The $3.7 million, multi-year renovation will include an interior redesign and dramatic architectural improvements to the rear veranda overlooking Pinehurst No. 2. Renovations are scheduled to begin the last week of November, and the exterior phase is slated for completion prior to the spring golf season.
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort & Country Club has announced the start of a $3.7 million renovation of its Member Clubhouse, the first phase of a multi-year plan to improve and expand the member experience at the storied property. The renovation will include an interior redesign and dramatic architectural improvements to the rear veranda overlooking Pinehurst No. 2., which will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Open.
“It’s my goal to make the membership experience at Pinehurst as distinctive as the brand itself,” said Robert Dedman, CEO and owner of Pinehurst. “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 the last week of November, 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.
Comprehensive improvements made through the project will include:
- Removal of current green awnings and extension of the roofline to reveal views of Pinehurst No. 2. The removal of the awnings will increase natural lighting and reveal the tree line and Carolina-blue skies that were previously obscured.
- 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-sq.-ft. 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.
- 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.
- 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, co-founder of Stagaard & Chao Architects. “When the project is finished, we hope it will feel as if the club and the veranda have been there for 100 years.”