Industry News

Naples’ Audubon CC wraps up renovation


Naples, Florida (November 7, 2018) – Audubon Country Club recently completed the renovation of its 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course under direction of golf course architect, J. Drew Rogers, ASGCA and golf course superintendent, Kenyon Kyle, GCSAA.


During a six-month closure, Glase Golf Construction completely rebuilt and recontoured all 18 greens with Tif-Eagle Bermudagrass and installed new greens irrigation surrounds. Other improvements include an enlarged and enhanced short-game practice area, a new brick paver golf cart staging area, and additional native landscaping, elevating the beauty of the natural surroundings. The green renovation project was a culmination of improvements to the golf course completed over the past three years during which time fairways and tees underwent a grass conversion from #419 Bermudagrass to Celebration Bermudagrass in two phases in 2015 and 2016. The refinements made to the greens this summer paired with past modifications to tee complexes and bunkers have improved playability of the course and reflect the Club's mission to provide and maintain a first-class, memorable golf experience.

"Our members have found the new greens to be challenging and more fun to play,” said Rick Bintzler, Green Committee Chair at Audubon Country Club. “This was a well-planned, phase renovation that demonstrates the Club's commitment to continuously improve our facilities."

Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community with natural preserve area along all 18 holes. Whether seeking championship golf or other recreational and lifestyle opportunities, 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

About Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club is a private, gated golf community in Naples, Florida located only minutes away from the white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Club community has 410 homes spread over 755 acres, of which 59 percent of which is dedicated to natural preserves. Audubon is one of 800 communities in the entire world that have the honor of being a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

Media Contacts:
Rob Myers

Michael Rodriguez
General Manager
Audubon Country Club
(239) 566-9800