Mariner Sands

Casual Dining, Pool Area, and Tennis Improvement Plan Update


Mariner Sands breaks ground on $4.6 million renovation of outside bar & grill, pool and tennis area


Mariner Sands Country Club members and staff gathered on July 13, 2017 to officially break ground on an extensive renovation project at the upscale club in south Stuart.
(L to R - Larry Duane, Bill Murphy, Bill Ward, Jon Wendenhof, D'Arcy LeClair; Jack Carmody)   


    With plans in place and the contractor chosen, Mariner Sands Country Club members and staff gathered on July 13, 2017 to officially break ground on an extensive renovation project at the upscale club in south Stuart.  The updated features include an exciting new casual indoor/outdoor dining space, a modernized, luxurious pool area, and major tennis facilities remodeling.     

    Nestled amidst a palm tree hammock with sweeping covered terraces, the cornerstone of the project will be a 5,200 square foot open-air bar and grill reminiscent of old Florida.  The casual tropical elegance will extend from the outside dining area into a bright, open and airy interior with vaulted, coffered ceilings punctuated with ceiling fans to reflect the comfortable southern contemporary style. An above-bar feature wall fitted with HDTVs will offer diners a perfect gathering spot for enjoying their favorite sporting events, with a good view from any seat in the house.     

    Only steps from the dining area, guests will find the 35-year-old pool transformed into a luxurious, resort-style experience. The renovations will feature a 6,000 square foot freeform pool with a zero depth entry, a three-lane lap expanse for exercise, and a well-appointed bathhouse with spa-quality amenities. Lush, tropical landscaping will offer shade and create a beautiful backdrop for open area events such as receptions and outdoor concerts.     

    Mariner Sands is renowned for its tennis courts and its tennis enthusiasts. During this project, the existing tennis courts will undergo substantial renovations to improve court layout to the highest professional standards. Two new tennis courts and two new pickleball courts will be constructed, along with an attractive tennis shop and covered outdoor seating at courtside.     

    The construction and renovation team includes: Architect Brent Wood of Brent Wood Architecture; General Contractor Jeff Hardin, CEO of Straticon; and The McMahon Group, Club Consultants. The project will build on the casual elegance for which Mariner Sands is renowned and will complement the ever-popular main clubhouse while elevating the outdoor dining, pool, and tennis court areas to the high standards established by the newly renovated fitness center and spa.       

    In keeping with the charitable mindset of the community, Mariner Sands has arranged for items from the existing pool deck and bar to be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Martin County rather than being demolished and discarded.        

    “The renovation of the dining area, pool and tennis courts is the third installment in our improvement plan,” said Bill Ward, General Manager and COO of Mariner Sands Country Club. “Our members are very excited about the updates and participated enthusiastically in the planning process.  Soon they will be able to dine, swim and relax in their own community at a level of luxury and comfort usually enjoyed at only the finest resorts. Adding these new lifestyle amenities is also important for future home buyers, who will be drawn to the extraordinary quality of life that Mariner Sands offers.”       

    During the construction, all of the Mariner Sands amenities will continue to be available to residents and members of this thriving community. A grand opening to celebrate the completion of the project is planned for early 2018.