The Blythewood, S.C. club’s new 28,000-sq. ft. building includes a main level with restaurant and bar, double-sided fireplace and banquet room, an upstairs level with boardroom space and bride’s and groom’s wedding suites, and a lower level with golf shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, lounges and golf cart storage area.
The Carolina division of D. R. Horton, a Fort Worth, Texas-headquartered house builder, has announced the opening of the new clubhouse at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C., just north of the state capital of Columbia. D. R. Horton bought the Cobblestone property in 2012 and immediately set out on a two-year program to update all areas of the club.
Mark O’Brien, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Carolina division, says the clubhouse now serves as the centerpiece of the Cobblestone lifestyle. “Its completion punctuates the vision, stability and future of the community for residents and prospective home buyers for years to come,” says O’Brien.
The three-story Colonial Revival clubhouse is set on a ridge overlooking the finishing holes of the community’s 27-hole golf club. Interior design was provided by Maryland-based Builders Design, and is described as “current traditional aesthetic using various textures, wood tones, and shades of green, which coordinate and enhance the views of the golf course.”
The main level includes a restaurant and bar, double-sided fireplace, spacious banquet room with audio-visual capability, and administrative offices.
The top floor has a smaller boardroom space that can be used for business meetings or private dinners, as well as bride’s and groom’s wedding suites. The lower level houses a golf shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, lounges with large-screen TVs, and storage for the club’s golf cart fleet.
While Cobblestone Park is a gated community, the new clubhouse is fully accessible to the public for special events, dining, and golf.
“We feel that Blythewood and [the greater Columbia area] have a marvelous new venue for weddings, family reunions, meetings or just a night out on the town at the restaurant,” said Cobblestone Park’s Club Manager, Tom Graber.
It is hoped that events at the clubhouse will also expose more local people to the property’s P.B. Dye-designed golf course, which first opened as the University Club in 1995 and which is made up of three nines, Garnet, Black and Gold (the colors of the University of South Carolina in Columbia). Cobblestone is the home course and practice facility for the university’s men’s and women’s golf teams.
The new clubhouse will be managed by Atlanta-based Mosaic Clubs & Resorts, which has overseen club operations at Cobblestone Park for the last four years.
Additional club amenities at the community include a state-of-the-art fitness center, resort-style pool, lighted tennis courts, sports field, several miles of walking and biking trails, and a full-size gymnasium with volleyball and basketball courts.