Proposed renovations at the Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club include a “boutique hotel” and spa open to non-members, as well as improvements to aging golf and tennis facilities, reports the Daily Pilot.
Property owner Golf Realty Fund aims to reduce the tennis courts from 24 to 10, remodel both clubhouses, create a health and wellness center, full-service spa, swimming pool and build five, single-unit “villas” and 27 temporary-stay bungalows.
The project is tentatively scheduled to go before the Newport Beach Planning Commission on Nov. 18. Planners will then pass their recommendations onto the City Council.
Once complete, elements of the Newport Beach Country Club will be open to nonmembers for the first time, said Executive Director Robert O Hill. Visitors as well as club members will be able to use the bungalows, spa, health and wellness center and swimming pool.
However, O Hill added that members will not lose any of their exclusive use of the tennis and golf facilities, which will remain, for the most part, closed to the general public.
One other element to the project is a proposed “landscape buffer” between the golf course parking lot and the Irvine Terrace neighborhood.