A contemporary reimagination of the Boca Raton, Fla. property’s clubhouse will add dining options and increase amenities, all designed to reflect and enhance the distinctive member experience of “enjoying a life well-lived,” according to COO/GM John Crean.
Broken Sound Club (BSC) in Boca Raton, Fla. has unveiled plans for a $30 million transformation of its clubhouse and expansion of member amenities. With more dining options, increased capacity for its growing membership and “a lot more sizzle” planned for the “club destination of choice,” the enhanced vibrancy and amenities will be designed to encourage members to “live young” through every stage of their lives.
The clubhouse re-imagination is being designed by the nationally acclaimed architecture and interior design firm, Peacock + Lewis, with anticipated completion by late 2020.
BSC Chief Operating Officer and General Manager John Crean said the new clubhouse plans reflect and will enhance the distinctive Broken Sound Club member experience of “enjoying a life well-lived and a game well-played.”
Set amidst 27 intimate residential villages and one of BSC’s two award-winning Audubon Sanctuary Certified golf courses, the transformation will offer a varied choice of dining, entertainment and shopping amenities, expanded card rooms, breathtaking views and a contemporary look and feel.
“With this exciting reimagination, coupled with our special ‘home builders’ program for prospective buyers and flexible membership plans, it is an ideal time to call Broken Sound Club ‘home,’ ” added Eric Bershad, President of the BSC Board of Governors.
While celebrating its tradition of Mizner-inspired architecture, the plans for the new clubhouse design plans boast sophistication “inside and out.” With newly designed furniture and finishes, the new amenities will elicit an exciting and fresh vibe. More casual, al fresco and fine-dining options, with varied menus, flexible hours and expansion of member amenities, will highlight the planned changes.
The lushly landscaped arrival drive to the new clubhouse will lead to a grand motor court with a sculptural fountain. A glass-covered porte cochere will provide a large, covered gathering space for dropoff and pickup, with the remodeled clubhouse as a dramatic backdrop.
A sky-lit loggia will lead 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. Soft-seating grouping will provide additional gathering areas before entering the new food-and-beverage venues.
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.
Taking advantage of elevated views of the golf course, the rooftop bar, accessible by glass elevator, will offer a unique perspective of the final golf hole and water feature around the island green.
The new Grill Room atrium bar will provide panoramic views of golf by day and an illuminated sculptural feature on the back patio in the evening.
A new Sports Bar will provide a casually elegant environment for daily indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the island green and #18 fairway. A central gathering bar with a wall of 16 televisions will promote great after-sports camaraderie with a variety of family-friendly food-and-beverage options.
Seating up to 350, BSC’s redesigned dining room will provide an elegant epicurean experience. The exterior retractable floor-to-ceiling glass wall will open to a landscaped outdoor patio for an elegant al fresco experience. An illuminated wall of temperature-controlled wine will provide a decorative separation from two private dining rooms.
The new dining venues are also being designed to allow the main dining room and sports bar to combine for large group entertainment events and functions.
The Thirsty Palm, a “small plates” restaurant and bar, will be serving inside and outdoors. Its outdoor terrace will be covered with a modulating louvered trellis system, to provide sunlight during the day and views of the starlit sky at night.
A new wing of the clubhouse will expand the Ladies Card Room by 2,300 square feet, providing an inviting contemporary atmosphere for women to gather for a variety of card and board games.
A greatly expanded men’s card/game room and remodeled men’s locker room, nearly doubling its current capacity, will separate the loud and quiet activities from each other.
BSC’s golf pro shop will be expanded to provide a boutique shopping experience for golf equipment, apparel and gifts that will include thenew Club Logo/Retail shop that leads to the remodeled locker rooms.
Building on BSC’s success in attracting younger members into the community, a new dry playground will be located behind the poolside bistro with expanded and shaded amenities for the enjoyment of Broken Sound’s youngest members. This new outdoor recreation zone will complement the aquatic offerings for the youngest set at the club’s pools, water park and splash pad.
A video presentation about the project can be viewed here: