Kelly Millender joins Palmira team as Assistant Golf Professional


Bonita Springs, FL (July 25, 2022) – Palmira Golf Club announced their newest member of their Golf Staff – Assistant Pro, Kelly Millender. Kelly is originally from Arkansas and has recently moved to Florida.

Kelly has been a PGA Professional for over 20 years, starting her career after playing golf for the University of Georgia. She was an Assistant Golf Coach at the University of Arkansas Little Rock and has served as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional and Director of Instruction at different clubs in her career. She was also the Owner/President of a retail golf shop.

Kelly’s father is a Lifetime PGA Member so she grew up around golf and the golf business. She has great experience and expertise. Kelly also enjoys cooking, college football and dogs!  She is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to work at Palmira and getting to know the members.

She is a great addition to the Palmira team and will serve the Membership well, stated Nathan Groce, PGA Head Golf Professional at Palmira Golf Club.



Palmira Golf Club – “Top Ranked in 2021 Clubhouses” by Club+Resort Business

Bonita Springs, FL (January 3, 2022) – Club + Resort Business has released its list of Top Ranked Clubhouses for 2021, ranking Palmira Golf Club as #23 in the United States. The rankings reflect the judges’ scoring of criteria and data based on clubhouse square footage; locker room(s) data; event space and seating capacity; bar area(s) square footage; dining area(s) square footage; availability of outdoor dining; wine room/cellar; total dining and bar areas seating capacity; kitchen(s) square footage; pro shop square footage; fitness and wellness square footage; and whether a dedicated youth space is offered.
The Palmira Grande Clubhouse offers 42,000 sq. ft of elegance and wonderful amenities that adds to a Member’s Club experience.  The two-story clubhouse provides a beautiful setting for elegant dining and indoor/outdoor casual dining, dinner dance events, social gatherings, terraces with spectacular views of the course, member bars, fire pit, computer room, locker rooms, card lounge areas and billiards room. The Grand Clubhouse at Palmira is a perfect place to entertain family and meet new friends.

“We are very proud to be ranked in Club+Resort’s Top Clubhouse list. Our clubhouse is ranked #23, and our Members are ranked #1,” stated Mark Neneman, General Manager/COO of Palmira Golf Club. 



Palmira Egret Golf Course Opens Monday, Jan. 1st

Bonita Springs, FL (December 28, 2021) – After 2 to 3 years of planning and execution, the vision is has come to fruition. Palmira Golf 2.0 will be a new experience, free of crumbling wooden bulkheads and wooden bridges, void of aging greens, much more aesthetically pleasing and redesigned to give the golfer a better challenge, but one that will remain fun for everyone.

Egret is scheduled to open on Monday, January 1 for the Bloody Mary Mixer.  
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Palmira Ibis & Osprey Golf Courses Opens Monday, Nov. 22nd

Bonita Springs, FL (November 19, 2021) After 2 to 3 years of planning and execution, the vision is coming to fruition. Palmira Golf 2.0 will be a new experience, free of crumbling wooden bulkheads and wooden bridges, void of aging greens, much more aesthetically pleasing and redesigned to give the golfer a better challenge, but one that will remain fun for everyone.

Ibis and Osprey Courses are on schedule to open on Monday, November 22. The nine holes on Egret will open the week of Christmas. 
The course and surroundings will be absolutely gorgeous when it’s all done!
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JC Anderson, PGA Joins the Teaching Staff at Palmira

Bonita Springs, FL (November 12, 2021) – Palmira Golf Club is very excited to announce that JC Anderson, PGA, will be joining the Staff as the new Teaching Professional. JC is originally from Springfield, Illinois and received his degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
JC comes to Palmira with an extensive playing and teaching record. He has played all over the world including the Asian Tour, the Canadian Tour, the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, the European Senior Tour and the PGA Tour. JC has played in 6 major championships and has made over 100 cuts in PGA Tour sanctioned events. He has also been the Director of Instruction at prestigious clubs in Dallas and St. Louis. While he still enjoys playing competitive golf, he will tell you he gets just as much pleasure in helping others with their game. 



