Beginning this spring, the Boca Raton, Fla., club will expand the ballroom and ladies’ card room, renovate the 18-hole Olde Course and practice facilities, add new outdoor sports amenities, build a 10,000-sq. ft. spa, and enhance the fitness and tennis facilities. The entire project is expected to be complete in November 2018.
A $25 million, three phase construction project will begin this spring at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., and includes ballroom and ladies’ card room expansions, renovation of the 18-hole Olde Course and practice facilities, new outdoor sports amenities, a 10,000 sq. ft. spa, as well as additions and enhancements to the fitness and tennis facilities.
Phase I will begin this May and encompasses the Olde Course and golf practice facility renovation, expansion of a ballroom and the ladies’ card room, addition of a regulation-size lighted basketball court, a dedicated pickle ball court and a multi-use sports field. Phase II will begin in April 2017 with the construction of a brand new, 10,000-sq. ft. spa with an expected completion date of December 2017. Phase III will begin April 2018 with an addition and complete remodeling of the fitness and tennis facilities with completion planned for November 2018.
“Over the past six years we have focused on attracting young families who are seeking clubs offering great upgraded facilities, outstanding service and family-oriented amenities,” President Ed Rice said. “This $25 million club improvement plan ensures we will continue to meet the desires of both current and future members.”
St. Andrews Country Club finished a three-year, $18 million club improvement plan in November 2014 which included renovations to the men’s card room and both men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, a complete redesign of the clubhouse, Gallery and Lakeside restaurants, lounge/bar, main entry features, landscaping, recreation and aquatic center and the addition of two new dining venues.
This new club improvement plan was financed with no increase in fees or assessment while taking in to account the current economic conditions and the importance of not placing additional monetary burdens on the membership.
“Our previous improvements, coupled with the new $25 million investment, solidifies our commitment to attracting younger and more diverse members by continually improving the brand promise and programming. It’s important in a competitive market to provide our members with the finest amenities and facilities to distinguish us from other club communities in the area,” said Craig D. Martin, CCM, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. “After the completion of our previous club improvements in 2014, our ‘shareholder value’ increased over the past year by 24% in home valuation on average and with 22 houses under construction and at least 35 renovations. We expect to see that trend continue to elevate over the next 12 months. As a club we are focused on protecting members’ real estate interests.”