Country club life began in Scotland, and started developing in the U.S. in the 1880s (as noted on Wikipedia). Country clubs are the precursor to gated communities in America and both still provide safety for their residents today.
In South Florida, (Boca Raton to be exact), St. Andrews Country Club is more than just one of the most distinctive and loved country clubs, it’s a place of home and community.
Residents enjoy world-class events, exquisite dining, personalized service, renowned golf and tennis, and endless activities.
Read on for 15 ways you can enjoy life in South Florida country clubs like St. Andrews.
1. Savor A Fine Dinner With Friends
Whether you are craving a big juicy cheeseburger or are in the mood for a nice wild salmon dinner, country clubs like St. Andrews offer restaurants like Lakeside or The Gallery where residents and guests can enjoy each other’s company over a great meal and excellent view.
St. Andrews has it’s very own herb garden so that everything in their restaurants is seasoned fresh.
2. Play Some Golf or Tennis
What would a country club be without golf and tennis? With gorgeous South Florida weather, residents can enjoy golf or tennis all year round as they please.
3. Make It A Guys’ / Girls’ Night Out
Get the girls or guys together and head over the Ladies’ or Mens’ card rooms! At St. Andrews you’ll find people playing gin and canasta, mah jong, and the most popular, Bridge.
4. Get Buff
Hire an onsite personal trainer and get in shape! Many do so to perfect their swing, keep up with the grandkids, and simply stay healthy.
5. Pamper Yourself
With all that wining, dining, golfing and socializing some days maybe all you’ll really want is to completely relax be pampered. There’s nothing like having an onsite spa to rejuvenate your senses as you desire.
6. Play With The Grandkids
Keep visiting children entertained with golf or tennis lessons, a children’s recreation room, playground or water park facilities!
St. Andrews offers their recreation room to rent for private parties, as well.
7. Improve Your Swing
Aside from improving your swing by working out at the fitness facilities or taking a fitness class, country clubs like St. Andrews provide golf performance centers private lessons and golf clinics to help you become the best at your game.
8. Dance The Night Away
A recent themed event at St. Andrews was, “The Great Gatsby,” where residents and guests dressed in their finest 1920’s style attire to arrive at the club house fully designed like a scene in the story with great food and entertainment to match. Life at a country club always provides a great opportunity for getting dressed up and dancing the night away with your friends.
9. Stay Connected
Here’s an idea, show off your neighborhood with a video call on your smart phone from anywhere in your luxurious neighborhood. St. Andrews has wi-fi available throughout the entire community.
10. Travel With Peace Of Mind
Travel the world knowing your home and valuables are secure within the gated community of your country club home.
11. Catch Some Rays
Another perk for country clubs in South Florida–catching rays all year round. Relax in the jacuzzi, take a dip in the pool, or simply relax by the poolside and get your Vitamin D with a little sun (but, don’t forget the sunblock).
12. Attend A Golf Or Tennis Tournament
Enjoy professional golf tournaments or tennis touring events and exhibition matches right in your community.
13. Host A Private Party
With incredible catering staff and prestigious facilities, host a party your friends and family will never forget.
14. Customize Your Home
Country club living is not cookie cutter. Each home is custom built and tailored to the unique residents that move in. Driving into a community for the first time and seeing all the beautiful homes can bring a true sense of awe for future homeowners who have finally found what they are looking for.
15. Make A New Friend
Whether its through wine tasting, a lecture series, cooking class, flower arrangement class, or a night of karaoke, it’s easy to make a new friend for life who shares the same interests as you. This is one of the many ways community is continually cultivated for those that call places like St. Andrews home.