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Colonial Country Club recognized as ‘Distinguished Club’ 
by BoardRoom Magazine

Fort Myers, Fla. (April 2, 2024) – Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla. has been awarded the prestigious ‘Distinguished Club’ designation by BoardRoom magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide. Each year, BoardRoom magazine, the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors, recognizes a select number of exceptional private clubs that exceed expectations in the quality of service, facilities, governance, and most importantly the teamwork of the staff and management.

“We are proud to acknowledge the team at Colonial Country Club for delivering an exceptional member experience for their members,” said John Fornaro, Publisher and Co-founder of BoardRoom magazine.

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Distinguished Clubs is the only merit-based award program for private clubs, where awarding is determined by an impartial formulaic assessment, rather than a mere peer-based vote of industry insiders,  All clubs that have been formally nominated by the Distinguished Clubs Nomination Committee and have been surveyed in person by a Distinguished Clubs survey professional and have earned a satisfactory Net Promoter Score and Member Experience Index, will thereby have earned Distinguished Clubs status. In addition to Distinguished Club status, a club may also be recognized with one of three possible Distinguished Clubs Special Designations, Iconic, Elite or Exceptional. 

“The Distinguished Club award is a highly esteemed recognition within the private club industry,” said Colonial Country Club General Manager Robert Podley, CCM CAM. “Congratulations to our team of associates, committees and Board members led by Dan Casciano for this achievement. It is a testament to their hard work, level of excellence and commitment to providing a superior experience."

Colonial Country Club was recently named one of ‘America’s Healthiest Clubs’ by Prevo Health Solutions; a Top 100 Golf Shop by the AGM Platinum Awards; achieved Top-Ranked status in culinary and racquet operations from Club and Resort Business Magazine. The Club recently announced a multi-million-dollar golf course renovation project that is scheduled to begin in April 2025.

For more information on Colonial Country Club, visit or call (239) 768-9421.

About Colonial Country Club

Established in 2002, Colonial Country Club has been a premier destination for golf enthusiasts in Florida for over two decades. With its rich history, championship-caliber course, and commitment to unparalleled service, Colonial Country Club continues to set the standard for excellence in the golfing community. The club’s 18-hole golf course was designed by Gordon Lewis and is supported by an award-winning Golf Shop while the tennis program features eight Har-Tru tennis courts, eight pickle ball courts, two bocce courts and a full-service Tennis Shop.  Colonial Country Club members also enjoy two resort-quality swimming pool and Jacuzzis, large deck areas for sunning and lounging, a poolside snack bar, and an indoor fitness and community center with state-of-the-art equipment, aerobics room, private massage rooms, a meeting room, book exchange library and a business center. In 2021, the club completed a $6.5 million dollar clubhouse project focused on expanding the functionality of the clubhouse, creating more flexible open space and elevating the member dining experience. Colonial Country Club is a Troon Privé–managed facility.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. 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, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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