|Pool rendering at Amelia Island Club's Ocean Clubhouse|
(RELEASE) - The Amelia Island (Fla.) Club has broken ground on a $10 million renovation and expansion of its Ocean Clubhouse with completion scheduled for Fall 2019. The member-owned club was formed in 2010 and serves approximately 1,200 members with its Ocean Clubhouse, adult and child swimming pools and large pool scape. A second clubhouse is located at the club’s Long Point property, adjacent to the club-owned private, championship 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, two expansive practice areas and a pro shop.
“We are embarking on a 10-year strategic plan designed to make us the premier family-oriented club in the region,” said David Shepler, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “The first phase is our Ocean Clubhouse and surrounding areas. We will be increasing our clubhouse interior from 16,000 conditioned square feet to 23,000.”
The extra square footage will include a new multi-purpose room, expanded casual dining, a second-story balcony and overlook, and expanded poolside dining and bar area.
Financing for the project is being provided by member equity and a $5.5 million loan facility from Wells Fargo Bank in Jacksonville, Fla. Architects for the project are Ervin Lovett Miller, and the contractor is Sauer Incorporated also from Jacksonville. Interiors are being provided by Ansana Interior Design based in Winter Park, Fla.