Published on : Friday, May 13, 2016
The new owners of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay announced today that they have infused more than $10 million in the first phase of renovations, most notably, the golf course and the two on-property restaurants, The Cliff House and Buster’s Beach Bar. Previously owned and managed by Ritz-Carlton, The Abaco Club was acquired by Southworth Development of Newton, Massachusetts, along with a consortium of Abaco Club members and homeowners, in December, 2014.
The Cliff House, a gourmet restaurant overlooking the calm waters of Winding Bay, now has twice the dining capacity, and is able to accommodate up to 200 seated diners. The new Neo-British Colonial décor in the bar and dining areas is enhanced by a collection of beautiful work from local Bahamian artists. The new Founder’s Room can be used for private dining or social/business functions for up to 14 guests, and has direct access to a private garden. New shutters and air conditioning were also installed in the Cliff House.
Buster’s Beach Bar, just steps from the club’s 2-mile, white-sand beach, has new interior and outdoor furniture and décor. Its interior dining room has been outfitted with new shutters and its dining capacity increased. The décor is reflective of the beach, with blues, beiges and marine animals. Kitchens in both restaurants have received new and upgraded equipment for faster service, and the new Executive Chef, Rohema Forbes, previously of Carmine’s, Paradise Island, has introduced new menus featuring fresh, local seafood and other specialties.
The golf course has seen renovations made to its bunkers, greens, and cart path areas throughout the course. The club’s new multi-acre practice facility is complete with a double-end range and extensive short game practice area for shots of 100 yards or less. The golf shop was also renovated to increase the size of the building and now includes sundries in addition to a larger selection of golf and leisure clothing and accessories.
The Welcome Center and its real estate sales area were also extensively renovated in an elegant beach theme with unique jellyfish lighting fixtures and an interactive sales presentation table which offers members, guests and prospective residents a hands-on way to explore the property and its amenities.
Other areas of the property that have been upgraded include the fitness facility, which features new treadmills, elliptical equipment, weight machines and free weights; the beach area, which offers a number of new water craft for guest and member enjoyment; and improved landscaping throughout the property. Additional renovations will include more improvements to the grounds and golf course. A marina and sundries shop planned for nearby Little Harbour is in the last phase of permitting.
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