Gleneagles Country Club Plans for Phase II / Healthy Lifestyle Renovation
November 30, 2016: Gleneagles Country Club announced plans for enhancements and renovations to the Clubhouse as part of the Healthy Lifestyle and Phase II Renovation. These enhancements are taking place to the Fitness Center and Pool in order to best serve the needs of current and future members for years to come.
Since 2014, the Board of Governors, staff and select committees have been working with the membership through the use of focus groups, surveys, round tables and town hall meetings to address the membership needs for an update to our club with an emphasis on our Fitness Center, Pool, and creating a healthy lifestyle community. Additional insight and guidance was gathered through the services of a qualified professional team consisting of interior designers, general contractors, architects and engineers. Your questions, comments and insight in member focus groups, member surveys, and round table meetings were and will continue to be the key elements in developing this plan.
The new construction Healthy Lifestyle Center building will provide 15,000 square feet to accommodate our membership and their endeavor for a healthy lifestyle. The Center will include ample space for cardio equipment, strength equipment, physical therapy, massage therapy, and a new multi-purpose room which will accommodate an endless variety of fitness and social events. A new construction pool in an ideal location near the Healthy Lifestyle Center and Grille Room will offer expanded opportunities for pool fitness as well as recreational pool use in shaded areas.
Construction will begin in April 2017 with grand opening expected in February 2018. Download the full Renovation Brochure online.
Gleneagles Hosts 7th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day
October 27, 2016: Gleneagles Country Club welcomed more than 100 First Responders from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue for the 7th Annual Emergency Services Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The event started with a complimentary golf clinic at 12:00pm featuring Top 100 Golf Teacher and PGA Professional Scott Munroe.
Gleneagles donated the entire day to honor the local emergency service workers who protect, serve, and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls in our community. The club invited all emergency services personnel who are members of a station that responds to calls in Gleneagles to participate in the event at no charge.
Gleneagles Director of Golf, Joe DeMino, and Rusty Lamm, Corporal for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are integral in bringing the tournament to Gleneagles each year. Two of Gleneagles members: Eric Sands, a retired Captain in FDNY who served in 9/11, and his friend Alan Caplan, assist in organizing the day by visiting the local first responder stations to distribute information about the event.
“It is truly an honor to organize this day for those who risk their lives to protect and serve our community every day. This is our way of thanking them,” says DeMino.
“The commitment of any emergency service worker to protect, honor and serve their community is a thankless job, however, we are honored to once again welcome our local stations for a great day of lunch and golf at Gleneagles.,” remarks Sands.
Gleneagles Publishes August 2016 Healthy Life Magazine
August 2016 - Check out the latest issue of the Healthy Life magazine. Featuring recipes, articles about sun protection for golf and tennis, exercise and nutrition content from Gleneagles staff. Click the photo to download online.
Gleneagles Publishes May 2016 Healthy Life Magazine
May 2016 - Gleneagles Country Club is dedicated to ensuring our members live their best life at Gleneagles! One way we accomplish this, is by publishing a newsletter called The Healthy Life, where we assemble relevant content for our membership. All club departments contribute to this magazine, from personal training and fitness tips to healthy recipes from the Chef and advice from the Golf and Tennis Pros. Read the May 2016 Issue Online.
Gleneagles Country Club Hires New Executive Chef
March 14, 2016 - Gleneagles Country Club is pleased to announce that Jeff Terentieff has been hired as Executive Chef. Jeff will oversee the entire culinary operation for Gleneagles Country Club, a private member-owned country club with three restaurants and lounges in addition to private dining and banquet facilities.
Jeff will guide and direct all food and beverage back of the house operations while working closely with front of the house staff to ensure the delivery of quality and innovative culinary offerings and services to members and guests.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to Gleneagles. Jeff will be the guiding force in our food and beverage operation, responsible for driving the creative presentation of menu items and empowering the staff to best accommodate the membership,” says Kraig Spina, General Manager and COO.
Jeff, who is originally from New England, is joining the team after a successful career at Boca West Country Club and several fine dining restaurants in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area including Mark’s in the Park, Shore and Catch 22.
“I am very excited to be joining the wonderful team at Gleneagles. I look forward to working closely with the membership and fine-tuning the very talented culinary and service teams to enhance the excellent product that is already offered at Gleneagles,” says Terentieff.
More than $150,000 raised for Breast Cancer Research at Play for P.I.N.K.
February 3, 2016 – Gleneagles Country Club hosted their 12th annual Play for P.I.N.K Silent Auction, Boutique, Golf Tournaments & Luncheon to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on February 8-9, 2016 at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. More than 500 members are expected to participate in this year’s event which raised more than $150,000.
The beneficiary of the event is Play for P.I.N.K. which is a grassroots organization that donates 100% of all funds raised from Play for P.I.N.K. events across the country exclusively to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
Including the proceeds from the 2016 event, Gleneagles Country Club’s eleven-year collective fundraising total for Play for P.I.N.K. exceeds $1,100,000. 100% of the proceeds from Play for P.I.N.K. events across the country go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Gleneagles Country Club Sponsors Local Military Families at the Holidays
December 22, 2015 - Gleneagles Country Club showed their commitment to the community through their 6th Annual Project Gift campaign in support of local military families at the holidays in a partnership with the City of Delray Beach. The club donated much needed funds as well as a home cooked holiday meal and toys for the children in a special presentation at Delray Beach City Hall to two local military families. The members and staff of Gleneagles Country Club thank all of our military for their service to our country.
November 2015 - Healthy Life Magazine Launched
Gleneagles launched a new magazine for members called The Healthy Life. Click on the picture above to download the November 2015 issue. The next issue will be January 2016!
American Society of Interior Designers Awards Image Design Inc. a Bronze Award for Design Excellence for Gleneagles Country Club
May 19, 2015 – Gleneagles Country Club is pleased to congratulate Image Design Inc. on their recent Bronze Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for Design Excellence for Gleneagles Country Club. Sandra Berg was the interior designer for the Gleneagles Country Club project. The Image Design Project at Gleneagles Country Club was among 300 entries that were judged by panels from California, Texas and Tennessee.
“The success of our recent clubhouse renovation was in large part due to the expertise of Image Design and Sandra Berg. We are very proud that ASID recognizes the brilliant interior design project that was recently completed by Image Design at Gleneagles,” remarks Kraig Spina, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Gleneagles Country Club.
Gleneagles’ clubhouse features new interiors in the Legends Dining Room, Legends Lounge, Waterfall Room, Men’s and Ladies Card and Locker Rooms, and Golf Shop. A new outdoor covered dining venue overlooking the signature Legends golf course, the Veranda, provides a venue for al fresco dining and entertaining complete with fire pits and soft seating. The Porte Cochere and valet area has also been expanded and designed to provide a welcoming experience to members and guests as they arrive to the clubhouse.
With the many exterior water features and lush tropical landscaping providing the inspiration for the interior color palette and design elements, the renovated clubhouse features a palette of blues and taupes with accents of pistachio and copper against crisp white-painted millwork. The soft wedgewood blues, silvers, and pistachio in the serene new Lobby design intensify to surf blue, chartreuse, and copper as members enjoy the lively atmosphere of the vibrant Legends Lounge and inviting Legends Dining Room. Locker rooms take the palette a step further as periwinkle blues and creams are featured in the Ladies areas and the Men’s Locker and Card Rooms feature navy and camel. The new furnishings throughout are transitional in style with classic profiles, timeless finishes, and elegant yet durable fabrics. Decorative lighting was a key element in the design with updated styles and finishes and more contemporary scale seen throughout. Exciting new finishes, like those seen on the water feature walls in the Lobby and the buffets in both the Legends Lounge and the Waterfall Room were incorporated to provide fresh yet sophisticated design features.
“Casual elegance, sophistication, comfort, and an inviting ambiance were important considerations in developing the design throughout the clubhouse. Member enjoyment of their club, their home away from home, was key in the selection of design elements,” remarks Sandra Berg, Interior Design for Image Design Inc.
Gleneagles Country Club is currently working with Image Design on an interior design project in the club’s casual dining venue, the Grille Room, which will be completed this summer.
Gleneagles Featured in May 2015 Boca Piquant
Gleneagles is the featured country club in the May 14 issue of the Boca Piquant, a quarterly magazine inserted in the Sun Sentinel in country club communities in the greater Boca Raton and Delray Beach area. Click on the picture of the cover to read the latest issue, or download here.
Gleneagles Country Club Celebrates Head Tennis Professional Astrid Suurbeek's Retirement after 26 Years at Gleneagles
January 2015 - After spending the past twenty-six years as Head Tennis Professional of Gleneagles Country Club, Astrid Suurbeek announced her retirement in late 2014. More than 300 members attended a party in January to celebrate Astrid’s accomplishments and wish her well in retirement. The members and staff are grateful to Astrid for the enormous impact she made on the tennis program on the court teaching individuals, teams, children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren of members.
A celebrated player on the court, Astrid was two times Dutch champion and competed in Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She had great success at the Australian, reaching the quarter finals before losing to a pretty good player named Billie Jean King. Among Astrid's contemporaries on the WTA pro circuit were Margaret Court (who she played at Roland Garros in the Fed Cup), Rosie Casals, Betty Stove and Chris Evert. Astrid held her own on the court toe-to-toe with all of these players.
Tim Snell was named to the Head Tennis Professional position in November 2014. Originally from Jefferson City, Missouri, Tim spends his summers at the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett, New York, where he has been the Tennis Director for the past 19 years. In Florida, Tim has served as the Head Professional at Boca Lago, Wellington Tennis Center, Palm Beach Bath and Tennis and Woodfield.
Gleneagles Country Club Completes $10 Million Clubhouse Renovation
December 2014 - Gleneagles Country Club is celebrating the Grand Opening of their Clubhouse after a nearly $10 million renovation. A Grand Opening Celebration was held on Monday, December 1, and attended by nearly 1,000 Gleneagles members.
“The Clubhouse is very personal for our members, this is their home away from home. The versatile and transitional design of the Clubhouse will ensure that it will be enjoyed for many years by our membership,” remarks Kraig Spina, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Gleneagles Country Club.
The 65,000 square feet Clubhouse features new interiors in the Legends Dining Room, Legends Lounge, Waterfall Room, Men’s and Ladies Card and Locker Rooms, and Golf Shop. A new outdoor covered dining venue overlooking the signature Legends golf course, the Veranda, provides a venue for al fresco dining and entertaining complete with fire pits and soft seating. The Porte Cochere and valet area has also been expanded and designed to provide a welcoming experience to members and guests as they arrive to the clubhouse.
The renovation was designed by the architectural firm of Leo A. Daly Architect of West Palm Beach, Florida, with interiors by Image Design, Inc. Construction was completed by Weitz Construction as the General Contractor.
The new outdoor restaurant, the Veranda, offers comfortable lounge areas with fire pits, restaurant seating for 120 and a dedicated outdoor kitchen. The Veranda is currently being utilized by Gleneagles members for a la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening coffee. In addition, the Veranda sets the scene for cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, membership gatherings, and many other social events.
The new Clubhouse will be a perfect complement to the recently renovated Legends & Victory Golf Courses and Tennis Complex at Gleneagles. The northern entrance of Gleneagles Country Club at Atlantic Avenue, is also under renovation as part of the club’s Master Plan. The Atlantic Avenue entrance is expected to open in early 2015.
Gleneagles Plans Clubhouse Grand Opening
October 2014 - Gleneagles Country Club members will experience their new Clubhouse for the first time as they gather and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 27, 2014. A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Monday, December 1 and will be an open house dine around, with signature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live entertainment located in the new venues of the Clubhouse.
The Clubhouse features new designs in the Legends Dining Room, Legends Lounge, Waterfall Room, Men’s and Ladies Card and Locker Rooms, and Golf Shop. A new outdoor covered dining venue overlooking the signature Legends golf course, the Veranda, will provide a venue for al fresco dining complete with fire pits and soft seating.
The new Clubhouse will be a perfect complement to the recently renovated Legends & Victory Golf Courses and Tennis Complex at Gleneagles. The northern entrance of Gleneagles Country Club on Atlantic Avenue, is also under renovation as part of the club’s Master Plan. The Atlantic Avenue entrance is expected to open in late 2014.
Gleneagles Country Club Plans 30th Anniversary Season in 2014-2015
October 2014 - The 2014-2015 social season at Gleneagles Country Club will be a balance of traditional favorites and innovative new events to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the club and the opening of a new Clubhouse. Some of the exciting events on the calendar for 2014-2015 include a season opening party with a Cirque theme, Dinner Shows with talent to include Bravo Amici, Savannah Jack, Don Gavin, and Mark Preston, Dinner Dances with themes ranging from Don’t Rock the Jukebox to Flower Power, and outdoor evenings on the new Veranda with live Jazz and Reggae music. A comprehensive series of Cultural Enrichment events will be offered including lectures, culinary demonstrations, dance classes, painting classes, a literary luncheon, trip to a Miami Dolphins game, spa day, and more!
Comprehensive Clubhouse Renovation Underway at Gleneagles
May 2014 - Construction has begun at Gleneagles Country Club in anticipation of a comprehensive Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E) renovation. The renovated Clubhouse will be a perfect complement to the recently renovated Legends & Victory Golf Courses and Tennis Complex at Gleneagles. The Clubhouse renovation project is expected to be complete in November 2014 with a grand opening planned for late November 2014.
A new outdoor lounge, to be located on the Veranda adjacent to the Legends Lounge overlooking the Legends Course, will feature fire pits, soft seating, and al fresco bar service, dining and social opportunities. In addition to the Veranda, new designs will debut in the club's Legends Dining Room, Legends Lounge, Lobby, Waterfall Rooms, and Men's & Ladies Card Rooms and Lounges. The project will also include the installation of Hurricane Impact Windows throughout the Club.
To date, everything has taken place according to the critical path. Construction will begin in the Lower Level of the Clubhouse the week of May 12 as planned. The club will be posting frequent blog entries to highlight recent progress. Remember, to stay connected to Gleneagles on Facebook, YouTube & Twitter to catch all of the latest news!
2014 Maccabi Games Golf & Tennis Coming to Gleneagles in August 2014!
The JCC Maccabi Games® is the largest Jewish youth event in the world. From August 10-15, 2014 the Boca Raton community will welcome over 1,000 visiting Jewish teens from across the globe and involve over a thousand members from the greater Boca Raton community including 500 host families, 1,000 volunteers and 200 local teen athletes. The games include individual and team sports, such as baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, flag football, golf and tennis. Gleneagles Country Club is pleased to announce that we were selected as the venue for both the Golf and Tennis competitions!
The JCC Maccabi Games expects to have approximately 60 tennis players and 40 golfers competing in the golf and tennis games at Gleneagles in August. The teens competing will be between the ages of 12-16. There will be many opportunities for members to get involved with the Maccabi Games as a volunteer. Volunteers will be needed from August 11 through August 14 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Members who wish to volunteer can contact Nancy Carroll, Maccabi Games Director at NancyC@bocafed.org or (561) 852-3117.
Gleneagles Chef Participates in 3rd Annual Hospice of Palm Beach County Country Club Chef Showdown
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Executive Chef Steve Nardiello, assisted by Executive Sous Chef Jason Hembree represented Gleneagles Country Club at the Hospice of Palm Beach County Country Club Chef Showdown on February 11, 2014.
Gleneagles Country Club Play for P.I.N.K. featuring Meet & Greet with Colin Montgomerie Raises $130,000 for Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014 – Gleneagles Country Club hosted their 10th annual Play for P.I.N.K Silent Auction, Boutique, Golf Tournament & Luncheon to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11, 2014 at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. More than 500 members participated in the event which raised $130,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Tour Professional Colin Montgomerie honored the 18-Hole Golf Tournament participants with a Meet and Greet the morning of Tuesday, February 11th. Mr. Montgomerie was at Gleneagles Country Club filming an upcoming series of Golf Channel Academy to be aired on The Golf Channel this year.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office honored the 9-Hole Golf Tournament participants with an appearance by Officer Eric Davis and the PBSO Pink Patrol Vehicle to be signed in honor of Breast Cancer Survivors.The beneficiary of the event is Play for P.I.N.K. which is a grassroots organization that donates 100% of all funds raised from Play for P.I.N.K. events across the country exclusively to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
Gleneagles Country Club has raised nearly $900,000 for Play for P.I.N.K. in the past ten years. 100% of the proceeds from Play for P.I.N.K. events across the country go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“We are so proud of our charity work here. Our members have a very philanthropic mind-set; they like to help people,” remarks Kraig Spina, General Manager of Gleneagles Country Club.
Gleneagles Country Club Membership and Real Estate Sales Set New Records
January 2014 - The 2013 year, which saw the sale of 105 properties in Gleneagles Country Club, was the best year on record in terms of membership and real estate activity at Gleneagles Country Club! Strong sales have already taken place and are expected to continue through the 2014 year. In the past two years, more than 180 families have joined Gleneagles Country Club. New Members are joining Gleneagles due to attractive real estate prices, the recently completed renovations to the club’s golf courses and tennis complex, and the upcoming comprehensive Clubhouse renovation, scheduled to begin April 2014 with completion in November 2014. The club recently launched a Featured Properties page on the club’s website, which features a selection of properties available for sale. Information about Gleneagles can be found at www.gleneagles.cc or by calling 561-637-1201.
Gleneagles Pap Corps and Play for P.I.N.K. Reaching New Records in Fundraising
January 2014 - The Eagles Cancer Chapter of the Pap Corps held their Annual Card Party at the club on January 13. Members enjoyed a wonderful day of card playing (Canasta, Mah Jongg, Duplicate & Social Bridge, and Pan) and a luncheon with raffle prizes, including paintings donated by Gleneagles members and donated items from local businesses, with all proceeds benefiting the Pap Corps. This is one of four major fundraisers that the Eagles Cancer Chapter of the Pap Corps hosts each year, and the fundraising total has exceeded all expectations. 100% of all funds raised are donated to the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
The Play for P.I.N.K. committee is finalizing preparations for their 10th annual Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament, Boutique, Silent Auction & Luncheon on February 10-11, 2014. The two-day event, which will include a Boutique and Silent Auction on Monday, February 10 and a Golf Tournament (9 hole and 18 hole format) and Luncheon on Tuesday, February 11, is expected to bring the ten-year fundraising total from Gleneagles Country Club close to the $1 million mark. In the previous nine years, Gleneagles has raised $764,000 for Play for P.I.N.K. 100% of all funds raised are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Love is in the air... at Gleneagles!
In 2000, Nicole Lechter was 13 years old and visiting her grandparents, Myrna and Joe Feldman, when she met Tal Zofi at the Gleneagles Clubhouse pool. Tal was also spending the holidays at Gleneagles with his grandparents, Marvin and Renee Katz.
In summer 2013, Tal proposed to Nicole at the very place they first met, the Gleneagles pool! The couple will be getting married in May 2014. Congratulations from all of us at Gleneagles! Nicole has shared a great love story that started and ended with a romantic proposal at the pool! In her own words, she shares what is so special about the family friendly activities at Gleneagles! Read more...Gleneagles Country Club was recently featured in the August 2013 Boca Piquant publication! This publication was inserted into the Sun Sentinel in Country Club communities in South Florida on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Download the 2013 issue here! Previously, Gleneagles Country Club was featured in the August 2011 issue.
Gleneagles Country Club eagerly anticipates Clubhouse Renovation in 2014
April 2013 - Gleneagles Country Club is working with a team of award-winning professional consultants (Image Design, Gaudet & Associates, Leo A. Daly Architect & Weitz Construction) to finalize plans for a Clubhouse Renovation in 2014. The club recently unveiled conceptual drawings to the membership depicting the updates and enhancements to the Legends Lounge, Legends Dining Room, Lobby, and Men’s and Ladies Card Rooms. A new outdoor lounge, to be located on the Veranda adjacent to the Legends Lounge, will feature fire pits, soft seating, and al fresco bar service, dining and social opportunities. The project will also include the installation of Hurricane Impact Windows throughout the Club. The renovated Clubhouse will be a perfect complement to the recently renovated Legends & Victory Golf Courses and Tennis Complex at Gleneagles. The Clubhouse renovation project is expected to begin in April 2014 with a grand opening planned for late November 2014.
