West Palm Beach, FL (Sept. 23, 2014) - Ibis Golf & Country Club today announced the Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for its all-new 15,000 sq. ft. sports village, to be held at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 7.
The complex is designed to provide the finest in dining, relaxation, sports and fitness, via its California-style bistro with an open kitchen and healthy dining options, expanded tennis center and shop, fitness facilities featuring interactive equipment, fitness classrooms, resort-style pool, lap pool, kids’ pool play area, full-service 4,500 sq. ft. spa, and a state-of-the-art Yoga Wall.
Ibis members will be joined by West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Commissioner Keith James, and Ibis management and staff to celebrate this landmark occasion.
Complimentary spa treatments will be offered throughout the day.
The sports village aptly represents the role that Ibis’s 3,000+ members expect the center to play in their lives. It joins the already-impressive list of activity options and structures that Ibis offers its very-active membership, including three Nicklaus-family-designed 18-hole golf courses, practice greens, 14 Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, basketball courts, on-site physical therapy, kids’ camp and sports clinics, a dog park, and bike lanes. In addition to its sports activities, Ibis offers a myriad of dining options and events, social events, a full array of card and game playing options, frequent off-campus trips, and more than 20 additional clubs and organizations focusing on cultural activities.
The Grand Opening marks the completion of Phase 1 of Ibis’s $33 million Capital Improvement Project, embarked upon in January, 2013, after much local- and industry-research. Ibis’s growing member base and relatively young average age demand that this club stay on the cutting edge of industry trends. The Capital Improvement Project investment easily acquired the necessary votes to move forward, and progress has been efficient, remaining on schedule and on budget.
“I am continually impressed by not only the passion of our members and board, but also by their acute sense of business and forward-thinking focus,” Ibis General Manager/COO Stephen J. LoGiudice says. “Through their commitment to this huge undertaking, the Capital Improvement Project, our board of directors, committee members, and members-at-large have proven their commitment to truly making Ibis “a place everyone wants to come home to,” a mantra we adopted that has been fully embraced by our community. These volunteers have been an integral part of seeing this huge undertaking come to fruition; with their passionate involvement in every step of the process, our members prove every day the reason we – management and staff – are here: truly, to make Ibis Golf & Country Club a place that they are proud to come home to.”
The sports village features:
- A two-story 15,000 sq. ft. fitness facility with multiple training rooms and movement studios for Pilates, spinning, yoga, and physical therapy
- A tropical resort-style pool with beach-entry, lap pool, kid’s splash zone, and a hot tub
- Full service spa with a nail salon and treatment rooms for massage and facials, along with cutting-edge HydraTherapy treatments
- Bistro offering upscale casual fare, an indoor/outdoor bar, and poolside dining
Ibis Board of Directors President Peter Miller added, “Our goal is to enhance the active lifestyle of our existing and future members, and our new Sports Village will provide a multifaceted resort experience and become the club within our club.”
About Ibis Golf & Country Club:
Ibis is a secure, gated collection of 33 distinctly different neighborhoods, located on the quiet edge of northern West Palm Beach and just minutes from the heart of the city. It is adjacent to the pristine Grassy Waters Nature Preserve, a 12,000-acre, state-protected preserve, with wildlife, birds, and tropical vegetation. Ibis Golf & Country Club offers 54 holes of golf on three renowned Nicklaus golf courses, and the clubhouse is undergoing a complete renovation and will be expanded to approximately 73,000 square feet. The reopening is anticipated in late fall of 2015. The Fitness Center, with trainers on-site, is outfitted with equipment for cardio and resistance training, and the Tennis Center holds friendly tournaments and weekly group play with tennis professionals. Golf is center stage with top-notch professionals, including Martin Hall who heads instruction and is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the game’s Top 50 instructors. For more information, call 561.625.8500.