Naples, Florida (November 12, 2020) – The Club at the Dunes, part of The Dunes of Naples private residential community in Naples, Fla., has been recognized as a Blue Zones Project ApprovedTM facility. Blue Zones’ mission is informed and inspired by the world’s longest-lived cultures, helping people live longer, better lives by improving their environment.

To become a Blue Zones Project Approved facility, The Club at the Dunes demonstrated a commitment to providing opportunities to move naturally through activities such as organized sports, biking, stretching and exercising in the new, expanded wellness center. Additionally the Club at the Dunes promotes positive outlooks, eating/drinking wisely and connecting with the surrounding community for the well-being of Members and our associates.

Blue Zones Project is sponsored locally by NCH Healthcare Systems. The Collier County-based hospital introduced the health and longevity initiative to the region several years ago.

“We are honored and thrilled to receive this recognition. The Dunes team and it’s Board of Directors have demonstrated a commitment to providing opportunities for Dunes’ Members and our associates to live longer, healthier lives,” said Robert Podley, the club’s general manager.

Blue Zones was founded by adventurer and author Dan Buettner, an explorer who once circled the globe on his bicycle to earn three Guinness Book of World Records. Blue Zones believes that routine natural movement throughout the day contributes to longevity; that a plant-slant diet leads to a longer, healthier life; that relationships with family, friends, and people of faith lengthen lifespans; and that a strong sense of purpose in life leads to longevity.

The Blue Zones Project designation comes on the heels of The Club at the Dunes being named one of “America’s Healthiest Clubs” by Prevo Health Solutions in October.  To qualify as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs, The Club at the Dunes was required to undergo an onsite evaluation, extensive interviews with key department heads, and score an 800 or better on a scale of 1 – 1,000. The Club at the Dunes scored 890 on Prevo Health Solution’s quantitative scoring system, which enables clubs to qualify, regardless of their size, location or amenities.

In 2019, The Dunes of Naples completed a $9.2 million Amenities Center renovation and expansion project. The new coastal-themed Amenities Center includes a new 25,000 square-foot clubhouse. In addition, the wellness and fitness center was also expanded, adding a group exercise room, two rooms dedicated to massages or physical therapy, a new tennis office and pro-shop and a new recreational game room equipped with pool table, ping pong tables and shuffle board. The entire pool area was also renovated and now includes fire pit tables and a lounge area in a new courtyard.

The Dunes of Naples is comprised of seven high rise towers of high-end luxury condos and 40 luxury coach homes. Troon, the world’s largest golf and club management company, 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 management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-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 more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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