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BUSINESS PROFILE Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club World-class golf and facilities, Vegas-style entertainment and camaraderie make Charlotte Harbor National a destination golf course. 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 (941) 429-0500 golfthenational.com There is a wonderful new reason for golfers around Charlotte Harbor and the Sun Coast to celebrate this season. Bobcat Trail Golf Club in North Port has been acquired by the newly retired CEO of the North Florida Section of the PGA of America, and he and his team are completely upgrading the course, facilities and atmosphere. Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club is the new name and Rich Smith is the new CEO and operator, and he is bringing a completely new level of community attitude, atmosphere and a completely restored course that rivals anything up and down the Gulf Coast. “We are aiming to make this a real “destination golf course,” Smith said. Charlotte Harbor National is experiencing a renaissance unseen in these parts, with more than $2 million being spent on the restoration of the fairways, greens and clubhouse. “The Bob Tway-designed golf course layout at Bobcat is phenomenal, probably one of the best on the Sun Coast, but it sorely needed some attention in addition to some cultural change. That’s exactly what we are investing in here at Charlotte Harbor National,” Smith explained. “But let me add, it’s not all about the course improvements or the facilities. It’s the culture we are focusing on. That is really the most integral part of a successful golf club. Our experience is being brought to bear on that as well as the physical assets…the course, the clubhouse,” he added. Smith has over three decades of successful experience at this. “Our core tenant is to provide a fun and exceptionally excellent place to enjoy the game, to enjoy the camaraderie of other players. The entire package – that’s our mission with Charlotte Harbor National.” Smith has also added completely new dimensions to the golf club experience, bringing in entertainment on a regular ADVERTISING FEATURE basis. Members are now enjoying Las Vegas-style shows while dining from a completely upgraded and expansive menu in the clubhouse – something never available at any Gulf Coast area course. Cloud Ten, Smith’s parent company, has many more community-centered events planned, such as professional basketball, running events and general entertainment. Charlotte Harbor National, nestled conveniently halfway between I-75 and U.S. 41 off exit 179 in North Port, is \PM ÅZ[\ WN _PI\ _QTT []ZMTa JM I [\IJTM of bench-mark, world-class venues for golf and sports enthusiasts along the Gulf Coast. Call and secure your tee time today at the new Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. HARBOR STYLE | 121

Charlotte Harbor National Golf Course

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