Platinum Clubs® of America – Club Spotlight
Boca West Country Club
A Platinum Club Since 1997
Acknowledged as the #2 Country Club in America, the Nation’s #1 Private Residential Country Club and the #1 Private Club in the State of Florida.
Boca West Country Club, one of the largest private equity owned clubs in America, spans 1,400 acres of lush tropical landscaping with an array of magnificent residences including: townhomes, patio homes, villas, garden apartments and single-family homes. The Club’s 54 private villages are bordered by four championship golf courses, 31 tennis courts, waterways and wooded areas. The award-winning community, originally developed by Arvida Corporation in 1971, is home to more than 3,380 families.
The Club first achieved Platinum Club recognition in 1997 and has maintained the status ever since. An outstanding effort to constantly improve and be an innovator of industry trends. Boca West Country Club is led by a legend in the Club management business, Jay DiPietro, CCM, President and General Manager of the Club for the past 30 years.
Mr. DiPietro says that the tremendous success of Boca West Country Club is due to the dedication of its board, members and staff. The professional staff, currently 800 in-season and 450 off-season, enjoy taking care of its members. Several years ago, DiPietro, instituted a staff “Key Card”, given to every employee during their orientation. It states that “Boca West Country Club is a place where EVERYONE is treated like a valuable member of our family. We pledge to surround our members with gracious hospitality in a luxurious tropical setting that always feels like home.” To continue along that path, the Staff motto is, “We are in the Member Pleasing Business. That means EVERY member leaves satisfied EVERY time!”
Keeping up with all the nuances in technology, the Club recently unveiled a newly redesigned website; including an enhanced mobile website for online reservations. Social Media is “all the buzz” with members following their Club on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. The members are engaged and get involved by liking, commenting and sharing posts. Boca West sees social media as the way forward and the most effective way to highlight the lifestyle of the Club.
These are also a very exciting times in the Boca West community. For the first time in over 20 years, new real estate construction is on the horizon. AKOYA at Boca West, by the Siemens Group, breaks ground this year. Plans call for a luxury condominium development with 140 residences and a magnificent amenity package.
Boca West Country Club continues to be the leader in innovation and design of Club facilities. In April 2015, the golf clubhouse will be demolished and a new two-story constructed. The 120,000 sq.ft. building features 8,000 sq. ft of member function rooms, a stand-alone bar/lounge,fine dining, sports bar and deli, men’s and ladies locker rooms, pro shop and retail center, card rooms, golf staging area under cover and Club Services offices. The project is part of a $50 million capital expansion program with NO assessment to the membership. Boca West Country Club is very proud that there has never been an Operating or Capital Assessment in the 30+ years of operation as a private residential Country Club with over $140 million in Capital Projects to date. Expected completion of this amazing new facility is December 2016.
All the accomplishments under DiPietro’s leadership would be lessened if the financial health of Boca West Country Club were compromised. Rather, Boca West Country Club’s outside auditors have certified that Boca West Country Club is in better financial condition than all the other clubs they audit. What better way to head into the next chapter of South Florida Country Club living, than what the Club refer to as the Next Piece of the Puzzle, also known as the New Renaissance of Boca West Country Club.
Boca West’s Legendary Manager, Jay DiPietro, on Being a Platinum Club
When Jay DiPietro was asked how he feels about the benefits of being elected as a Platinum Club of America and how it is communicated to Staff, Members and Board, he beamed and displayed his signature bright smile. He excitedly said, “We are so proud of being recognized as a Platinum Club of America that not only do we proudly display the logo in all of our communications to the members, the staff and the outside world, but all of our employees adorn a Platinum Club pin on their uniform. This pin is given to every employee in their new hire orientations so they can learn about the history of the Club and what an honor it is to be recognized by your peers as a Platinum Club! Knowing how special it is to be voted a Platinum Club instills a sense of pride for the Board, Members and Staff alike. It takes the entire team to achieve this status through hard work, dedication and a strong desire to succeed & exceed our member’s expectations every time they are at the Club. We hope to keep this tradition of excellence for year’s to come.”
Boca West Country Club | 20583 Boca West Drive | Boca Raton, FL 33434
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