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The Club at the Dunes welcomes Lee Sonsky as executive chef

New York native brings 20-plus years of culinary experience to private residential community in Naples, Fla.

Naples, Florida (November 20, 2019) – The Club at the Dunes, part of The Dunes of Naples private residential community in Naples, Florida, is proud to welcome Lee Sonsky as the club’s new executive chef. Chef Sonsky will oversee menu creation, food preparation and service at the club’s new dinning and catering venues.

Chef Lee Sonsky

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Sonsky fell in love with the culinary world while working at a small mom and pop Italian restaurant and pizzeria. He moved to Florida in 2002 and began working at the world famous Breakers Palm Beach, where he spent 11 years honing his culinary skills. Most recently, Sonsky served as chef at the prestigious Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria property in Boca Raton.

“We are pleased to welcome Chef Sonsky and his 20-plus of culinary experience to The Club at the Dunes,” said Eric Johnson, general manager, The Club at the Dunes. “Chef Sonsky is the right person to lead the next chapter in the club’s culinary evolution as we continue to enhance our member and guest experiences.”

Earlier this year, The Dunes of Naples completed a $9.2 million Amenities Center renovation and expansion project. The new coastal-themed Amenities Center includes a new 25,000 square-foot clubhouse with the new Royal Palm Room restaurant; a new SandBar indoor/outdoor bar; and a flexible club room for events. In addition, the club’s new Tiki Bar is a popular poolside destination for residents and guests. As part of the renovation and expansion, the entire pool area was renovated and now includes fire pit tables and a lounge area in a new courtyard. The wellness and fitness center was also expanded, adding a group exercise room, two rooms dedicated to massages or physical therapy, a new tennis office and pro-shop and a new recreational game room equipped with pool table, ping pong tables and shuffle board.

The Dunes of Naples is comprised of seven high rise towers of high-end luxury condos and 40 luxury coach homes. Troon, the world’s largest golf and club management company, manages the food and beverage operation as well as the recreational amenities at The Dunes of Naples.

For more information on The Dunes of Naples, visit or call (239)593-9680.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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