NAPLES, Fla. (July 31, 2014) – When seasonal residents return to Mediterra this fall, they’ll be welcomed by an expanded and newly decorated Grille Room, Club Lounge, additional al fresco seating and a renovated ladies golf locker room. Construction is midway through a spring-to-fall project that will complete a multi-million dollar renovation of The Club at Mediterra, the social hub of the 1,700-acre Naples community.
The project includes expansion of the Club’s main dining area, the Grille Room and its adjoining bar, opening the area to a new terrace to accommodate residents’ preferences for al fresco dining and introducing a chef’s table and exposition kitchen. The Grille Room will also boast new interior design featuring bleached wood-paneled walls to create a casual but elegant ambience. The Lounge will feature distressed wood flooring and an added terrace for socializing al fresco.
The ladies locker room is also being renovated this summer to improve functionality and provide additional golf locker storage. A renovation to the men’s locker room was completed last year.
During construction of the Grille Room, Mediterra’s ballroom and the Tavern on 18 will remain open to members. The Tavern, one of Mediterra’s most popular gathering spots, was expanded last summer to include a fire pit terrace. The initial phase of construction also included creating a newer, larger kitchen.
Work on the final phase began in the spring and will be completed by Thanksgiving, according to Carmen Mauceri, director of club operations at Mediterra.
“Our members are looking forward to seeing this new vision for the Grille Room and Club Lounge,” he said. “They won’t be disappointed.”
The Club at Mediterra has also embarked on a two-year golf course project to replace the irrigation system, bunkers, and turf on its South Course, one of Mediterra’s two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio. The first phase began in the spring and is not expected to interfere with seasonal play.
Improvements to the North Course will begin after the first project is completed.
“Mediterra’s golf courses are our crown jewels and are essential to member satisfaction, attracting new members and maximizing our property values,” said Carl Dill, president of The Club at Mediterra’s Board of Governors. “It’s very important we invest in our courses.”
Both the clubhouse and course projects are being funded through the club’s reserves.
The Club at Mediterra, named one of the top private clubs in the world by BoardRoom magazine, is the center of the member experience at Mediterra, Naples’ premier golf and beach club community.
Mediterra is the eight-time winner of the Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year and received a 2013 Aurora Award for Best Residential Development in the Southeastern United States.
Mediterra offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned Club at Mediterra with the world-class Fazio-designed courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, featuring an elevated swimming pool, casual dining with a full bar, and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, and beverage and food menus.
Mediterra’s onsite amenities include themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services; and the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts.
Mediterra’s Golf Learning Center offers indoor and outdoor hitting stations, video equipment with launch monitor, a 2.5-acre short game practice complex with three greens, and a staff of certified PGA professionals. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes.
Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves.
Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty.
Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and single-family maintenance-free villas priced from the $800,000s to more than $7 million.
For more information about Mediterra, visit www.ExperienceMediterra, call toll-free 866-918-3354, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.