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The Club at the Dunes named top patio in U.S. by Club + Resort Business

Naples, Florida (October 11, 2022) – The Club at the Dunes, part of The Dunes of Naples private residential community in Naples, Fla., has been honored by Club + Resort Business as having the “Top Ranked Private Club and Resort Patio in the U.S.” for 2022. The Club at the Dunes’ 10,000 sq. ft. patio is the best in the U.S. according to the golf and hospitality industry trade publication, which covers the operations and management staff of country clubs, semi-private/daily fee, city clubs, yacht clubs and resorts that operate club-like facilities.

Submitted entries for Club + Resort Business’ Top Patios ranking were selected and ranked by a panel of judges. The rankings reflect the judges’ scoring of data on Total Patio Area; Total Covered Area; Seating Capacity; Total Capacity; Outdoor Ovens; Firepits; Number of Outdoor Bar / Service Stations; and Average Daily Meal Covers served on the patio. Inclusion on the ranking highlights the investments clubs and resorts have made in their patios and the commitment to the member and guest experience. 

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As the predominant feature of The Club at the Dunes, the patio areas define a coastal casual lifestyle. Immediately upon entering on a winter evening, members are greeted with palm trees swaying in the coastal breeze, the sound of four crackling fire pits available for full food and beverage service, and gently falling waterfalls in the resort-style pool centerpiece that is visible from all patio areas. Members who choose to sit outside and enjoy the Florida weather have five options to choose from, including the covered terrace, poolside tiki patio, indoor/outdoor "sandbar," tiki bar and fire pits. All covered areas are complete with built-in heaters and fans. Two distinct kitchens operate to cover all patios and fulfill the needs of each member and guest.

Earlier this year, The Club at the Dunes was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Distinguished Club’ award by BoardRoom magazine.  Other recent Club at the Dunes-honors include, induction into the Naples Chapter of the Chaines des Rotisseurs Society, the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world; 2021 Golden Fork Award by Golf Inc. Magazine; “Top Ranked Patio, Wellness Facilities, Culinary Operations, Racquet Facilities and Clubhouse” in 2021 by Club + Resort Business; a 2021 & 2022 CMAA Wine Society Award; and deemed as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs.

The Dunes of Naples, located in the heart of the Gulf coast, is comprised of seven high-rise towers of high-end luxury condos and 40 luxury coach homes. The Dunes offers a plethora of amenities like a resort-style pool, dining, fitness center, and tennis. Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, manages the food and beverage operation as well as the recreational amenities at The Dunes of Naples. For more information on The Dunes of Naples, visit or call (239)593-9680.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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