The Golf Member Experience at The Club at Renaissance

The Golf Member Experience at The Club at Renaissance

  • Rigsby Team
  • 02/28/22

The Course and Practice Facility

When you experience The Club at Renaissance, you will quickly feel a distinctiveness that is incomparable to any club you have visited before.

A picturesque and scenic experience with 18 holes to discover, this private golf club has won many awards—and for good reason! One thing to love is the highest quality of course conditions, which are second to none. The Club proudly keeps the course meticulously manicured—always striving for the most optimal playing conditions. The Club is constantly upgrading, as well. The entire course has been recently re-grassed using Bemni-Bermuda Grass on the tees, fairways, and rough. Bemni is a fine textured grass that holds its color longer in the winter months and is very drought tolerant. TifEagle Bermuda Grass was used on the greens, which has a fine texture, dark green color, and is extremely tolerant to low mowing heights… allowing for very fast putting surfaces.
The recent renovation allowed every green to be optimized by increasing the usable putting surface. The course has a layout unlike others in Southwest Florida. It’s challenging yet playable design offers its members and their guests 18 unique holes. Pro/Angle sand was used in the bunkers, which is more coarse and gives the most optimal playing condition. The course is kept extremely dry by using it’s recently installed single-point irrigation and original sand base from construction. The Club at Renaissance is known for having one of the best draining courses in all of Southwest Florida.

In terms of play, the average pace of play at The Club at Renaissance is a brisk 3 hours and 45 minutes. The course was designed for a variety of handicap levels. Recently, 6 new championship tees and 5 new forward tees were added to give the most optional tee setups when playing the Championship Golf Course. The course yardages range from 7,248 yards at the Championship Tee while the Most Forward Tee plays at 4,660 yards). The course offers 8 different tees with a variety of distances.

The newly added “54” is an integrated par-3 layout hidden within the slopes and mounds of the existing championship layout. This hidden Short Course was created for golfers of all ages and abilities, offering distances ranging from 78 to 131 yards with a total course length of 2,003 yards. The “54” allows avid golfers to sharpen their short-game skills, while also providing beginners, juniors and seniors an opportunity to play a less-intimidating round at a faster pace.  The golf industry is constantly looking for a fun faster pace experience and The Club at Renaissance has definitely provided something special for its members and guests with the addition of the ‘54”.

Are you looking for more than just an amazing golf course? Well, you’re in luck! The Club at Renaissance has an entire facility dedicated to just practicing the art of the game, with the recently renovated practice facility offering both indoor and outdoor facilities. The indoor, two-bay state-of-the-art Impact Zone Golf Performance Center by Bobby Clampett features multiple areas of instructional technology such a TrackMan, Foresight, Swing Catalyst motion plate and a SAM PuttLab. This facility is a golfer’s dream! The outdoor practice facility offers a massive putting green, a fully grassed range, a wide variety of target greens, and closely mown fairways to help practice with purpose. The short game area provides multiple bunkers, closely mown areas that mimic the course and the ability to practice shots from 55 yards and in. Here, the club has provided areas to hone your skills to take on the course! You can really learn to master your game. 

Membership, Professional Staff & Caddie Program

The club’s membership size is a thing of beauty for an avid golfer. The modest membership size is capped at an unheard of 275 total golf members, making prime tee times easy and accessible. There’s no need to sit through long grueling rounds—you can just go out and play at your own leisure! Members joke that it’s the only club where you can land at RSW—be on the first tee in 20 minutes and play a round in under 4 hours.

The Club at Renaissance offers extremely knowledgeable professional staff ready to provide the highest quality service and Southern hospitality. When you come to The Club at Renaissance, you are sure to get the best service around—it’s simply unbeatable. This makes the golfing experience, just that much better. The Club at Renaissance is the only club in Lee County with a caddie program, The Club offers its members and guests a very traditional experience giving the ability to walk the course with a caddie. Most members and guests prefer a forecaddie to help drive the cart while they walk each hole then ride the cart on the area between holes—still providing a brisk pace of play. The club's caddies help to navigate the course and provide the best experience with ease, convenience, and specialized knowledge!

Dining at the Club

Rotunda Dining Room, Credit: The Club at Renaissance
There is no better way to end a day of golf than a tasty lunch or gourmet dinner. At The Club at Renaissance, there are so many delicious options to stop for a bite to eat, so there’s no need to travel anywhere else. For relaxed dining, visit The Turnhouse Cafè—a wonderful place to socialize with other club members and enjoy some delicious food. The menu is ever changing. Enjoy homemade pizzas made from scratch by Chef Rob or a variety locally sourced handcrafted options. If you’re interested in a more semi-formal dining experience, you will love the Rotunda Dining Room. Expect delicious Tuscan cuisine in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. The Club’s Chef specializes in premium steaks and seafood, and all of the meals on their weekly changing menu are made from locally-sourced ingredients. For more casual dining, head to the Rendezvous Pool Bar. As its name suggests, this beautiful bar has a lovely view of the club’s pool. With high ceilings, you can enjoy great food prepared by The Turnhouse Café. While at the pool bar, you can watch sports on one of their 10 HDTVs. Having so many options for dining—with everything from casual to formal—at the club is just one more reason why it’s such a well-loved Golf Club in Southwest Florida.

Additional Sports and Activities

Pickleball, Credit: The Club at Renaissance
While known for luxury golf, the club also offers so many other exciting things to do. Pickleball has been growing in popularity and is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The Club has recently incorporated 2 state-of-the-art pickleball courts. If you want to learn how to play the game, you’re in luck as the club offers pickleball lessons. People of all ages and abilities can play this fun, fast-paced game as it’s a favorite among the club’s members and guests.  The club also recently added a bocce facility. This casual game is perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a cocktail during play. The Club’s recently renovated Tennis Facility offers 6 red clay courts and is the only of its kind in Lee County. The Club at Renaissance has so many exciting opportunities for you! The Club also has an amazing fitness and aerobic facilities fully equipped with a variety of the latest equipment, personal training and classes. The facility is fully equipped with a resort pool, full service spa and steam rooms. Speaking of spas,  members love to visit the club’s spa facility, where you can enjoy spa treatments such as–Himalayan salt scrubs, relaxing massages, facials, and more! Make sure to visit the resort pool, where you can relax and swim all within its beautifully designed resort-style build. Adjacent to the pool you’ll find the club’s fully fenced playground—it's the perfect spot for kids!

With so many different sports facilities and activities to choose from, the Club at Renaissance truly has something for everyone of all ages and interests. It really is the whole package. Check out our full list of amenities to enjoy here!

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