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Shadow Wood Country Club Unveils $5.2mm Project

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One of Southwest Florida’s premier member owned private clubs in Bonita Springs, Shadow Wood Country Club has approved a $5.2 million plan to build a new covered outdoor casual dining venue with great views of the club’s golf practice facilities along with a self-contained outdoor kitchen. Designed by Peacock & Lewis, Naples, the indoor-outdoor project will convert an existing outdoor lounge area with 36 seats into a 260-seat dining space surrounding a 21-seat octangular bar.

Shadow Wood Country Club President Rich Celiberti said the plan evolved as a response to members’ desire for a casual al-fresco dining environment. “We are thrilled to be able to enhance our club amenities and deliver an exciting new dining experience,” said Celiberti, adding the project will be funded without bank loans or debt.

Shadow Wood’s General Manager Brian Bartolec also expressed his excitement with the upcoming renovation. “This will give our team of employees a chance to deliver a new type of dining experience to our members in a more casual setting offering everything from lite bites to five-star meals under the direction of our Executive Chef Richard Crisanti.”

The new indoor-outdoor area will be adjacent to the club’s existing dining room and grill room and connected through a series of folding glass door system for easy access, flexibility and temperature control. The self contained outdoor kitchen will house a pizza oven and include an open window showcasing the club’s chefs in action.

“The area’s environment will be enhanced with air conditioning. dimmable lighting, speakers, fans and ceiling mounted infrared heaters,” said Director of Architecture, Peacock & Lewis, Adrian Karapici. “Its

proximity to the club’s fire pits will provide the ideal spot for sunset cocktails”

Planned for 2019, project construction will commence in April with an expected completion before the end of the year and is scheduled with no disruption to the club’s normal hours or services.

This new enhanced dining venue continues a steady schedule of improvements undertaken by the club over the last three years. Improvements include the renovation of Shadow Wood’s North and South courses under the direction of Rees Jones, ‘the Open Doctor,’ along with a complete rebuild of the nine tennis court complex in 2017. In 2016, the club added two bocce courts and created an event plaza with seating for 100 along with four fire pits, water features, lounge seating and an outdoor bar.

Shadow Wood Country Club has 54 holes of championship golf on 3 beautifully manicured and exceptional layouts. The North Course, renovated in 2017, features mounding, undulating fairways that overlook expansive lakes and scenic nature preserves. Renovated in 2018, the South course is open and more forgiving with large landing areas and several distinctive water features. The Preserve course, designed by renowned golf architect Arthur Hills, winds around and through natural wild and wooded areas of undisturbed wetlands and marshes with native Florida vegetation.

Director of Membership Danita Osborn believes that the club’s dedication to continuous improvements will allow Shadow Wood to remain as one of the most desirable clubs in Southwest Florida. “Over the past few years, prospective members have indicated that casual, outdoor amenities are crucially important to their buying decision. Shadow Wood continues to invest in its facilities to be able to provide the ultimate member experience for both existing and future members alike.” Members also enjoy a 43,000-square foot main clubhouse and a full amenity second clubhouse at Shadow Wood Preserve.

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