The new 34,000-sq. ft. structure in the resort-style community in Northern Virginia will include overnight accommodations.
Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., has announced the grand opening of its new Clubhouse at Creighton Farms. The 34,000-sq. ft. structure will now serve as the centerpiece of the resort-style community in Northern Virginia, with dining, event space, full-service locker rooms, club rooms and a fitness/spa center for club members. Membership is available to both residents and non-residents of Creighton Farms for the family-oriented, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and club that serves the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
Dining options in the new clubhouse include the Grille Room, a light, airy room that overlooks the golf course and rolling hills; the Trophy Room, reminiscent of an English club, with wood paneling and a fireplace; and Jack’s Pub and the Billiards Room, expected to quickly become a member favorite, offering a relaxed atmosphere with booths, lounge area with fireplace and horseshoe bar.The clubhouse has been appointed to capture the area’s rich history and Virginia horse country tradition, with contemporary accents. Classic country fabrics of toile in red and blue, elegant crystal chandeliers, dark woods and fireplaces offer a cozy and intimate feel on the first floor in the foyer and library.
A private meeting room with views of the golf course,a fireplace, the latest in audio/visual equipment and a separate serving entrance is available for social and business functions. Creighton’s Executive Chef, Reid Badger, has created a menu of handcrafted, rustic cuisine with contemporary twists.
The clubhouse rooms feature the fine art of Artist-in-Residence Tom Neel, whose vivid landscapes offer a complete experience of the Piedmont region. Completing the first floor is the new Golf Shoppe, which showcases the latest in golf equipment and ready-to-wear apparel. The Shoppe also specializes in custom-fit clothing for the ultimate in handcrafted fashion for the members.
Full-service locker rooms on the ground level include private showers, dressing rooms and steam room, with separate lounge areas in each of the men’s and women’s lockers. Massage rooms offer a chance for relaxation and the fitness area includes the latest aerobic and weight-training machines.
The upper level features the Club Rooms, luxurious overnight accommodations appointed to pay homage to the area’s heritage of horse racing, with rich dark woods and king-size, bronze post beds. Muted bedding is offset by the elegant tones of dark blues and greens of the carpeting and accessories. HDTV, desk, marble wet bar and spacious bath with marble, travertine, and glass enclosed showers round out these luxury accommodations. A plush suite is available as well, featuring a living/dining area and a separate, extended bedroom.
“We are extremely pleased to offer our members a home away from home,” said Attila Harai, General Manager. “We know that the clubhouse is the heart of any club. We value our members who have been waiting for our opening, and anticipate this outstanding amenity will attract many new social and golf members. Our staff is prepared to offer exceptional service and one of the area’s best golf courses, all surrounded by this extraordinary community that is Creighton Farms.”
The club anticipates adding new amenities, planned for the second half of 2012 and beyond, that will include four Har-Tru tennis courts, resort-style pools for adults and children, and a Sports & Wellness Center.
Membership options at Creighton Farms will include these categories:
- Social Members, who may utilize the clubhouse dining facilities, participate in club social events, and reserve Club Rooms for overnight guests.
- Sports Members, who will have additional access to the planned pool, fitness, health and wellness and tennis facilities at the club, as well as a limited ability to utilize the golf course during shoulder seasons.
- Golf Members, with full access to the golf course and all other club facilities.
The opportunity to waive the initiation fee for a golf membership is available with the purchase of each lot at Creighton Farms. Membership opportunities are also made available to residents of a neighboring development, Huntleigh at Creighton Farms.
Creighton Farms opened in 2008; since 2009, it has been owned and operated by an affiliate of Southworth Development LLC, Newton, Mass.