The Club at Gateway Membership Director Competes in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 2019 National Senior Games held in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 14-25 had 13,172 qualifying athletes, age 50 and over who competed in 20 medal sports.

This represents an all-time high participation in the 32-year history of The Games, exceeding its past record of 12,000 athletes in 2007 by 14%. Even before this increase, the Olympic-style event was the largest multisport event in the world for seniors.

The Club at Gateway Membership & Marketing Director, Mary Jane Chappy, known as “MJ” to everyone at the Club participated in the games for the very first time in the 5k and 10k Cycling Time Trials. She qualified by finishing in the top 4 in both the Regional Time Trial in Sebring, FL and the State Time Trial in Clearwater, FL.

“The experience was tremendous. To be in the company of such great athletes and amazing individuals is truly a blessing and unforgettable. I ride a bicycle for the love of it, but I will admit I am very competitive. Some of these cyclists compete all around the world and have sponsors, so cycling with women of this caliber is such an honor and makes me want to work harder, ride faster and compete more,” said MJ.
MJ finished 7th in both the 5k and 10k races (54-59 age bracket) with “Stella” (yes, her bike has a name) and obtained her personal best time for both races, 8.01 for the 5k and 17.01 for the 10k. That’s averaging just shy of 24mph on the 5k (3.2 miles).

“Considering the high altitude and wind, I was very pleased with my performance. If all goes well and I qualify in the state competition later this year, I will compete in the 2021 National Games which was just announced, would be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL,” stated MJ.

Not only was MJ proud of being part of the National Games, she showcased The Club at Gateway by taking advantage of a few photo opportunities to showcase the Club. “I’m proud and love my Club and Members, so when I have the opportunity, I brag about it. I call it “bragging rights,” similar to being a grandmother. But now that the race is over, I think it’s time I brush up on my golf game since it’s taken a back seat for the past several months,” adds MJ.
“We are so proud to host the National Senior Games in Greater Fort Lauderdale,” said Stacy Ritter, CEO and President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to welcoming all the athletes, their families and fans to Greater Fort Lauderdale and know they will enjoy our beautiful 23 miles of golden coastline, culinary scene, water activities, cultural attractions and of course, great sports action.”
The convention center will be the hub of activity, with multiple sports contested in its halls over two weeks and a Village Health and Wellness Expo will be open to both athletes and the public with activities and exhibits. Sport action will take place at multiple venues around Broward County.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit Multi-Sports Council member of the United States Olympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. NSGA governs the biennial National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for seniors. NSGA is comprised of 54 Member Games across the country, Canada and Mexico that conduct qualifying competition events for the National Senior Games. The 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit www.NSGA.com.

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  • The Club at Gateway Renovation Approached Completion!

    The excitement continues as all eyes are on The Club at Gateway renovation project. The new resort style pool is progressing nicely, all the equipment has been installed and they are putting the finishing touches on the detail items, including the tile, colored bubblers, fountains, coping and the pebbletech finish coat. The area is being graded and will begin installing some of the landscaping, irrigation, lighting and sound components and then the pavers. What a great addition to the Club… beach entry, water features, dedicated lap lanes, 16-seat outdoor bar with TV’s offering specialty beverages and poolside entertainment for Club Members.

    The fitness center drywall has been completed, the flooring is scheduled to be installed and all the new aerobics and weight and TRX strength training equipment delivered the end of March. A large array of fitness and water aerobics classes will also be provided for Members as part of the Club’s new fitness program. The Fitness Center will be built complete with separate spinning and aerobics room.

    The drywall in the main dining room, outdoor dining and outdoor bar areas have been completed. All bar and service equipment are being installed along with all the lighting and audio visual components. The outdoor bar will be tiled and will get a beautiful bar top.

    The new exhibition kitchen with the pizza oven is just about completed with the flooring and the viewing bar elements being finished up. Chef Dan and his team have perfected many new recipes including the best pizza around with the freshest ingredients from Italy and toppings for every palette.

