The Bonita Springs, Fla. property will expand both its upper- and lower-level dining options. An 1,800-sq.-ft covered terrace with roll-down side enclosures and heaters, to protect against inclement weather, will be added on the lower level, while a 1,000-sq.-ft expansion of the upper-level kitchen will allow the kitchen staff to improve food-delivery times and execute large parties.
Vasari Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. has announced a $6.1 million renovation project for the community. The club’s “Renaissance Project” will include expansive additions to the upper and lower levels of its clubhouse, including outdoor covered dining areas that will showcase Vasari’s resort-style amenities.
The upstairs Grill & Bar Dining Room will be expanded to approximately 2,500 sq. ft. This new expansion will feature a pub atmosphere for the bar and grill and include a large oval bar, multiple TVs, and seating for 24. Wrap-around windows will showcase a full scenic view of the 18th hole, bridge and lake. Folding doors between the grill bar and dining room can be opened to take full advantage of the weather and scenery.
In addition to the grill-room expansion, the project will add an 1,800-sq.-ft covered terrace outside the grill and main dining room, with roll-down side enclosures and heaters to protect against inclement weather.
To capitalize on the trend to provide more resort-style amenities, Vasari’s Renaissance Project will also feature a new focal point for the club’s lower level with the creation of an expansive piazza. The piazza will include a covered outdoor bar and dining, with resort-style space for casual eating.
Expanding the dining attractions also means expanding the club’s kitchens. The 1,000-sq.-ft expansion of the upper-level kitchen will allow the kitchen staff to improve food delivery times and execute larger parties. The additional space will provide room for new equipment, more food-preparation surfaces and expanded food storage, as well as banquet equipment and furnishings. An additional lower-level kitchen will provide service to the piazza-level dining area.
To make way for the lower-level kitchen, the club’s golf shop will be relocated to a new 1,800-sq.-ft. building in front of the existing fitness center. The newly expanded golf shop will provide an improved layout to better serve members and streamline the check-in process. The golf shop will now have space that will include office and meeting space for the golf professionals and necessary storage for the increasing retail store.
“Based on surveys and focus groups, we are giving the members what they want,” said Steve Malvinni, Vasari’s General Manager. “And we cannot wait to see the social interaction rise.”
Vasari’s renovation and expansion is expected to get underway in the spring of 2020 and is expected to be substantially complete by December 2020, with a grand opening in January 2021.
Vasari CC, constructed and founded in 2002 on 375 acres of lakes and nature preserves, was named after famous Italian Renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari. The club is a bundled community that houses 766 garden, carriage, coach, villa, and estate homes.