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Fort Myers, Fla. (March __, 2024) – Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla. will undergo a full golf course renovation beginning April 1, 2025. Members recently approved the multi-million dollar project that will focus on enhancing the overall golf experience for members and visitors, including improving playability, aesthetics, and sustainability. The club has teamed up with Gordon Lewis, the course’s original architect, to lead the renovation. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2025, with an anticipated grand reopening celebration to showcase the enhanced facilities.

Key highlights of the project include re-grassing of the golf course with Bimini Bermuda grass; new greens throughout the course; building an additional practice putting green and chipping green; a new irrigation system; tee and bunker renovations; cart path reconfiguration; bulkhead replacements; as well as waste area and drainage improvements. 

By transitioning to Bimini Bermuda grass, Colonial Country Club will benefit through lower water usage, higher resiliency, and low maintenance requirements. This environmentally conscious decision aligns with the club's commitment to preserving natural resources and embracing sustainability

All 18 holes as well as practice greens will feature state-of-the-art USGA spec greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda grass. These enhancements promise to elevate the quality of play and ensure consistency throughout the course. An additional 6,000 square foot practice putting green will be built to provide membership with more area to practice. This will coincide with a new chipping green area with triple the amount of practice space.

An entirely new irrigation system will be installed to efficiently manage water distribution across the course. During construction, crews will lay all new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping, install nearly 2,000 new high-efficiency sprinkler heads throughout the entire course, add a new central computer irrigation control system and a new weather station. HDPE piping is very strong and is corrosion and impact resistant. The new computer system will allow Colonial Country Club’s agronomy team to operate the watering system remotely from mobile devices or desktops, while high-tech sensors measure soil moisture and salt levels to allow for precise watering.

The renovation will also entail the revitalization of tees and bunkers, enhancing their aesthetics and functionality. Players can anticipate improved tee box conditions and strategically redesigned bunkers to elevate the challenge and enjoyment of the course. Cart paths will also be reconfigured to improve cart traffic flow and improve playability.

A new 650 linear-foot bulkhead surrounding the 18th green will be installed, ensuring structural integrity and enhancing the visual appeal of the course's signature finishing hole. Three additional bulkheads will be placed at other green complexes to help with safety and playability.

Waste areas will be raised and cleaned out to provide playable conditions throughout the areas between the OB posts. These areas will also see dramatic landscape improvements to add to the aesthetics of the course. And, finally to address historically difficult-to-drain areas, additional drainage will be installed, improving the course's response to rain events and ensuring optimal playing conditions year-round.

"We are excited to embark on this transformative journey to elevate Colonial Country Club to new heights," said Dan Casciano, President of Colonial Country Club. "This renovation underscores our dedication to providing an exceptional golf experience for our members and guests while preserving the rich heritage of our beloved course."

Colonial Country Club's commitment to excellence extends beyond the course itself, with plans to minimize disruptions during the renovation process and keep members informed of progress every step of the way. 

Colonial Country Club was recently named one of ‘America’s Healthiest Clubs’ by Prevo Health Solutions; a Top 100 Golf Shop by the AGM Platinum Awards; achieved Top-Ranked status in culinary and racquet operations from Club and Resort Business Magazine.

For more information on Colonial Country Club, visit or call (239) 768-9421.

About Colonial Country Club
Established in 2002, Colonial Country Club has been a premier destination for golf enthusiasts in Florida for over two decades. With its rich history, championship-caliber course, and commitment to unparalleled service, Colonial Country Club continues to set the standard for excellence in the golfing community. The club’s 18-hole golf course was designed by Gordon Lewis and is supported by an award-winning Golf Shop while the tennis program features eight Har-Tru tennis courts, eight pickle ball courts, two bocce courts and a full-service Tennis Shop.  Colonial Country Club members also enjoy two resort-quality swimming pool and Jacuzzis, large deck areas for sunning and lounging, a poolside snack bar, and an indoor fitness and community center with state-of-the-art equipment, aerobics room, private massage rooms, a meeting room, book exchange library and a business center. In 2021, the club completed a $6.5 million dollar clubhouse project focused on expanding the functionality of the clubhouse, creating more flexible open space and elevating the member dining experience. Colonial Country Club is a Troon Privé–managed facility. 

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, and via The Turn Podcast.

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