Gleneagles Gives Back to Charitable Partners
April 2013 - Gleneagles Country Club members and staff raised funds, awareness, and supplies to benefit many worthy charities in 2013. The Eagles Cancer Chapter of the Pap Corps hosted a season full of events which raised more than $63,000 for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Genesis Chapter of Hadassah organized many events to raise funds to support their mission. Hadassah’s Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon featured a professional fashion coordinator and a fashion show with professional models showing off the latest fashions. More than 500 members participated in the 9th annual Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser which raised $140,000 for breast cancer research this year. Including the proceeds from this year’s event, Gleneagles Country Club has raised $769,000 for Play for P.I.N.K. in the past nine years.
“We are so proud of our charity work here. Our members have a very philanthropic mind-set; they like to help people,” remarks Kraig Spina, General Manager of Gleneagles Country Club.
Medical Play Dolls will be donated to Local Children's Hospitals from Fundraiser organized by G4S Secure Solutions & Gleneagles Country Club
April 2013 – The G4S Security Team at Gleneagles Country Club organized a fundraiser to collect monetary contributions and supplies to help make Medical Play Dolls, which are sewn by hand by Gleneagles Country Club members and donated to many local children’s hospitals including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The dolls are used by Doctors to explain an upcoming surgery to a child. Nearly $1,000 has been raised in the form of monetary donations and supplies.
Major Tom West, Security Director of Gleneagles Country Club’s G4S Team presented a check for $720 and more than $240 of donated supplies to the volunteers who sew the Medical Play Dolls on Monday, April 1st in the Strathearn Clubhouse at Gleneagles Country Club.
A group of Gleneagles members has been meeting weekly to sew the Medical Play Dolls for several years. The dolls are dressed in a hospital gown and a knit cap, and also come with a matching knit cap for the child. The group relies exclusively on donations to purchase supplies and volunteers to hand-sew the dolls and deliver to local hospitals.
G4S Secure Solutions is the world’s leading security company. The G4S Security Team at Gleneagles Country Club selected the Medical Play Dolls group, which is one of several philanthropic activities that club members support at Gleneagles. G4S teams based out of locations from Boca Raton to Lake Worth and Gleneagles Country Club Members and Staff also contributed to the fundraiser’s success. The volunteers who sew the dolls also raised $200.
“G4S recently assigned all of their security teams across the area to select a charity, and to plan and execute some type of event or fundraiser as part of their commitment to giving back to the community. We did not have to look very far to identify a very worthy cause that makes a big impact on children when they need it most,” remarks Major Tom West, G4S Security Director at Gleneagles Country Club.
Gleneagles Country Club Hires Laura Hunt as Director of Food & Beverage
September 2012 - Gleneagles Country Club is pleased to welcome Laura Hunt as the new Director of Food & Beverage. The goal of this new position is to elevate member dining experiences by creating synergy between the culinary and service teams at the Club. Laura will oversee the entire Food and Beverage operation, including the culinary staff, service team, purchasing operations, menu development, catering, and private events. Laura will report to Nick Jolly, who has been the Clubhouse Manager at Gleneagles Country Club since 2001. “We are thrilled to welcome Laura Hunt to Gleneagles. Laura will be the guiding force in our F&B operation, responsible for driving the creative presentation of menu items and empowering the staff to best accommodate the membership,” remarks Kraig Spina, General Manager and COO. “I am very excited to be joining the wonderful team at Gleneagles. I look forward to working closely with the membership and fine-tuning the very talented culinary and service teams to enhance the excellent product that is already offered here,” says Laura Hunt. Laura, who is originally from Norfolk, England, is joining the team after a successful career at the Ritz Carlton Club in Jupiter and The Breakers in Palm Beach.
