With 10,000 workers being relocated to Houston by the oil giant, the club is getting ready to unveil a new $6 million, 17,000-sq. ft. clubhouse complete with a 120-seat restaurant and bar.
After Exxon Mobil announced in 2011 that it would build a new 385-acre campus just north of the Houston city limits and relocate 10,000 energy workers there from Ohio and West Virginia, as well as Houston, Woodforest Golf Club, 45 miles north of downtown, saw the need to spruce itself up so it could attract some of the new potential members, many of whom will move into a 2,800-acre master-planned community adjacent to the golf course, through its doors.
In a recent interview with the Houston Business Journal, the club’s Sales and Marketing Director, Howard Levinson, said the owners’ original plans for what to do with Woodforest’s existing 6,000-sq.ft. clubhouse called for a somewhat minor refurbishment. But those plans then changed quickly. “We went from remodeling to renovations to razing and rebuilding,” Levinson told the Business Journal.
Now, the Business Journal reported, Woodforest is preparing to unveil a new $6 million, 17,000-sq, ft. clubhouse later this fall. The new building will include a pro shop, 120-seat restaurant and bar, and a veranda with views of the club’s 27-hole, Steve Elkington-designed golf course—and on which two of the 15 wide-screen televisions will feed in live video from the 18th hole.