The property-wide updates are being funded through donations from members and corporate partners. The project includes new paint, carpeting, and furniture in the dining room and ballroom, and the tennis courts and basketball courts will be resurfaced while a pickleball court will be added.
In May, Mount Pleasant (Texas) Country Club will unveil a variety of renovations funded by donations from members and corporate partners, the Mount Pleasant, Texas-based Daily Tribune reported.
“Inside we did painting, carpeting, new furniture, dining room and ballroom renovated and the bar has been re-done,” General Manager Roy Stinson said. “We’re going to re-do the tennis courts, basketball courts and put in a pickleball court.
“It needed to be done” Stinson said. “All this is being done (paid for) by donations.”
The club contracted with local businesses to perform the upgrades, the Daily Tribune reported.
“It’s all local contractors which is good,” Stinson said. “The individuals that donated the money are the ones that found the contractors to work on the areas they donated to.”
There is no set budget for the renovations as Stinson said that the fundraising is still under way. The renovations began back in December and should be finished by May according to Stinson. Some of the projects, such as the playing surfaces for sports and the interior of the club, just need to be re-done every so often, the Daily Tribune reported.
“The tennis courts we replace about every seven to eight years,” Stinson said. “Same thing with the inside, about eight to 10 years. It just wears out.”
New furniture and fresh paint aren’t the only changes coming to the inside of the club, the Daily Tribune reported.
“We’re replacing the light fixtures, going to LED lighting over fluorescent,” Stinson said. “Things of that nature to try and modernize the building.”
Stinson said that the construction has gone smoothly with the members of the club being happy with the way the changes have come about. “They’re ecstatic about it,” Stinson said. “They’ve been very pleased.”
Stinson feels it is important to help bring in new members as well as keep the current ones happy. The hope is that the renovations will help attract new members, the Daily Tribune reported.
“We have around 270-275 [members] currently,” Stinson said. “To join as a full family member it’s $162.50 plus tax and a $25 food assessment a month. We expect you to spend $25 a month on food. If you don’t we just charge you the $25 a month.”
Of all the renovations Stinson seemed particularly proud of the new bar the club put in. “I think it’s going to rival any bar from here to Miami, personally,” Stinson said.