The Island CC’s Renovated Course Features Raised, Modernized Look

By | May 30, 2018

What had been a “relatively flat old course” when originally designed in 1966 for the Marco Island, Fla. property was lengthened and reworked with undulations, elevations and vistas, along with enlarged greens. “The modernized course should serve our membership very well over the next 50 years,” says the club’s Greens and Grounds Committee Chairman.

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Properties are heeding members’ requests for more elaborate, top-notch pool facilities, with projects that range from cosmetic updates to full-fledged, resort-style renovations. As one of the most ubiquitous components of club and resort life, pools are the bread and butter for many facilities. But once pools begin to degrade and no longer represent the lifestyle […]

Marco Island (Fla.) Marriott Rebrands, Reinvents Itself

By | January 2, 2017

Now known as JW Marriott Marco Beach Resort, the property is undergoing a $320 million renovation that began in summer 2015. Construction of the new Lanai Tower, which will include a 12,000-sq. ft. indoor entertainment center, 94 adults-only rooms and over 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, will be complete by October 2017, and the property will host an official grand opening in November 2017.

Hilton Marco Island (Fla.) Beach Resort & Spa to Debut $40M Renovation

By | December 6, 2016

In January 2017, the property will unveil an upgraded lobby, enlarged family and poolside suites, an updated outdoor pool, a new indoor/outdoor restaurant and corresponding grab-and-go outlet. The property is also expanding and upgrading its 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event spaces, including a new beachfront event lawn that will debut in fall 2017.

Marriott Golf Debuts College Links ’16 Program

By | September 1, 2016

As part of the year-round program, student golfers with a valid college ID can take advantage of discounted twilight green fees and carts at 17 golf courses in the Marriott Golf portfolio. The program is available after 3 p.m. any day of the week at participating courses, and tee times can be made up to three days in advance.