NAPLES, Fla. -- The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek has appointed John Calabria as director of golf membership sales. In this position, Calabria will oversee the sales and marketing of all golf memberships for the acclaimed Club, located in Naples, Fla. In addition, Calabria will serve as Fiddler's Creek's touring pro and ambassador of golf representing the Club as he continues his competition schedule. Calabria has played in several U.S. and U.S. Senior Opens, PGA and Senior PGA Championships and Senior British Opens.
"We are pleased to welcome John Calabria to our team at The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek," said Aubrey Ferrao, president and CEO of Gulf Bay Group of Companies®. "Not only is he a talented golf professional, he is highly knowledgeable in the game of golf and in what discerning players are looking for in their golfing and golf club experiences. He will certainly enhance the Club's sales and marketing program and be an outstanding representative for us in various tournaments throughout the year."
With extensive golf club experience, Calabria has worked in the Naples area for more than a decade. Prior to joining The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek, he served as the director of golf membership sales for the Tuscany Reserve Golf Club, as well as serving as the director of golf operations and membership sales for Naples National Golf Club. Before coming to Florida, he was the head golf professional at the Brook-lea Golf Club in Rochester, New York.
Calabria is a graduate of Florida State University and has played on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. He is active in several professional and community organizations and is a member of the Golf Digest Selection Committee for "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses."
Fiddler's Creek is being developed by one of the Gulf Bay Group of Companies®. This world-class community is comprised of approximately 4,000 acres of land in Naples, Florida and is approved for up to 6,000 residential units upon its projected build-out of 2020. Homeowners at Fiddler's Creek are members of The Club & Spa at Fiddler's Creek®, a 54,000- square- foot resort-style clubhouse with fitness and tennis facilities, spa services, a multi-pool complex and casual and formal dining venues.
Fiddler's Creek homeowners also have the opportunity to obtain memberships to two private clubs, The Tarpon Club® and The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek.
Located nearby on the Isle of Capri, The Tarpon Club offers its members a selection of wet and dry dock facilities, direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, dockside Backwater Nick's for casual dining, as well as use of a full-service beach pavilion and the award-winning Sale e Pepe restaurant at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort® on Marco Island.
Owners who opt for membership in The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek will have access to The Creek Course, a world-class championship course designed by Arthur Hills. A second championship course currently is being designed by Top 100 award-winning architects, Michael Hurzdan, Ph.D. and Dana Fry. In addition, a Golf Clubhouse, reminiscent of a Tuscan palazzo, is being designed by renowned architectural firm, Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo.
ABOUT GULF BAY® GROUP OF COMPANIES
Gulf Bay® Group of Companies is currently one of the largest privately owned development companies in Florida, with headquarters in Naples, Florida. It is a multi-faceted real estate development company with capabilities that include planning, development, real estate construction, sales, mortgage brokerage, hospitality management and operations. Gulf Bay has vast experience in successfully master planning large multi-faceted, highly "amenitised" communities. Far more than a developer in the traditional sense, Gulf Bay is vertically integrated and performs these ancillary functions for its own account in order to maximize the value of its holdings.
Gulf Bay's completed and envisioned build-out value of luxury residential properties is in excess of $7 billion.
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Cynthia M. Dobyns