Preserving the Residential Character of Boca Teeca

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good News / Public Golf Returning to Boca

Last week the city & Park Distrcit completed the first 2 steps in the acquisition of the former Ocean Breeze golf course property without any conditions tied to the sell of the city's municipal golf course. It is expected that the joint meeting of the Park District and the City Council on Feb. 28th will provide another cooperative step in the return of championship level golf to the Public in Boca Raton.

If the Park District acquires the property under the current plans, then it is expected that the fully rehabilitated golf course would reopen in approximately 18 months.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ocean Breeze Deal Almost Final with Beach & Park District

Great News - today the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District unanimously passed a motion asking the City of Boca Raton to support the Park District in purchasing Ocean Breeze Golf and Country Club for $24 million.

The Park District has received and is reviewing a contract from Lennar Homes to purchase Ocean Breeze.  The District hopes to have their due diligence completed by the next Park District meeting on February 21st.  Funding for the purchase will come from an intra-local agreement between the City and the Park District.  The sale of Ocean Breeze is separate from and would not be contingent upon Lennar being the successful bidder for the City's sale of the current municipal golf course.

Additionally, the Park District is in consultation with the Greg Norman Golf Academy to have a golf academy business operating on the property. At his time the Park District does not feel the course needs to be redesigned, just refurbished at a cost estimated to be $9-$12 million.  Planning the refurbishment and incorporating a golf academy is anticipated to take about 18 months.

The deal is not finalized, but many thanks to all those who have supported the Keep Golf In Boca efforts to bring public championship level golf back into our city.  The final deal may be agreed on at the joint meeting of the Beach & Park District with the City Council on Feb. 28th at 4pm at the community center--put this on your calendar!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ocean Breeze update

The city council will meet on Monday at 2pm in their workshop meeting.  The golf course issue is not on the agenda but it is expected that the city manager will report on the status of this issue.  Public comments are encouraged at the beginning of this meeting in order to support the efforts of Keep Golf In Boca to bring championship level golf to Boca Raton with the assistance of the city council.

The city council meeting on Tuesday at 6pm also has public comment on the agenda / near the end of the agenda.  Supporters of Keep Golf In Boca are encouraged to speak in public comments to support the cooperation of the city in efforts to bring championship level public golf back to our city.

On Feb. 28th there is a joint meeting of the city council and beach & park district at 4pm at the community center in which the golf course issue and phase 2 at de Hornle park will also be discussed/add more soccer fields to this popular site on land owned by the city adjacent to the park.  This should be a very interesting meeting since this will be the last meeting prior to the city council election on March 14th.