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Audubon to build $7 million lifestyle center


Naples, Florida (February 11, 2019) – Audubon Country Club members recently approved a $7 million renovation and expansion project of the club’s Courtside Café building. The current single-story building will be replaced with a new two-story, 18,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center with tennis and fitness operations and a new casual indoor/outdoor dining area. Crews are expected to break ground on the new member amenity this spring, with completion slated for December of 2019.


The project will both modernize and expand the club’s fitness offerings, while also providing members with a breathtaking new dining experience. Peacock + Lewis Architecture and Interior Design of North Palm Beach, Florida designed the new facility, while Gates Construction is the contractor.

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

The new building is located adjacent to the Club’s seven Har-Tru tennis courts and two bocce courts. Additionally, a new HydroGrid exhibition tennis court and two gel surface pickleball courts will also be added in 2019.

The new fitness center, located on the building’s second floor, will feature a state-of-the-art weight studio and cardio room, two exercise rooms for fitness classes, a spa lounge, two treatment rooms, and men’s and ladies’ 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.

“We are very excited about this project and the opportunity to significantly enhance member enjoyment and continue to attract new members,” said Pam Davis, President, Audubon Country Club Board of Directors. “It reflects the current trends in the private club industry and aligns with our Vision Statement to provide and maintain competitive, high quality facilities and sports programs for all members.”

Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community with natural preserve areas along all 18 holes. 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 on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island; 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