The Appleton, Wis., club’s three-year project will include a new pool, pool house, open-air covered restaurant and bar, tennis court, irrigation system for the 142-acre golf course, and clubhouse improvements. The renovation will also create a golf practice facility with 3,200 sq. ft. of putting greens, 9,500 sq. ft. of bentgrass fairway with chipping area, and a greenside practice bunker.
A new pool, pool house and state-of-the-art golf practice area will greet members of Butte des Morts Country Club this summer as part of a $3 million-plus facilities upgrade, the Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent reported.
The private golf and social club in Appleton, Wis., which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, announced the three-year renovation project February 12. A committee of members and staff is overseeing and coordinating the project, which is being funded by a mix of club resources, including a capital campaign and a membership drive. The club has 280 members, the Post-Crescent reported.
Work on the project, dubbed Vision 2016, began in the fall and will continue until the opening of golf season in 2016, said Dave Bernard, Board President.
“We developed these plans based on a survey of our membership, which helped us determine priorities,” Bernard said in a statement. “There was overwhelming support for a new pool as well as the other aspects of Vision 2016.”
Project highlights include:
• a new pool house and pool, with a zero-entry children’s pool as well as an open-air, covered restaurant and bar area;
• a new tennis court, which will be located adjacent to the pool;
• state-of-the-art golf practice facility featuring 3,200 sq. ft. of bentgrass putting green; greenside practice bunker; fairway practice bunker; 9,500 sq. ft. of bentgrass fairway with chipping area; and 9,000 sq. ft. of blue grass fairway with chipping area;
• a new irrigation system to provide more flexible watering capabilities for the 18-hole, 142-acre golf course;
• clubhouse improvements, including upgrades to the locker rooms and pro shop; and
• a new parking lot with an additional 55 parking spaces.
“The focus for our club is on the golf, social and recreational experiences of our members and their families, so the improvements will provide a level of experience unmatched here in the Fox Cities,” Matt Michael, Club Manager, said in a statement.