Formerly private, Boca Greens Country Club in Boca Raton now caters to all
There are a lot of golf courses in the neighborhood of Boca Greens Country Club, located in Boca Raton, Fla.
But there's a reason why Boca Greens is one of the area's most highly reviewed courses at GolfNow.com: The course appeals to a wide range of players.
Reviewers include Bmiaskowski, a low-handicapper who has been playing the course for years, and Martyb33, a higher-handicapper from Coral Springs who has only played the course twice but finds it memorable.
Joe Lee, who has laid out more than 200 courses worldwide and many in Florida, designed Boca Greens, which features five sets of tees ranging from 5,669 yards to just more than 7,000.
"Living in south Florida, I play on many Joe Lee-designed courses," acforster2 writes at GolfNow.com. "This is my favorite. It is fair and straightforward, but still challenging with plenty of water in play."
Formerly a private club, Boca Greens Country Club has seen a steady increase in popularity since opening its doors to the public.
"This golf course is a bit of an unknown gem, especially the front nine," writes foretaz, a native of West Palm Beach. "Overall, a really fun track to play."
Unapanther, also a low-handicapper from south Florida, agrees.
"Boca Greens is well worth playing," he writes. "Ample fairways and well maintained greens make this a fun but difficult course."
He suggesting golfers "take advantage of the shorter holes as there are a few long par 4s where par is a good score."
One of the most prominent features of Lee's design is the abundance of sand traps that can be found along the large, undulating greens. Many of the greens are also elevated, which adds another level of difficulty.
Bigunns, a low-handicapper from Fort Lauderdale, offer another warning.
"There is a lot of water on the course and if you want to score well, you need to hit it straight," he writes, especially since, unlike many other Florida courses, "there are also a good amount of trees."
Be prepared to have you shot-making and putting skills put to the test. The course is diverse enough for both novices and experienced players to enjoy, putting it at an advantage over the more affordable but less challenging Southwinds golf course that is just down the road. There's another Lee course close by at Boca Woods, which also offers a slightly less formidable round than his Boca Greens design.
Ninety-six percent of reviewers recommend Boca Greens, and the club also received high marks for staff friendliness. Though weekend rates can run upwards of $80, which is slightly pricier than some of the nearby courses, a majority of reviewers found it to be a great value for the money.
June 14, 2013