    Another first class feature will be a 1,600 bottle glass wine cellar in the lobby area and a private wine room for dining and entertaining. Club amenities, tennis, pickleball, bocce, fitness center and pool including dining in the Grille Room remained open for Member enjoyment during the renovations.

    New fresh paint and roof tile stain on all the buildings has been completed giving the Club a more contemporary look.

    The Club at Gateway, known as “the friendliest Club in the area” is the recipient of the Best of Fort Myers Gold Award for “Best Private Golf Course & Country Club.” This distinguished award recognizes businesses with excellence in product, performance or services.

    “What a great time to join the Club, new amenities, no assessments and a special opportunity to join the Club and for a limited time, receive up to 6 MONTHS of FREE DUES,” states MJ Chappy, Membership Director.

    About The Club at Gateway:


    Conveniently located near the airport, shopping, beaches and entertainment, The Club at Gateway is a private, yet casual country club, known as having the friendliest Members. The Tom Fazio Signature course features 6 sets of tees, playing over 7,000 yards with a par of 72. Meticulously maintained and included in Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Private Courses,” Tom Fazio rates the 10th hole as one of the top four greatest golf holes he has ever designed. With a 20-acre trend-setting “Golf Improvement Center,” it’s also the home of the Golf Channel Academy. Created by course architect Ron Garl, this first-class facility features a double-sided range, 4 short-game areas, fantastic putting green, and 2 practice holes, a par 3 and par 4. Club amenities include The Griffin Grille offering panoramic views of the course is just steps from the tee box. The tennis center with 6 lit har-tru courts, bocce complex and pickleball courts all offer comprehensive programs for players of all ages and abilities. Members can also participate in array of clubs, classes, games and social events. Summer Camp and Jr. Golf Camps are available for Members and non-members of the Club. Under new ownership, over $5 million will be spent on the clubhouse renovations project and Members will not be required to pay any future assessments. For Information on Membership Opportunities and a Tour, please contact MJ Chappy at (239) 561-1012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • The Club at Gateway Hosts the Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Cancer Patients

    Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors at the 22nd Annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at The Club at Gateway, which raised more than $76,000 in support of the Integrative Medicine Program at the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center, Southwest Florida’s premier cancer care center that treats all aspects of patient care under one roof. The Center has received accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.


    This annual event included golf with a Minnesota Twins player or personnel, lunch before the 1p.m. shotgun start, on-course refreshments and hole-in-one prizes. A dinner following the tournament was open to players and non-players and included cocktails, a tremendous dinner by Chef Dan and the opportunity to bid on exclusive silent auction items. Numerous Members at The Club at Gateway also volunteered to help throughout the tournament.


    “We are inspired by the continued support of the Minnesota Twins, the Club at Gateway, and all of the volunteers who made this tournament possible,” commented Chris Simoneau, Chief Foundation and Development Officer, Lee Health. “Funds raised through the event will benefit our most challenged neighbors and friends, those that need our support as they battle cancer and receive treatment at the Regional Cancer Center of Lee Health. We are eternally grateful that the Twins continue this great partnership.”


    About The Club at Gateway:


    Conveniently located near the airport, shopping, beaches and entertainment, The Club at Gateway is a private, yet casual country club, known as having the friendliest Members. The Tom Fazio Signature course features 6 sets of tees, playing over 7,000 yards with a par of 72. Meticulously maintained and included in Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Private Courses,” Tom Fazio rates the 10th hole as one of the top four greatest golf holes he has ever designed. With a 20-acre trend-setting “Golf Improvement Center,” it’s also the home of the Golf Channel Academy. Created by course architect Ron Garl, this first-class facility features a double-sided range, 4 short-game areas, fantastic putting green, and 2 practice holes, a par 3 and par 4. Club amenities include The Griffin Grille offering panoramic views of the course is just steps from the tee box. The tennis center with 6 lit har-tru courts, bocce complex and pickleball courts all offer comprehensive programs for players of all ages and abilities. Members can also participate in array of clubs, classes, games and social events. Under new ownership, over $5 million will be spent on the clubhouse renovations project and Members will not be required to pay any future assessments. For Information on Membership Opportunities and a Tour, please contact MJ Chappy at (239) 561-1012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • The Club at Gateway Renovation Update!