Gleneagles Country Club Wins Chamber of Commerce Award
September 2012 - The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Gleneagles Country Club will be honored with a Business Recognition Award at the upcoming Luminary Gala, taking place at the Delray Beach Marriott on September 22, 2012. This award is presented to new or existing businesses that have made significant investment to the local economy through expansion of their business, significant job growth and/or major renovation or restoration of the inside or outside of their physical building from May 2011 - May 2012. Gleneagles received the honor in response to the $5 million renovation of its signature Legends Course, which opened in December, 2011. The Legends Course, which measures 7,047 yards, has generated local and national media attention as well as a significant increase in the number of properties sold and new members joining the Club.
Casual Pub Atmosphere leads to new Dining Opportunities for Gleneagles Members
August 2012 - Gleneagles Country Club has recently begun offering more events and dining opportunities in the friendly confines of its Grille Room and Glen Bar. The Grille Room and Glen Bar feature a comfortable, tropical atmosphere with indoor dining and two picturesque venues for outdoor seating. The poolside dining area has been made popular with “Music and Dancing by the Pool”, a Friday night tradition this past season featuring some of the best live music in South Florida. The putting patio provides outdoor dining with a view of the new putting green and Waterfall, adjacent to the new Legends Course. Some of the menus that the members have enjoyed in recent months include a “Pub Night” with a variety of classic pub fare and specially selected craft beers, and the “Hot off the Grille” menu featuring a selection of barbecue favorites.
Gleneagles Tennis Team Wins Palm Beach Senior League Division 2 Championship
August 2012 - The Palm Beach Senior League is the largest senior tennis league in the world boasting 4,700 players, 340 teams, 90 clubs, and utilizing 340 tennis courts. The league was formed in 1986 and is headquartered at Gleneagles Country Club. Current league President and Gleneagles member Sheila Krauser, along with her husband and league Commissioner Al Krauser, were among the founding members. Gleneagles typically has several men’s and women’s teams competing from Division 1 to 9. This year, for the first time in the 26-year history of the league, a Gleneagles team earned top honors with a league championship. After 10 weeks of exciting competition, a semi–final and final playoff match, the Division 2 women’s team members were acknowledged and presented with their award at the year-end banquet at the Kravis Center. Victorious team members include: Senior League President, Sheila Krauser; Captains Ann North and Gail Glickman; and team members Shula Aranowitz, Bobbie Crane, Ilene Kahan, Liz Lichtner, Eleanor Long, Ellen Mermelstein, Bianca Mintz, Judy Polatsek, Ros Roystone, Judy Stern, and Sheila Stern.
Gleneagles Members Give Back
April 2012 - Gleneagles members have a long-standing reputation for contributing their time, talent, and treasure to many philanthropic endeavors. In February, the Gleneagles Ladies Golf Association raised $105,900 at the 8th Annual Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament, Boutique, and Luncheon to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In April, the Eagles Cancer Chapter of the Pap Corps for Cancer Research hosted their closing day luncheon and social dues raffle. The Eagles Cancer Chapter has raised more than $60,000 to benefit the Pap Corps this year. The Gleneagles Genesis Chapter of Hadassah has raised more than $40,000 throughout the year in a social season highlighted by card parties, luncheons, and fashion shows. A friendly group of Gleneagles members meets weekly to sew Medical Dolls that are donated to local children’s hospitals. Gleneagles members also donate toys to benefit Toys for Tots, groceries to benefit Ruth Rales Family Services and Boca Helping Hands, and provide a home-cooked dinner and financial donation to local military families at the holidays in collaboration with the City of Delray Beach Mayor’s Office.
New Members Joining Gleneagles
April 2012 - Gleneagles Country Club is delighted to welcome 43 new families who have joined the club in the past six months. New members are choosing to join Gleneagles for many reasons including an active golf and tennis program, a well-maintained Clubhouse with some of the best dining in South Florida, an exciting social calendar, and attractive real estate prices. Several of these new members have joined as Golf Members after being impressed by the new Legends golf course. This signature golf course opened in December 2011 after a $5 million renovation by Kipp Schulties. The 7,047-yard Legends Course features new bunkers, large greens, traditional landscaping, six sets of tees and five sets of combination-tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels and abilities. For more information, contact the Membership Office at (561) 637-1201 or