West Bay Club

The opening of the new Clubhouse is part of a $12-million dollar amenity improvement project at West Bay Club.

Estero, FL  – The West Bay Club is celebrating the completion of the first phase of a planned $12 million-plus renovation project. Including its newly expanded and redesigned golf clubhouse. Improvements focused on enhancing the member and guest experience.  Phase two of the multi-phase amenity improvement project is currently underway. It includes updating and transforming the Golf Club’s Niblick bar and community’s Bay House activity center. Also including in the project is a poolside fitness building and expanded dining options. Phase three of the project will include work on the Beach Club.

First Looks

The West Bay Club recently gave members a guided tour of the $5 million golf clubhouse renovation. The new clubhouse features the expansion and redesign of the member’s private dining area, lounge, pro shop and locker rooms. The clubhouse includes updated finishes, improved acoustics, and an open concept dining spaces. In addition, an open-air dining venue on the new terrace features fire-pit tables. Providing members with sunset views while overlooking the golf course.

At the centerpiece of the project is a stunning new Signature Bar. It features high ceilings, a wine wall housing 700 bottles, and seating for lunch and dinner. The bar offers signature cocktails and the club’s very own West Bay Club craft beer.

As part of the clubhouse renovation, the ladies’ locker room was moved closer to golf operations. It now includes its own exterior terrace and refined locker room amenities. The men’s locker area also received upgrades and alterations. Added was a new media lounge and upgraded furnishings. The pro shop, located on the lower level of the clubhouse, was modified to allow an open façade into the retail space.

Pete Dye Course
More Improvements

In early 2020, the $12 million amenity improvement project was overwhelmingly approved by the club’s members. Crews began working on the first phase of construction in April 2020. The entire multi-phase project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.  The amenity improvement project comes on the heels of a $4 million renovation/enhancement of the Pete Dye championship golf course in 2018 by Fry/Straka.

The member-owned private golf club and community is located on 868 acres adjacent to Estero Bay and bordering 500 acres of nature preserve and wetlands. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, manages the award-winning club and community association.

For more information on West Bay Club, visit www.westbayclubs.com.

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Howard Flanagan

Howard's love for the game started when he was 9, growing up in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. Unfortunately for him he was left-handed and the only clubs in his parent's household were right-handed, so he had to learn the game from a different perspective. Throughout his golfing life Howard has been a member at several private clubs around the U.S. and in the Caribbean, but really enjoys the game when it is played on an unheralded muni course, just about anywhere.

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