The Plantation introduces renovated Beach Club

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The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach recently finished the second phase of its multimillion dollar renovations to its amenities with the completion of the Beach Club.

In addition to its previous offerings, The Plantation rolled out a host of new features for the Beach Club, including new decking and stone pavers, additional parking, new interior lighting, a permanent gas fire bowl, and travertine on the replaced and expanded pool deck.

According to Rob Schlingmann, general manager and chief operating officer, the renovations also feature upgraded landscaping – including the addition of mature palm trees – as well as an enlarged entrance to the property, more oceanfront seating and air conditioning in the existing cabana.

“I think overall the member experience has improved,” Schlingmann said. “A lot of (the renovations) were decided because of our changing demographics, and the Beach Club is one of the most used amenities at The Plantation.”

The changes come after The Plantation’s facilities improvement plan was proposed two years ago; in December 2014, the owners of The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach voted in favor of moving forward with plans to renovate and revitalize the amenities, and building began in August 2015. The Beach Club’s renovations build upon renovations completed during the first phase of the master plan, which consisted of the addition of an amenity park and full croquet lawn, open-air pavilions, a playground and an open space area. The final phase – the golf course revitalization – began in September 2015, and the course is expected to reopen Oct. 1.

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