Golf course renovations underway at The Colony Golf & Country Club
May 18, 2016
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (May 17, 2016) – Improvements beginning this month at The Colony Golf & Bay Club will refresh and refurbish amenities at WCI Communities’ premier Bonita Springs community – starting with the 18-hole championship golf course.
WCI has enlisted Jerry Pate Design of Pensacola for a comprehensive six-month greens renovation that will improve all-around playability on the community’s par-72 championship golf course that was originally designed by Pate in 2000.
The renovation will introduce Platinum Paspalum grass, an environmentally sustainable turfgrass with superior appearance and playability, on 18 rebuilt greens and three putting and chipping greens. Project plans also include re-grassing surrounds and restoring bunkers to their original size and scope.
“The work we are undertaking now will provide an improved experience for members returning in the fall,” said General Manager Ed Weber. “We pride ourselves on being up-to-date on industry trends and bringing our members the very best,” he added.
Weber said Jeff Price, The Colony Golf Club’s new golf course superintendent, has more than a decade of experience in Paspalum grass management. The course will remain closed through the summer months during the renovations and is scheduled to reopen November 1.
Extensive updates are also planned at the Golf Clubhouse. WCI selected Clive Daniel Hospitality to plan a fresh new design and transform the existing décor with an elegantly neutral color palette and updated flooring and furnishings.
The Colony Golf & Country Club is known for its resort-inspired amenities and all-inclusive lifestyle, including the award-winning Bay Club, a private dining club featuring gourmet dining and Estero Bay sunset views, and a recently expanded kayak and canoe launch facility.
The Colony Golf Club’s 28,000-square-foot clubhouse offers formal and casual dining options, a cocktail lounge, golf pro shop, men’s and women’s lounges and locker rooms, and the Spa & Fitness Center. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool and a tennis pavilion with six Har-Tru courts.
Residents of The Colony Golf & Bay Club have access to Pelican Landing amenities: a 34-acre island beach park, canoe park, tennis courts, fitness center and community center. The Colony’s concierge program can arrange everything from key-holding and housekeeping services to dry cleaning, domestic and international travel, and at-home massages or yoga instruction.
At The Colony Golf & Bay Club, construction continues on Altaira®, WCI’s tower of 75 Sky HomesSM. WCI also offers luxury penthouse-inspired residences in four-story mid-rise buildings at Cielo in The Colony. Dream Ready homes available for immediate move-in start from $741,510.
The Colony Golf & Bay Club sales center is open daily. Visit www.WCICommunities.com or call 239-495-1300.