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Palmira Hires Daniel Janiak as Assistant Golf Professional

Bonita Springs, FL (August 30, 2021) – Palmira is very excited to announce that the Golf Staff has found its newest Member, Daniel Janiak - the Club's new Assistant Golf Professional. Daniel comes highly recommended and is very excited about joining the Palmira team.
Daniel is a PGA Member and originally from Owensboro, KY. He attended Brescia University where he acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. Daniel played 3 years of soccer and walked on the golf team his senior year.
After college, Daniel moved to South Carolina where he worked and played golf on Kiawah Island. This is where he formed a strong passion for golf which led to his decision to shift his career to the golf business. He then attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Business in Golf Complex Operations and Management.
Daniel has worked as the lead assistant at both Candler Hills in Ocala, FL and Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and growing the game of golf. His free time is spent inshore fishing and playing pickleball.



Palmira Course Renovations on Schedule

Bonita Springs, FL (August 12, 2021) – Almost six months into the course renovation project at Palmira Golf Course and fortunately the weather has been cooperative overall. A few days have been lost due to rain is evidenced by the 4 to 5 foot rise in the lake levels since the inception, but it was anticipated when creating the construction schedule. 
On the Ibis Course, all nine of the holes are complete including the new practice area east of #9 and the new warm-up area at #1. This includes 2,000 linear feet of stacked rock wall and two new stacked rock wall culvert bridges at #2 and #4. All bunkers have been redesigned, removed or added, and filled with new sand. The “grow in” of fairways, greens and rough is proceeding in various stages of growth with the first plantings now 10 weeks along.  
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Rocks, Rocks & More Rocks...

Bonita Springs, FL (July 16, 2021) – Golf course renovations are on schedule even with the Florida rain storms and the unexpected visit of Elsa. There are 14 stacked rock walls, approximately 4,500 linear feet (that’s a lot of rock!). Over 80% of these planned rock walls have been completed including all Ibis walls, the driving range, Osprey 1, 2 and 9 (at the greens) and Egret 9 (at the green). Osprey 6/7 completely surrounding the redesigned lake between the two holes is just about done. Five rock walls are left to complete. Four “benches” are complete and only Egret 3 is left. There are six stacked rock wall culvert bridges, plus Ibis 2 & 4 at the tees and Osprey 1 at the tee. The remaining 3 all have the culverts in place with the “benches” set for installation of the stacked rock, Osprey 2 & 7 at the tees and Egret 1.

“It will be absolutely gorgeous when it’s all done,” states MJ Chappy, Director of Membership and Marketing at Palmira Golf Club.


Palmira Golf Club Earns Distinguished Club Award
from The BoardRoom magazine

Bonita Springs, FL (April 26, 2021) – Congratulations to the staff and management at Palmira Golf Club, Distinguished Club Award recipient!

The BoardRoom magazine, in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide is proud to announce that Palmira Golf Club has once again earned the prestigious Distinguished Club Award, the Hallmark of Excellence.

This merit-based award recognizes exceptional private clubs that exceed expectations in the quality of service, facilities, governance, and most importantly the teamwork of the staff and management. Read More.


Palmira Golf Club - Course Renovations Begin

Bonita Springs, FL (March 24, 2021) – The time has come! After two years of planning, meetings, focus groups and design modifications, the Palmira Golf Course renovation project has officially begun, starting with the Ibis Course. There is no doubt, they are off to a great start. Over 100 truckloads of rock have been delivered and in just a few weeks you can see the tremendous progress.
Wooden bulkheads and bridges have been removed and rock walls are taking shape. As you look from the clubhouse, the new Ibis #9 green will move to the left and sit on what was once water. The bridge at Ibis #6 is gone – replaced by a new land bridge. Tees and greens are in the process of being reshaped and bunkers are being redesigned, relocated, eliminated or added. The lake on the right side of Ibis #7 fairway will also be expanded from the middle of the fairway to the green. 
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