After an extensive survey, independent focus groups and workshops, the membership of the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., property has approved a project that will expand the 72,000-sq. ft. clubhouse to feature a redesigned 19th Hole, a new lobby lounge, updated bar, and larger kitchens. The project is expected to completed in 18 months.
Members of BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have approved a $35 million clubhouse renovation.
The majority vote for the sweeping architectural and redesign project is the culmination of a multi-year evaluation process, initiated and overseen by the Club’s Board of Directors. It included an extensive member survey, independent focus groups, and workshops led by construction and interior design committees.
“Few country clubs offer members such an historic connection to golf and we’re pleased that the members have given their unequivocal approval for the renovation project which will add over 30,000 sq. ft. to the clubhouse,” said General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Chris Card. “It ensures that we will continue to raise the bar as a club that is looking to the future while still upholding the rich legacy of BallenIsles.”
The project is the first major upgrade of the clubhouse facility in more than a decade. The 72,000-sq. ft. clubhouse will be expanded to feature a redesigned 19th Hole on the Clubhouse Terrace, offering views of the East Golf Course, where Nicklaus and many other many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour.
From the Club’s iconic Harry’s Bar to a larger main dining room, to a dedicated fine dining toom and expansive kitchens, the architectural redesign and renovation will also add to members’ enjoyment of a wide variety of dining and social experiences. The expansive clubhouse renovation will also include a new lobby lounge with vaulted ceilings.
The entire project will be financed without an assessment to the membership and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
BallenIsles features three championship courses with 54 holes of golf, and a 22-court tennis complex, complete with an exhibition tennis court and stadium seating. The property also offers a $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex.