Around the globe: Estero CC completes clubhouse renovation, Aurora International redesign complete

  • Aurora Angulla Resort. Image: Leo Diaz of Leo Diaz Design

Estero Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of the clubhouse. The renovation coincides with its 35th anniversary. More than 60% of the 29,000 square feet has been converted into a hybrid indoor/outdoor dining venue, which triples the size of the original dining space. The new are offers panoramic views of the golf course and other outdoor gathering areas.

Other improvements include new meeting spaces, two pickleball courts, two bocce courts, an expanded fitness center, and an outdoor patio with fire tables.

“This is a historic milestone for us,” said Claire Comstock, President of the Board of Governors. “Our renovation not only provides meaningful advancements in facilities and amenities for our members’ enjoyment today, but also provides a sound foundation for the growth and stability at ECC for years to come.”

The country club was founded in 1986 and is an Audubon Certified Sanctuary. The golf course, designed by Gordon Lewis, covers 7,072 yards across 105 acres and previously received its own rejuvenation in 2018.

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Greg Norman and his longtime senior designer Jason McCoy have unveiled the redesign of the Aurora International Golf Club. Located on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, Aurora was originally opened in 2006. The course redesign employs a new strategy to enhance both its playability and sustainability. Re-grassing was deployed course-wide, greens were resurfaced, the greens complexes were completely reconstructed, the irrigation system was fully renovated, and more.

A new nine-hole short course will also be introduced to the resort in the summer of 2022. The first hole will offer a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, and the rest of the course unfolds in a way to enhance the experience for novice and experienced golfers alike. Finally, the newly redesigned clubhouse sits at the highest point of the property to offer views of the surroundings.

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