BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) - Boca West Country Club offers its members the opportunity to tee up in the footsteps of legends with its four championship golf courses, all of which showcase the celebrated design talents of Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio.
This high-valued golf quartet occupies prime real estate that is integrated within the boundaries of a country club setting. Nestled among 54 luxurious residential villages that span 1,400 lush acres of tropical landscape, Boca West Country Club offers unparalleled amenities and services along with the proud distinction of being named the number one private residential country club in the United States.
The golf experience overall is first-rate. The four golf courses were originally designated as simply Course #1, Course #2, Course #3 and Course #4. However, in a nod to the visionary architects who reimagined the greens, today, the courses now also carry three celebrated names in championship golf and golf course execution.
Designed in 2006 by the world-renowned giant of golf course architects, Pete Dye's namesake course is Dye IV. It is synonymous with Dye's reputation as the father of modern golf course architecture for creating challenging courses for thinkers, that are dynamic and offer varied bunker styles, risky shots and complex greens. Acclaimed for his innovative, environmentally friendly designs, Dye's use of paspalum turf is ideal for the Florida climate and inspires the golfers on this course to be aggressive with chip shots and wedge shots.
Arnold Palmer's profound respect for the game and his personal championship legacy is indicative in the two courses that carry his moniker. Palmer I has been a Boca West favorite since it was first built and opened in 1997. With its wide fairways and large greens, it is the longest of the courses. Described as 'very playable,' the design incorporates seven sets of tees with yardages from 4,300 to 7,200; golfers are challenged by the paspalum fairways, 419 Bermuda rough and tif eagle greens. Palmer III, which was built and opened in 1999, is a true test of skill, particularly the front nine, with a mix of both short and long holes and frequent water hazards.
Elizabeth Kelley Grace