A major renovation project has been completed at The Club at Mediterra in Naples, Florida.
Work began back in 2015, with the club investing more than US$16 million to help enhance its two Tom Fazio-designed courses. Fazio was consulted by club staff ahead of the project and provided his vision for both the North and South courses.
The bunkering and irrigation on both courses has been replaced, while much of the existing grass was replaced by Platinum TE seashore paspalum.
“The grass was chosen for its color, cold-weather and low-light tolerance, playability and performance,” said Tim Hiers, director of agronomy for The Club at Mediterra. “It has very deep roots and is the best on the market. We now have 200 acres of new grass on 36 holes.”
The club’s practice facilities and ranges were also renovated as part of the project. Work on the South Course was completed in December 2015, while work concluded on the North Course in December 2016.
“From the tee box to the out-of-bounds area and each grain of sand, everything is brand new,” said Carmen Mauceri, club general manager and chief operating officer. “The only thing we didn’t touch were the greens.”
“Our members are over the moon with how well the project went,” Mauceri added. “We’ve received a lot of response from members, their guests and reciprocal players. They tell us how pristine and perfect the fairways and golf courses are. We brought the courses back to better than their original state.”