality service and a superior product to our members,” said Mr. DiPietro. “I have been grooming Matthew since he joined us more than 11 years ago and
my recommendation of him as my predecessor was unanimously approved by the Boca West Country Club Board of Governors. He has vast experience in the hospitality arena, running food and beverage operations for five star hotels and
iconic restaurants prior to joining our team and has broadened that experience tremendously in the last 11 years.” 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Linderman served as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC and the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. In addition, he assisted with the opening task force for several Four Seasons properties throughout the country. Other previous employers include National Hotel in Miami Beach,
Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami, the Rainbow Room in New York, and Middle Bay Country Club on Long Island.

A native of Long Island, New York, Mr. Linderman resides in Boynton Beach with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in hospitality and a concentration in wine and spirits/formal dining. He has been or currently is a member of the Club Managers Association of America, internationally and locally, the FIU Alumni Association, the American Sommelier Association, the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Miami Beach and Palm Beach, and the American Institute of Wine and Food, Florida and Washington, D.C.

“Mr. DiPietro is a legend in the country club industry and in our community and I’m honored and humbled to work along side him as we further elevate Boca West Country Club,” said Mr. Linderman. “We share the vision and values embedded into the service and management of the Club. I am thankful to him, the Boca West Board of Governors and members for their confidence in me.”

Mr. Linderman will begin his new position just prior to the opening of Boca West’s $50 million new Golf and Activities Center, slated for a December completion. The new center will include a restaurant gallery, porte-cochere, golf shop, activities ballroom, and locker rooms. 

Boca West Country Club Grants American Dream to a Habitat Family

HOUSEWARMING PARTY  The Profilice Bonhomme family, at left, joins those who helped make their new home in
suburban Delray Beach a reality.  From left, Altagrace Bonhomme, Nicholas Profilice, Rebekah Profilice (in front), Wilson
Profilice, Steve Forman, Wilnise Profilice, Mark Berkowitz, Jay DiPietro (president/general manager/Boca West Country
Club), Randy Nobles (executive director/Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County), Robert Locke (chairman of
the board/Boca West Country Club).

The morning of July 21, 2016 will always serve as a memorable day for the Profilice-Bonhomme Family, as it marks the day the family received a set of keys to their new home— an exchange that seemed far out of reach until Habitat for Humanity and Boca West Country Club came along.  

Originally from Haiti, Wilson and Altagrace came to the United States in search of a better life for their three children, Nicholas, Wilnise and Rebekah.  Prior to moving into their new home, they were living in a bedbug ridden 2-bedroom apartment in Boca Raton where all three children had to share a room— a living situation no family should have to endure.

Their new three bedroom modular home in suburban Delray Beach is truly a dream come true for the patriarch, Wilson Profilice, who also put in hundreds of volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity to make the thought of owning a home a reality for his Family.

Boca West Country Club has been a prominent supporter of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County since 2012, and was happy to partner with the organization once again, donating their third home to a local family in need.

“Our members are all about giving back,” Boca West President, Jay DiPietro told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  “But I Can also relate to this wonderful family. I was the oldest of seven kids. My mother and father were immigrants from Italy and we lived in the slums of Boston. It was a very tough life. Being an American and being a part of this country is the most fantastic thing God has ever given us. Everybody needs a helping hand at some point,” DiPietro said.


The modular home is the first of its kind built by Habitat for Humanity and may continue to serve as an affordable alternative for future Habitat homes. 



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the five toughest players i've ever faced


by Christina McHale, Boca West Tennis Touring Professional
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Experience the Royal Treatment at Boca West Country Club’s Spa and Salon

Boca West Country Club is known for its exceptional amenities and services that provide a luxury experience for its residents, and the onsite spa is no different.  The spa’s professional skin care experts and skilled massage therapists will cater to your every spa care need, allowing you to experience an ambiance of serenity and ultimate relaxation.  The complete salon offers a myriad of services including manicures and pedicures, custom hair design, cosmetic consultations and bridal services, allowing residents to unwind and truly be treated like royalty.


Specials and Promotions

The Salon at Boca West – June/July
The Flavor of the Month is mango and includes the Mango Spa Treatment, where the healthy fruit acids and abundance of antioxidants will leave your skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. For women, receive 30% off of a Keratin Smoothing System, 20% off any Full Set, Shellac Soak Off Color Gel System for just $35, and much more! Men can luxuriate and be pampered as well and receive a manicure and pedicure for a special price of $46 (must be on the same day).

The Spa at Boca West - June
All fathers may choose between a 25-minute Pure Fiji Body Scrub or a 25-minute Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment for only $35 when added to any massage service.

Also for the entire month of June, receive 20% off any spa retail product.

The Spa at Boca West - July

The fun doesn’t end in June. In the month of July, receive a 55-minute Swedish or Sports Massage for a special price of $72, or a 50-minute Customized Cleansing Facial for a special price of $70.

There’s no time like the summer time here in South Florida, and after a visit to the spa, you’ll feel and look your best. And that…is simply the Boca West lifestyle.

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Boca West Country Club Boasts Grade A Tennis Facilities, While Tennis Pro Christina McHale Aces on the Court 

Nested among the world-renowned recreational facilities of Boca West Country Club, lies a spectacular Tennis Center, complete 31 Har-Tru state-of-the-art courts three of which are lighted for night play.

The courts are also often graced by Boca West Tennis Pro and rising star, Christina McHale,  known for competing hard and pushing players such as Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic. McHale, who is currently ranked 57th in the world, can often be found honing her two-handed backhand on the courts of Boca West in between WTA tournaments, in which she’s currently on tour.

