Bonita Bay Club
ARCHITECT: Peacock + Lewis
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: Peacock + Lewis
FFA DESIGN: Peacock + Lewis
CONTRACTOR: D. Garrett Construction, Inc.
OWNER: Bonita Bay Club
SIZE: 51,120 sqft
COMPLETION DATE: January 2014
2017 SW Florida AIA, Merit Award
2015 ASID – Design Excellence Award
2015 Golf, Inc. Clubhouse of the Year Award
- BoardRoom Magazine | February 2014
- Club & Resort Business | February, 2014
- Links Magazine | March, 2012
Planned for two years, the Vision 2013 project involved closing the club’s nearly 30 year old clubhouse for eight months and spending $11.5 million to deliver a new look, more functional layout and fresh amenities that can help attract new members to the property.
The most striking change from the project was the conversion of the former golf shop into a 4,700 sqft open-air bar and casual grill called the 55th Hole. The new venue has glass walls that slide away to let the outdoors in and glass railings on the surrounding wraparound terrace allow unobstructed and colorful views of the practice range, sky and surrounding landscape of mature trees and colorful landscape.
The colors of the sunsets provided inspiration for the 55th Hole and the fire pit patio. Soft oranges and the dark blue of the sky just as the sun drops behind the horizon guided the color choices. Light fluctuations throughout the day and into the evening, and the play of colors and fabrics, add vibrancy and visual interest.
The Club’s golf shop was relocated to a new 30,000 sq. ft. Golf Super Center that is linked to the clubhouse by an expansive golf cart staging area, graced with pavers, wooden arbors and complementary landscaping. Rocking chairs overlook the driving range from the new building’s terrace; underground storage accommodates 240 carts; 2,900 golf bags are organized inside; and the views from the pro shop rival those of the 55th Hole.