NAPLES — Quail Creek Country Club will soon begin work on an $18.5 million renovation project approved by the members in March. The project will begin with the demolition of the golf, tennis and fitness buildings and cart barn. They will be replaced by an 18,000-square-foot sports center and spa, which will include golf and tennis operations; fitness, wellness and spa offerings and the club’s swimming pool.
Work is scheduled for completion in fall of 2019 at the 37-year-old private club.
"One of our goals is to differentiate Quail Creek as the best amateur/recreational player-support club in the area for the growing retirement market,” says General Manager Don Hunter in a statement. “By interfacing our sports and fitness/wellness operations under one roof, we can help our members reach their ultimate healthy lifestyle and competitive goals. This cutting-edge approach is unique in country club settings.”
A complete refurbishment of the club’s tennis facility will result in 10 tennis courts, an exhibition court and four pickleball courts. Three bocce courts and a croquet court will also be added. The interior and exterior of the 56,000-square-foot clubhouse will be updated, including a new entry, the release states. The kitchen will be expanded in the casual Greenside Grille, where a wine room that doubles as a private dining room will also be added. The new Creekside Café, a casual open-air food and beverage concession, will also be built to serve golfers making the turn as well as the bocce and croquet players.
”We are taking a holistic approach to the health and longevity of our members so they can play better and longer at whatever sport or activity they choose,” says Jim Clayton, president of the Quail Creek board of directors. “At the same time, we will continue to serve as the hub for members’ social interactions and friendships.”