Bonita Bay Club Launches $11.5 Million Renovation - "Vision 2013"

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Member-owned Bonita Bay Club enters the next phase in a major multi-year capital improvements initiative.

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Our vision is to be among the most attractive and well-rounded private social and sporting clubs in Southwest Florida...Cynthia White president of Bonita Bay Club

The $11.5 million project, “Vision 2013,” includes major modifications to the west clubhouse, the construction of a new golf shop and cart storage building, golf course irrigation system and cart path replacement on the Marsh course.

Work is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2013. Peacock and Lewis Architects of North Palm Beach is providing the planning and design services; D. Garrett Construction of Naples is the contractor.

“Our vision is to be among the most attractive and well-rounded private social and sporting clubs in Southwest Florida,” said Cynthia White, president of the club’s board of directors. “The improvements underway are the result of a two-year study by our board and general manager with valuable input from club members; our goal is to ensure the club’s long-term success in a very competitive environment by properly reinvesting into club facilities.”

Clubhouse renovations will include the construction of a new 4,700 sq.ft. open-air members bar and casual grill. The location will provide spectacular panoramic views to the west, golf courses and Bonita Bay’s legendary natural environment. The new bar and grill will be complemented with large wraparound terraces and connected lower patio and firepit.

Main clubhouse plans include a full reconstruction and enlargement of the club’s kitchen, adding a casual display production kitchen complete with open-hearth stone oven.

An impressive new “Golf Super Center,” measuring approximately 30,000 sq.ft., will be built which will consolidate all golf operation activities at the Club’s west campus. This new golf building will accommodate more than 2,900 golf bags and underground storage of 240 golf carts.

The "Vision 2013" improvements will include the first of a three-phase golf course irrigation renovation that will provide the most efficient use of water and electricity by utilizing the most sophisticated technology in the industry. The asphalt cart paths on the Marsh golf course will also be replaced and upgraded to a combination of concrete and crushed coquina shells. The Marsh course was designed by Arthur Hills and debuted in 1985.

Members took ownership of Bonita Bay Club in the spring of 2010. And under the leadership of Dan Miles, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, an expansive program to restore the club’s legendary amenities and service was launched. “No club in Southwest Florida offers a wider variety of recreational and social opportunities as Bonita Bay Club. Bonita Bay Club has 90 holes of golf, 18 Har-tru tennis courts, resort-style swim facility, a 10,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art fitness center and spa and two clubhouses, all complemented by a great tradition of member camaraderie and environmental stewardship,” said Miles.

Bonita Bay Club has three Arthur Hills designed golf courses within the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay Community and two courses by Tom Fazio at nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples, which features a pure golf experience in a natural setting with no residential development. The club’s tennis and swim center has 18 Har-Tru courts and one of the most active tennis programs in Southwest Florida, directed by a USTA Master Professional.

To learn more about Bonita Bay Club, visit bonitabayclub.net. For information about current membership opportunities, please call contact Membership Director Dianne Rambo at 239-949-5036 or email DianneR(at)BonitaBayClub(dot)net

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