Update: September 10, 2019
The Boca Raton City Council and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District will discuss the City's conceptual offer regarding the development of the golf course at Ocean Breeze at a joint meeting to be held on Thursday, September 12 at 5pm at 6500 Congress Avenue. The City's offer is to program, design, build and operate an 18-hole golf course on the Ocean Breeze property on the west side of second Avenue, including a clubhouse, driving range and maintenance facility. The City would also be willing to undertake programming, design, construction and operation of amenities on the east side of NW 2nd Avenue.
The City is also offering financing to the District to fund capital improvements. Discussion will take place at the joint meeting.
Update: August 28, 2019
The City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, August 27, to review requests for information on Boca National Golf Course design. Due to concerns over the cost of the proposed new course being developed by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District (GBRBPD), the City issued a Request for Information (RFI) solely for information and planning purposes. The intent was to explore whether a high quality 18-hole course could be designed and constructed under $8 million dollars.
The City Council reached consensus to make a conceptual offer to the GBRBPD which includes a proposal for the City to design, build and operate an 18-hole golf course on the Ocean Breeze property on the west side of NW 2nd Avenue including a clubhouse, driving range, maintenance facility and complimentary amenities. This City is also willing to consider designing, constructing and operating amenities on the east side of NW 2nd Avenue.
Details and agreements will have to be discussed at a joint meeting so that the two agencies can continue their commitment and partnership to keeping golf in Boca Raton.
The City of Boca Raton sought information from professional Golf Course Design and Golf Course Design-Build firms for the proposed design and re-construction of an 18-hole golf course. The information included direction and ideas regarding the design of the course and an estimation of the costs of the design and construction.
The golf course is located on the site of the former Ocean Breeze Golf Course, 5800 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida. This golf course originally consisted of three 9-hole courses (27 holes in total), located on separate parcels of land (for reference, the north, south and east parcels) of approximately 70 acres each. This golf course ceased operation in 2016.
The proposed project would include redeveloping the north and south parcels only (located on the west side of NW 2nd Avenue, separated by Jeffrey Street, as shown on the attached map.) The City was interested in knowing if the redevelopment of the two parcels to create two 9-hole courses could be designed and constructed for under $8,000,000.
The City received 16 requests for information that were reviewed at the workshop, with several submitters presenting and answering questions. View the Boca National Review of Information Responses (PDF). View special workshop discussion.
Please note that this RFI was issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an obligation to issue an RFP in the future. This RFI does not commit the City to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the submitting firm’s expense; the City will not pay for any submitted information or any costs incurred in providing information in response to this RFI. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. All RFI responses will be public and should not contain any proprietary or confidential information.
View map of former Ocean Breeze Golf Course (PDF)
View printable Request for Information (PDF)
For more information and updates, visit Boca National Golf Course.