Kipp Schulties to begin Kingsway renovation in southwest Florida

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    Kipp Schulties

    Kipp Schulties will begin a renovation of Kingsway Country Club, in southwest Florida, this autumn

  • Kingsway
    Kipp Schulties

    Work includes regrassing as well as the installation of new irrigation and drainage systems

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

Golf course architect Kipp Schulties will begin a renovation of Kingsway Country Club near Port Charlotte, Florida, this autumn.

The renovation is part of a wider development project that includes the construction of a Sunseeker Resort, which was suspended by owner Allegiant Travel Company in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Schulties will oversee the renovation of all components of the golf course. Work will also include regrassing, new irrigation and drainage systems, and the expansion of the driving range and short game areas. Maintenance facilities will also be relocated to improve the playability of the course.

When renovations have been completed, the club – located ten minutes from the resort – will open exclusively to members and guests of the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor.

The new resort, located near the Punta Gorda Airport – a base of operations for Allegiant Air – will be the largest in the region. It will feature approximately 500 hotel rooms, more than 180 suites, conference spaces, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, a spa and a fitness centre.

“When we first announced a temporary pause in construction, we always envisioned restarting within 18 months. I’m happy to say that we’re right on track,” said Allegiant president John Redmond. “Very soon, you’ll see spinning cranes and construction crews in action again, working to finish what will be an incredible, integrated resort experience bringing exceptional value for both our guests and local residents.”

Construction for the entire development is expected to take 18 to 24 months.