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Plans for an additional tunnel at Boca National Golf Club

2nd Avenue crossing stays at new public golf course

A tunnel will let golfers cross from the east to the west side of Boca National Golf Club.  But until it’s built, they’ll have to cross Second Avenue, said Briann Harms, assistant director, Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District. “That’s a crossing in the new game plan,” she said.

A tunnel already exists under Jeffrey Street on the former Ocean Breeze club. The course is at 5800 NW Second Avenue in the city’s Boca Teeca neighborhood.

Commissioners voted to place the clubhouse on the east side after the Price Fazio Team’s latest presentation Monday. A proposed putting course will stay, but a second clubhouse to serve that area was scratched, Harms said.

The new course will have 18 holes and a short course in a design already approved by the district. The projected opening date for play is October 2020, the design team announced at a public listening session on Nov. 28.

The design team plans to build the course right away and the buildings afterward. The district bought the formerly closed course and will open it to the public.

In other district news, Harms was named interim director starting in January. Longtime director Art Koski will stay on as construction manager.

By Marci Shatzman

 

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