NAPLES, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Club at Mediterra was recently recognized among the top 4 percent of private U.S. country clubs, receiving its designation from the Club Leaders Forum as a 2014-2016 Platinum Clubs of America.
The peer-awarded honor is determined by club managers, presidents and owners who considered a club’s national reputation, overall experience, excellence in amenities and facilities, caliber of staff and professional service levels, quality of members, prudent fiscal management and its ability to respond to changes.
The Club at Mediterra was the only Naples club in the country club category, ranking 57 out of 125 clubs.
“Platinum Clubs of America recognition is a testament to our emphasis on excellence every day,” said Tom Wallace, CEO and general manager of The Club at Mediterra. “Our goal is the satisfaction of our membership and providing them with a world-class golf and club experience.”
The Club at Mediterra has received triennial Platinum Club status since 2006.
“Platinum Clubs of America shine as a beacon of excellence for all others to emulate,” said Dennis W. Burns, director of the Club Leaders Forum, the industry source for club professionals for nearly 30 years.
Featuring two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses, state-of-the-art training facilities and a private clubhouse and beach club, Mediterra has received numerous awards from Travel & Leisure Golf, Golf Digest, Golfweek Magazine and Links magazine.
An Environmental Leader in Golf, The Club at Mediterra was also the world’s first Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary.
The clubhouse is currently undergoing a $4 million renovation that will be completed this fall. On the links, Mediterra is in the first year of a two-year $6.1 million project to replace the irrigation system, bunkers, cart paths and turf on its South Course.
The 1,700-acre community has also been recognized as a Distinguished Emerald Club, an honor attained by only the top 5 percent of private clubs in the world. A 2013 Aurora Award winner for best residential development within the Southeastern U.S., Mediterra is also the Collier Building Industry Association’s eight-time Community of the Year.
Mediterra offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned club 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.
Recent renovations expanded The Club at Mediterra’s terrace and added a fire pit to the popular Tavern lounge, which serves gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and open-air grilled entrées.
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.
All of the community’s amenities are membership-owned.
Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves. The community is 90 percent sold out.
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 239-949-8989, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.