PALM CITY – Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club has announced a 3-year, $11 million amenity enhancement program to build a new lifestyle center and renovate its famed Golden Marsh golf course.

“Our members are responding to the national sports, fitness and wellness trends,” said Herbert Heuchert, president of the board of directors, of the Feb. 18 vote by the membership. “We are excited to be enhancing the fitness, tennis, golf, aquatics and social experiences available here at Harbour Ridge, especially since the projects will be completed without levying a membership assessment or incurring new long-term debt.”

Designed by Peacock & Lewis of North Palm Beach, the 18,000-square-foot lifestyle complex will include fitness and workout areas, Pilates and personal training spaces, physical therapy capability, a full-service spa, salon and wellness center, a tennis and retail shop, as well as food and beverage service. Outside the center will be an enlarged pool to accommodate both lap swimming and water aerobics, a children’s play area and nine tennis courts, one of which has the ability to feature stadium seating. Construction of the new lifestyle center is expected to begin in November 2015, with completion targeted for December 2016.

The scenic Golden Marsh golf course, designed by Joe Lee and built in 1984, will be re-grassed with Celebration Bermuda turf with drainage improvements and playability changes made to both the greens and fairways. A new state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed and cart paths and bridges will be resurfaced. The Golden Marsh project is expected to begin in Spring 2017 with completion before year-end.

These two projects follow the renovation of the club’s River Ridge Golf Course. Known for its sweeping views, the Pete and PB Dye course has one of the highest slope ratings in Florida and has hosted numerous USGA events. The course will be re-grassed after playability, drainage and installation of a new state of the art irrigation system. Renovation will begin in April with play planned for this November.

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is a private, 885-acre community with 695 residences that overlook its two picturesque golf courses, acres of Audubon sanctioned nature preserves and the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The Board of Directors, management and staff, along with the members, are all dedicated to maintaining their commitment to financial soundness and stability in an environment which enables them to enrich their quality of life.