    Season is here, Members are back and the excitement continues as all eyes are on the Club renovation project. The new resort style pool is progressing nicely and now you can really see how enormous it will be and imagine yourself having a tropical drink at the pool bar with friends! What a great addition to the Club… beach entry, water features, dedicated lap lanes, 16-seat outdoor bar with TV’s offering specialty beverages and poolside entertainment for Club Members.

    A variety of water aerobics classes will also be provided for Members as part of the Club’s new fitness program. All categories of memberships (except Tennis Only) can participate in the water aerobics and fitness classes. Once the Fitness Center is completed, a large array of fitness classes will be offered in addition to the current fitness classes. The Fitness Center will be built complete with separate spinning and aerobics rooms, as well as, new cardio, weight and TRX training equipment.

    After all that exercise, it will be time to enjoy one of Chef Dan’s specialty pizzas made in his new wood burning oven. Chef Dan has perfected his dough recipe and combined it with the freshest ingredients from Italy and toppings for every palette. Everyone is looking forward to eating the best pizza around!

    Moving upwards, windows have been installed, drywall is up and members are anxious to see the dining room completed so they can start enjoying all that it has to offer.

    Another first class feature will be a 1,600 bottle glass wine cellar in the lobby area and a private wine room for dining and entertaining. Club amenities, tennis, pickleball, bocce, fitness center and pool including dining in the Grille Room remain open for Member enjoyment during the renovations.

    The Club at Gateway, known as “the friendliest Club in the area” is the recipient of the Best of Fort Myers Gold Award for “Best Private Golf Course & Country Club.” This distinguished award recognizes businesses with excellence in product, performance or services.

    “What a great time to join the Club, new amenities, no assessments and a special opportunity to join the Club and receive up to 6 MONTHS of FREE DUES,” states MJ Chappy, Membership Director.

    About The Club at Gateway:

    Conveniently located near the airport, shopping, beaches and entertainment, The Club at Gateway is a private, yet casual country club, known as having the friendliest Members. The Tom Fazio Signature course features 6 sets of tees, playing over 7,000 yards with a par of 72. Meticulously maintained and included in Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Private Courses,” Tom Fazio rates the 10th hole as one of the top four greatest golf holes he has ever designed. With a 20-acre trend-setting “Golf Improvement Center,” it’s also the home of the Golf Channel Academy. Created by course architect Ron Garl, this first-class facility features a double-sided range, 4 short-game areas, fantastic putting green, and 2 practice holes, a par 3 and par 4. Club amenities include The Griffin Grille offering panoramic views of the course is just steps from the tee box. The tennis center, bocce complex and pickleball courts all offer comprehensive programs for players of all ages and abilities. Members can also participate in array of clubs, classes, games and social events. Under new ownership, over $5 million will be spent on the clubhouse renovations project and Members will not be required to pay any future assessments.

    For Information on Membership Opportunities and a Tour, please contact MJ Chappy at (239) 561-1012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • The Club at Gateway Hires Chris Shultis, Director of Golf!

    The Club at Gateway has hired a new Director of Golf, Christopher Shultis. A native New Yorker, Chris attended the State University of New York - Delhi, where his true golfing career began. Chris replaces John Lane who has been promoted to GM at Quail Village, which is also managed by Florida Lifestyle Management Group.

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  • The Club at Gateway Receives the Gold Award for “Best Private Golf Course & Country Club” in Fort Myers!

    Fort Myers, FL (July 25, 2019) –  The Club at Gateway in Fort Myers, FL received the Best of Fort Myers Gold Award for “Best Private Golf Course & Country Club.” 

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