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Audubon Country Club unveils new Lifestyle Center

The Naples, Fla., club introduces a 19,000-square-foot site that modernizes and expands the fitness and tennis offerings, while also providing members with new casual indoor/outdoor dining

Naples, Florida (August 20, 2020) – Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla. recently unveiled its new 19,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center. The two-story Lifestyle Center both modernizes and expands the club’s fitness and tennis offerings, while also providing members with a new casual indoor/outdoor dining experience. Peacock + Lewis Architecture and Interior Design of North Palm Beach designed the facility, while Gates Construction was the contractor.

Audubon Country Club Lifestyle Center in Naples, Fla.

The focal point of the new Lifestyle Center is the new and improved Courtside Café which is substantially larger and features an indoor/outdoor bar, display kitchen, poolside dining, and increased outdoor lounging areas with cozy fire pit tables. Executive Chef Richard Nielsen, CEC, PCIII, oversees the culinary experience which features a menu that will enhance a healthy lifestyle.

The new fitness center, located on the building’s second floor, features a state-of-the-art weight studio and cardio room, two exercise rooms for fitness classes, a massage lounge, two treatment rooms, and men’s and ladies’ day use locker rooms. The second-floor balcony can be used for outdoor fitness classes such as tai chi and yoga or to accommodate seating for social gatherings.

The new building is located adjacent to the Club’s seven Har-Tru tennis courts and two bocce courts. A new HydroGrid exhibition tennis court and two gel surface pickleball courts were also added as part of the project.

“The Lifestyle Center puts us at the forefront of facilities in terms of fitness,” said Michael Rodriguez, PGA, general manager, Audubon Country Club. “It’s also a place in the community that members can drive their golf cart to, sit by the fire pits and have a craft beverage – and never have to leave the gates. That’s really important, especially in this day and age, that we have something like this that members can enjoy.

“The Lifestyle Center is going to be a terrific gathering spot for members. Real estate sales are strong in the community and this building is a big reason for the surge in home sales.”

About Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community in Naples, Florida. The Club community has 410 homes spread over 755 acres, of which 59 percent of which is dedicated to natural preserves and is located only minutes away from the white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Audubon offers an array of amenities and an extensive social calendar for an active, healthy, and social lifestyle.

Audubon County Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, and is currently offering a limited number of non-resident memberships. For more information on Audubon Country Club, please call 239-592-4000 or visit www.audubonccofnaples.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 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 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus 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 Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media contacts:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com

Michael Rodriguez
General Manager
Audubon Country Club
(239) 566-9800
mrodriguez@auduboncountryclub.org