Phase II of the “Marbella, Reinvented” improvement initiative at the San Juan Capistrano, Calif. property replaced old dining venues with a new main dining room with a built-in action station and pizza oven, an enlarged Mixed Grille with gathering tables, a new “captivating interaction bar” and improvements to the Catalonia Terrace.
Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano, California, has completed Phase I and Phase II of a $3 million overall club improvement initiative, dubbed “Marbella, Reinvented.” Phase I, completed in February 2016,
Phase I completed enhancements focused on the fitness and exercise components of the club, and included enlarging and redesigning the fitness facility to feature an open-air layout with new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, private Yoga & Pilates studios, an extended group-exercise schedule, and a new Kids’ Club.
Phase II, completed in March 2016, focused on the member dining experience, and began with the demolition of the old Member Dining Room, Member Bar, and Member Grille. These were replaced with a newly designed Main Dining Room with a built-in action station and pizza oven; new enlarged Mixed Grille with gathering tables; new captivating interaction bar; and new locker rooms and Catalonia Terrace improvements.
“We’re incredibly excited to have completed these milestones for improving our club and its facilities,” said General Manager Owen Westervelt. “This reinvention project will help position Marbella for the next stage in its evolution as the premier, family-friendly and amenities-packed club in San Juan Capistrano. Our members deserve the best, and that’s what we’re creating with ‘Marbella, Reinvented.’ ”
When complete, the “Marbella, Reinvented” project will have spent a total of $3 million to completely renovate and improve almost all areas of the club, including the fitness facility, the dining experience, the banquet halls, and clubhouse. The only area to remain virtually untouched by the renovation is the club’s 18-hole, Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course, although the tee boxes and teeing areas are being refreshed with more drought-resistant landscaping.
“The golf course itself will undergo its normal seasonal aeration process, but aside from sprucing up the teeing areas around the tee boxes, we’re not redesigning the course or anything of that nature,” said Superintendent Kristian Waagen. “Rest assured, we’re not changing our iconic course.”
To celebrate the completion of Phase II, Marbella CC will host a Roaring Grand Opening Party on Thursday, May 5. The “Gatsby-style” celebration will feature a classic car show, photo booth, sparklers, black cake, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and more. This event will be open to members and invited guests.
Marbella Country Club is part of the American Golf portfolio of clubs.