The new Lakeland Yacht Club’s exterior will preserve the original club’s “Old Florida”, Mediterranean elegance. The upgraded Porte Cochere will accommodate up to three vehicles at a time and will feature a covered walkway.    To maintain the original club’s familiar feel, the new design preserves the original lobby’s iconic fireplace.     Though smaller than the original, the new club’s floorplan implements folding partition walls in the event spaces to maximize flexibility and allow for the hosting of simultaneous events.  The kitchen has also been centralized to accommodate all dining areas efficiently.  The new club will also introduce a cigar room with private lockers, fully modernized conference rooms, and a new outdoor veranda area extending off the grill room.    The pool area will have an extended lakeside terrace next to a six-lane lap pool and a zero-entry family pool.   In addition to the existing 5 clay courts, the tennis facilities will now include new poolside locker rooms with saunas, and a fitness/weight center.