The Colony Golf & Bay Club
Bonita Springs, Florida
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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Members returning to The Colony Golf & Country Club this season are being greeted by a grand, stylishly redesigned clubhouse and a renovated 27-hole championship golf course ready for play.
WCI Communities selected Clive Daniel Hospitality of Naples to oversee updates in The Colony’s stately 28,000-square-foot clubhouse. Using the clubhouse’s existing architectural details and taking advantage of natural light patterns, the design team implemented aesthetic and functional improvements that are receiving a positive response from members.
“Our members are all saying they can’t believe it’s the same space,” said Club Manager Jim Iacovino. “The design team did an amazing job imparting a fresh, light and contemporary look to the club while maintaining its original design. This design takes the club into season in style.”
In addition to redefining spaces to enhance functionality and optimizing water and greens views, the updates included employing a lighter color palette balanced by rich, warm wood finishes and adding new furniture, draperies, lighting fixtures and artwork.
The Clubhouse redesign parallels a comprehensive six-month renovation to The Colony’s championship golf course designed by Jerry Pate, who was on hand for the members-only course unveiling earlier this month.
General Manager Ed Weber said golfers will enjoy improved course playability.
“We introduced Platinum Paspalum grass on 18 rebuilt greens and three putting and chipping greens,” Weber said. “The grow phase is going well, and we’re looking forward to a great season of play.”
The project also included regrassing surrounds and restoring bunkers to their original size and scope. Additional updates included lounge improvements at The Sports Club, which features six Har-Tru tennis courts, tennis shop, fitness equipment, aerobics studio, three spa treatment rooms and a 65-foot pool and spa. A new awning, additional seating and a juice bar created an emphasis on hospitality.
Residents of The Colony Golf & Bay Club have access to Pelican Landing amenities, including a 34-acre island beach park, canoe park, tennis courts, fitness center and community center. The Colony’s concierge program can arrange everything from key-holding and housekeeping services to dry cleaning, domestic and international travel, and at-home massages or yoga instruction.
At The Colony Golf & Bay Club, construction continues on Altaira®, WCI’s tower of 75 Sky HomesSM, starting in the $1 millions. WCI also offers luxury penthouse-inspired residences in four-story mid-rise buildings at Cielo in The Colony. Dream Ready Homes available for immediate move-in start from the mid-$700,000s.