Pinehurst Prepares for Renovations to Members Clubhouse
Prior to the recession, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club planned to raze its members’ clubhouse.
“They were going to bulldoze the place and rebuild it,” said Richard Lawson, president of the Pinehurst Board of Governors. “Then, the economy went down the tubes.”
But with better economic conditions and the upcoming 2014 U.S. Open championships, now is the right time at Pinehurst No. 2 to begin a $3.7 million renovation of the clubhouse.
Work on the exterior, designed by Staagard & Chao Architects in Pinehurst, is scheduled to start Monday and will feature dramatic architectural improvements to the rear veranda overlooking the famed No. 2 course.
White columns, stately arches and a bronze roof will replace the green awnings around the 16,000-square-foot veranda; the roofline will be extended to improve the view; a floor-to-ceiling fireplace will provide a natural separation between the public and member areas of the veranda; and new furniture will welcome outdoor diners.
“It’s arguably going to be the best view for dining in the world of golf,” said Jay Biggs, senior vice president of golf and club operations.
For full details, see Wednesday's edition of The Pilot.
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