Rockwood Park Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas will unveil its new $7.7 million clubhouse—featuring a pro shop, grill, dining area, restrooms and a multipurpose room—on May 20, while Cobblestone Golf Course in Acworth, Ga. broke ground on an expansion of its clubhouse that will add 1,381 sq. ft. to the Grill room and increase seating capacity from 48 to approximately 100.
What’s old is new again in Georgia, while a Lone Star State staple prepares for a grand opening celebration.
Rockwood Park Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas—designed by golf course architect John Bredemus and opened for play in 1938—is hosting a grand opening for its new clubhouse May 20.
Beginning in November 2015, the course underwent a $5.1 million renovation led by the design team of John Colligan and associate Trey Kemp. The renovation included a new routing plan with new greens, tees, fairways, bunkering system, drainage and cart paths. The course was lengthened to play up to 7,053 yards.
While the recent renovation improved the course, the addition of a new clubhouse was needed. The $7.7 million clubhouse was funded by the 2018 City of Fort Worth bond program. The design was led by Elements of Architecture and construction was led by RJM Contractors.
The 16,379-sq. ft. building contains an upper level featuring a pro shop, grill, dining area, restrooms and a multipurpose room. The lower level houses cart storage and repairs. The upgraded maintenance facility includes new staff areas, added security and building improvements.
In Acworth, Ga., Cobblestone Golf Course, a long-standing favorite municipal course of Metro-Atlanta golfers, broke ground on an expansion of its clubhouse. These renovations will more than double the size of the Grill Room, the dining area in the clubhouse, making the space much more functional for groups and to host tournaments.
The renovations, which began recently and are projected to be complete in September, will add 1,381 sq. ft. to the Grill room, bringing the total square footage of the area to 2,296, and increase the seating capacity from 48 to approximately 100.
Upon completion, the air-conditioned space will include extra indoor seating, have multiple large screen TVs, and include a built-in sound system with microphones. To assist in the renovations, Cobblestone Golf Course hired Ward-Humphrey General Contractors, and the project is being overseen and managed by Cobb County.
“We are thrilled by the increased opportunities that come with renovating our clubhouse,” said Terry Harnage, General Manager of Cobblestone Golf Course. “The added space will allow us to better serve our guests and host tournaments that we did not have the capacity for before, opening up new, exciting possibilities for the future.”
The golf course is also currently undergoing renovations to the practice facilities to enhance the chipping green, bunkers and putting green. These enhancements are expected to be complete by June.
Cobblestone Golf Course opened in 1993 and underwent a full renovation in 2010. Offering Champion Bermuda greens, white-sand bunkers and a lakefront, Cobblestone Golf Course is owned by the Cobb County Government and managed in partnership with Bobby Jones Links.