Vasari Country Club Earns Certification

Vasari Country Club Earns Certification from National Women’s Golf Alliance

nwgaVasari Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida has earned a Four-Star Plus ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’ certification from the National Women’s Golf Alliance(NWGA).

The NWGA certification program assesses golf facilities on standards and best practices that make the facility welcoming and attractive to women. A trained NWGA evaluator and three other female golfers play an 18 hole round to evaluate the facility on five key areas of focus: Golf Course Playability, Customer Service, Golf Course Amenities, Facility Amenities and Golf Programs. Clubs that achieve a score of 80% or higher in at least three of the five key areas receive certification. Half stars are awarded for score of 70% or higher, but 2 half stars do not equal another star.

Valid for three years, the ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’ designation comes with publicity and marketing, including an insignia to use with promotional materials and advertising.

“We congratulate the Vasari Country Club on earning Four Stars Plus for ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’ for women golfers,” said Debbie Waitkus, a founding member of NWGA and president of Golf for Cause. “Excellent customer service and amenities, strong programming for women and good course playability- Vasari knows how to welcome women.’

Balancing natural beauty with challenging play, the 18 hole championship golf course at Vasari was designed by William Fuller, one of the nation’s renowned golf course architects and former superintendent at Augusta National, home of the Masters. Renovated in 2010, the course is in phenomenal shape throughout the year, including its stunning practice facility and short game area.

“We take pride in offering an excellent golf experience and especially value our women members,” says David Teets, General Manager at Vasari. “The NWGA certification gives us impartial third party validation that we are doing well and can always do a little better to ensure that every woman who comes to Vasari knows that we are ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’.” For more information, you can got to

The National Women’s Golf Alliance unites three highly respected women’s golf organizations-the EWGA, Golf for Cause, LLC and Jan Bel Jan Golf Design-with the mission to increase the number of women playing golf and engagement levels of existing women golfers. Utilizing their combined years of expertise, data and observation regarding what women golfers want, need and expect for an enhanced playing experience, the NWGA has developed a base of standards and best practices to help golf facilities attract more women golfers and generate more revenue.

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Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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