August 26, 2020

Construction Work Begins on Martin Aquatic Waterpark Project for Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples

The $8 million expansion includes restaurants, outdoor space, and a one-of-a-kind waterpark poolscape.

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Dirt is moving at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, which is planning a major expansion to its outdoor area, including the Martin Aquatic-designed poolscape. The new aquatic amenities will include a 630-foot-long lazy river, slide tower, adult pool, and children’s wet activity tower.

Ranked as one of the top hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort has primarily drawn guests for its pair of 36-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. Now that the resort is adding fun aquatic features such as three new waterslides, it helps to elevate the entire outdoor experience for every member of the family. Guests can choose to hit the links or the lazy river, grabbing their 2-iron or tube for a memorable day on vacation.

“The Ritz-Carlton management made the bold decision to take advantage of this slowdown and continue construction of incredible new guest amenities,” said Josh Martin, president and creative director of Martin Aquatic. “Not only does it mean less guest disruption, but it also means that coming out of this downturn, they will have an exciting waterpark poolscape ready for full guest capacity.”

The project team of Cooper Carry and LandDesign have worked tirelessly to ensure this expansion could move forward as planned, helping to make the best of a challenging situation. The first phase of the project—the new outdoor restaurant—will open in November, while the poolscape will open by May 2021. The construction work will close the pool deck to the reduced number of guests that are staying at the property. However, shuttles are available to transport guests to the sister property: the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton Naples.


For more information, take a look at some of the press The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, is garnering at GulfShore Life and WINK News.