The lower level of the clubhouse would include almost 7,000 sq. ft. of golf cart storage space, with a minimum storage of 75 carts, and the upper or main level will include a pro shop, snack bar, 4,000-sq. ft. fine-dining public restaurant, kitchen, banquet area and outdoor dining and seating. No vendors have been finalized yet to operate the restaurant or snack bar.
Town commissioners got their first look at renderings of the new clubhouse/pro shop at the rebuilt Mooresville (N.C.) Golf Course last week, the Mooresville Tribune reported.
The clubhouse will be located near the practice green and newly paved parking lot, just off the fourth hole. The lower level of the clubhouse would include almost 7,000 sq. ft. of golf cart storage space, with a “minimum storage of 75 carts,” said Robert Woodruff, senior principal at ADW Architects.
The upper or main level of the clubhouse will include a pro shop, a snack bar, a nearly 4,000-sq. ft. fine-dining public restaurant, a kitchen, a banquet area and outdoor dining and seating. No vendors have been finalized yet to operate the restaurant or snack bar, the Tribune reported.
“The outside will have a pitched roof and a stone veneer, giving it a residential feel,” Woodruff said. “It will also maintain ample, pristine views but will still be a modest structure that will serve you well for the next 20 to 30 years.”
The design also includes energy-efficient glass, among other environmentally-friendly steps, to minimize utility costs, the Tribune reported.
“At this point, we can start submitting permits and put out bids, which we’ll be able to bring back to you about April,” Dick Poore, director of Cultural & Recreation Services, told commissioners. “Once the board approves the bid, we can move forward and I estimate completion around December.”
The last updated figures on the cost are from August 2015 and is estimated at $3.2 million for the building and $750,000 for the road leading to the clubhouse. There will also be a cost for additional information technology work that has not been factored in, the Tribune reported.
Asked if any of the recreation bond money could be used toward those costs, Poore advised the board to wait until April to get a better idea of that feasibility, since they already have so many current projects utilizing that money, the Tribune reported.
As for when the golf course, which has been closed for a total rebuild since November 2014, will likely reopen, Poore said the growth of the greens will be the determining factor. However, he said he anticipates a summer opening, the Tribune reported.
When it does open, golfers will use a temporary modular building as the pro shop, Poore said.