McHale joined Boca West in 2015, further elevating the highly sought-after tennis facilities, and has numerous hosted clinics and exhibitions over this past year. The Tennis Center is one of the area’s top tennis destinations, hosting championship tournaments and exhibitions, including the USTA French Open Wild Card Tournament. First-rate former and current players are the norm at such events, and have included Chris Evert, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Navratilova and the Bryan Brothers, to Quillermo Vilas, Stan Smith, Owen Davidson, Jimmy Arias, Aaron Krickstein, Sam Querry, Tom Gullickson, Fred Stolle and Jan-Michael Gambill.

In April, McHale began her spring tour, competing in the Fed Cup in Brisbane, Australia, beating Samantha Stosur and giving the United States a 2-0 lead over Australia.

She will continue on to compete in the following events: 

J&T Banka Prague Open/April 25-30, 2016; Prague, Czech Republic 
Mutua Madrid Open/April 30- May 7, 2016; Madrid, Spain
Internazionali BNL d’Italia/May 9-15, 2016; Rome, Italy
Nurnberger Versicherungs Cup/May 16-21, 2016; Numberg, Germany
Roland Garros/May 22- June 5, 2016; Paris, France

Christina McHale Press Release

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Boca West Country Club is a Feast for the Senses

Boca West Country Club is a world-class resort with golf, tennis, social events, cultural activities and fitness center, but is widely known for the myriad of restaurants that fit every taste. The Club’s long-standing reputation for unparalleled amenities and services is evident in these restaurants. Read more about each one below.

For entertaining guests: Panache features a warm, upscale environment and picturesque views overlooking the golf course. Highlights are its grand Sunday brunches, delectable prime rib buffets and nightly themed dinners.

For nightly entertainment and light hors d’oeuvres: The Living Room Piano Lounge is the place to get into the swing of things and join friends in an atmosphere of laid-back luxury. The bar also features a wide selection of wines, cordials and premium beers.

For a casual lunch or dinner: MyPi offers a wide selection of unique pizzas, oversized sandwiches and farm-fresh salads. MyPi features views overlooking the pool and golf greens, and also of the chef preparing homemade pizza from scratch in the display kitchen. Casual fare can also be enjoyed at Mr. D’s, a sports-bar setting best fit for a drink between golf rounds or to gather with friends.

For alfresco dining: On The Rocks Patio sits on the lagoon-style pool deck and features fresh salads, light fare and cold cocktails. Nearby, the open-air Splash Pool Bar and Grill allows you to grab a fresh salad or sandwich in a tropical oasis equipped with children areas and outside spas.

Coming soon to Boca West Country Club: The Steakhouse will be the place to find the finest hand-selected, dry-aged beef and seasonal fresh seafood amidst panoramic views where all guests can enjoy a view outside from wherever they choose to sit. The restaurant will feature exotic global flavors, specialty grilled items and a captivating wine list.

The new Deli will feature authentic New York-style deli sandwiches and diner comfort classics. The Sports Bar’s video walls also make it the hot spot for watching sports on the 30 HD big screens.

The many restaurants at Boca West Country Club feature a year-round calendar of dining events and are truly a feast for the senses.

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A Life Long Love Story Celebrated at Boca West Country Club

Lou and Edith Bluefeld, who live in Boca West Country Club, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on February 23rd, 2016. The couple met at the age of sixteen, and has been inseparable ever since. 

Lou's family owned a Kosher catering business in Baltimore, Maryland and he worked in the business all the time as a teen. He told Edith that, if she wanted to see him, she would have to come work beside him in the business, so she did.

Their catering business, Bluefeld Caterers--The Orchid Touch, was responsible for koshering the White House kitchen during the announcement of the Peace Accords under President Jimmy Carter. This was the first time a Kosher meal had ever been served at the White House. They also catered all the food for Menachim Begin while he was in Washington, D.C. the week of the Peace Accords announcement.

They even catered President Nixon's Inaugural Ball and events for Congressmen and Senators. Many of the non-Jewish socialites in Baltimore society used Bluefeld Caterers for their affairs, even though the food was Kosher, because it was considered the best catering in the city at that time.

The Bluefelds have lived in Boca West Country Club for thirty years, full time. A number of their former customers live in the community, as well.

"We never took deposits. Our business was built on trust. And it was never just another wedding. We knew how much each event meant to our customers, " Lou Bluefeld said. Lou presented unsigned contract after unsigned contract to demonstrate how the business was built on a handshake.

Lou is 95, Edith is 94 and both of them are still as sharp as tacks, remembering their years together as if it were yesterday.

Lou and Edith's life together is a real love story. When Lou and Edith were 19, Lou's mother asked him what his intentions were. He told his mother he didn't have the money to get married and she told him not to worry about it. His mother put on a beautiful wedding for them, with her favorite flowers, orchids, everywhere. His mother died suddenly later that year.

During World War II, Edith traveled for three days by train across the country to say goodbye to Lou when he shipped out from California. And, when the war ended, Lou stood in line for nine hours to send a radiogram to Edith with details on when he would be coming home.

Both Edith and Lou have been active volunteers at Boca West Country Club. She still organizes luncheons for her building.

Lou said, "We're so thankful we're both well. More and more, health means everything and money is nothing."

When asked about the most important life lesson this vibrant 95 year old could pass on, Lou said that his father always told him that, "Name is everything" --your good name is what is most important.

Click to view Ch12News story on Lou & Edith Bluefeld

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Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities