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The Club at Mediterra Undergoes Expansion and Renovation Amid Growing Membership

by Arelys Alexander
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Mediterra Naples has been slowly updating and adding to their luxury home community in order to accommodate their growing membership and ensure luxury living standards, but recent and projected additions to community member numbers have prompted plans for more changes.  Now, they’re staying ahead of the game by expanding the areas of the clubhouse used most often by residents.

In 2008, Mediterra Naples added The Tavern, an outdoor seating area where guests could dine by the 19th hole of the golf course and enjoy brick oven pizzas, cold beer, big screen TVs, and a campfire in an alfresco setting.  In 2013, the Club at Mediterra’s kitchen and Grille Room received updates and in 2016, both the North and South versions of the Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses received improvements to improve playability and durability.  Now, Mediterra is expanding and updating several other portions of The Club at Mediterra in order to provide luxury surroundings for their residents, and enlarging storage and staff areas to match the increase in numbers of both the members and staff.  These changes will also add to the overall engaging atmosphere provided for residents, where informal attire, including jeans, is always welcomed.

The initial phase of a two-phase expansion for the clubhouse, which will provide an additional 24,000 square feet, has been completed, with the second phase and a 7,000-square-foot renovation of existing space planned for 2019.  All projects have been, and will continue to be, funded through the Club’s reserves and will be completed without a member assessment.

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The Tavern Terrace, now popular among members for the outdoor dining and  lounge area, has doubled in size (adding 1,400 square feet) to accommodate members and allows for seating near the golf course to enhance the golf and sunset views during your meal.  The previous awning was replaced with a permanent roof featuring a clerestory element that allows natural sunlight to illuminate the space. The Club at Mediterra also added new, more efficient wind/rain/bug/sun screens between the columns on the newly expanded perimeter, as well as ceiling fans, radiant heaters, and recessed can lights, to contribute to a more enjoyable, all-weather outdoor dining experience.  At sunset, members bask in the glow of the sun as it dips below the horizon and then continue enjoying their meal with the warm glow from the coach lamps on the piers and the table fire bowls which are visible from all seats in the new expanded outdoor bar and fire pit area.  

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The new 1,850 square-foot outdoor covered bar terrace provides members with expansive views of the luxury home community’s two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. The bar has a permanent roof, 70 seats, 23 bar stools, and over-bar mounted televisions to add to the ambience of this outdoor space.  From the bar, residents have direct access to a new 680 square-foot outdoor covered grille terrace and the expanded outdoor tavern. They can also pass through new enlarged folding glass doors to enter an indoor bar lounge.

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A new west-facing dedicated fire pit abuts the outdoor covered bar terrace and allows residents to enjoy stunning golf course views, as well as picturesque sunsets with rich greenery framing the sun’s colorful evening rays. The new Fire Pit Terrace was lowered from the current outdoor terrace to create a more intimate space and will accommodate 66 members with soft seating.  Two water features are now prominent on either side of the centrally located fire pit. 

The second phase of the expansion and renovation will see the Ballroom enlarged to accommodate approximately 50-60 more people and allow residents to enjoy additional dining and lifestyle events with the addition of a Sun Room ad Garden Room.  These additional rooms can be used individually or they can be combined with the Ballroom for an expansive entertainment venue.  The french doors on either side of the Clerestory Tower in the Ballroom will open up to the evening breeze in the open air terrace overlooking the golf course.

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These changes to the Club at Mediterra join the ever-growing list of luxury amenities available in this new home community.  Residents can revel in the luxury home community’s themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, swimming pool and spa services; the 29,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts; and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, recently refreshed with colors reminiscent of the sand and water and South Beach casual elegance, as well as a sportier feel with large screen televisions.  Members can spend the day outside with a well-rounded tennis program utilizing seven Har-Tru tennis courts, the two-court Tennis Colosseum, and a rounded court, as well as take advantage of the three new Pickleball courts.  Then there is always hitting the greens on the two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses.  Membership opportunities in Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes to ensure tee time availability for members. Currently, the waiting time for a golf membership is one year when you purchase an existing home in Mediterra. However, if you purchase a new construction home, Mediterra has reserved a membership opportunity just for you. Find your new dream home and have instant access to your golf membership opportunity, no waiting time necessary.

Download our brochure to learn more about Mediterra and the additional renovations and additions taking place at the Club at Mediterra in 2019.

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