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Audubon Country Club honored by Golf Inc. with Golden Fork award

Naples, Florida (February 18, 2021) – Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla. has been honored by Golf Inc. magazine with a 2021 Golden Fork award. Audubon’s Courtside Café placed third in the New Private Club category in the publication’s annual Golden Fork competition. Golf Inc., the world's only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives, annually recognizes the best new amenities and golf industry’s top dining facilities (Golden Fork Awards) at public and private golf clubs in its February/March issue.

In the summer of 2020, Audubon Country Club unveiled its new 19,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center. The two-story Lifestyle Center provides members with a new casual indoor/outdoor dining experience at the Courtside Café while also modernizing and expanding the club’s fitness and tennis offerings. The Courtside Café features an indoor/outdoor bar, display kitchen, poolside dining, and increased outdoor lounging areas with cozy fire pit tables. Executive Chef Richard Nielsen, CEC, PCIII, oversees the culinary experience which features a menu that will enhance a healthy lifestyle.


Golf Inc. recognized 19 honorees this year, 11 in the Golden Fork categories for best new and renovated dining facilities, and eight in three amenity categories.

Audubon’s new fitness center, located on the Lifestyle Center’s second floor, features a state-of-the-art weight studio and cardio room, two exercise rooms for fitness classes, a massage lounge, two treatment rooms, and men’s and ladies’ day use locker rooms.  The second-floor balcony can be used for outdoor fitness classes such as tai chi and yoga or to accommodate seating for social gatherings.

The new Lifestyle Center is located adjacent to the Club’s seven Har-Tru tennis courts and two bocce courts. A new HydroGrid exhibition tennis court and two gel surface pickleball courts were also added as part of the project.

About Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community in Naples, Florida.  The Club community has 410 homes spread over 755 acres, of which 59 percent of which is dedicated to natural preserves and is located only minutes away from the white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Audubon offers an array of amenities and an extensive social calendar for an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. 

Audubon County Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, and is currently offering a limited number of non-resident memberships. For more information on Audubon Country Club, please call 239-592-4000 or visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit

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Michael Rodriguez                                                        
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Audubon Country Club
(239) 566-9800