Naples, Florida has been called the Gulf’s answer to Palm Beach. It’s a cultured, sophisticated town, unabashedly stylish and privileged, but also welcoming and fun-loving. Families, teens, couture-wearing matrons, middle-aged executives and smartly dressed young couples all mix and mingle as they stroll the downtown’s 5th Ave on a balmy evening. In the heart this revered tropical locale, set along acres of indigenous flora and fauna, are the undulating fairways and traditional luxury residences of Grey Oaks Country Club; an enclave of private homes, exclusive amenities, sophisticated dining, and natural beauty on the Gulf Coast.
Spanning two distinct communities (Grey Oaks and The Estuary) Grey Oaks Country Club has celebrated a lifestyle of casual elegance in its collection of beautifully crafted custom residences set among three award-winning golf courses since 1993. “Our members have come from all over the world to join our community and enjoy the great way of life that we offer here at Grey Oaks,” says James Butler, General Manager at Grey Oaks Country Club.
What separates Grey Oaks from other lifestyle communities in the Gulf Coast area is the truly world-class golf on offer. With two double-ended driving ranges, an 18-hole putting course built to USGA specifications, two practice greens and over 300 years of PGA Membership amongst its golf staff, Grey Oaks’ golf experience is second to none. And with three championships courses on the property, Grey Oaks is proudly the only upscale 54-hole course in Naples. The 7,088-yard Palm Course has a decidedly tropical flare thanks to a tiered rock waterfall, bulk-headed island greens, meandering lagoons, stunning white sand beaches and over 3,500 coconut trees lining the fairways.
Our members have come from all over the world to join our community and enjoy the great way of life that we offer here at Grey Oaks JAMES BUTLER, General Manager at Grey Oaks Country Club
The exhilarating 7,206-yard Pine Course, which was named in Golfweek Magazine’s Top 50 Most Distinctive Courses in the Southeast, features rolling berms, pine and cedar hammocks and dramatic elevation changes that blend beautifully and naturally with the surrounding preserves and lakes. And the Estuary Course, artistically carved among original stands of towering pine, cypress, and oak trees shines as the final jewel in Grey Oaks’ triple crown of championship golf. Diversity in fairway, width and size of greens, creative bunker design, and multiple surface golf paths are among the outstanding characteristics of this truly inspirational course designed by the internationally renowned Bob Cupp.
Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC was founded in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1961 by two enterprising architects who focused on high quality design with unparalleled service. The extensive experience gained since our inception has allowed the firm to develop a vast array of procedures and processes to ensure top quality design and documentation for all projects regardless of size. Drawing from more than five decades of design experience, Peacock + Lewis integrates each project’s unique program requirements in an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and efficiently operating solution.
“Today’s club and hospitality amenities design must be sensitive to the needs and desires of its senior members while evolving and responding to the different needs and desires of new generations of members who will follow. Now, more than ever, clubs must be multi-generational with their attitudes, facilities and services offered if they are to remain viable. While there are nuances and variables to address in providing the proper solutions for each club, the architects and interior designers at Peacock + Lewis are committed and eager to meet these challenges. Our extensive award winning portfolio of club amenity projects is based on understanding our client’s unique culture, identity and mission, in order to create club amenities that deliver the best value and lasting impressions,” explained Brian Idle, President of Peacock + Lewis.
“Our interior design work at Grey Oaks Country Club is among the finest club amenity project we have completed. The new aquatics complex with casual indoor outdoor poolside bistro provides comfortable and stylish resort amenities giving members the feeling of being on vacation every day while at the club,” commented Migena Gace, Interior Designer for Grey Oaks in Naples, Florida.
Other Peacock + Lewis award winning projects recently completed in the Naples area and to the north include the club amenities at Talis Park (Golf Inc. magazine’s 2016 Clubhouse of the Year – 1st Place), the remodeled clubhouse, new golf operations building and lifestyle center at Bonita Bay Club (Golf Inc. magazine’s 2015 Clubhouse of the Year – 2nd Place and the American Society of Interior Designers, 2015 Design Excellence Award), the new Men’s Locker Room at Royal Poinciana Golf Club and the remodeled clubhouse at Palma Ceia in Tampa.
It’s a magical place where our members make friends that last for a lifetime.Butler explains
But the amenities don’t stop at just golf. Far from it. The luxurious country club also boasts eight lighted Har-Tru tennis courts constantly maintained in tournament condition, a stunning 6,700 square foot resort-style pool with a waterfall, wading entrance, and lap lanes, two elegantly appointed clubhouses and a fitness center with state-of-the-art weight rooms and four massage therapy rooms. “We’ve built 14 new amenities in the last eight months,” Butler says proudly.
With almost 1,000 homes on the property ranging from town homes to villas and even opulent estate blocks, Grey Oaks Country Club still has some great real estate options available. And with two different memberships to choose from, golf or sporting, the facility really does cater to its member’s needs. “The Grey Oaks experience is so much more than just a set of house plans and some golfing,” Butler explains. “It’s a magical place where our members make friends that last for a lifetime.”