It appears that a fresh look for your clubhouse or pro shop is the thing to do in 2013. During a tour of eastern Ontario golf clubs on Friday, Flagstick staff encountered not less than six facilities that had made significant upgrades to their amenities.
The most dramatic came in Westport and Picton.
Recently acquired by the Clermont group, the Evergreen Golf Club in Westport is getting a major upgrade to their clubhouse. Clermont, well known for many projects including the Wolfe Springs Resort just steps away from the Evergreen course, has revitalized the main building at the club with a completely modern look. Soon to be fully complete, the clubhouse now sports and impressive deck overlooking both the golf course and Wolfe Lake. Manager Dana McCullough says they will also be stepping up the Food & Beverage service with both expanded hours and an improved pub style menu. The goal is to provide a viable restaurant option for the entire area, for both golfers and general residents.
Equal in stature as far as renovations goes is the work recently complete at the Picton Golf & Country Club. On Sunday, May 5th the club had their annual open house and officially opened their brand new Pro Shop. The building replaces a structures that dated back at least fifty years at a course founded in 1910.
The 800 square foot pro shop allows for much better merchandising of products as well as easier work flow at the counter for staff, members and guests. The club storage facility was updated to match the exterior of the new pro shop, which also marries nicely with the look and upgrades completed in the clubhouse over the last couple of years.
In addition to these major upgrades notable work has also been done at the Oak Hills Golf Club in Stirling (new pro shop flooring, etc), Frankford Municipal (reconfigured clubhouse with updated look), Roundel Glen in Trenton (renovated pro shop), Timber Ridge GC in Brighton (expanded retail space) and Napanee Golf & Country Club (renovated pro shop).
We’ll have expanded stories on some of these projects in upcoming issues of Flagstick.