Naples, Fla. (March 22, 2024)— Vineyards Country Club officials today announced the commencement of construction activities for the redesign and renovation of its 18-hole, Mark McCumber-designed championship North golf course.

Known for its ample landing areas, rolling greens, and picturesque winding layout, the links-style north course has been a cornerstone of Vineyards Country Club since its opening in 1989.

Following the successful completion of renovations to their 18-hole south course in December 2023, attention now turns to the comprehensive redesign, renovation and irrigation reconstruction of the north course, led by the renowned golf course Architect Kipp Schulties. Anticipated completion is slated for December 2024.

“The improvements we are embarking upon will elevate Vineyards Country Club’s golfing experience to unprecedented heights,” stated Vineyards Country Club Chairman and Co-Owner, Michael Procacci Jr. “Since our inception in 1988, the ethos of our club has been to provide our members with an unparalleled experience while also being a cherished neighbor within the community. Our commitment to excellence remains steadfast.”

Key aspects of the renovation plan include expanding the course’s yardage from the professional tees to transform it into a championship-level layout. Additionally, the project involves rebuilding and enlarging the greens to accommodate a variety of pin locations, as well as recontouring the fairways to enhance playability and pace of play while offering challenges suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The completed courses will feature The aesthetic improvements to differentiate them from the South course, such as natural Florida waste areas, stone cap walls and two wood bridges. Modern touches, including character, contour, and elevation changes, promising members a truly unique golfing experience.

These golf course enhancements mark the latest in a series of extensive transformations aimed at updating and enhancing Vineyards Country Club’s amenities, all without imposing assessments on its 1,600 members.

Leading the renovation project is Plant City-based QGS Development, in collaboration with Kipp Schulties Golf Design, both highly regarded for their expertise in crafting exceptional golfing experiences. Notably, QGS Development has received accolades such as the Best Large Builder and Best Small Builder awards from Golf Course News Magazine.

“Since our inception, Vineyards Country Club has set the standard for premier golf and club experiences,” added Procacci. “The forthcoming golf course transformations, along with our ongoing investments, will further serve to benefit our members for many years to come.”

For a detailed timeline of the renovation process, including course closing and reopening dates, visit Vineyards Country Club’s dedicated renovation webpage.

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About Vineyards Country Club

Vineyards Country Club is a 1,400-acre private, non-equity master-planned golf and country club community open to both residents and non-residents for more than 30 years. The family-owned community, founded in 1988, is located just east of Interstate 75 between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt Beach roads and includes 2,719 homes in 38 individual gated neighborhoods, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The award-winning Club has been enhanced through three renovations since its original construction, with no member assessments. The Club offers 36 holes of members-only championship golf; a new, 15,000 square-foot Wellness Center & Spa with technologically advanced fitness equipment, five-star spa, salt water lap pool, smoothie café, and salt room; Racquet Center with 12 Har-Tru lite tennis courts, three lite gel cushioned pickleball courts, three regulation lite bocce courts, and year-round scheduled play; formal and casual indoor and al fresco dining; banquet, reception, meeting and event facilities; and one of Naples’ most active club social calendars. For membership or residential information, call 239-353-1500,  or visit the community’s Administration Office, located at 400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples.