As proposed, the clubhouse at the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., municipal property would be about 22,000 sq. ft., with space for a pro shop, locker rooms, food and beverage amenities and banquet space. A bird observation tower and sculpture are proposed as well.
The new clubhouse at the municipal Sandhill Crane Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is proposed as a therapeutic retreat for golfers that will take full advantage of views of surrounding wildlife, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported.
The new clubhouse will be about 22,000 sq. ft. with space for a pro shop, locker rooms, food and beverage services and banquet-style seating for at least 200 people, according to a city memo. The construction schedule is a year and four months, the Post reported.
A bird observation tower for lunchgoers could be a unique attraction, according to Sisca Construction Services’ proposal. Their design also includes a bird sculpture in front of the new clubhouse. City Council will vote 7 p.m. Thursday on a $4.5 million contract for the company to oversee the design and construction, the Post reported.
Owner Charles Sisca in his proposal wrote that as a resident for the past 15 years, he’s proud of the way the city has grown, providing jobs and services without sacrificing quality of life. The new golf clubhouse is “truly a project for the people,” specifically those who cannot afford membership in many of the private, exclusive clubs in Palm Beach Gardens, he wrote.
“Our general population can now also experience what it is like to be a part of a first class golf club, while having access to this outstanding facility,” Sisca wrote.
A selection committee ranked a proposal by Hedrick Brothers Construction two points higher than the one by Sisca, but negotiations with the first company failed, according to a city memo. The city and company didn’t agree on design parameters, the Post reported.
In June, many residents urged officials to move forward plans for a new clubhouse. The cramped, dated clubhouse built more than 20 years ago didn’t allow the city to host banquets or capitalize on food and beverage sales. The old clubhouse has been razed, according to the city memo.