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Boca Raton Golf Course Future To Be Debated At Wednesday Meeting

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The controversial future of the former Boca Teeca Golf Course is open for discussion later this week.

From the Greater Boca Raton Beach And Park District:


Members of the Boca Raton community can share their visions for the future of the former Boca Teeca Golf Course at a workshop hosted by Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners on Wednesday.

The meeting, held at 6 p.m. in Sugar Sand Park’s Maple Room, will provide residents with another opportunity to help shape the creation of Boca Raton’s newest park.

“We want to create a facility that best fits the needs of our community,” District Chair Erin Wright said. “This forum is the perfect way for residents to tell us what they want.”

Along with commissioners, project architects from the recently retained firm of Miller Legg will be in attendance to hear residents’ ideas.

Residents unable to attend in person can take part in the meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams at https://tinyurl.com/4k5by5yw.

The District purchased the Ocean Breeze Golf Course, formerly Boca Teeca, at the request of the Boca Raton City Council with the idea of creating a new public golf course that would replace Boca Raton Municipal. At the time the City had decided to sell the Boca Municipal Golf Course land to a developer. 

When, in 2021, MSD Partners gifted the City the golf course located on Congress Ave., District commissioners began debating the wisdom of building a golf-only facility at Boca Teeca.

A golf facility remains a possibility for the site. Other suggestions the District received in previous meetings and surveys include walking trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts and open space. Community residents are encouraged to voice their support for those ideas or suggest a new proposal.

Following community input Commissioners can choose to include multiple amenities within the new facility, or elect to focus on a single purpose.

The master planning process will continue into the summer, and the District will provide timely updates.

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