The magic of St. Andrews is the synergy between its outstanding facilities, peerless professional staff, and a discerning membership that appreciates an active lifestyle. The fundamentals of golf never change, but the way you experience the game certainly does. For members of St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, the ultimate fulfillment is found on the golf course.
The Club has two signature designed courses; the Olde Course which was completely renovated in 2016 and is now the Fazio II Course, designed by Tommy Fazio II and the Arnold Palmer Signature ® Design Course. Both 18-hole Championship courses are distinctively challenging as each designer intended. The courses are complemented with verdant fairways, impeccable greens, rolling berms and water hazards and over 70-acres of side-lakes, waterways and wooded areas.
A unique feature at St. Andrews is that no tee times are required so members can tee off at sunrise or the back nine at dusk. The club also features a deep-piled putting green, driving range and a brand new chipping area.
St. Andrews Country Club offers a variety of amenities that allow you to make the best of your golfing experience including a state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center featuring an indoor hitting bay, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf®-branded club fitting area. These special amenities allow you to visualize firsthand what your golf instructor sees, aid you in adjusting your swing accordingly and enhance your skills in a shorter timeframe.
Members also enjoy luxurious locker rooms, club and shoe cleaning service, pro shop and full schedule of clinics and special events.
By partnering with Callaway and bringing in V1 and FlightScope technologies, St. Andrews Country Club is the only private club in South Palm Beach County to offer all of these unique services, including instruction in a comprehensive GPC facility. The professional golf instruction staff offers lessons in the GPC, driving range, putting or chipping practice areas or on either of the two 18-hole championship courses.
Paul Clivio, Director of Golf and recent recipient of the 2017 Professional of the Year Award from Callaway Golf Company, and the Head Golf Pro and PGA certified staff oversee a full schedule of events, clinics and classes for golfers at all levels of any age.
We recently caught up with Mr. Clivio and had a quick convo regarding his recent accomplishment and this is what he had to say.
Q: Your career path to become director of golf was unorthodox. After establishing a successful livelihood in the plastics business, you walked away. Tell us about that career choice.
A: I left a good paying job to make $8.50 an hour, I wanted to work at St. Andrews Country Club that bad! One of the things that makes St Andrews so great is the mutual respect between members and management. We’re all part of the same team to make the club the best it can be every day. St. Andrews has an incredible reputation when it comes to employee loyalty. Most employees and staff have been with the club for their entire career. People don’t want to leave because we make it such a great place to work.
Now 23 years later I’m not only the director of golf but about to become president of the SE Florida chapter of the PGA.
Q: You were recently awarded the 2017 Professional of the Year Award from Callaway Golf Company. How do you feel about such a prestigious honor?
A: I accredit my success to the values my parents instilled in me, especially regarding customer service. My mother is a strong, very customer oriented person who taught me about working with people, listening to what they are saying and really understanding their needs. It’s not about being a great golfer, but more about becoming a better person every day.
Another thing I accredit is the high standard of Callaway products, and of the club itself. The Golf Performance Center helps golfers find the perfect fit by recording their swings on camera and then play them back to pinpoint issues.
The GPC also sells Callaway products. “The best golf company with the best country club, you can’t lose!”
St. Andrews Country Club, a resident-only Private Golf & Country Club, is located in upscale Boca Raton, Florida near world-class shops, superb dining, cultural attractions and gorgeous area beaches.
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