WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – A Watersound development that was five years in development is nearing the finish line.
The $ 70 million project includes a new hotel and a significant addition to amenities near Camp Creek Golf Club.
The Watersound Camp Creek extension broke ground in 2019 and, once completed, will supposedly offer the most extensive wellness facility in the 30A area.
Facilities include eight tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, several swimming pools, a lazy river, and spin and yoga studios.
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“Here at the Watersound Club Camp Creek you can see the result of many plans and many backgrounds,” said David Demarest, spokesman for St. Joe Hospitality. “As our membership has grown, we are adding amenities and we want to make sure we continue to stay ahead of needs and demand in everything we do so we can deliver a quality experience to our guests and members. ”
This development will also create around 150 jobs for the area, and Camp Creek General Manager Manny Belete is looking for the best.
“Everywhere you go, people will make the difference,” Belete said. “We have the convenience … I’ve been to some lavish places in the world where millions of dollars are being spent. I think it’s the culture that we create. I know St. Joe as a company and Watersound Club create that feeling, but we want you to feel comfortable. We want to make it your backyard. We want to make it your home. “
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St. Joe also hopes this project will expand tourism to the area beyond beach goers.
“You will come here for your golf vacation and you will come here for a really high-end experience and that is something you may not get on any other vacation in the area,” said Demarest. “We have only been known as a beach destination for a long time, but that expands that. This increases our offerings as a community for people from outside and people who live here.”
The new facilities are to be opened in the spring of next year, and the hotel is to be open to guests in the summer.