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by Matt Alderton | March 04, 2016
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, is in the midst of a $25 million renovation and refresh encompassing its 511 guest rooms, pools, exterior, and spa, it announced this week.

Commenced at the end of 2015, the project is scheduled for completion in September. Highlights include a new restaurant, The American Gator Club, opening in March beside the TPC Sawgrass golf course; an updated fa├žade that will be completed in May, featuring oversized sliding windows instead of Juliette balconies; completely redone guest rooms, which will be expanded to include 30 additional square feet per room and updated with new bedding, carpet, lighting, and bathrooms; and the opening of 31 "Butler Serviced" rooms and suites in a new VIP wing that will be attended to by private butlers.

Additionally, the Sawgrass Spa is adding two couples treatment rooms and three new hair and makeup stations while the pool area will debut a new SurfStream wave simulator for onsite surfing. Those improvements will be complete in summer, along with renovations to the resort's beachside Cabana Club, which is being updated with a new entrance, fresh landscaping, a new roof, and resurfaced pools, patios, and walkways.

Finally, the resort already has completed several other enhancements. It's updated its front desk, for example; replaced its fitness center equipment; refreshed its landscaping; and renovated its primary resort pool with new surfacing, lighting, and built-in fire pits for s'more-making.