The improvements at the Troon Privé property in Coral Gables, Fla. center around the club’s 30,000-sq. ft., Mediterrean architecture-inspired clubhouse and will also include construction of a new 19th Hole bar adjacent to the club’s Junior Olympic-sized pool and first tee. A new Youth Center will be added to the clubhouse and the Fitness Center and Group Exercise Room will be doubled in size. Completion is estimated for October 2021.
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, a Troon Privé property in Coral Gables, Fla., broke ground on a $7.1 million amenity improvement project on October 14, 2020. Amenity improvements will center in-and-around the club’s 30,000-sq. ft., Mediterranean architecture-inspired clubhouse.
C+RB reported on the membership’s approval of the project in 2018 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/deering-bay-ycc-members-approve-5m-6m-improvement-plan/). The estimated completion date is October 2021.
The improvements, the first since the clubhouse opened when Deering Bay was established in 1990, will include construction of a new 19th Hole bar adjacent to the club’s Junior Olympic-sized pool and first tee, to provide creative fare to golfers, tennis player and pool goers.
The existing lounge will also be renovated and expanded to reflect a casual-upscale dining atmosphere. And a new Youth Center featuring an arts-and-crafts center, movie screen, and reading and study area will be added to the clubhouse to help serve the club’s growing number of young families.
In addition, Deering Bay’s Fitness Center and Group Exercise Room will double in size from 1,640 sq. ft. to 3,270 sq. ft. and feature a new workout room complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, as well as a new group exercise room for a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, TRX and more.
As part of the extensive project, the clubhouse exterior will also be refreshed with a completely new color scheme.
“We are extremely excited about the amenities that are included in this first phase of our renovation,” said Peter Serena, Deering Bay’s General Manager. “The improvements will address key areas of member focus, casual dining, wellness and youth activities, all of which are so important to our current members and those of our prospective members. I know they will complement our highly regarded Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, and the professional teams in both our golf and tennis operations.”
Meyers and Associates Architecture is the clubhouse architect for the project, and Miami-based Origin Construction is the general contractor.
Deering Bay Y&CC is the only gated golf community in Miami-Dade County. Located on the southern tip of scenic Coral Gables on the shores of Biscayne Bay, the private club features South Florida’s only Arnold Palmer-designed, bayfront golf course. The par 71, 6,740-yard course meanders through mangrove forests and along scenic waterways.
In addition to golf, fitness and dining facilities, Deering Bay members and guests enjoy seven Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a Junior Olympic-sized pool, social events for all ages and artfully prepared cuisine in the club’s multiple dining venues. Within walking distance of the clubhouse are three private, deep-water marinas offering dockage space for vessels from 25 to 120 feet in length.
Deering Bay accepts resident and non-resident memberships.