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The Club at the Dunes wins Award of Distinction from CMAA

Naples, Florida (March 20, 2023) – The Club at the Dunes, part of The Dunes of Naples private residential community in Naples, Fla., has been recognized with an ‘Award of Distinction’ from the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) Wine Society’s 2022 Wine Program Awards. The award was announced by the CMAA Wine Society during the Society’s Business Meeting held at the end of February.

The objective of the Wine Program Awards is to annually recognize the best club wine programs and laud CMAA member-managed clubs that establish and maintain fine wine programs for their membership. The awards are meant to be a hallmark of quality and assurance of an eminent wine program. The Award of Merit and the Award of Distinction are attained by receiving a qualifying score based on the wine menu entry. The Club at the Dunes scored 94 out of 100 points. Scores of 80 to 89 received the ‘Merit Award.’ Scores of 90 or above receive the ‘Distinction Award.’ 

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In 2021 and 2022, The Club at the Dunes received an ‘Award of Merit’ from the CMAA Wine Society’s 2020 and 2021 Wine Program Awards.

The Club at the Dunes has more than 150 selections on its wine list, with 43+ wine-producing regions represented. Members and guests dining at the Club’s Royal Palm Room enjoy a vast inventory of wines totaling over 1,500 bottles.

Other recent Club at the Dunes-honors include being named a ‘Distinguished Club’ by BoardRoom magazine; induction into the Naples Chapter of the Chaines des Rotisseurs Society, the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world; and a 2021 Golden Fork Award by Golf Inc. Magazine. In addition, Club + Resort Business has recognized The Club as having a Top Ranked Patio, Wellness Facility, Culinary Operation, Racquet Facility and Clubhouse, while also deemed as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs by Prevos Health Solutions.

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 740-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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