The Sandy, Utah club added an outdoor dining deck and transformed old card rooms into state-of-the-art simulator bays. “The member response has been overwhelmingly positive, especially during our opening night,” says Nolan Halterman, CCM, PGA, General Manager/COO.
Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, Utah recently completed an addition of an outdoor dining deck as well as the transformation of old card rooms into state-of-the-art simulator bays for member use.
The deck, which was conceptualized during Covid in 2020, added more outdoor dining space overlooking the golf course. The project was included in the clubs Strategic Plan, taken through the design-and-approval process, and ground was broken in late March of this year.
Despite the increase in material costs connected to inflation and economic pressure, Nolan Halterman, CCM, PGA, General Manager/COO, said the project was completed and opened up to the membership the first part of October. The opening was celebrated with a Scotch and Cigar night on the deck.
“The deck was brought into the planning phase through member request and the need for additional outdoor dining,” Halterman said. “Due to the location of the deck on the southwest side of the clubhouse, it provides spectacular views of the golf course. It will serve and be utilized seven months out of the year for a la carte dining and other club events.
“The member response has been overwhelmingly positive, especially during our opening night,” he added.
Through the Strategic Plan process, which started in 2018, additional club amenities were identified by the membership with golf simulators being on that list. The card rooms at the club were identified as underutilized spaces by the membership and proved to be the perfect spot to create two state-of-the-art golf simulators and a business center for the members.
The club partnered with HD Golf to provide an entertainment package in each simulator space, Halterman said. This would allow for usage not only for golf but for other entertainment, such as lacrosse, hockey, cornhole and other games. A social space was created next to the simulators to allow for members to reserve the entire space to be used amongst other members or with their families.
A business center became part of the plan when so many members started working remotely, Halterman added. This now provides a space for members to work on their laptops and complete business transactions uninterrupted, before or after playing golf. This space was opened in October as well.
“The Simulators were conceptualized when the membership was surveyed and having golf simulators emerged as an additional amenity the members suggested,” Halterman said. “The simulators now provide year-round access for golf and other activities that will lend to more club usage during the winter months and throughout other times of the year. As the weather begins to change, bookings for the space have increased and membership feedback has been great.”