Coral Creek Opens New Clubhouse

Coral Creek Club, a private facility that features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, has held a grand opening for its new clubhouse. The club is located across the causeway from Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande in Placida, Fla.

"Today is a momentous occasion for Coral Creek Club and I am extremely excited and proud to open one of the nicest clubhouses ever built in the country," said Michael Zmetrovich, president, Coral Creek Club and CEO, Trophy Golf & Resorts. "It has been widely publicized that Boca Grande is Florida's bestkept secret with its exclusive housing, island lifestyle, pristine beaches and outstanding fishing. Now, with the addition of this spectacular new clubhouse, membership at Coral Creek Club becomes the finishing touch for the ideal lifestyle."

The entry to Coral Creek Club is a lushly landscaped boulevard lined with royal palms. The clubhouse style reflects a turn-of-the-century "Old Florida" feel. The exterior, built with white clapboards and black shutters and black louvers in the roof gables, complements Coral Creek Club's existing Golf House in architecture and design.

Once inside, the new 17,000-square-foot structure offers members and guests views of the course and surrounding 6,000-acre nature preserve. The natural area near the mangrove-fringed Coral Creek, a salt-water estuary that flows into the Gulf of Mexico, boasts a considerable variety of birds and wildlife.

The clubhouse interior was crafted by Atlanta-based designer, Jacquelynne P. Lanham, who propounds an understated Southern elegance look and was recently featured in Coastal Living and Southern Accents magazines. The clubhouse decor features specially commissioned art installations and rich wood features.

The clubhouse also features men's and ladies locker rooms, each with their own lounge and card rooms; a dining room; and an outdoor porch and gazebo.

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