FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2017) – This season, Pelican Preserve members and players found a refreshed 27-hole championship course and a newly renovated golf clubhouse awaiting their return.

Just in time to kick off a new season, WCI Communities completed renovations to the Chip Powell-designed course and golf clubhouse at the 55-and-better lifestyle community in Fort Myers.

The five-month improvement project on The Heron course included a complete renovation of putting and practice greens, as well as a fine-tuning of the The Egret and Ibis courses, to align with United States Golf Association specifications.

“The seventh green redesign is particularly dramatic,” said Pelican Preserve General Manager Joe Smith. “Our golfers are giving it high marks!”

The clubhouse interior redesign, led by Clive Daniel Hospitality of Naples, updated dining venues and common areas. Renovations on the lower level of the 26,145-square-foot clubhouse introduced a new indoor/outdoor covered patio for alfresco dining. Enclosing the patio off the second level not only doubled seating in the full-service, members-only dining room, but it also provided a beautiful view of The Ibis course’s finishing hole.

Pelican Preserve’s golf clubhouse amenities also include a banquet room and a state-of-the-art fitness center with spa treatment rooms.

“When we undertake improvements, our ultimate goal is adding value to our members’ experience,” said Smith.

Pelican Preserve’s 70,000-square-foot Town Center, Plaza del Sol, offers nearly every imaginable activity – from indoor fitness and swimming, to arts and crafts studios and a 99-seat theater. Dining options include the casually elegant Destinations restaurant and Flip Flops, the poolside bar. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, a new lap pool, tennis, softball and pickleball.

Pelican Preserve is one of the first residential communities in the nation awarded the Gold Seal of Sustainability from Audubon International’s Sustainable Development program. In addition to sidewalks and walking trails, the community includes 38 pristine acres set aside for an observation boardwalk and nature preserve.

Pelican Preserve offers homebuyers Chateau and Cottage Homes, Villas, Carriage Homes, Grand Villas and Classic Homes to suit every taste and lifestyle starting from the high $100,000s. Several Dream Ready Homes are available for immediate or near-immediate move-in, and furnished models are open daily.

Pelican Preserve is located 2 miles from I-75 just south of Colonial Boulevard on Treeline Avenue. The welcome center and models are open daily.

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