19th Hole: Pinehurst Clubhouse Renovations Begin
The much anticipated renovation of the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club’s members’ clubhouse will begin this week, according to a release from the resort.
This is the first phase of a $3.7 million project that was slated for a few years ago but delayed because of the economic downturn. The renovation will include an interior redesign and dramatic architectural improvements to the rear veranda overlooking Pinehurst No. 2.
“It’s my goal to make the membership experience at Pinehurst as distinctive as the brand itself,” Robert Dedman, CEO and owner of Pinehurst, said in the release.
“This renovation is the beginning of a broader plan to provide a more dynamic experience for our members, including regular member dining, a more active social calendar, and ultimately, a state-of-the-art swim and fitness complex. The vision is to incorporate all the amenities for our members into one central location.”
Renovations are scheduled to commence this week pending approval of final permits, and will begin with work on the exterior of the building overlooking Pinehurst No. 2. The exterior phase is slated for completion prior to the spring golf season. The projected reopening is early next summer.
The comprehensive improvements to the building will result in:
n More dramatic views: The current green awnings will be removed and the roofline extended to reveal stunning views of Pinehurst No. 2. The removal of the awnings will increase natural lighting and reveal tree line and Carolina blue skies that were previously obscured. The effect will be dramatic and impactful immediately on entering the main lobby.
n An expanded dining experience: Á la carte dining, previously provided on special occasions only, will now be offered for lunch and dinner. The member dining room and bar will be relocated to overlook the 18th green of No. 2 and will feature outdoor seating on the 16,000-square-foot veranda. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace will provide a natural separation between the public and member areas of the veranda while continuing to allow walking flow.
n Architectural symmetry: White columns, stately arches and a bronze roof will replace the awnings around the east veranda. Upon completion, golfers on the 18th fairway of No. 2 will see a clubhouse aesthetic inspired by the architecture of the picturesque south veranda, which was completed in 1922.
n Aesthetic improvements: The club will be completely redecorated with new furniture, fixtures and carpeting. A new elevator will now provide access to all three floors of the building, and the redesigned grand staircase will provide a stunning backdrop for weddings and other events.
Stagaard & Chao Architects of Pinehurst designed the exterior renovation and will manage that aspect of the project. Glave & Holmes Architecture of Richmond, Va., will manage interior renovations.
“The clubhouse should reflect the grandeur and tradition of Pinehurst itself,” said Alan Stagaard. “When the project is finished, we hope it will feel as if the club and the veranda have been there for 100 years.”
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