Municipal Golf Course Sale

Updated: March 1, 2018



While the contract for the for the sale of the western Municipal Golf Course has been executed, the course remains open for play. The effective date of the contract is November 27, 2017, with an expected closing date no later than 18 months from effective date.

Updated: November 14, 2017


On November 14, 2017, The Boca Raton City Council approved Ordinance No. 5410 authorizing the sale of its Municipal Golf Course to G.L. Homes for $65 million dollars. The City may now enter into a sales contract with G.L. Homes. (Ordinance No. 5410 has been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703).

A closing date is estimated for 18 months but could be sooner, and proceeds from the sale will be deposited into a special fund until there is policy direction on how the money should be spent.   

In a public hearing on  October 24, 2017, G.L. Acquisitions Corporation and Lennar Homes, LLC, the two finalists who had delivered contracts and deposits to the City, each addressed the Council with final presentations. Ultimately, the City Council chose G.L. Homes and adopted Resolution 130-2017, officially selecting G.L. Homes as the purchaser. The City Council then introduced Ordinance 5410 authorizing the sale of the City-owned Municipal Golf Course to G.L. pursuant to the provisions of G.L.’s revised offer to purchase. 

Updated: October 11, 2017


Two contracts for the purchase of the Municipal Golf Course have been received. (Compson Boca Argent withdrew its offer to purchase the golf course on September 27, 2017.) Staff analysis for consideration has not yet been prepared. The Boca Raton City Council will consider the proposed contracts during a public hearing at the regular meeting scheduled for October 24,
2017 at 6pm in City Hall Council Chambers. 

The Lennary Contract to Purchase 10.11.2017 (PDF) and GL Home Contract to Purchase 10.11.2017 (PDF) have been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.



Updated: August 25, 2017



Ordinance 5406 was introduced on August 22, 2017 specifying the terms and conditions of the golf course sale for the three final offers. 




Updated: May 3, 2017



Video of discussion of the sale of the western golf course at the March 28, 2017 City Council Meeting

Item 16 C was added to the agenda.

The Compson Boca Argent Revised Contract 05.01.17 (PDF) has been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.



Updated: February 15, 2017



Letters were received prior to City Council meeting on February 14, 2017. 

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Letter 02.14.17 (PDF) and Lennar Revised Offer Letter 02.12.17 (PDF) have been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.

No action was taken at the City Council workshop 1/23/17, as City Council will wait to receive more information from the Beach and Parks District before any decisions are made.

The Municipal Golf Course Update - 01.18.2017 (PDF) has been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.


Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course

The City of Boca Raton owns and operates the Municipal Golf Course located at 8111 Golf Course Road, in unincorporated Palm Beach County, west of the City. The Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course includes an 18 hole championship course and a nine hole executive course situated on 194 acres.

After receiving multiple unsolicited offers and letters of intent to the purchase golf course, the City asked for highest and best offers to be submitted by Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5pm.

The Municipal Golf Course Offer Requirements and Deadline Information 09.29.206 (PDF) has been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.

Pursuant to a determination by the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, the cone of silence is applicable to the City’s consideration of offers in connection with a potential sale of the City’s western golf course.  The cone of silence commenced on the date of submittal of offers (October 21, 2016) and will continue in effect until the award of a contract (or the conclusion of this process, if a contract is not awarded).  The cone of silence prohibits communications between City officials (the Mayor and City Council and City staff members) and parties that submit offers (and their representatives).  The relevant cone exemptions are:  (1) discussions during a public meeting; (2) “written correspondence” between parties submitting offers (and their representatives) and City officials; and (3) contract negotiations between a City employee and a potential purchaser (at such time as a potential purchaser is selected by the City Council and contract negotiations commence).

The City is currently reviewing proposals received. 
Any questions should be communicated only in writing (e-mail is acceptable, send to: BocaCM@myboca.us).

Offers received in response to Sept. 29, 2016 Offer Requirements memo above.  

  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • Compson Boca Argent, LLC
  • G.L. Homes
  • K Hovnanian Homes proposal
  • Lennar
  • Pulte Group
  • Ryan Homes
  • Toll Brothers
  • WCI Communities

The City Staff Summary of Offers - 10.26.2016 (PDF) and the Letter received from Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District on November 16, 2016 (PDF) have been removed. Please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703 for questions.

City Council will consider the Offers at the City Council Workshop meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016. At regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Council may make a selection based on determination in its sole discretion in the best interests of the City. City Council may elect to proceed, not to proceed, or take other action.

For any questions regarding previous offers and supporting documents, please contact the Communications and Marketing Division at 561-393-7703.

On November 14, 2017, The Boca Raton City Council approved Ordinance No. 5410 authorizing the sale of its Municipal Golf Course to G.L. Homes for $65 million dollars. The City may now enter into a sales contract with G.L. Homes. 

A closing date is estimated for 18 months but could be sooner, and proceeds from the sale will be deposited into a special fund until there is policy direction on how the money should be spent.   

In a public hearing on  October 24, 2017, G.L. Acquisitions Corporation and Lennar Homes, LLC, the two finalists who had delivered contracts and deposits to the City, each addressed the Council with final presentations. Ultimately, the City Council chose G.L. Homes and adopted Resolution 130-2017, officially selecting G.L. Homes as the purchaser. The City Council then introduced Ordinance 5410 authorizing the sale of the City-owned Municipal Golf Course to G.L. pursuant to the provisions of G.L.’s revised offer to purchase.




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