Boca Raton, Florida
St. Andrews Country Club
Public/Private Location: Private Course
Address: 17557 Claridge Oval West, Boca Raton, Florida 33496
Web Address: www.standrewscc.com
Phone Number: (561) 451-4900
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton began in 1982 with a vision to create an exceptional residential and golfing community designed for the select few – those whose achievements have created a special measure of freedom and a special thirst for excellence. St. Andrews is the setting for life at its best for our Members.
St. Andrews Country Club is a resident-only Platinum Club of America and is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences, superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®, 15 lighted clay tennis courts, including one European red clay, a state-of-art spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional, Morgan Pressel.
Both the Palmer Course and the Olde Course are surrounded by verdant fairways, impeccable greens, rolling berms and water hazards, complemented by over 70 acres of golf-side lakes, waterways and wooded areas. Balancing course play is a deep-piled putting green, driving range and chipping area. The Director of Golf, Head Golf Pro and PGA certified staff oversee a full schedule of events, clinics and classes for golfers at all levels, of any age. The pro shop offers a complete array of equipment and the latest fairway fashions.
Opening for play in 1983, Bob Toski, PGA Tour Champion and the number one ranked golf instructor in the U.S. joined St. Andrews Country Club as the first Director of Golf. Long known for his relationship with Golf Digest Schools, Toski quickly set the standard for St. Andrews Country Club golf programs and education. Toski was inducted into the South Florida PGA Hall of fame in 2007 and named Pro Emeritus at St. Andrews Country Club in 2008. He frequently participates in Club events.
In 1994 Martin Hall, one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers joined St. Andrews Country Club as an instructor while studying under the guidance Toski and Peter Kostis. Hall was later promoted to Director of Instruction and with his tutelage; Morgan Pressel began her professional golf journey. As an LPGA Touring Professional, Pressels’ record is impressive: two LPGA victories the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic and The Solheim Cup in both 2007 and 2009. Pressel continues to play at St. Andrews Country Club and hosts the Morgan & Friends Tournament each January exclusively for Members and Guests who aid in her fight against breast cancer.
Life at St. Andrews Country Club is about fulfillment. And for many, the ultimate fulfillment is found on the golf course. At St. Andrews Country Club there is no need for tees times since both courses are carefully monitored to ensure minimal wait times.
Number of Courses: Two
Course Designers: Arnold Palmer and Gene Bates
Slope (from back of tees): Palmer: 140 Olde: 144
Course Rating: Palmer: 73.5 Olde: 74.4
Type of Grass (fairway and green): Palmer Fairway: Paspalum, Palmer Greens: TifEagle Olde Fairway: Bermuda, Olde Greens: TifEagle
Number of members: 610
Number of rounds of golf per year: 32,000
Offer a Women’s Association: Yes
Offer a Junior Associate: Yes
Offer a Senior Association: Yes
Practice facilities available: Yes
Instructors available and any awards they have won: Yes, PGA Section Teacher of the year and we have six PGA Professionals on staff
Wildlife on the course:
St. Andrews Country Club is certified by Audubon International in Wildlife Management as well as Environmental Planning and Water Conservation. We have a wide range of wildlife on our courses such as, Bald Eagles, Egyptian Geese, Otters, Cardinals, Ibis’s, iguanas and three butterfly gardens.
The Arnold Palmer course is one of the most challenging courses you will find anywhere, with a wide array of tees suitable to all golf skill levels making the course enjoyable for any player.
Measured by the difficulty of the T- Shot approaches the green and the damage surrounding the area:
Most difficult holes on the Palmer: #2, #8, #12, and #16
Most difficult holes on the Olde Course: #4, #9, #15, #18
Palmer: #2 and Olde: #7. Both holes overlook signature stone bridges and are surrounded by water and fountains. These are the first two holes you see as you enter the St. Andrews Community.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Plane: The property is about half an hour from Palm Beach International Airport, 45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and an hour from Miami International Airport.
Additional Contact Information:
Paul Clivio, Director of Golf: Phone: (561) 451-4900 ext: 324
Kristen Pfeifer, Director of Communications & Member Services
Phone: (561) 451-4900 ext: 233